Category: Activities

Strawberry Picking

On Tuesday, the kiddos and I went to pick strawberries so that we could make strawberry jam and popsicles. I mean because in our house it is really all about food. Thing 4 now believes strawberry picking is really just her own personal buffet.

 

 

Just another day Raising the Cameron Clan!

Egg Hunt

On Saturday the family headed out to our churches Easter egg hunt. 

This is the first year that Thing 4 was able to participate and she did an awesome job. Daddy Cameron showed her one time what to do, then she was off on her own. She wasn’t even phased by all the bigger kids running all around her. 




However, I think she enjoyed opening the eggs just as much. Even today she has been opening eggs and smiling. 


She also really enjoyed running up and down a steep hill. 



Oh, and here is my best attempt at a picture of all the kids. I think it really sums up their personalities.


Just another day Raising the Cameron Clan!

Robots!

Today the kids and I headed out to a science club meeting where they learned about robots. Thing 1 is my science kid and he was super excited for this event.

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First the boys learned some background information about robots and watched a couple of demonstrations. However, the most exciting part was actually making “robots.”  Now, according to the information we learned, what they made were not technically robots, but they were super cool anyway. The first one was small.

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The second “robot” was a draw bot. Basically, it scribbles when the motor is on. They were most impressed by these.

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Oh, and of course Thing 4 hung out and watched all the excitement.

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Of course, after we finished with the learning, it was time to play.

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Just another day Raising the Cameron Clan!

{Field Trip} : William Harris Homestead

Last Friday the kiddos and I headed out on an awesome field trip full of history.  Thing 1 loves history so this field trip was right up his ally.

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William Harris Homestead is a local homestead that has been around since 1825. The same family still owns it today.

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First the kids learned some Civil War history and saw many of the things that an infantryman in the southern army would have carried with them into war. I will say that the boys realized how lucky they are to only carry a few things when we go hiking.

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We then moved to the original log cabin. It was interesting to learn that it took them 4 years to make the house by hand. The boys were also glad that there were only 4 of them and not 11 kids in our family.

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After that we learned about how they stored food and what they used for medicine.

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Next the boys learned about what chores they had to do on the homestead. They were very thankful that they did not have to stay up for 6 days to make sure all the meat was smoked.

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Lastly, we learned about clothing and bathing. The boys weren’t so sure about bathing only once a week. Honestly, I was glad to hear that they thought bathing only once a week was kinda gross. Maybe there is hope for the boys yet.

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We ended with a hay ride.

Just another day Raising the Cameron Clan!

Georgia Mountain Falconry

On Thursday afternoon the boys went on a field trip to learn about falconry. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this field trip. I knew their would be birds or raptors, but past that I wasn’t sure what we were going to learn about.

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Well it wasn’t long before I found myself learning exactly what falconry is. I didn’t realize that people used the bird to hunt. It was actually very interesting to learn how they go about acquiring, training and hunting with the birds. I learned just as much as the boys.

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At one point they had a bird flying across the room. When it was in the back of the room where I was hanging out with Thing 4, the bird looked over at Thing 4 like she was something it wanted to hunt.

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Just another day Raising the Cameron Clan!

Marietta Aviation Wing Tour

On Tuesday the kiddos and I headed off on our first field trip of the week. We enjoyed a guided tour by a former Lockheed Martin employee and a Vietnam veteran.

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The boys thought it was really cool to see so many old planes.

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However their favorite part was seeing the different guns and shells that were used on several of the different planes during combat. Oh and they also liked the drone.

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When the guide was talking to our group about the F-14 Tomcat, he mentioned the movie Top Gun. Of course, my boys heard movie and wanted to watch it. So over Tuesday and Wednesday nights the boys watched Top Gun for the first time.

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Thing 4 had a great time hanging out with mommy.

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Just another day Raising the Cameron Clan!

Soccer Season has Started

This year Thing 1 and Thing 2 are playing for a different soccer club than they did last year. Over the weekend both boys played in their first games for their new club. It was a weekend with 8am games both mornings, super warm and humid weather, and lots of goals and fun.

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Thing 1 played left back for his team. Yes, Thing 1 is very right footed, but he is making it work. His team won 2-1 in the final game to get first in their group.

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Thing 2 played almost everywhere on the field. He started as a midfielder, moved to forward, then in goal and as a defender. His team won their final game after a 3-3 tie at the end of regulation, a tie at the end of over time, and a 1-0 finish in penalty kicks. Thing 2 who played in goal the entire game made 2 saves to help his team to victory.

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The winning penalty kick save! (below)

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The Celebration!

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It was a great weekend and the boys had so much fun. They even got support from their pint sized fan club.

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Just another weekend Raising the Cameron Clan!

Amethyst Mine Digging

Today the whole family, even Daddy Cameron, went on a field trip to an amethyst mine.

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Digging for amethyst is not something I ever thought I would spend a day in my life doing, but it was a neat experience. Something that the boys will never forget.

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We were not as lucky as some people, however, we did manage to find a few small pieces of amethyst and numerous pieces of quartz.

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Despite the nearly 100 degree heat, the boys had a great time. I think they were just most excited about using the rock picks to hit the rocks.

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Thing 4 tried to stay cool in the shade and cheered us on. She also was able to hang out with her brothers when they needed a break.

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Just another day Raising the Cameron Clan!

 

Thing 4’s Baptism

On Sunday Thing 4 was baptized. We had lots of family come and visit for this special occasion.

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Family at T

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Just another day Raising the Cameron Clan!

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