Wyatt got a few STEM items for Christmas (other than LEGO kits). One of them was a subscription to Tinker Crate. His first kit was learning about using cams to make rotational motion into lateral motion.
Here’s a photo set from our home mock election we held on Sunday afternoon. Ainsley made the voting booth shield.
The kids enjoyed learning about how to vote and especially getting stickers. But we all like that part, right?
Ainsley learning to play Adventure Time-themed Munchkin card game with her brother.
Here’s Wyatt’s first every fish he caught. That’s his Granddad, “Pop”, assisting with the net, too. That is one happy kid! Well, at least until he saw what cleaning a fish entailed.
We learned Ticket to Ride as our New Year’s Eve party at home.
Getting the kids to help with chores is sometimes, well, a chore. However, the kids learned the joys of raking up Fall leaves this afternoon.
And here’s some cool slow-motion video evidence that Wyatt doesn’t understand the idea of keeping his forward momentum.
Both of the kids have now learned how to ride a bike using the “balance bike” method. Basically, take off the pedals and let them coast down a hill to practice balancing. After a dozen or so times, they’ll be ready to put the pedals back on and ride around. It’s amazing how well this worked.
We finally had a proper snow today. So we took the day off work and went out to play in the snow. We made some snow men and snow angels.
We got Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U recently. I knew Angela would enjoy it but I didn’t figure how much the kids would want to play, too. It’s got easy drop-in co-op play, and more-or-less allows players who get easily distracted (like a 6- or 4yo, for example) to coast along side other players for a bit.
But both kids have started playing &emdash;and beating&emdash; entire levels on their own. Not that I should be all that shocked, as both Angela and I started playing video games at about this age. So far, it’s been a lot of fun for all of us.
Wyatt being silly at a pizza place in Chicago during our late-summer 2013 trip.