Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gobble Gobble

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I saw these cute turkeys made from pipe cleaners, pom poms, and a mum at Wal-Mart today.

Robot Builders

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A couple of the kids in my First Lego League team working together to build a new robot configuration with the Lego Mindstorms EV3.

Pink Bubbles

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Just me playing with those beads that soak up water and expand. They were in vase sitting in my sunny kitchen window, and I couldn't resist.

Monday, November 17, 2014


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I couldn't pass up on the repetition.  Taken at the Durham NC Comic Con.

Durham NC Comic Con

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My FLL team had an opportunity to go to Comic Con and demo their FLL robot game.  We same some interesting characters while we were there!

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Visit to the NC Capitol

Johnny's 4th grade class went to downtown Raleigh to tour the Capitol, Executive Mansion, and Legislative Building.  We ended up missing the Capitol tour because of bus issues.  What a bummer. I've wanted to go into that historic building for years now but have never made it.  Guess I'll have to go back.  This picture was taken on the Capitol grounds.

I didn't really like the modern architecture of our Legislative Building, but I thoroughly enjoyed the Victorian feel to the Executive Mansion.  The chandeliers were to die for.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

First Lego League Regionals

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My FLL team competed today at regionals. We came in 6th out of 12 on the robot game and got some good scores on the core values, presentation, and robot design interviews. Unfortunately, we were not one of the top 4 teams and are not going on to state competition. Still, we had a great day and I was very proud of the kids.