February 2013: Olympics and Greco Roman Days at School, Carters Birthday, The Train Convention & Family Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art
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At Sasha's school the classes compete in Olympic style games for Greco Roman Week!
The classes march into the gym with standards and cheers
Sasha and Megan limber up before their events
Some Javelin throwers
Sasha runs over to prepare for her shot put toss
Sasha's throw went about 4 inches. It probably would have gone further if she dropped it. Megan got in a much better toss for the team.
Anya cheers for everyone anyway! She has no idea what's going on.
A discus thrower gets in position. At this point I gave Anya the camera, the pictures that follow were taken by her.
A referee corrects an improper throwing grip
Sasha prepares for a footrace. She fares better at running.
The chariot races were fun
Sasha watches from the sidelines.
Anya joins her sisters class in cheering on the final relays
Megan talks strategy or perhaps makes lunch plans?
The boys finish strong and the class poses with the gym teacher.
Here's the cucumber tray I made for the Greek feast.
Some of the artwork outside the class.
In the class they had stations set up where the kids taught us about certain historical facts about Greece and Rome
They had created powerpoint presentations to display their material.
A curator from the Chrysler Museum came to review their work.
Some of their poster boards for this lesson
Mrs. Rychlik gathers the students
We had a fun time at the feast and learning about Ancient Greece and Rome.
These kids knew their stuff!
Thanks Mrs. Rychlik!
Carter had a Knights Birthday
Coleman plays while everyone arrives
Another masterpiece of cake-dom by Michelle
Ben is ready for the games!
The centerpiece on the table
The boys start the games with a catapult launch.
Everyone tried to knock over big blocks on the other side of the room.
Alan and King Bill supervise and record the events
Lady Anya makes her shield then takes up residence in the castle.
The joust begins
Down the hall and through the hoop!
Makenzie is triumphant. Ben is unimpressed.
Next comes a kids versus parents rock tossing barrage.
It was a wild and dangerous time in the livingroom!
Birthday cake time!
Carter blows out his candles and the boys engage in hand to hand combat.
Pee-Wee Mortal Kombat
Coleman and Anya munch yummies
Carter opens presents
And the party ends with the slaying of the piņata dragon.
Anya dashing around the yard.
For no apparent reason.
Riding the train...
At the Virginia Beach Train Convention
Sasha's friend from school, Megan, went with us this year.
The girls look at some old coins
Then off to the train drag races.
Some of this year's models
They're just sitting there watching the wheels go round and round
Tiny train town
Anya and Sasha at the interactive exibit.
Here you can push buttons and make the stuff in the background light up or spin or move around.
This set up had some of the Fisher Price houses that Anya has.
This was a tiny scale train
Megan gives Anya a boost
Family day at the Museum of Contemporary Art
The kids got to make their own art in the lobby
Then tour the museum for free and do a scavenger hunt among the collections.
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