Houston – Woo Hoo!

Blake’s FLL Jr team got a last minute chance to attend the FIRST Lego League World Champs in Houston, Texas.

We arrived at the airport in Houston to some cool signs spread all over the place.

Sooooo excited to be here!

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Books To Eat #BTE2017

Books to Eat is a series of Mondays in our school library where kids/families create a book inspired something to eat. In the past, entries have ranged from incredibly complicated cakes to very simple.People have brought in a single pea to celebrate the book Little Pea, people have also brought in cakes longer than a meter of a realistic dragon for Lord of the Rings. The creativity and delicious is off the charts.

Blake and I are keen participants. We think and plan all year and sometimes put in 2,3 or 4 cakes a year. This year we were out of town for two of the three weeks (disappointing, but worth it) so he and I each made an entry for the first day only.

Blake (with a little help from Scott) – The Secret Keepers

It’s made of Rice Krispies wrapped around a can of soda. He later baked brownies as a base with some blue glass candy around it to look like waves.

Me –  If You Give A Dog a Donut

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Phuket – Water Park

One day in Phuket we met up with some friends, Celeste and Sawyer, at a nearby waterpark. Sawyer in in gr 5 at our school. It was smaller than we expected, but somehow the boys kept themselves busy for 6 hours straight with out ever sitting down.

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Phuket – surfing

Just across the road from the dino golf we found a surfing spot. The boys had an hour to play in the surfing machine.

 

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Phuket – Cooking class

One rainy evening we booked a cooking class and, as luck would have it, it was just the three of us.

Yum!

We made green curry – my absolute favourite!!  We made two other dishes too, and they were all delicious, but man oh man, I love me some thai green chicken curry.

We brought home this mortar and pestle to bring home as a souvenir. Haven’t used it yet, but maybe some day……

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Phuket – the pool

I’ve blogged about our days at the beach. We spent an equal, or probably larger amount of time at the pool. So it deserves some pictures too.

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Phuket – Dino Golf

Wouldn’t be a Hossack vacation without minigolf. This one was called Dino Park.

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Phuket – A Day in the Trees

Here are a ton of photos from an incredible day in the trees with my two favourite people.

This was Blake’s first time on the ‘real’ course. He no longer needs to go on the junior course if he doesn’t want to. We did have a play in the junior nets before we left, though.

Grit, courage and determination were on display all day. Also, sweat, mosquitos and, at times, exhaustion, but it was all worth it.

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Phuket – the beach

We are in a true golden age of family travel, I think. No naps (except for Scotty) to shape our timeline, all of us are tall enough to do most things, Blake still wants to be with us…. it’s fabulous. We can do fun & exciting outings or we can chill out at the beach or pool. So fantastic.

 

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Phuket – Upside Down House

There was kind of one road into our beach and one road out. That meant any time we went anywhere we passed the same stuff, including this Upside Down House. It proved to irresistible and we eventually stopped and checked it out.

In addition to the house, there was a small escape room and a cool hedge maze. A pretty great roadside attraction!

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