Rafting

On our last day in Chiang Mai we almost went back to the Phoenix Tree Top Park for a second day because it was so great. At the last minute we decided to try something new for us.

It was pretty awesome.

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In the trees

We drove to a treetop adventure park today. It was awesome! The boys did the 29 obstacles on the right hand side of the map.

Blake had to wear this stylish hair net under the helmet.

Many new and exciting elements!

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Our names in Thai

BlakeAmy Scott

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We heart epheldents

Hello elephants!

We spent a gorgeous day with these beauties.

 

We cut up some pumpkins to feed the elephants.

Scott got a big smooch from one of our new friends.

Blake enjoyed washing them in the river. We all did. We fed them, and walked with them. And chilled out with them.

 

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A day at the waterpark

Just a few folks made it to the waterpark today.

No lines, no people.

Yet it was 34 degrees C!

Fun for us!

Blake alone in the wave pool.

Chilling on the tube. My two loves on the water slide.
Riding those waves. Always a huge fan of the lazy river. In the wave pool. Not one other person in sight!

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Chiang Mai Thailand

It’s Chinese New Year and I’m on vacation with my favourite two guys.

To begin our holiday we completely (almost) unplugged and headed north of the city to treehouse where we stayed for 2 days and nights. It was rustic and gorgeous and peaceful and relaxing.

We cycled to some red dunes. Very sketchy bikes, but very cool destination. Our Coconut Treehouse.  The chickens kept us company for dinner every meal. On our way to the bat cave.

Inside the bat cave. It was enormous!
More red dunes!

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Personal Data Selfie

I found this on Mr Anderson’s blog.

I learned a little bit about this boy.

The large red triangle means he sees himself as ‘glass is half full’ kind of guy.

The black, boxy C shape means he’s a cat person. Sorry dude. No cats for us.

The dots along the bottom tell you his age, the dark line is actually lines and that refers to his continent of birth and residence.

One part tells us he prefers Apple products to Android.

There’s stuff in there about his ideal vacation and when he goes to bed and wakes up.

And more. I forget the rest.

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Star of the Show

Months ago SAS had the Cardboard Challenge. It’s a day devoted to building, creating, designing and having fun with cardboard.

Just last week, our marketing department shared this vid with me. Skip ahead to 42 seconds if you like.

Scott even makes a brief appearance later on in the show!

 

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FLL Jr

The weekend after Blake’s b-day was a huge one for us. It was our First Lego League Jr Expo organized by me. Last year was 22 participants + about 15 attached adults. This year was almost 100 participants + at least 1 adult, but often 2 adults and siblings. It was so many people. It was a great day and Blake’s team did great. I’m super thankful that both Scott and I were able to watch Blake’s team present. It was so crazy, I was worried I wouldn’t make it.

Blake in the Expo building lego cars.

Blake and Daniel in their Aqua Adventure T-shirts. Getting ready to start the day. The kid’s poster. The kids presenting. Back in the Expo with his buds. Receiving their awards. Way to go, kiddos!

Oh! One more thing! The day before our FLL champs, it was a snow day! All the people who could have / should have helped me set up, were home frolicking in the snow. Scott and I set it all up ourselves. It was a 6am-6pm day. Phew. But we did it and I couldn’t have done it with out Scooter. We had to move 40 tables from upstairs to downstairs! I wheeled them to the top of the stairs and Scotty got them down. My hero!

A mom took this and sent it to me.

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January 19 – Blake’s B-day

Here it is, birthday news, almost a month late!

Oh boy, this is late. Taking advantage of some vacation down time to catch up.

We had a party on Blake’s actual birthday. We went to Disney Town for dinner, followed by a campfire, followed by a sleep over, with an Amazing Race in the morning. Why so many things? I don’t know. It was exhausting. Wonderful, but exhausting. He only turns 10 once, right?

The kiddos at Disney.

Blowing out the candles. Planning for some kind of game. There were presents too. One cool gift (I think from Jen & Andrew, Blake thinks from Flora,) the Lego Shanghai got built the very next morning! An Amazing Race event – roll the dice to 200. Blake and Diego, Amazing Racers & great buddies.

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