Camp Michael

Jodie and Ben went to the Michael’s Camp up on Lake Champlain this weekend. It was Ben’s first opportunity for some real lake fun, which included tubing. It seemed like an absolute blast.

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And here’s a quick video. Look at that boy go….

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Lego Robotics Week – Planet Parker

After having a blast last year at Planet Parker’s Lego Robotics week, Ben made sure he did it again this year.

The premise was the same. The kids divided up into teams of two (Ben worked with Gabrielle) and built a robotic vehicle out of Legos, except they took it up a notch this year. The kids programmed the vehicles to maneuver a curvy road and pick up a ball and bring it back.

The spent most of the week actually programming the vehicle using software on Windows laptops.

After the presentation to parents, the kids immediately took apart the vehicles and put them away until next year.

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And a quick video showing how it went……

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4th of July Weekend with the Wells

The Wells came for a visit during the July 4th weekend, and of course the majority of the weekend was spent in the pool. Thankfully the weather cooperated, and the kids had an absolute blast, as did the adults.

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And here is a new way of eating corn….

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Memorial Day Weekend with the Wells

The Wells came for a visit this weekend, and it was a scorcher as it got up to 90 degrees on Saturday and Sunday. So it was too bad the never-ending pool project wasn’t complete, but we had a great time anyway. Traci and Jodie took the kids to the Schodack Town Park on Saturday, and we all went to Huck Finn’s Playland on Sunday.

Schodack Town Park

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Huck Finn’s Playland

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Happy Birthday Jodie

We celebrated Jodie’s birthday by going to the Samurai Japanese Restaurant with the Kensky’s. Of course we sat hibachi style and the kids loved it. It was Ben’s first time — Matthew was already a pro.

After an amazing dinner, we couldn’t think of a better way to finish off the evening other than devouring a Hello Kitty ice cream cake.

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This picture is of Ben and Matthew’s reaction when the first set of flames were set off.

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And here’s a quick video of Ben, Matthew, and Jodie trying to catching flying cucumbers with their mouths…

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