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It's baaaaaaaaaack... The Nuffer Family Summer Camp 2018

Man, it's been awhile.  A long while.

The blog is baaaaaack! And so is the Nuffer Family Summer Camp!!!!!

The NFSC is going to be pretty different this year.  The big boys need to be challenged so much more than a few crafts and story books like when I first started the summer camp many moons ago.  With that said, I don't really know exactly what it will look like because I have to test the waters to see what interests them and what doesn't. My mom gave each of the boys a Little Passports membership, so we'll be using those in our weekly themes as well.  I have a preschooler, a second grader, and a fifth grader- needless to say, it should be interesting.  but no big deal, right?
Riiiiiiiiiight.

Every day they'll spend their mornings doing some chores, spending some time outside, reading independantly, doing a little work in grade-level appropriate workbooks, doing an NFSC activity or two, and I think I'm going to teach the older boys to write in cursive. Phew!

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Harrison turns 3!

Wow.  It's been awhile since I've updated the blog...

Harrison.  Man, the little man is work.  He definitely knows what buttons to push and how to make me crazy, but he is the cutest dang thing!  He is so full of personality!  He is spunky, but charming.  He is such a little charmer!  Every time he knows I'm upset with him, he smiles a coy little smile and shakes his little baby booty.  He knows I laugh every time because he is adorable!  He gives some pretty great squeezy hugs too with those tiny arms!  And he might be the tiniest Nuffer, but he is my biggest mama's boy.  His favorite words are, "No!  Mama do it." if anyone has the audacity to help him in any manner.  There may or may not be lots of times when mama says, "No! Daddy (or grandma or brother or whoever) do it!"  Everyone in the family sure loves Harrison something fierce.  He has everyone in our household (and grandma, too) wrapped around his little fingers.  Harrison is the perfect ca…

First day of school 2016!

The first 6 weeks of school just passed, so it's about time I get the first day of post up, right?

This year Jackson is in 3rd grade.

He was a little anxious this year, I'm still not 100% sure why, but it made me a little apprehensive to leave him.  I didn't cry at all this year, but Jackson's anxiety almost brought on the tears.  His day went well, though, and he's having a good year so far!
Parts of second grade were really tough.  His teacher had a hard time last year, and Jackson did too.  As this new school year approached, I prayed even more than I usually do that Jackson would have a good teacher this year who would be patient with him, and that he would choose some better behaviors. Jackson has 3 teachers this year, and I'm excited (and relieved) to say that they're ALL so wonderful!  It's made such a big difference.  His behavior is much better as well. His math teacher even has a room decorated in electronic games like Mario Brothers and Pacma…

Jackson's baptism and 8th birthday!

First of all, this is what I think about when I think about Jackson:

Most of the time I look at Jackson and wonder how he got so big.  Just yesterday I looked at him and realized he's already up to Jim's chest.  How did that happen!?  He was tiny, and waking me up all night for a bottle just last week, right?  I vividly remember his first smile when he was 6 weeks old.  He was lying on our bed and he just finished a bottle, and I remember how ecstatic I was to see that gummy grin.  Jackson was so such a huge adjustment for me.  It wasn't an easy start.  I thought being a mom would be easy for me, but it sooooo was NOT easy!
Jackson was our first, so we made so many mistakes.  I didn't enjoy all the moments I should because I was too busy adjusting.  We eventually got the hang of having him around and he was the light of our lives.  He was such a good baby!  So independent.  He thrives on responsibility and always has.  Then, Austin came along.  Jackson was born to be …

Nature week and weather week

First two weeks down and we're still going strong!

Week 1:  Nature week
First thing we did for nature week was to plant a garden. Austin planted daisies and beans, and Jackson planted mixed flowers and eggplant. Our little garden is growing like crazy!  I should have snagged a picture, but I will post picture in a future blog.  The only thing not growing yet is the eggplant and some parsley that I planted.  We're still hoping they're just late bloomers. -HA!  See what I did there??


Next, we went on a scavenger hunt! We found things in nature and the boys learned that nature isn't just in the woods or fields, but that nature is all around us- even in our neighborhood!  That thought had never occured to them. They took pictures of everything they found with their Ipads.



We also took a little field trip to the Lubbock Lake Landmark. Honestly, it was a lot more fun than I remember.  They had a little booklet that led the boys on a scavenger hunt around the indoor museum and…