Monday, June 15, 2015

Week 1 of NFSC: Our body!

Last week was the first week of Nuffer Family Summer Camp (NFSC)!  It went so well!  ...but doesn't the first week always go well (ie; diets, working out, summer camps, etc.)?  Everyone is enthusiastic and energized!  We'll see how the next few weeks go now that the "new" has worn off.  But really, it was a great week!

First, we put together a skeleton puzzle!
It was really fun.  Maybe a little complicated.  But fun!
Austin named him Mr. Skeleton.  Very appropriate.

Then the boys visited our local fire station for this week's field trip because firemen help protect our bodies.  These men were WONDERFUL!  Just wonderful.  They were sweet, patient, very helpful, and ready to do whatever the boys wanted to do.  I was so impressed!
 For starters, our awesome firemen explained the difference between a fire truck and a fire engine (I didn't even know the difference) and then they showed them all the different parts of the two vehicles.

I took this picture because the boys were barely bigger than the wheels of the fire truck, and Jackson's over 4 ft!
Notice, they were a little annoyed I made them stop the tour so I could take a picture...

They also explained a lot of the equipment.
This fireman was showing them just how heavy their tools are, and explained leverage and pivots to them.  The boys were shocked how heavy everything was.

This part of the tour was the best and most important part to me.
One of the firemen dressed in full gear so the boys could see and hear what they sound and look like.  They explained that they like to do this because in a fire emergency small children often hide from them because they're afraid of their uniforms.  I had never thought of that before.  I'm so so grateful for this experience because, sure enough, Austin was terrified of the fireman fully dressed.  He showed Austin how he put on all his gear and how he takes it off, and that he's the same nice guy in and out of the suit, but Austin was never comfortable with him.  I hope Austin understands now that the fireman might look scary, but he's the good guy!

And the boys' favorite part- INSIDE the fire engine!

We had such a great time visiting the fire station!  It was a lot of fun! I cannot express just how wonderful these guys were to the boys.  Not only do they spend their days risking their lives to keep us safe, but they were truly the nicest guys I've met in a long time!
I'm so grateful for these wonderful men!

We did bring them a little treat with a thank you note, but it pales in comparison to their sacrifice (there were cookies, I swear).

Another day during our body week, the boys made these x-ray crafts.
I think they came out pretty good!

I didn't do this on purpose, but in honor of body week, the boys started their swim lessons (pictures to come) and they also started their "wee sports".  They just try out different sports to see if something comes naturally for them.
We're also considering karate for both boys.  They start some trial lessons this weekend.
You can almost see them out in the field playing...

Harrison was happy as can be hanging out in the grass with us.  Though all of my boys are a bit annoyed/scared of grass, Harrison was the bravest yet!

Later in the week, we played an animal movement game that got the boys up and moving their bodies.  It was a lot of fun!

Ok, I hope this works!  This video is soooooo so cute!
Harrison is bocking like a chicken with us.  While we were playing the animal game, Harrison started laughing hysterically at us when we pretended to be chicken, and then he started bocking too!

I'm excited for pirate week this week!

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