Sassy Comedic Climber
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by Drew
1d ago
Photo-A-Day 2.0 #01491 This week is Catholic Schools Week and at Andy’s School they have had some fun activities. Andy chose to do bingo with the principal today. Each kid got their own Bingo dabber and a special green visor. Andy then decided that they would wear it during their Rock Climbing class today. I told their teacher about it and Emmett said, “I’m sure they’ll commit to the bit”. That is Andy. When there is something comedic to do they are consistent in committing to the bit. Allison didn’t have to do After Care today so she came to watch Andy climb. The main thing that they were do ..read more
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Same Idea
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by Drew
1d ago
Photo-A-Day 2.0 #01489 I went to Target today to find myself some new laundry detergent. I had been using Hero Clean for so long but I forgot to order more from Amazon, which is the only place I can still find it. So, instead I went looking for a decent detergent that has no scent. I really liked the hero clean scent because it was not overpowering at all. My last two loads of laundry had heavy scent from Tide and I could not stand it. I don’t want to be gagging on the scent of my clothes while I’m trying to work out hard at Krav. So I got this Seventh Generation 6X concentrated detergent. I ..read more
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Chocolate Covered Caramel Ice Cream
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by Drew
6d ago
Photo-A-Day 2.0 #01488 Andy made a new ice cream creation in his Ninja Creami. He decided to take the Milk chocolate Seas Salt Caramels that we have and freeze a few. He then broke them up and added them to his ice cream mixture. This was a special flavor that he made for Miss Colleen. She really likes the Sea Salt Caramels and he figured that she would also like the ice cream. He’s going to have to make more, however since this batch was left home and Miss Colleen did not get any of it this weekend for her birthday. This way she can come over and try some so Andy can see what she thinks of i ..read more
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Cereal Review: Trix Minis
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by Drew
6d ago
Photo-A-Day 2.0 #01487 I occasionally receive free sample boxes of General Mills Cereals to review the newest items coming to the stores. The latest cereal that I got was the new Trix Minis. Many of the General Mills Cereals are going to a mini size. Trix is one of those. The cereal still packs the same flavor as regular sized Trix but they are much smaller. This makes for being able to get a bunch of them on the spoon at the same time. You can get all the flavors in one spoonful and smaller pieces are much easier to chew. This is going to e a hit with little kids. The post Cereal Review: Tri ..read more
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Phase Camp at ABD
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by Drew
6d ago
Photo-A-Day 2.0 #01486 Tonight was a special event at ABD. Each year there is a Phase Camp that is offered. This goes over the whole of the underbelt curriculum plus the curriculum for Black Belts. This is to help people prepare for upcoming Black Belt testing. Since I am testing in June for my black Belt I figured that I should attend. This was about 3 hours of hard work and it was also a lot of fun. I partnered with a guy named Mike who is also going for his black belt this June. We were pretty well matched for the night. There were so many people who were from our Franklin location. I didn ..read more
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Andy’s First Stripe in Jr. Krav
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by Drew
6d ago
Photo-A-Day 2.0 #01485 Today was Stripe Test for both kids at America’s Best Defense. They are now both in Jr. Krav Maga. This was Andy’s first test and they did great. Andy has shown a ton of maturity since starting Jr. Krav. Andy’s starting from the beginning and has no complaints or gripes about it. Andy’s rock climbing goals align very well with their physical fitness goals in Jr. Krav. It is awesome to see these changes in Andy. Eva is nearing her next belt and she’s working so hard. Her test was tough, I know, because I did the same one this morning. She crushed it. Both kids complete ..read more
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Flowers for Allison
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by Drew
6d ago
Photo-A-Day 2.0 #01484 When Allison was sick with another bout of COVID on her birthday he got herself some flowers to keep in the bedroom. Something pretty to look at and to enjoy while having to stay there in the room for so long. I think they may be a bit dried out now, though. But they were nice to photograph as a last minute daily photo. The post Flowers for Allison first appeared on BenSpark Family Adventures ..read more
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Andy’s Garlic Knots
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by Drew
2w ago
Photo-A-Day 2.0 #01481 Andy got into his recipe book from this summer’s sessions at Johnson & Wales. He is planning on having some pasta for lunches this week and wanted Garlic Knots to have with his lunch. We had meatballs and pasta tonight and enjoyed the garlic knots with them, too. He did a great job making them. He has some additional tweaks that he is going to do to them the next time he makes them but for his first solo foray he did excellent. The post Andy’s Garlic Knots first appeared on BenSpark Family Adventures ..read more
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Andy’s LEGO Minecraft Pig House
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by Drew
2w ago
Photo-A-Day 2.0 #01480 This morning I had the kickoff meeting for Black Belt Boot Camp. I have my initial curriculum evaluation on March 31st and if I pass I will enter Black Belt Training. It looks like the group is a small one this time around. I have been working on some of my physical requirements and need to work harder on the rest of them. Tonight Andy helped Allison with dinner. He helped make some waffles. He also made some tasty berry waffles. They were very good. this afternoon Andy got a haircut and afterwards he and Allison went to Target where he picked up a couple of new LEGO se ..read more
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Guys Night for Krav
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by Drew
2w ago
Photo-A-Day 2.0 #01479 Tonight wa the first Guy’s Night at Krav. We had an hour class where we worked on a long strike set that we created during the class. I worked with a black belt named Alan. We di the warm up and the striking together. We had been talking a bit before class, too. I did not think that there would be many guys going but we had about 30 of us in the class and then we went over to Angle Tree Brewing to hang out. There was a Food Truck outside of the place called Supa Dupa and they had some buffalo chicken nachos that I got before I went inside. I probably should have waited ..read more
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