Author Archive for Leah Trevillyan

Solar Eclipse, 2017

On Monday, August 21, many of us gathered outside to watch the greatly anticipated eclipse. Some made eclipse-viewers out of cereal boxes and tinfoil; others laid out paper underneath the trees in order to see the crescent shadows that occur during an eclipse. One of our members discovered that a welding mask could be used to safely view this phenomenon without suffering eye damage. Although the weather in our area was partly cloudy, we still managed to have some good views. The welding mask passed around our little group; Oo‘s and Ah‘s filled the air as each person took a turn to view the sun.

36606158641_4741587b78_k

Gathered Together

 

35918151073_caa95822d2_k

Using the Welding Mask

36761252985_4a6ddda785_k

The Eclipse

Crescent Shadows

Crescent Shadows

 


Losing our Marbles

Recently, we put our engineering skills to the test as we constructed marble towers out of cardboard, paper, and boxes. Creativity abounded as teams designed and crafted their various structures; no two were alike! Some teams built freestanding structures and others used chairs, tables, and walls to support their towers.

The Leaning Tower

The Leaning Tower

 

Where's the marble?

Where’s the marble?

 

Construction

Construction

 

More Tape!

More Tape!

 

Test run!

Test run!

 

 

 

 

 


Two Parties in One

This spring, we had our Annual Bake-Off. Each Family creates a dessert and an accompanying commercial, showcasing their tasty creations.  However, this year’s Bake-Off involved a twist. We combined it with a surprise anniversary party for two of our members, John and Margie, celebrating their twenty years of marriage. We still baked desserts, but instead of our videos advertising our food, each family made a video for Jon and Margie. Some families retold the story of Jon and Margie’s early life together and others described the impact John and Margie have made, including the joys that they bring to our life together. It was a wonderful night of fellowship, celebration, desserts, and games.

34652778201_481a6e10f9_k

34091653384_71e7800172_k

34802640731_0605bb3d9d_k

34652776541_3677a4418e_k

34091651564_79379dcc92_k

34400769180_7f055ff460_k