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Dinosaur Excavation

We’ve been stuck at home while a super storm rages outside . It’s a good thing that I had this activity saved for emergency purposes. I think this fits as an emergency– it’s “bed”weather and I had little prepared for homeschooling.


Caleb loves everything about dinosaurs at the moment. I told him that we would be digging for dinosaur bones. He was so excited to do this activity.

The package came with a wooden hammer and chisel to help get the dinosaur bone out. I just put the stone with the bone in a baking pan, to help contain the mess that we would be making (Straight out of the box, you could already see that it would be dusty and messy).


My little paleontologist.


Our first glimpse of a dinosaur bone. I had to bring out a big paintbrush, so Caleb could brush away the debris from the bone. He was so excited and wanted to pull out the bone from the stone — tried it — not possible. So we had to continue with the hammer and chisel.


I brought out the other tools from his toy tool box so I could help him chisel the bones out.


My happy boy couldn’t wait to get all the bones.


After some time, we finally found all 3 bones and put them together.



Caleb showing me his triceratops.


Overall, this was a great activity. It just needed a lot of muscle work from me. Hahaha! All in a day’s work. Anything for you son! 🙂

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Happy Birthday Caleb!

Our early morning surprise for the birthday boy.


My dearest Caleb,

You are three today! Time flies so fast! It seems as if it was only yesterday when I first held you in my arms. At three years of age you are already extraordinary and amazing. You are all that is the best of me and your Dada.

I adore spending every waking moment with you. No job in the world is better and greater than being your mom and raising you. I have loved you since the day that I found out about you and I will continue to love you even if you don’t make me “be happy”.

As you continue to grow, I will do everything that I can to help you become the best person that you can be. May you continue to be happy, loving, kind, and fearless. Always shoot for the stars and relish all the beauty and goodness that life has to offer.

Love you forever and always,