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Friday, August 7, 2015

Mission Trip to Guatemala 2015

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I'm going on a mission trip to Guatemala in November this year, in support of the Hogar Luz De Maria orphanage in Antigua, Guatemala. The team will be delivering bunk beds to families in the area and also providing toys (50 dolls, 50 superheroes), books, personal care products, and 100 backpacks filled with school supplies and materials for arts and crafts for the children.
Each of us has committed to personally raising money to fund the programs at the orphanage for this trip and beyond. As well, I have personally committed to bringing 10 of each filled backpacks, dolls and superheros, if you would like to donate for the purchase of these itemsl! Any amount you give from your heart would be so appreciated. Thank you!


The organization is called "For the Love of Mateo" and you can find information about the project at

I feel so blessed to be part of one woman's dream to go back and make this happen for the children in the poorest region where she adopted her son.

Dr Brainy's Spring Break Mission 2015

Once again, the long awaited Spring Break puzzle game at McDonald's! I managed to bring the kids to the Play Place location in time to catch the clues and pick up this year's game board - a playbook! I am immortalizing these posters online because I picked up extra copies of the game and my oldest still has not completed the quest yet. Voila!


Travel to space with Dr. Brainy to help him and his sister decode the message.

Clue #1 Match the Aliens
You've just landed at Commander Brenda Brainy's space lab. Travel to planet Limeturn and solve the puzzle for clue#1 then write the answer below.

hint: six letters

Clue#2 Space Maze
Put on your spacesuit and head over to planet Swirlto and solve the puzzle for clue #2, then write the answer below.
hint: five letters

Clue #3 Connect the Stars
Talk about star power. Hop over to planet Blupitor and solve the puzzle for clue #3. Then write the answer below.
hint: two letters

Clue#4 Milky Way Maze
You've almost solved it! Head over to planet Pars and solve the final puzzle for clue #4, then write the answer below. 
hint: six letters

Now it's time to complete the secret phrase! Arrange the words by clue number below to decode the alien message. 
__ __ __ __ __ __   __ __ __ __ __   __ __   __ __ __ __ __ __ 


Looking for more space-based ideas for Brainy parents? These were printed on the game card.
* Search for the stars with a homemade telescope made out of a paper towel roll
* Create your own galaxy mobile from painted styrofoam balls, a paper plate and strings
* Create an alien hat
* Play a space name game. Start a word with the last letter of the previous word, making sure every word is space related. Like Mars -> Star...