Thursday, April 29, 2010


J was so happy to start her career in Ballet! ;)  She told me that she has been practicing for this her whole life!
We wondered if she may be a little nervous for her first dance recital on stage...
but she wasn't at ALL!  :0D

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Saying goodbye. :(

A recent, dear friend has just passed on. Squeaky Wilbert, the first furry friend of our family, contracted a sudden illness and, despite vigilant and prayerful efforts, the Lord called him home.
He was so friendly and patient with "his" kids, who are in deep mourning. His favorite foods were green peppers and orange carrots. He squeaked whenever the fridge opened, the vegetable drawer was opened, and/or a plastic bag was ruffled. He will be sorely missed. No visiting or calling hours. Donations to the Humane Society.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rain Forest Zoo Class

This week's zoo class was all about the rain forest.  We learned about the different layers (the forest floor, the canopy, and the emergent layer), we got to see and touch several different rain forest animals and learned about which part they live in.

 This is Joe the Hyacinth Macaw...isn't he beautiful? We learned that he lives in the emergent layer of the rain forest.
K holding the giant hissing cockroaches... (they live on the forest floor).
This is a rainbow boa constrictor...up to more mischief, he took the zoo teacher's keys out of her pocket!  I'm pretty sure this is the same naughty snake that bit the zoo keeper here, but fortunately he had better behavior today.  :)
Last, we made rain forest flowers out of paper and then we made a "rain forest web" with string to show how all the different things that live in the rain forest are connected and important to each other.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

egg-dye shirts...

Ever wonder what to do with that Easter egg dye when you're done coloring eggs?
We decided to tie-dye t-shirts... First we sectioned the t-shirt randomly with rubber bands.
Then we spooned the left-over egg dye onto the t-shirts until they were completely soaked with bright colors.
Then we removed the rubber bands and hung them up to dry...
We love how they turned out!

Friday, April 2, 2010

A lovely Spring walk

It was 83 degrees today, which is warm for our area this time of year!  On our walk we saw a musk rat, several turtles, geese and a snake!