Thursday, November 29, 2007

Insect Class

Today Jack went to his zoo class. This month the topic was insects. Here is what he learned (in his words):

"Bugs have six legs and two matennas. I saw bug puppets and a pillow butterfly. I goed outside and saw bugs and I saw some in cages. I made a bug, too, and I named it Lady. I touched a bug and it felt like a fingernail."

This is the bug he touched--a hissing cockroach. They are from Madagascar and at the zoo they feed them sweet potatoes. They are housed in the Island Life building, which is quite possibly the most humid 1200 or so square feet in the world.

After class we went to feed the ducks. At first there weren't any there, but after we threw a few pieces of bread out we had lots of company!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had our big Thanksgiving dinner at home today. As you can see, there is a ton of food, especially since only two of us are really eating it. So we will be having turkey tomorrow night. And the next night. And the next night...And I will not have to cook anything until next week! For that, I am truly thankful!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Time for a Visit

One of the service projects we do with our MOMS Club is visiting residents at a local retirement home. Today was visiting day, so we spent yesterday baking and decorating cookies. We also made turkey cards to hand out. I had thought that we would do a few each day, but we got behind, so we were frantically tracing and coloring about 10 minutes before it was time to leave. The residents loved having the kids visit and the kids loved knocking on all the doors and handing out their goodies!

Happy Birthday, Oklahoma!

Today is Oklahoma's 100th birthday! To celebrate, we had a cookie cake and Jack got a new book. Although the book is not particularly well written, I was excited about it because it is illustrated and signed by Mike Wimmer. The book had actually been sitting on a shelf in Jack's closet since he was a baby, but I had forgotten about it until about 11:30 last night when someone on the FIAR board mentioned a Will Rogers biography. Jack does not look happy in the picture because he was wanting to read Captain Underpants instead.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Jump In Where You Are

Here is my first attempt at blogging. I have been meaning to do this for quite some time, but for some reason or another, I never have. So now I have decided to take the plunge and just get something up. Here it is!