Sunday, July 24, 2011
(a few weeks after the fact... but the pictures are from their first day home)
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
A post I somehow never posted. (This one goes back to Easter day.)
After church Mommy had a "brilliant idea". Let's go down to the pond and catch some tadpoles in our handy dandy new nets! How hard can it be to raise tadpoles, turn them into frogs and then release them back into the pond?
It sounded like great fun.
Lesson #3: Don't encourage the dogs to go with you. Not only will they be a muddy mess, but you will be too! And they scare tadpoles away.
Lesson #5: Do your own research on how to raise them!
(While the Easter bunny was leaving eggs in the yard Uncle Ian and Daddy researched how to raise tadpoles with the kids.) While I am sure they learned a lot... I didn't. ;)
Lesson #6: If your tadpoles miraculously make it to this point (with legs) count yourself blessed and let them go! :)
We made it about three weeks. They were doing so well. Somehow all the ones who were starting to get legs kept vanishing. I knew there was no way they were getting out of the tank but I couldn't figure out where they were going.
Lesson #7: Turns out that after the tadpoles get legs they need more than fish food to eat. Apparently they were going to tadpole heaven and the others would munch on them causing them to disappear.
Once I realized they needed more food we got them some freeze dried blood worms. (YUCK). They started doing better.
Lesson #8: Dish detergent, your daughter and tadpoles don't mix. (I was "Gest trwying to clean dem")
if they survive that...
Lesson #9: Don't leave the country for 10 days and expect your loving husband and children to keep them alive.
Sorry little tadpoles. We'll try better next...
Lesson #10: Don't try to raise tadpoles. Leave that one to the Big Guy upstairs! :)
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I had heard great things about Discovery Place Kids. The kids and I actually had a day with nothing on our schedule so I made a spur of the moment decision to go on a "secret fun adventure". The kids begged and begged for me to tell them where we were going.
I have to admit that I was having too much fun keeping them in suspense.
A few times I acted as if I were going to a grocery store or gas station. You should have seen there faces. :)
The place was full of fun and surprises! First stop... the vet center.
I went in expecting to spend about an hour or two. I was dragging them out after four hours. We played right through lunch and on into the afternoon. Will we go here again? Absolutely! P and M have been asking me to take them on another Secret Fun Adventure. "You know, dat pwace dat was a seeecret." :)
Saturday, July 16, 2011
On the way home one afternoon Pierson said, "Mommy can we hab a picnic?"
Me: "Sure we can have some snacks outside."
Pierson: "No Mommy I mean a weal picnic."
Apparently this is what a "weal" picnic looks like.
I love how their little minds work!
Happy snacking! :)
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Or at least attempting.
As a storm was approaching (No. There was no lighting) Pierson noticed that the wind was picking up and it looked like it might rain. Daddy was outside grilling. Being the concerned little boy Pierson is he grabbed an umbrella to shield Daddy from the approaching downfall... but wait... you could see the light bulb come on in his head. He facial expressions said "I have a great idea!" He ran back inside got a rope tied it to the end of his umbrella and off he went.