Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Last Friday, with both boys out of preschool, we decided to go to the museum. I was very excited because I knew that the boys would love the dinosaurs that awaited them in large, lifelike form! I coerced my parents into going with us. Thank goodness for their help! Having them there with me evened up the playing field--3 on 3 is much better than 1 on 3 as it usually is! We had a great time! We walked through the historical exhibits, and I tried my very best to quickly explain the many things that their eyes and minds took in. I know that we didn't get to truly absorb everything, and that's alright. The museum is like a painting or picture to me...no matter how many times you look at it, you're bound to see something different and new each time.
I thought this was REALLY cool! In the section with the "411" on different types of birds, there was this "Tree Top View" so that you could imagine that you were a bird perched in the top of a tree and looking down. COOL!
We are looking forward to our next visit to the museum! Funny thing...There is a temporary exhibit at the Pink Palace right now called "The Scoop on Poop." That's right, I said "POOP." (As if my life is not already surrounded by too much of the stuff!) :-) You gotta see it! It's all about how scientists use animal feces matter to study and learn more about a particular animal. It is quite interesting to say the least! :-) We didn't spend too much time in there, but if you get the chance to go, try the "Dung Beetle Derby." It was the hightlight of one son's experience in there! My other son couldn't quite get past the video of the hippo "shoo-shooing" and wanted to know why he was making such a mess with it! I hope he doesn't get any ideas! hehe The exhibit's there 'til May, I think. Check it out!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
The snow began Sat. and we joined our friends, Lisa and Zac, for dinner at a local restuarant. No rain nor sleet nor snow could keep us away from "LiLi" and Zac! We were all a little bummed that we didn't get to go to our favorite place in Memphis, but it didn't really matter as long as we were together! (They will go back to Germany next weekend, so we were glad to get to spend some time with them before they leave!)
Sunday morning we measured 14 inches in our backyard! Wow!
What do you do with so much snow that it's hard for little legs and feet to trudge through it? You start diggin' and haulin' snow to make yourself a path, that's what! My little man, John Owen, at work here with his wheelbarrow!
Jonah had a hard time making his way through the snow...bless his heart! I ended up carrying him around in all his snow gear when I had lost count of how many times he fell. He did manage to make a snow angel with a little help from Mommy. The only other pictures I have of him are him eating the white stuff!
Sunday night we lived life like the eskimos as we cooked our hots dogs on the fire and then roasted some marshmallows for dessert! It was so nice. I think we spent more time outside around the fire than we did playing in the snow earlier that day.
Mary Claire loves roasting marshmallows with Daddy!
School was called off on Monday, so we made snow cream after breakfast! It was yummy! And after we went to two doctor visits(a 9 month check-up for sister and post-op tonsillectomy appts. for brothers) in Memphis Monday morning, we teamed up with our good friends, the Dawsons, and took our snow sledding to the extreme! We tied a boogie board and inflatable boat to the back of the 4 wheeler and really had some fun! John Owen got the award for Most Extreme Rider since he proved he could hold on for dear life as Daddy dragged him on the boogie board! Way to go, John Owen!
Bo and Jonah in the boat and John Owen on the boogie board!
Even Mrs. Laura and I got in on the action and took the last ride before the sunset! Let's just say a picture of what we looked like probably wouldn't do it justice! Jan ran us through somewhat of a slushy, snowy mud puddle at the end, and poor Laura got the most of the mud! YUCK!
It was great fun! I am so thankful for this snow and the time it has given us to have fun together!