I know I haven’t been around here much lately, but we’ve been busy. Funny, but it turns out that an un-blogged life is worth living. Who knew?
The bummer about me not having enough time to blog much lately is that we have been doing all kinds of super fun—and photogenic—things.
We did us some Science:
We finally created the volcano that Santa Claus was dumb enough to give Sam for Christmas. The little dudes had a really good time even though (or maybe because) it was the messiest project that I have ever allowed anyone to do on my dining room table.
I was absolutely horrified by this project. Fortunately I managed to not touch it. Even Jack, who is normally the kind of kid who loves crazy, gooey textures, seemed grossed out.
And the really lame thing about this horrible, messy project is that it didn’t even work very well. I remember making a paper mache volcano when I was a kid and it erupted like a mofo. This one kind of just oozed out of the top.
We also did some Social Studies:
And by “social studies,” I mean, “Quinn’s class went to the fire station.” They had all kinds of fun, even though Quinn was a little bummed out that there was no fire pole. And there were a few minutes when we were the only people in the fire station when the fire engines and firefighters rapidly departed on a call.
Fortunately an ambulance came back and the firefighters on it were happy to get decked out in their firefighter gear for the munchkins.
Quinn turned on both the windshield wipers and the siren in the ambulance. Guess which he thought was cooler? If you think it’s the siren, you’d be wrong. He was so totally pleased that he cleaned the windshield.
Not to be outdone by Santa and the fire department, Alex had us learn about Nature:
He goes by the Audobon Society every day on his way to work and has been really excited for the past week because they put up a sign about BIRDHOUSES! ON SALE!
So we all piled into the car on Saturday and went to buy birdhouses—one for each kid.
I finally convinced him that we could paint a birdhouse for much cheaper.
Which leads us to Art!
A quick note about Animal Husbandry:*
Don’t turn your back on the dog.
* See what I did there? Animal? Husbandry? The dog and my husband?
I am so goddamn funny.
Because we’re us, we have to spend time on Computer Science:
Teaching Nana to play the Wii was kind of awesome.
We also spent some time today doing Sports, namely, duckpin bowling.
Did you know that the tendency to lean the way you want the ball to roll is instinctual and not learned?
Yes. I scored an 88. And I came in second place. My family is not going pro anytime soon.
Well, kudos to you for reading the whole thing. I leave you with Brotherly Love.