Chico Center for Learning went to the Gateway Museum in Chico on Thursday. Ryan was so happy! He got to have a play date with his buddy before the field trip and was super glad to have me along with him and his class at the museum. We enjoyed looking at all of the fun displays. He and Matt put together the ant puzzle - okay I helped... Ryan and Jamison had fun checking out replicas of giant teeth. Ryan had me read every word in that museum! I couldn't believe it! He loved looking through the microscope at a variety of slides. Then he did rubbings with Alexa. He said that he did "16." That seems to be his favorite number lately. We are so sad that this year is almost over for him. He's loved every minute of this class!
Friday, April 30, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
For as long as I can remember, my family has been involved at Enloe. My grandpa has served on committees and boards. I'm not even sure what all he has done, not to mention all of the money that he has donated over the years. My grandmother volunteered forever. She ran the gift shop at one time. I remember my mom making bow after bow after bow for the gift shop. As soon as I was able, I volunteered at Enloe and plan to one day volunteer there again. My Aunt and Uncle have been involved in Enloe as well. I know that my aunt was on the fundraising committee and now is on another committee. My Uncle runs a fundraiser out at the golf club every year. If I've learned anything from my family it's the Golden Rule. My family wants to help the community at large and individuals. They want Chico to be a great place. Their way of making that happen is to support Enloe.
Enloe is putting something about them in the Stethoscope for the summer issue and had their pictures taken for the article. I wish we had more nice photos like these. Thanks to Enloe for getting them together and taking these nice photos!!
Mac has been promoted to Webelos. He loves scouting. He also got the World Conservation Award with a panda bear on it that I will soon sew into his shirt. He is standing in front of his science fair project in the photo. He earned second place in the Chico Science Fair. He was very excited. Unfortunately he was sick, so we didn't get to go to the awards assembly. His mummified fish even made it on the local news. Way to go Macky!!
Macky's class celebrated Shel Silverstein yesterday. All of the children memorized poetry and then they put on a show for the school and parents. Mac and his buddy Sean did one that involved lots of jokes. It was great fun!
In order to have some free time in order to blog, I asked Ryan to play with John for 15 minutes. I set the timer. When I went to go and get John, he looked like this. Ryan said it was an accident.
Monday, April 5, 2010
On Saturday my brother and his girlfriend came over to start celebrating my birthday and to get ready for Easter. We thought we should color some eggs. John ate muffins and watched.
We tried dying some brown eggs along with the traditional white ones. The brown ones had a nice rich color.
This year I decided to do something a little different. The kids had Friday off of school and Sabra was coming up for Easter/Conference, so we needed a party. Rather than doing an egg hunt, we did an egg drop. The kids all got a raw egg and a bunch of odds and ends and wrapped up their eggs in order to protect them from a nasty fall. The idea was to hang out outside and drop the eggs and see whose would survive. Unfortunately, it rained. So, we wrapped our eggs inside and set up the ladder under the eaves in the backyard. The kids had a great time! At first I thought we should all do one and then all go together in the backyard to watch them drop. Then eggs started breaking. So, as soon as you prepared your egg, you could go outside and drop it.
Here are the kids wrapping up their eggs. Empty plastic bottles were the hot item.
I believe that Ryan was the first one done. His egg broke before he got outside...
Everyone got a package of peeps from me for participating.
Meanwhile, Aunt Shannon put Lily to sleep.
After dropping eggs, the kids decorated Easter cookies.
I couldn't get Allison to smile at me, but she did let me take this picture. She liked the cookies.
Eliza was dyed pink. Too cute!!