Yep, its been awhile since I’ve blogged….So, here’s a quick summary–Halloween, the week of was warm and we carved Pumpkins in our Tshirts, then it got super cold and Trick or Treating was FREEZING. And it was my turn to take the kids out. We let the older 2 go together and I went with the younger 2…they lasted much longer than I thought!
Then November, the kids had a Discovery Day at school and we celebrated the first Thanksgiving–here are our simple attempts at Pilgrim costumes.
Then we had an Open House to help Alex do a science experiment for his class project. He fed 15 adults and 15 kids 4 types of lemonade with various levels of sourness, to see if kids or adults were more sensitive to it.
The 4th cup was really sour.
Will’s experiment was to extract iron from 4 types of cereal. It was super gross. :)
Then it was Thanksgiving!! We enjoyed the weekend at my Mom and Dad’s.
And now, I need to go fold laundry, so I’ll have try December another night. :)
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Conversations with David
While we were out running errands on Friday morning, “Is it 2:00?” “No, its 10:00.” “Maybe at home its 2.”
(2 is very important to him now, that’s the time Marcus is home from preschool. Usually around noon, I start getting asked if its 2 yet).
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“Mommy, its 7-0 .” “That’s called seventy.” He replied, “It was seventy-one, now its seventy-zero. I’m going to call it seventy zero.”
We’ve been doing more baking as something for David to help me with while Marcus is gone (he LOVES to help). Last week I was making pumpkin bread. David decided he didn’t like the smell of pumpkin, but he still wanted to help stir…resulting in this hilarious picture!
Conversation with Marcus
Marcus was telling us about his day at preschool, “We saw a movie about Johnny Appleseed. He picked lots of apples, dat’s all he cared about!”
A few weeks ago, after we learned about the cell, we made edible cells, with jello and candy. There was no way I could leave the younger two out, so we made four.
What we learned–aside from reviewing the parts of the cell, is the book’s recommendation for cytoplasm (yellow + plain jello) was gross. And very hard to insert things in, in the picture of David, he was having a hard time getting his nucleus (giant gum drop) to stay in the cell.
But it was a fun way to review!
Around the same time, we found caterpillars in our carrot patch. Thanks to goggle, we discovered these are black swallowtail butterfly caterpillars.
We borrowed a butterfly container from friends and had fun watching 4 munch away on carrot tops. They are now in their chrysalises and should hatch in the spring.