I bought these cute little cardboard nesting blocks for baby Alex last year. They’re colorful, whimsical and stack up pretty high if you want to build towers. Unfortunately, they lasted about 21 hours before the first one was smashed, the second was ripped, and another was lost. It seemed a shame to toss them but [...]
Archive for August, 2008
Just a few photos from our trip to Sioux Falls yesterday… At the zoo’s museum… Horsing (er, kangarooing) around… At the zoo… At the battleship park… And the drive home… It was a good day!
Victoria has been laughing so hard she’s falling over at this accidental video we took at the zoo yesterday. This was supposed to be a picture of Alex feeding a goat. Anna accidentally hit record and couldn’t figure out why the picture wouldn’t take. I’m on my best behavior! Ahem! Victoria says I have to [...]
Daryl and Victoria have been having a blast playing Seed, a free online game where kids learn about everything from clones to genetic codes. Plant a seed and grow a flower, then choose whether to plant a clone of it or cross two flowers and splice them. Watch for mutations, see what new designs you [...]
Oh my goodness. It’s Victoria’s day to make my brain explode. She is not a happy camper today. I suppose she had it coming. She’s spent her life being a very responsible, level-headed, easy child. It’s not like it could go on forever and it probably wouldn’t even be healthy if it did. Everybody needs [...]
I haven’t uploaded pics from our trip to the zoo yesterday but I just had to share a few pics from the day before. This is what happens when you say yes to your small boy’s plans for a bare part of the lawn and a garden hose. I firmly believe that every child [...]
We’ve decided to head to the Sioux Falls zoo for the day so we’re taking off in a few minutes for a road trip. Have a great day!
Here’s the craft we came up with for Unplug Your Kids‘ Insect theme (see here for all our resources). It was quite fun! I printed out some of the basic insect info first, along with the handout about how different types of legs, mouths and such did different jobs. We talked about what all insects [...]
One of our monarchs emerged from her chrysalis this morning. (Victoria thought from the size of the markings she was a female so I’ll take her word for it!) After she’d hung for a while to let her wings dry we thought she was ready to fly free. Victoria, Alex and I took her [...]
This week’s theme at Unplug Your Kids is Insect. We’re getting ready to start a craft I made up and I needed some basic information for the kids to go along with it. I found these great sites and thought others might like them. This 4 page PDF file from the Denver Museum of Nature [...]