Sunday, January 31, 2010

Visiting Flat Stanley

We have a visiting Flat Stanley here from a friend of ours. Stanley is getting to enjoy the rare & elusive snow storm in North Carolina! Here he is enjoying sledding. Did you know that the type of sled he is riding is called a toboggan? But here in North Carolina, the hat that he & Luca are wearing is called a toboggan & the sled is just a sled. Us relocated Yankees think that's just not right!

Field Trip in our Neighborhood

We went on a walkabout the other day. The boys wanted to show me the creek that winds through our neighborhood. It was a good time & reminded me of growing up & all the times I spent in the backyard, playing by the river in Monroe.

Hard tack

Niles & I made hard tack. Which is the bread sailors used to eat on ships in the 17th century. Yes, it is as tasty as it sounds! Haha! It's salt, flour & water. And could probably be used to repair portions of your home if necessary! But it was fun to make it & get a chance to experience something he'd only read about in his book.

Going buggy

Luca is in a great co-op class this time, called Going Buggy. Here is a picture of the peanut butter play doh ant he made one day. And here is the clay sculpture spider. And the mealworms we are watching change into beetles!