Ice came home in a little clear cup with a lid that has a straw hole in the top. Colton named this creature Ice. It sleeps in a baby rice bedding. Colton watched it "hatch" from the larvae state as a science lesson. Wondering what is blessing our house yet?
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I have two cats. My mom absolutely despises cats. I do love my cats but will not replace them when they are gone. They have quirky little habits. Cookie, pictured above, is a bulemic cat if that is even a cat disease. She eats and then she throws up....thus she is very skinny. She doesn't do it all the time but it is disgusting and that's one of the reasons why I won't miss them when they are gone.
Wild Thing is just loud. She has to drink out of a bowl in the bathtub because she tips them over. She likes to scoot them around and tip them over. She likes to do this in the middle of the night. I've tried several different types of bowls - plastic, ceramic, glass - but they are all loud as they are being scooted around a bathtub in the middle of the night. But my alternative is to have to clean up water every morning on the floor so I choose the bathtub. Now Wild Thing does have a unique pet trick. She fetches pony tail holders. You can throw them and she will bring them back to you and meow until you throw it again. She's an odd one I tell you!
Now where does the mouse come into play? The one good thing that Cookie does is catch mice and she has once again blessed Colton's room with a present..a dead mouse.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
There were 4 stations that we visited throughout the day. At one station we learned why Rock Springs was named such with the spring water that was prevelant. It was cold water and the students kept on getting real close to it as we walked across bridges and roads. I wondered if I would have to save anyone because but thank goodness that never happened.
The teachers had the students play various games around the camp. One game involved them joining hands across the circle and then trying to undo their human knot.
One game had the students playing Team Rock-Paper-Scissors. The team had to all decide on one pose and then they challenged the other team. Whoever won then had to chase the other team as in tag and if they caught them they joined their team. I was hoping and praying that all that running would tire them out and the bus ride home would be a bit quieter.
Another one of my favorite moments was out in the prairie habitat. The guide had the students kneel and then be quiet for a minute or two. He wanted them to listen to the sounds of the prairie. The silence was heavenly. Now you know why it was one of my favorite times - the silence. You could only hear the sound of the grasses "waving" in the high winds of the day.
Overall the trip was fun but there definitely needed to be more structured learning activities for the kids. It was good to see what had become of Rock Springs and it was funny to hear some of the things that students said. One student commented how students couldn't drink alcohol when the guide was talking about how we, as humans, need water in our habitat. Alcohol was definitely needed in my habitat after the long loud bus ride and the chaoticness of the field trip.
The other kids didn't fall asleep on the way home but Colton sure did. It was still loud and thus it was still a great dose of birthcontrol.
Monday, April 26, 2010
There were plenty of opportunities to snap a picture of CRACK at the spring football game. You would think that these people would feel the breeze down their derriere but I guess not. We teased Owen, a contractor, that he needed to get his spackle and start repairing all the cracks in the stadium.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
The zoo was giving away rain barrels today to celebrate Earth Day. And we know how I love FREE things! Well it wasn't free because you had to pay admission to the zoo but I love Manhattan's zoo so I would have paid to go there anyways. Plus they were having bands all day and I wanted to hear Cloverton which is a local band gettting rave reviews and winning awards as an up and coming Christian group. They were good but I had a hard time hearing the lyrics because the music was so loud.
The gorillas were so much fun to watch. The one on the left took a huge tuft of grasses and then ate it up in the top of a treehouse like structure. The one on the right would put a bamboo shaft into what the docents called the ant hill. This rock had holes drilled in it and zoo personnel would put yogurt and other yummy treats for the gorillas. When they stuck their bamboo or stick in it they would lick whatever goody had gummed on.
Peacocks roam in the open at Sunset Zoo and we were lucky to catch one showing his feathers. We watched the flamingos and just really couldn't imagine being able to sleep standing on one leg.
When we first walked by the gorillas we knew there was a new baby but we couldn't see it as the mother kept on hiding her. We decided to go back by on our way out of the zoo and I'm so glad we did. You'll have to excuse the mother's backside staring you in the face but the baby was out and playing. She didn't stray too far from the mother and was adorable. I can't wait to watch how it has grown on our next zoo trip!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
The guys came out and my interest grew a bit more. Plus the smell of the kettle corn was wafting down into the stands. It smelled so good and I remembered how good it tasted and had to get a bag of the purple and white sugary crispy wonderness (yes that will be a word at some point in time...google is now a word in the dictionary so who knows)!
So I had my popcorn and the Cats were playing. It was turning out to be a great night. They were much better than I thought and we saw some exciting plays. Coffman, playing for the purple team, completed almost 85% of his passes. He looked pretty good and Daniel Thomas looked great. Thomas had put on some weight and looked patient but yet thoughtful as he weaved through the defense.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Kendrick, from The Little Grill, played some island music during dinner and the silent auction.
And of course there were other basketball players at the festivities. So you know I'm going to include a picture of my favorite, Jamar! He signed autographs and I saw him sneaking a lot of sugary treats off the dessert table. I think we share the same sweet cravings!
There was first class service out to the car when we were ready to leave. They drove you out to your car in a golf cart. The boys had a blast!