Thursday, May 18, 2017

More Winter Happenings

I am not able to help on field trips with Mia's class because Anna starts school at 12:30. So I was glad to be able to help out the class with their cookie assembly line one afternoon.

Yes, Mia is dressed up as a ninja. Twice a year they have spirit weeks and every day that week is a theme day.

Each child at the table was assigned one job to do for the assembly line. At the end, one child inspected and sent back any cookies that weren't made perfectly to do over. The cookies had specific toppings that had to be set on the cookie in a specific way.

The ones on the tray have passed inspection.

Mrs. Le Doux is in the background. Mia loved her teacher and was very said when she went on maternity leave on the day of Mia's birthday. 

Finished assembled products!

Mia sure loves her dog. He gets a lot of love from her.

Anna has been making the cutest checklists. She usually does all the stuff on the lists as well.

We take Charlie in the car with us whenever we can. He stands by the door to the garage and tires to sneak into the car every time.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Wild Animal Sanctuary

On the east side of Denver there is a place where injured wild carnivores are rehabilitated and live out the rest of their lives. They come here from all over the world. It's called the Wild Animal Sanctuary.

It was a perfect March day.

There is a mile of raised walkways from which you can observe the animals. I guess I didn't take a picture of those!

We saw cute little foxes...




The previous pictures where of the very large natural enclosures for animals that have been there awhile. When animals first get there they have to adjust first. So they are put in small pens.

The Three Musketeers!

The only thing that was a little strange was the hundreds of live ostriches in large enclosures next to the Nutrition Center. Since this place is only a sanctuary for carnivores there can only be one purpose for these birds...

Thursday, May 4, 2017

End of February

There are certain times when homeschooling has great benefits. Like not having to go to the science museum on a school holiday! I made the crazy decision to take them on President's Day. It was a beautiful day! That's a good thing because we had to park a half mile away. We walked and walked and walked. 

I think their favorite part of the museum was playing on the elephant outside.

Or perhaps it was the climbing rock.

And of course before the long walk back to the car, we had to climb on the elephant again.

And we had to, illegally I'm sure, feed the ducks the rest of our lunch.

On Friday morning Anna has been taking swimming lessons. She has learned to swim on her back and her side.

When it snows, build an igloo!

We had a blast at the 1890 circus!

Selfies are big around here.

I delete Anna's selfies regularly off my phone. But I thought I should put a few on here to remember these days. These were all taken within just a few days.

Now too work on the hundreds of videos she has recorded...