Friday, March 9, 2012

The Library is Awesome!!!

So we went to the Port Angeles Library today. The kids LOVED the children section! It's smaller than the King County libraries we are used to, but it made it easier for the kids to find things that they liked. Plus, they have some awesome things that kept Elizabeth puzzles and puppets and a little house she could sit in. The kids each got their own cards and I let them check their books out themselves. I don't know why I took so long to do a field trip to the library, but I am super glad we did it today! 

Here are a couple of pictures...fuzzy and all...that I snapped while there with my phone. I hadn't planned to post them, or I would have taken a few more, but, as I look at all four kids sitting and reading their new books as we speak...I had to write about it! 

Little Miss got a princess book!

Thursday, March 8, 2012


We have done a couple more science experiments...
This one is called Corny Goo...
 The ingredients
 Corn meal...
 and water.
 Mix...mix...mix...but it won't stay together!
 For reals. They both tried. 
 Then documented their findings. It was fun!
 Joseph got a couple of model cars. I helped him build this one. It's a Dodge Challenger. We went and let him pick out his own model car paint. He picked GREEN!! 
 Lizbet wanted to help I got out the water colors and she made her own masterpieces.

 For science a different day, we walked around our neighborhood. We saw several deer...
A Downy Woodpecker (see him on the tree?)
  And a lot of mallard ducks.  I couldn't get a good picture of them, but that's what we were watching here. Down in the little swampy pond.
 The ducks flew away all at once...Lizbet liked that part.
 Then we fed the neighborhood dogs. We bought milkbones and take them with us on our walks. These poor dogs are olllld...but very friendly.
Oh, but the old, friendly dogs tend to wander the neighborhood...and poop where they want. Joseph and Connor get pooper scooper duty a lot. Joseph got fed up. This is on the bush in front of our yard.

So...there are a few things that we have been up to. We are going to finally go and get library cards today...and show off my shiny clean van...compliments of Connor and Joseph car wash. (yep...they wash cars in 45 degree weather!)