Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
This was Sam's camping cake. My friend, Amanda, made it for him. When he first saw it, he was absolutely amazed! He kept saying, "This is so awesome!" The other boys thought it was "very cool" and very excited that everyone got a sleeping bag and some chocolate rocks to eat.
The final touch was lighting the candles on the bonfire. It looked amazing!
The boys slept outside in the tent...it was steamy, wet and hot. Jason slept out there with the kids. About 2 am, something was killed in the forest...we are thinking a rabbit got caught by the fox that we have wandering out here. Well, that spooked Jas! He was up, in the tent, looking out with his flashlight. Then 3 deer came running out of the woods and stood in our driveway huffing. Something had spooked them! Jason suddenly got concerned about how he was going to protect 5 boys for whatever was out there (even if the house was just 10 feet away!) The deer then decided to eat some leaves and grass and munch loudly while doing so! Jason finally got to sleep sleep by 4:00 am and then the boys woke him up to 6:30...short night for the guy!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Went to the second grade zoo display the other day to check out Sam's finished meerkat diorama. He did a great job! He was so excited to show it off to his fans that stopped by to check it out. (even if some thought it was a kangaroo!)
I was walking into the school for the zoo dispaoy with another parent and asked what their child's animal was..."A dolphin," he replied and then asked about Sam's. "A meerkat," I shared..."What in the world is a meerkat?" he asked. "Sam can tell you all about it.".....so, I wasn't the only one who didn't know about this little guys!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Looking back, I think I was probably doing a little self talk! If you know me, I can't handle blood, especially cuts or slices and ones that are brought on by accidents. Jack's accident falls into all of those categories! I am proud to share that I did pull myself together and took a lot of deep breathes...
Sam went on to explain why he was so upset, "I just love you so much, Jack and I was so worried about you!" Then he paused and said, "I can't believe I am going to do this." He leaned over and gave Jack a kiss on the cheek. Jack then looked up at him, reached over and gave him the sweetest little hug and a kiss on Sam's cheek. It was so sweet. Then Sam laid back on the pillow and said, "Um, let's not share this moment with anyone else that's not in the room."
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
OOPS - Jack lost Father Toad! No fear, he picked him right up. Sam put Mr. Toad back where he found him, but I had to really encourage Jack to let his go (No, Jack you cannot take him up to your room!). He would put the toad on his back, "Do you want to see his belly?" and it would just lay there...not a good sign! :)
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The next afternoon, I picked him up from school. He jumps in the car and states, "I know exactly what animal I am going to do for my project!" I, myself, was hoping for a shark, a dolphin (I had googled some awesome dioramas of those animals) or maybe an alligator or crocodile. "What have you decided?!" I asked excitedly...
The title of the book below says exactly what came out of my mouth next...
Well, after some reading and talking with others, I now know what meerkat is. (Timon from Lion King is a meerkat...but I quickly found out that printing off a picture of Timon would not work for the diorama!) So, our mission was to figure out how to create/make a model meerkat. We headed to Micheal's, found modeling clay (best invention ever) sat down Monday night and made meerkats. I must say, I think our one big meerkat turned out pretty darn good.
These are meerkat heads (that is all that is left after being attacked by one of their main predators, the eagle or vulture...I've done my reading on these animals!) Actually, Sam is going to make a burrow and have the little meerkat heads peeking out. Good idea on Sam's part!
All the supplies are due to school today. There's an open house in a couple of weeks to view all the animals in the world. I'll post a finished meerkat diorama at that time!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
More pictures and stories to share later of a great weekend!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Don't worry, everyone could breathe and nothing that a venti Starbucks couldn't fix for the lack of sleep!