Friday, February 27, 2009

What We've Been Up To

Well February is drawing to a close and once again I've haven't posted hardly at all. We've been busy. Life is speeding by and we've done many fun things but I haven't had the time to post about our adventures. With the daily hecticness of work I haven't been good about taking pictures these last few months, but I did take quite a few pictures this month thanks to my new camera. Thank you honey, it was a great Valentine's Day gift!
So here's a run down of some of our February adventures. This week we had four birthday parties including one for me. Here's Nature Girl at a children's science museum with a dinosaur display. We attended a birthday party and she had lots of fun. They have a huge lego replica of the mill buildings that the city once boasted.

We also went to a birthday party at Build a Bear. Nature Girl made her first ever bear. We had to head back there today to pick out clothes for the bear and she was so happy with her choice and claims that "This was the best day of my life." Of course she said that yesterday too when we stopped at Panera Bread for nourishment after waiting in line at the DMV with me for an hour and a half to get my license photo taken. Sometimes she's easy to please and she's one of the greatest joys in my life! Today she told me that I'm the best mom in the world because I'm so good to her. That melted my heart! But I digress. . . so back to our February adventures.

We attended a free show called Curious Creatures. This was an interactive animal show so Nature Girl and I were able to pet an American alligator, an African tortoise, a chinchilla, a boa constrictor, a bearded dragon, a rabbit and a milk snake. It was a cool experience even though I am not a fan of snakes. I've never touched an alligator(or eaten alligator tail though I hear from both Val and my husband that they taste like chicken.)

We both loved the African tortoise. What a cool pet! Of course they grow really big and they outlive their owners so I don't see any tortoises in our future no matter how much Nature Girl likes turtles. But isn't he cute? His name is Squirtle.
I haven't figured out how to get the pictures off my phone but Nature Girl and I went on a field trip with my mom to an Emu farm in VT. Nature Girl got to see the Emus up close and got to buy an Emu egg. It was really neat and we learned a lot about Emus. We plan to go back this spring to see the babies after they hatch. This month, we also took Nature Girl's Grandma and Papa candlepin bowling for the first time. Really it was even better than bowling, it was glow bowling where everything is lit with black lights. We had lot of fun, even though none of the grown ups were very good even with the bumpers up! Really candlepin bowling is hard!

Here's Nature Girl getting ready to eat a yummy chocolate cat pop sent by Heather in the owl swap. I need to post pictures of the owl crossstich Heather sent. Nature Girl has it displayed in her room and she's asleep for the night, so pictures will have to follow later. Thanks Heather!

Also a special thank you to all of you( Cheri, Val, Barb, Robin) who have sent postcards to my preschool class. We've had a great time with this project learning about the different states. I hope to have some pictures of our bulletin board for you this week. Thanks again for the help!


Apryl said...

wow you have been very busy...H has done one of those build a bears .. well technically its a cheetah but he says its a lepoard, and something about the whole process really creeped me out but thats probably just me being wierd..

glad you got Heather's swap parcel, I hope you enjoyed doing the Owl swap, I know I did..

I need to put the kettle on I'm desperate for coffee!

jovaliquilts said...

What a great time you've been having! And soon it will be spring break, and then summer! Yay!

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

Wow! You really have been super busy! It looks like you guys have been doing lots of fun stuff. You are such a great mom and it sounds like Nature Girl appreciates it even at her young age!

Barb said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has been sporadic in my posting. Looks like you two have been having lots of fun.
BTW ~ I've tried alligator tail ~ bleah!
And belated happy birthday.

Frizbe said...

Yay glad you got the swap ok :-)
Sounds like you've been having a great time, dd1 loves build a bear too, we now have two of them, though she'd have a gallon more if I let her!

Craft Matters said...

Wow! Your story about Nature Girl made me smile. Love the photos - I must show my two your picture of the turtle, they are very keen on them.

Yarni Gras! said...

you've been BUSY! I'm glad you are happy and things are going well...such neat field trip....NG looks very happy!

Beth said...

Oh, what a busy month for you! Happy belated birthday too! Nature girl saying those sweet things made me smile, it is so great when they share things like that with you!