Saturday, October 03, 2009

Pirates!! AAAAAARGH, Matey!

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random outside pictures

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Fun with the new playset

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More pictures from the new playhouse

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The new edible classroom

The Greensboro Children's Museum just added an edible classroom to their many other interesting exhibibts. We went to the opening ceremony and Oliver got to ride a tractor, make a medallion and plant spinach seeds. There were a lot of different vegetables planted in the garden there.

Since the last time we were there they also added a new train exhibit. Oliver liked that a lot. He didn't really want to go look at the garden once he saw it. There's a hole in the engine compartment where you can shovel big fake coal pieces. There's also a conducters hat. It was extra busy because of the ceremony so we didn't get a lot of pictures OR a lot of turns.

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Our latest craft project

We had tiny sodas as a treat then we put water and beads and ribbon and glitter in them to make a new toy. Oliver had lots of fun putting things in his bottle. I also tried to incorporate learning about recycling/reusing. Either way, they love these things!

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fun with the new computer camera

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

following the exploits of the locavores...

I saw this article in the Gso news and record. I was interested so now I'm following these families to see how they do eating local, seasonal food for one year. I think it will be easier than they anticipate. I might try doing this at some point but right now is crazy so I'll stick with my current mix.

I made for dinner tonight:

(local) pasta (purchased at the Farmer's Market, made in colfax, nc) topped with Ragu (obviously not local) mixed with squash and zuccini (from the farmer's market). We had a side of cherry tomatoes from a friends garden.

The boys ate it up! I did, too. it was so yummy! I might try to go to the farmer's market once a week from now on. We had also gotten some sweet potatoes that I made fries with and everyone loved those, too.