Saturday, February 12, 2011

12 of 12 - February

1 - The usual scene at the breakfast it was Cheerios mixed with Chex mixed with Honey Bunches of Oats.
2 - I went to a fun birthday breakfast for a good friend and had to hustle it back home for a Relief Society committee meeting here. I'm speeding just a tad (try 70 in a 50 zone).
3 - I was surprised with an early Valentine's gift from my sweet husband.
4 - It's hard to tell from the picture, but the wind kicked up and was whipping this poor tree around in our neighbor's yard.
5 - The remains of the earlier-mentioned birthday breakfast. I'm completely bummed that I didn't take any pictures there...I had my camera with me and everything! We had 3 kinds of delicious pancakes with a dozen or so different syrups and toppings, and the drink was so good I'm going to make it for dinner tomorrow.
6 - Promising signs of Spring!
7 - Did a little big of sewing on Lydia's quilt during naptime.
8 - During the Relief Society committee planning meeting, we got sidetracked and started talking about Jell-O, of all things, and I whipped out my circa-1950 Jell-O recipe book. Take a look at this delectable creation - "Ring-around-the-tuna" made with lime Jell-O, chopped celery, stuffed pimento olives and canned tuna.
9 - I only make rolled out sugar cookies once a year, and it's Valentine's Day.
10 - High winds turned into drenching rain. Welcome to winter in the Northwest.
11 - Seth and Lydia's super fun cousin David came over to babysit. We love him to come over and will miss him when he leaves for his mission to Brazil this summer.
12 - Me and my Valentine at the movies. Double thumbs up for "The King's Speech."

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Little Aviators

Last week Seth's preschool class had a field trip to the Museum of Flight and participated in the "Little Aviators" program. They learn all about different parts of an airplane, how to steer it on the ground and in the air, and even what color airplane fuel is (blue - I didn't know that!).

Seth and his friends Russell and Trey. I told them this plane shoots bullets and missiles, and at first Seth didn't want to stand by it until I told him it didn't work anymore.

This man was so entertaining to the kids and taught them so much in a short amount of time about parts of an airplane. He also showed them how to make an airplane out of a straw and strips of paper. It didn't look anything like an airplane, but boy did that thing glide!
Pretending to be airplanes. Every time I see this picture, I hear this song in my head.
Checking over the airplane to make sure it's good to go!
This girl taught the kids all about how the mail gets delivered across the country. Can you tell Seth's a little excited?
Class photo.
After the field trip, we walked around the museum a bit before heading home. There is an excellent section of the museum all about the NASA space program, my personal favorite next to the Wing of Courage.
What a fun trip with my little super pilot!