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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Recycling Center

On Tuesday Emily and I went to the Recycling Center in Woodinville. Here is Emily's assessment of the field trip:

It was really cool and I liked seeing everything. These pictures show how much recycling piles up in this facility in 2 days. I hope you enjoy these pictures.

This picture shows the glass items after they are crushed. It is important that you always clean all the stuff in your jars and bottles before you recycle it. If you leave sticky or sugary contents in the jar, it lessens the reusability of that glass.

I also learned that if you find little spots on your cardboard cereal boxes, it means that something that was recyled didn't get cleaned out properly.
We learned that it is as important (or more) to REDUCE and REUSE... that way this facility won't be so jam-packed with recyclables every day!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Albuquerque Turkey

Here is Abby performing this darling little Thanksgiving song that she learned in preschool:

Monday, November 9, 2009

Wettest hour

I can pretty much guarantee you that the single wettest hour of Saturday was from 10:45 to 11:45 AM. Now, how would a mom know such a thing? I bet you can guess: soccer.

From the moment we left our home until the moment we got back to the van after the game, it poured rain. Emily's coach talked the other coach into playing a 15 minute first half, and I believe the second half was called off when the second girl on our team got mud in her eyes and ended up in tears. The field was a total mud pit!

When we arrived at the field, I wondered why on earth I had thought it was a good idea for Abby to join us on this adventure. But then I had a stroke of pure genius: Carson's stroller and rain-fly. Abby huddled for the entire game inside her own little cacoon. When we got back to the van she was bone dry from head to toe.

As usual, I didn't have my camera with me, but these are Em's clothes after the fact. The only reason you can see any gray on her shorts is that she wore her rain jacket, which hangs pretty long, under her jersey for the whole game. I guess it was a good teaching moment in how we don't melt in the rain!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A glimpse of October

A field trip to the Washington Arboretum with
Great Grandpa Gray:

Enjoying the day's sunshine at a park near the Arboretum:
Holding baby Lane at Great Grandpa Gray's birthday party:

Gracie's 2nd birthday ~ no Bdays go uncelebrated here!
Celebrating Great Grandpa Cooper's birthday:
Halloween night ~ a darling princess, a daring pirate, &
a dangerous dragon :-)