Blog Intro

Blog Intro

Quote of the Week

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” – Paulo Choelho

Fact of the Week

Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died within 10 months of each other, all of drug-related causes, all at 27 years old (it doesn't state this, but they all started with Js too.....)

Joke of the Week

Dad’s pager beeped, summoning him to the hospital, where he is an anesthetist. As he raced toward the hospital, a patrol car sped up behind him—lights flashing, siren blaring. So Dad hung his stethoscope out the window to signal that he was on an emergency call. Within seconds came the policeman’s response: a pair of handcuffs flapping outside the police car window.

Comic of the Week

Comic of the Week

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

2nd Grade Culture Fair

Wow, I am getting behind on my posts! 2nd grade had their culture fair on May 5th. Here is Topher singing songs.
They did a dance too, but I can't get it to load. It was so cute. Here is Topher with his poster of his heritage. He is also wearing his Grames Scottish Crest shirt. It was a good time! Lots of diversity!Tune: Colors of the Wind - Vanessa Williams

Monday, May 16, 2011

2nd Grade Field Trip - Dinosaur Museum at Thanksgiving Point

If you have never seen the museum at Thanksgiving Point, you really should make a plan to go there. It is pretty cool. What is even better is riding a bus down with a bunch of energetic 2nd graders! I loved it though. Imagine the chipmunks singing the same set of five songs on a 45 minute bus ride. Then, when we arrived, the bus started vibrating to the ear splitting chant of DINOSAURS....DINOSAURS......DINOSAURS! Got to love their energy! I had a great group that REALLY worked it for my camera! Here is group Morley with Kolten looking up, Topher saluting, Kaden doing the hurrah, and Asia doing the sexy!!!

Here is the dinosaur that you see when you walk in. Love the faces these guys are making!

This is the digging room. You get to see real people working on dinosaur bones. This is the spine of a dinosaur.Here is the big leg bone of a dinosaur. Kolten is a little camera shy, I couldn't get him to get in any of the pics!


I thought this prehistorice underwater scene was pretty cool.

Freaky water dinosaur!

There were cool scenes on arches above us. This was one of them.

They had a lot of "hands on" exhibits for the kids. Here is Topher going into the tunnel.....

and coming out on the other side. Love the drama for the camera!

More dinosaurs up high.

Real fish!

Okay, this is a picture of a Supersaurus. It is SO big, it takes FOUR pictures to get the WHOLE thing!







Pretty cool, huh! Here is a picture of a "smaller" one. Makes you see how insignifigant you are!

T-Rex!!!They had a water table filled with sand. It helped show erosion, how soil changes over time, and changes because of wind. As you can imagine, it was quite messy. Glad they are the ones that have to clean it up!


Hands on also means "whole body on" in this pic!


I thought this water dinosaur was pretty cool. Imagine seeing that coming up on you while you're waterskiing!

This one too. This would feed the whole camp for a week!How 'bout this Megashark? Oh yeah!Moving on to the Mammoths...Attack!!!!




Wow, this photo is full of ironic imagery, eh?Then came the fun part....digging!


In this photo, there is so much dust in the air, you can actually see it reflecting off of the flash...hack hack.

These are the blocks you can play with that demonstrate reflected (or refracted, can't quite remember) light from the sun. The kids could make any sort of pattern they chose. This is Topher's.

OF course the self portrait!

These guys crack me up. The biggest hams I have ever seen.Now, when you go into the museum, you see this plaque. Go ahead and read it.Okay, pretty easy, right? NOT! This is one of the gnomes. Try finding all 13 of these!



What a fun day. We got to see a sneak preview of all of the beautiful tulips as well. I bet the garden is fantastic! That is another post!



Tune: Walk the Dinosaur - Was Not Was

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Celebrity of the Week

At Christopher's school, 2nd grade does what they call "Celebrity of the Week". One student gets to have the spotlight for the entire week.


Day One: Bring in a poster telling about yourself.


Day Two: Bring in your favorite book for the teacher to read to the class. Topher brought "Walter the Farting Dog". Figures.


Day Three: Teacher reads a letter that Terry and I wrote telling why we think Topher is special.


Day Four: Topher's classmates draw a picture and write down five things that they like about him.


Day Five: These pictures are put into a card and presented to Topher on the last day of the week. Topher also brought Cosmic Brownies to share with his class. It was a good week!



Tune: Celebrity Status - Marianas Trench

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Meet My New Niece

Calli Karen Cooper 5/3/11 7:13pm 7lbs 10oz. 20 inches long. Super cute!!! Congrats Ryan, Rachelle and Trey!


Tune: Baby Girl - Sugarland