25 April 2013
23 April 2013
Recently our school sold pies for a fundraiser. Every student who sold at least one pie had their name put in a drawing to throw a pie in the face of either the principal, or one of the most popular teachers at school. My kids each had their name in the pot, and both the boys were chosen!
About half way through the torture.....good sports!
They definitely enjoyed it.
The two victims.
19 April 2013
18 April 2013
16 April 2013
A few weeks ago I chaperoned the fourth grade field trip to our state capitol. I was surprised that we traveled in style on a tour bus complete with reclining seats, a DVD system and a bathroom. For a two hour trip!
The capitol was, in typical east coast fashion, beautiful in all it's ornateness.
12 April 2013
09 April 2013
Last spring a high school classmate posted on Facebook the need for volunteers to host Flat Stanley for some of her second grade students. Since we live on the opposite side of the country from her, and her students, I thought it would be fun for them to have Stanley visit New England.
Stanley is showing the west coast students that American and Cheddar cheeses are white on the east coast.
Stanley kept hearing about whoopie pies, and wondered what they were. It took him to the grocery store and showed him. They're like mini chocolate cakes with vanilla frosting in the middle. New Englanders love them.
Stanley was surprised to see that many of the houses in New England look just like the ones he drew as a young child-- rectangles with lots of windows and a door on the front. Here he is in front of our New Hampshire home.
Stanley is once again visiting us. He seems very excited to be able to see the Philadelphia area this year. I'll post pictures of his PA adventures once he journeys home to Oregon.
05 April 2013
04 April 2013
Arlington House was the home of Robert E. Lee, and his family, when the Civil War began. There was so much interesting history to learn there, and the park rangers were so great. My favorite thing about Arlington House? The view.
02 April 2013
Arlington National Cemetery was our last sightseeing stop before heading home. Technically, entrance into Arlington is free, but we opted to purchase tour bus tickets because of the distance in between the major site. Also, it was so cold, the wind was blowing like crazy, and we only packed hoodies.
Guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns.