Wednesday, March 10, 2010

We Had a Great Saturday (Finally!)

Saturdays have been a little rough lately--I've been tired after a long week, Steve just wants to relax, the kids are tired of school and want to PLAY, which means a whirlwind hits our house and destroys it every weekend.  So a couple of weeks ago, even though there was a doozy of a rainstorm, we parents decided to manage our day a little better.  Saturday morning I took the kids to a couple of thrift shops, which they love, and found some great books-including a fairy tale book that I have been looking for since Lauren was 3.  The girls love to go to thrift shops and each found something cheap, but lovely to bring home.  Lunch was Souplantation.  Up, down, up, down, up, down.  Cheap way to feed kids pizza bread, though!

Afternoon took us to the library for a wild animal show.  Among the animals were an alligator, tarantula, parrot and porcupine.  They even had a wallaby!   That was pretty fun.  The star of the show was a screaming hairy armadillo.  So funny!!!  I have never heard of such a thing, but I'm telling you, we were all in stitches.

We then came home and made bread dough sculptures.  I have no idea where the energy for that came from, but there it was, and we made some very fun sculptures.  Here is a sampling:

Lauren hard at work.

The result: a diorama showing a comparison between a wallaby and a kangaroo

Liffy made a pair of ice skates.  The detail was fantastic, too bad it doesn't show very well.

Our exotic animals:  the screaming hairy armadillos, wallaby and kangaroo.

Caroline made a bunny's backside.  Love the fluffy tail.

James made faces and ate bread dough.

Then we ate up all our creations with homemade chicken noodle soup.  The kangaroo and wallaby belong to  Lauren, so they have taken up permanent residence on the library table.  She's giving Mort and his grape bread sculpture a run for their money. 

As I said, it was a great day. 

1 comment:

  1. i think we need to do this bread sculpting too. that sounds so fun and delicious. though i am sure it will be just the face making and dough eating here.