Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
We went to a maple syrup festival last weekend. Unfortunately, it was pouring out and the musical guest was canceled, so it wasn't much of a festival! We did eat soggy waffles in the rain and learned a couple of interesting facts, like that the sap is clear at first and that it takes 10 gallons of sap to boil down into one gallon of syrup (who knew?! no wonder it's so expensive). Anyways, there are a bunch of maple sap-tapping events this time of year around here, but I think I've ruined my husband, at least for this year. The community garden where the event took place was cool and maybe we'll check it out again next year, if the weather agrees.
Friday, March 2, 2012
We've had an extremely snow-less winter so we had to take advantage of this measly bit that we did get. We are very fortunate to live one block from a huge, amazing park and we go there often. Today we looked for tracks (lots of dog & people tracks) and made some of our own. We talked about what the trees look like in winter and what they might look like in the spring and summer. We also got to see a bunch of neighborhood dogs :)
Thursday, March 1, 2012
We are going to the aquarium next week and I thought this might be a fun activity (from Bhoomplay). All you need is a plastic bottle, a plastic bag, and some food coloring (we used water color). Here's the somewhat sad results. Can you see him? You have to squint a bit and use your imagination, but he's in there, I swear! :) I tried to get a picture by the window for some light but alas, there is nothing resembling sunlight out there today...