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Valentine’s Day Canoe Box?

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Last night was create the Valentine box night.  Lauren attends a conservation based 5th grade (WOLF) so she wanted something wolfish.  We decided on a canoe, then of course, we had to figure out how we were gonna make it happen.  It all worked using one small box, some construction paper, wooden chop sticks and pipe cleaners.  Though she didn’t win the contest, her friends loved her boat! 

They had their Valentine party this afternoon and in the morning they had a field trip to Bois D’Arc.  That’s where the archery and shooting ranges are located.  They also do nature based crafts.  She’s one of a handful of kids that won’t shoot the guns out there.  She cannot close the proper eye and she doesn’t like it covered.  It’s ok.  She still had a great time and made an awesome birdhouse (the kind you tack to a tree) out of wood instead.

I can’t believe how grown up she looks in this photo!!


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Dumped, from a Canoe

Today, my daughter has orchestra first thing.  After that, they load up and head to a lake for canoe and kayak safety.  She wore her bathing suit, quick dry shorts, sweatpants a T-shirt and sunscreen!  We packed a lunch, filled a water bottle and made sure the hat was in the backpack.

I guess they’re going to dump them out of the boats!  The morning is cool today, so I’m sure the water won’t be much better!  On Tuesday, they spent the day at a creek, snorkeling and studying fish.  They’re also learning hunting safety in the classroom, which she thinks is kind of boring.

My son, just rolls his eyes at all of this.  He’s a big outdoorsman.  He was a junior zoo keeper at our local zoo for two years.  He also volunteered at Wonder’s of Wildlife museum, until they decided to completely renovate it, so it’s closed for like a year!  Wish they would’ve had this awesome school when he was in 5th grade, it’s truly been an amazing experience for Lauren so far!


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Just Blog It

I’m new to this blogging thing.  I am.  I really don’t know much about wordpress, but I’m learning my way around.  I’ve figured out how to check the stats and it’s interesting. 

Statistics for the Utterly Confused by inju.

I’ve had two posts that received a great amount of traffic.  My first post was about the movie Sex & the City.  Hence the “sex” tag brought some readers!  The second one, was one I posted about Caylee Anthony, and I actually borrowed that news story from elsewhere.  Stats were crazy for that one, and believe it or not, they’re still checking that one out!

Changing subjects, twas the second day at WOLF School for my daughter.  They went to (in her words) a swamp and canoed about!  She said the hike there was rough, she was full of scratches on her legs, and they had to put their arms over head for fear of poison ivy!  She was in the canoe with another girl that had never canoed before either.  So, you can see where this is going!  They didn’t tip it over, they had fun!  She said the boys gave their skills a 0 and I told her who cares?  You had fun, did your best and learned something!  Can you imagine spending your entire school day, in a canoe?  She’s lucky and she knows it!  Tomorrow and Thursday, they stay in the classroom.  Friday, they swim and snorkel.  She’s wanting to get a disposable underwater camera, another run to the store for me!

Back in yogaland, class was awesome this evening!  Nice to see the old crowd and new faces as well.  The Y is such a great place for people to get that yoga exposure.  True, some of them never leave the Y.  But, a lot of them will go deeper and get into a studio class, or take a workshop and what not.  I was hurting in my foot tonight.  Been a problem for quite some time as I’m barefoot so much, the arch in my right foot is somewhat fallen.  I decided to wear “real shoes” yesterday doing my work.  Bad idea.  Squeezed the crap out of my foot, which I believe is broader across the toes now, from yoga and from being barefoot so often.  I will ditch those tennis shoes!  Pain up the side of my calf, pain on the top of my foot and the last three toes!  I rested all day (2 loads of laundry and a milk run) and read a great book called “Sold”.  Finished it in a few hours time, good read.