Thursday, March 29, 2012


This friendly kitty's name is George, although when he first visited our playground several years ago the children unknowingly named him Belle. In the Fall of 2009, the children would arrive on the playground everyday to find George waiting for us. Did I mention he was one of the fattest fluffiest kitties I have ever met. After a couple weeks of his visits we went door to door in search of "Belle's" owners. We found his home several houses down on the way to Route 2. His owner was happy to introduce him as Curious George and the children were delighted to know he had a happy home (maybe a little disappointed that we couldn't keep him and that his name wasn't Belle).  Mid-November George stopped his visits, we were worried, but then occasionally we would see him wandering through the neighborhood.

I was VERY excited today when I turned around and sure enough there was George walking around the playground like he owned the place! Of course these kids didn't know who George was so after a friendly introduction it was as if  he had never left.

Thanks for visiting George. Come again soon.

Our Flight to Australia!

WE had so much fun Wednesday and Thursday as we prepared for the first destination on our journey. We used all sorts of new and interesting vocabulary like Australia, marsupial, turbulence, stewards, captains, and the list goes on and on. After leading the children through the initial steps of boarding and riding on a plane, they took right over. We also had the chance to begin working on our passports, which are going to serve a lot like travelogues. Don't worry we aren't done with Australia yet, we just arrived!
In search of Marsupials and the mysterious Platypus

Our flight is now boarding...
Waiting at the gate.
Light refreshments on the snack cart.
Please remain seated.

Its a long sleepy flight.
The Captain and his co-pilot (we won't ask which is which)

Monday, March 26, 2012

We get messy!

Shaving Cream and Paint

Please send your child in play clothes!

"Painting" with mud and scrub brushes.

Messy, Messy, Messy!

This was a spur of the moment activity after reading Dr.Seuss' Foot Book!