Friday, April 22, 2011

Gymnastics 2011

So one of the regular things that Andy and I do is gymnastics. They have a mom and tot class Monday mornings. He actually did this class last year, but a year made a lot of difference. He did always like it, but now he LOVES it. Here he is awaiting the start of class:

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When Ms. Kip opens the gate all the kids WALK to go do their warm up. Andy has excelled at the butterfly this year:

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After the warm up the tots and the mom travel to different staions. Really, they have just set up regular gym equipment to do fun things. There was a bean bag throwing station:

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A bar station:

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Ring station:

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Rope swing:

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Weee!!!!

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Of course, the trampoline/running staion:

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This day was actually spring break so we had James with us. That is James and another boy playing video games and E, a sweet little girl, looking on with distain. She was reading books. Books!

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At the end of class, they do "music" On this day, they marched to "We are the dinosaurs". James was allowed:

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If they are good, they get their hand stamped!

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Some Top Fives.

These have been bouncing around in my head for awhile.

Top five food products I can't have in my house. Cause I would eat them. All of them!

1. White Cheddar Cheese Its
2. Stacy's Pita Chips
3. Tagalongs aka peanut butter patties
4. Oreos
5. Honey roasted peanuts


Top five food products I miss about being vegan

1. Sour Cream
2. Blue Cheese
3. Feta/Goat Cheese
4. Parmesean Cheese
5. Steak


Top five things I don't care about

1. The Royal Wedding
2. Yoga
3. Baseball
4. Most celebreties
5. How many microbes are on my grocery store cart

Friday, April 1, 2011

Split Creek Farms

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During the week, James goes to preschool 5 days a week. Andy only goes Tuesdays and Thursdays. Don't even get me started on how pointless two day a week school is, but you gotta do what you gotta do! At any rate, I have quality time with Andy three days a week. We get to do a lot of fun things, but poor guy, we do a lot of errands also. Today the mom's club was having an event at split creek farm, a local goat farm. I have often gushed about their goat cheese on this blog and my cooking blog, but I have never been to the actual farm. I was very happy it worked out this time.

It took me about 15 minutes to get there from my house. It is a narrow one lane road that takes you to the farm itself. There was a small muddy parking lot, and some small buildings here and there, and lots of....different animals! The only ones that were contained were the goats, but we also saw ducks, chickens and roosters:

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Andy actually got to feed the chickens:
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There were cats:
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They dranky out of this. Andy gave a 15 minute dissertation speech on this water fountatin. Cats take baths, cats drink water, lots of water!

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There was a sleeping pigs. He snored:

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Oh, and hunnies!

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Oh, yeah, and goats! Here are the baby goats. They are 6 weeks old:

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And mommy and daddy goats:
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What a great time! Can't wait to go back.

Incidently, when I met my new vegan friends, I think I mentioned that I couldn't be vegan cause I couldn't give up goat cheese. Well, came home with a nice log of fresh cheese. YUM!