celebrating our dear, very hungry friend

Thank God for Wednesdays which are movie days during Summer Reading--the day when Prairie Dawn and I can breathe and take a break. We break it down so that there's a family friendly movie in the morning (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 this week) and teens friendly movie in the afternoon (City of Bones).

Thursday was a lot of fun: Sensory Science for the 18mos-4years old crowd. Prairie Dawn read a book about Sinking & Floating, then each child was given a plastic bucket filled with water and a variety of objects, grown-ups asked the children if the item would sink or float (hypothesis!) and then watched as said item did it's thing. The kiddos loved it! Prairie Dawn also showed the kids a simple experiment with raisins (they sink), and Sprite (makes raisins float), talking about why that happened. Science made simple! Families had a blast. Good feed back.

Family Games and a speaker on Bigfoot in Ohio Thursday afternoon and night respectively--both things drew respectable crowds!

Now to the excitement. Today is the day that we celebrate the Very Hungry Caterpillar's 45th Birthday (June 3, 1969)! We'll be reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (my favorite illustrator!), having cake and punch, playing games, and making crafts and a birthday card in honor of our dearest, hungry friend! 


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