September 5 was Be Late For Something Day. I figured I'd catch up on blogging about the things we've been celebrating lately- since National Waffle Day on August 24. I meant to all day, but I didn't. So here I am a day late for the holiday, finally doing it.
August 26- National Dog Day. The day started out normally with Jeremy headed to Thanksgiving Point to build a balloon sculpture and Nichole headed on a field trip to Thanksgiving Point. However, Jeremy forgot an item he needed so after dropping the older kids off at school, the little ones and I went up to Thanksgiving Point to give him the item. We gave Jeremy the item and since the museum wasn't open yet, the boys and I stayed outside for a few minutes until it did open. While outside, we saw a school bus that made me think, Hmm, I wonder if Nichole is on that bus, while Nichole, on that bus, looked out and saw the little boys and me outside the Museum of Ancient Life. Once the museum opened, the boys and I visited Jeremy for a little bit to say, "Good job."
On the note of celebrating National Dog Day, we put on the movie, Lady and the Tramp, and I promptly fell asleep since I had gotten up early to go birding that morning and I was tired.
After Lucky (who also fell asleep) and I woke up, I made spaghetti and meatballs to fit with the theme of the movie while the kids watched it a second time.
August 27- Banana Lover's Day. I dragged all the kids back to the Museum of Ancient Life for Sharktastic Saturday, a time to learn all sorts of neat information about sharks and to do some shark-related activities. Jeremy joined us for the first part before he had to head to work again.
We got pictures with the balloon great white shark,
The kids got to compare different shark sizes, living and extinct,
When we got home, we celebrated Banana Lover's Day by trying a new way of peeling a banana. Apparently if you squeeze the opposite end from the stem until it split, it doesn't squish the end of your banana like it does if you pull on the stem. It is also not supposed to have as many of the stringy parts stuck on the banana when you eat it. Hmmm. Something I learned from FamilyFun Magazine. I forgot to pay a lot of attention to the stringy bits, but I did notice that it didn't squish the end as much as the stem end. Someone else will have to try it and let me know about the stringy bits.
s'mores in the oven again and they turned out well this time. The marshmallows even turned golden brown. Woohoo.