It’s May 11th – fishing opener. The lakes are all still frozen. It is currently snowing.
I just looked out at the pasture and saw Brad following Cowboy around. It almost appeared he was doing it just to annoy him. After a minute or so of this, Sancho saw what was going on, and RAN over and put himself between Cowboy and Brad. Brad gave up and slinked away.
What do chickens pee?
(Because they are also called chick peas.)
Henry’s creation of the day: smile meat. He made one for himself and one for Delia. The recipe: baloni and ketchup.
According to the kids’ conversations right now, Ryan is better at taking pictures. I am better at driving the car. And we are almost equal at making egg sandwiches, depending on the time of day, our mood and the eggs themselves.
On Friday, Ryan took Henry snowmobiling down to Giant’s Ridge for lunch. Henry told me later he just kind of closed his eyes and fell asleep. :) He always has fallen asleep on the sled and quad – we need to be careful when he rides in back!!
That night, Delia and I went to see a dinner theatre performance in Virginia of a children’s theatre production. We had a lot of fun getting dressed up, and she wants to participate in the theater company so we’ll try that out when ice skating is over in a few weeks. We know several children in the show – the Boyds, Angelina (from 4H), and Eva and Phiya.
Saturday, we tried out a new babysitter Stephanie and Ryan and I went snowmobiling with Tyler and Julie. Here we are digging a hole for Ryan to stand in so we can take a normal looking picture. :)
There we go!
We drove up to Tyler and Julie’s place at Tamarack Resort, then rode over to Ely, then Tower for lunch at Benchwarmers (where they were out of lettuce for salad…) and back to Burntside. Fun fun day!
We went to the Embarrass sledding hill today and had some fun. Delia got some good practice in on her snowboard. She’s a natural!
Tonight we’re out! We saw Warm Bodies.
Ryan brought a snowmobile to tow us up the hill, it’s a big one!
Who needs a ski lift when you have a dad to drag you back up?!
We saw Warm Bodies, went to Menard’s and then the Sawmill.
We went to Duluth and met up with some other home schoolers at the library. They played a game of poker, and taught Delia how to play – here she is showing off her winnings.
We also went to the airport to pick up a garbage can. They built a whole new terminal and are tearing this one down, so they auctioned off everything. I guess they couldn’t move the garbage cans to the new terminal. :) But, now we have a cool big industrial garbage can from the old Duluth airport in our kitchen! Here are the kids in the abandoned terminal – we explored a bit.
Henry reads me a story, then I read to him while he falls asleep. I recorded him reading this, someday I’ll figure out how to put an audio recording on here.
Ryan plowed with his tractor and snowblower!
I spilled Diet Dr Pepper on my keyboard, so I took it apart and cleaned it. It’s at about 90% functionality.