Thursday, May 29, 2014

Other things that happened in May

Our school had a Disney Day. The kids had to pay $2 to dress like their favorite Disney character or just wear Disney gear. They will be donating the money to charity.  Tatti decided that she wanted to be Belle.
Tatti had her bridging ceremony. She crossed over from Daisies to Brownies.

Her troop leader this year was A-MA-ZING!!! They did so many neat things this year. The kiddos sang: I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee, then they were given all their badges for the year.They also got an adorable girl scouts back pack as a prize.  She'll be sorry to see it end until the fall. The troop leaders had their hands full with 18 kindergarten and first graders.  You wouldn't know it, because they were fabulous!!

Later, we all worked on gluing the badges onto her vest. 

Let's not forget Memorial Day!  Mommy had a bad head cold all weekend, but it didn't stop Tatti from picnickig!! 


There you have the rest of our random May activities!! What did you do in May? 

Walk for Cancer

 Our school has a walk for cancer every year. It is a great success. The students raise money and it's donated to the American Cancer Society.  Every grade level walks around our school parking lot.   Parents and high school students join in.  The PTO provides the kiddos with a drink and snack afterwards. Here are a few snapshots of Tatti.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Class Field Trip and Walk for Cancer

I only got a few snapshots from Tatti's class field trip. They went to Hershey's Zoo America. They had a great time!!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Girl Scout Day at Knobels Grove

 Our girl scout group  went to Knobels Grove (our favorite amusement park).  The girls got in for free and got a patch!  They had a blast.

 There are just so many unique touches that make Knobels a great place for families. Free parking, free admission, great food (at decent prices), the world's best soft ice cream- I could go on and on....

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Traveling Rainforest Show Anyone?

Our school had a mini assembly. It was a little traveling rainforest show. The man in charge brought a few animals to show off. The kids  thought it was great! Tatti loved it and asked if we could go to the nighttime showing at a neighboring school. I knew the nighttime showing was pretty cool. (We had  taken Tatti when she was about 3, but of course she didn't remember).  

I decided to be a super cool Mom and take her besties along too.
The girls wanted to stop at Burger King before the show. Tatti just thinks it's cool that they have over 100 flavors of soda!!

It's hard for me to even look at the snake picture. When they got the snakes out at the school assembly, I was literally  crawling out of my skin. They just disgust me so much!! Sorry snake lovers..

They had some really neat, really unique animals. They did really cool tricks and some super funny things. The assembly is neat because they teach them about the animals and discuss the importance of caring for the earth too.
A great time was had by all and the girls have their smiling kinkajus to prove it!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day

We had a nice, relaxing Mother's Day filled with family and my Mom's many different kinds of homemade pizza! YUM!!

Tatti is lucky enough to have her  two great grandmother's alive and well.  

Here are some shots of my Mom's 3 favorite pizzas. The top we call bus pizza. They used to sell this when my parents were younger at a little stand. The middle is sausage and peppers and the last one is grilled pizza with fresh mozzarella, basil and tomatoes.  She loves to cook and all 3 of these pizza use a different crust. They're all super delicious.  

How did you spend your Mother's Day?

Trip to Washington DC

We went on a bus trip to Washington DC.  We really wanted Tatti to be able to experience the Smithsonian.  My Mom got her a book to learn all about it. So, she knew the main things she wanted to see! She was excited for the Hope Diamond, Dorothy's shoes, the dollhouse and the First Lady's dresses.

Tatti can even have fun on the bus!  She ate guacamole and chips at about 9 am for breakfast.  She only asked if we were soon there about 100 times and seat hopped about 10.  LOVE HER!!!

Our bus dropped us off right in front of the Air and Space Museum.  We were glad because we wanted to go there first! We read it gets really full and you should go there early.

Tatti enjoyed the hands on exhibits. They were the first thing we went to inside the museum.  She also couldn't wait to eat Astronaut ice cream!!! She devoured the pack in about 2 minutes!!!

We had to stop for some picture perfect moments on our way to the next museum.  Tatti also had to do some cartwheels on the lawn!!!! Cartwheels are her thing now that she has been in tumbling.

Tatti enjoyed the all the animals in the Natural History Museum.  There were a lot of interesting facts about them throughout the museum. There were also  many animals we hadn't heard of before- and some SUPER cute ones!!! (I didn't notice how bad the glass needed cleaned until I looked at the pictures)
Some of our favorite animals!!

She loved the hands on displays- like comparing her hand to a koala's hand.  She was excited to see a kinkajou- just like the one she got at the Rainforest show the day before. She just needed to compare them.  The cave reminded her of "The Croods".  

Tatti really enjoyed the rock and mineral part of the museum. She even broke out her Ipod and started taking pictures- of EVERYTHING!

The bug and insect display had  some interesting touches.  We just learned all about bugs at school, so Tatti spent some time in there discovering more bug facts.  There was a really neat display of many different chrysallis'.  I found it kind of odd that it was sponsored by Orkin. Really, a display with live bugs???

We went to the American History Museum next.  The first thing we did was ate in the cafeteria- can you say overpriced?  On the way to lunch Tatti saw the simulators and needed to ride one. It was only $7 a ride! (Really?).  After she chose the one she wanted  and got off, here's what she had to say- LAME!  It only cost $14 for a  LAME ride!  

After lunch, we got to see the Dollhouse- which was high on Tatti's list. Then, we went to the gift shop.  They had a Wizard of Oz pinball machine. It was soooo cool!  A little boy was playing it and Tatti got in line behind him and he gave her a quarter-   how sweet!    BTW- if anyone has $8000 they want to get rid of: you can own this!

Next up were the dresses! Tatti was thrilled- she had been reading all about these and couldn't wait to see them! We had to pick which ones were our favorite.  She took tons of pictures on her Ipod in this part too!  Pappy  bought her the paper dolls. Fun!!

 The last thing we saw (because we couldn't find it and had to ask)was our beloved Dorothy's shoes!!!! The highlight for me because it's my  favorite movie EVER!!!!!  

We headed back to Air and Space to wait for our bus. Tatti was ready to go home, so she started to get silly!

It was a great day!!!  The weather was great! (There were 2   rainstorms, but we missed them both because we were in the museum).  Have you ever been to the Smithsonian?