Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
papaya need to find out the effect that sun, water and air have on plants
we bought three plants
plant 1 went in the window (sun) and got no water
plant 2 went in the closet (no sun) and got watered regularly
plant 3 went in the window (sun) and got watered regularly
they all started out the same size and turned out very different in the end
even between plant 2 and 3, there was a big difference in size and colour
it was a really good hands of way for her to learn the effects of sun, air and water
i do feel bad about killing a perfectly good plant though!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
I made these yummy porkchops (which I rarely ever cook) the other day. I actually make pork chops so little that I went on to www.allrecipes.com to look for some ideas. Paired together with fried rice and green beans it was a yummy meal! I also made peanut brownies for dessert! Yum!
Have you made anything yummy lately?
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
you have so much you think and say
you love paper, pencil and a quiet corner
a good book is your best friend at bed
but a party or time with friends will always win out during the day
you love to laugh
you keep life light
we love you bugsy!
2008 - beautiful and eight
it was unbelievable really! i was so glad it was rain and not snow!
then it rained some more
puddles started to form
fresh spring smell in the air...yay
papaya and i decided to plant some seeds, her is hoping they turn out well!
hope you are having a happy day!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I hadn't been putting two and two together the last few days either. It was the little things that I wasn't putting together. Like he wasn't coming to greet us at the gate. He didn't eat supper last night and looked really glum. When I brushed him yesterday his underbelly looked wet and matted. I thought it was odd at first, but then thought it was probably because the ground is still so wet. When I brushed him, he whined and grabbed at the brush. He never does that. Yet still I didn't clue in! Today we came home and my oldest daughter went to play with him and he wouldn't chase the ball. She asked what might be the problem and I didn't have an answer. She came running in about 10 minutes later though and said he was bleeding. She can be a little dramatic, but this time she was right.
He has a gaping hole on his left belly by his back leg. Right in the area the other dog bit. I guess I missed it because of its location and all the fur that a golden retriever has. I feel sick about it! It was all green and gross and will need several stitches.
My question is what to do? I called the town bylaw enforcement officer. I was walking our dog on a leash on town property. The attacking dog was off its property by at least 50 m. The owner came out, called him and went right back in before anything could be said.
Now the bylaw officer said I have two options:
- File that the dog is an "aggresive" dog. This means it has to wear a muzzle at all times, be leashed whenever off its property and a whole other list I can't remember
- Petition that the owner's of the dog pay the vet's bill and they get a slap on the hand?
What would you do? I hate being confrontational and dealing with messy things. My questions:
- has this dog bitten before?
- will it bite again?
- what if one of my children had been with me and had gotten in the way, would the dog still have attacked? Would it bite a child, my child? What would I do then?
I feel sick about it and confused!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
See, we live in what might be considered the great white north!
No, we don't live in Alaska or the Northwest Terrorities, but we are pretty darn close!
Sometimes when we live here, we get a pretty strong hankering for spring.
We start craving green grass, warmer weather and flip flops!
So, in an attempt to help mother nature along, we intervene in ways, that some might think odd!
I guess this ritual could be called "un-shoveling"
All winter we shovel the snow off our driveway and walkways
and then in spring, or what is spring for most people, we shovel it off our lawn.
Yesterday, we took drastic measures and used our ice pick to break it up and our scoop shovel (ie. a man sized shovel, or a shovel on steroids!) and took great scoops and spread it on the street.
We do live on a cul-de-sac, so we are not really impeding traffic.
My friend stopped by during this ritual to encourage us along, and maybe give a jab or two!
Our oldest daughter thought it was great because Dad created a luge run in the front yard!
I would have taken pictures but my arms were just too tired from all the shovelling!
Great Canadian Traditions!
Monday, April 6, 2009
okay, we still do lots of book work too
but these are the parts the girls love
hands on, domestic, experiments
bugsy helped get the muffins in the oven
whole wheat banana...the best!
they get made alot and get eaten just as fast!
papaya's has been learning about flying things
we have been looking at natural and man-made flying things
we also did an experiment the other day with a homemade parachute
the girls thought it was pretty awesome when mom dropped it out a second story window a few times and it worked, really well!
here she made a paper kite just by folding and string
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
yesterday the scrap basket was transfered to a shoe box and i found them playing with it outside ... my first reaction was to say "no", but i just couldn't when i saw how much fun they were having ... instead i just asked they bring it back in when they were done (which they did) ... after all isn't sharing fabric with friends what it is all about?