Thursday, February 06, 2014

Scarf update!

Update from my Regrets post a couple months back...

I love to crochet and I'm thankful for a friend who taught me the basics and got me started.  I was able to use my knowledge to create a warm and cozy gift for a friend this Christmas.  She recently relocated from the warmth of a southern climate to an area of the country that gets more than its fair share of winter weather.  It was my hope that it would keep her warm, and feel like I was there to give her a big hug.

It was difficult to convince my Sunshine that she couldn't keep it.  She sure looked beautiful modeling it, though!  :)  (She's also wearing a hat that she crocheted for herself on the bus to her mission trip last spring break.)


Post by Sunshine

I recently completed an activity to learn more about the digestive tract.  First, I made labels that said the name of the organ, its length, and how long it takes food to pass through.  Then, I laid a measuring tape on the ground in a straight line about 23 feet long.  Last, I stuck the labels where each organ ended and the next one began.  I observed the tape to see how long the entire digestive tract is and how long it takes food to complete the entire process.

I learned that the digestive tract is very long and that digestion takes several days to complete.  Even though some organs of the digestive system are longer and shorter than others, the food stays in certain organs for longer amounts of time depending on the organ's job.  I also learned that the small intestine is longer than the large intestine.  The large intestine gets its name because of its larger width.

Tingle Your Tastebuds

My Belle does not like writing.  Obviously, this is not something she gets from me.  We are trying to "start fresh" and change our attitudes.  My first goal is to try picking topics that really interest her.  As you can see, she was very interested in today's subject. :)

Tingle Your Tastebuds

     My name is Belle and I am selling Girl Scout Cookies.  Girl Scout Cookies are sugary and sweet.  They come in different flavors, there is one for everybody!

     Savannah Smiles are my favorite Girl Scout Cookies.  Their zesty flavor is like a refreshing glass of lemonade.  I can't take a little nibble, but I feast upon the crispy treat.  To top it off, there is a delicious, light dusting of powdered sugar.  I absolutely adore Savannah Smiles.

     These wafers of sunshine are very unique.  They are the shape of a jolly smile.  Savannah Smiles are the newest of all the Girl Scout Cookies.  They are named after the birthplace of Girl Scouts: Savannah, Georgia.  These fine looking biscuits are the best of the best!

     When I bite into the confection, the popping sound makes my mouth come alive.  I always feel lucky to have them.  They will tingle your tongue, too!

Wednesday, February 05, 2014


Since Sunshine became a Girl Scout in kindergarten, Daddio has been attending a Sweetheart Dance with her.  When Belle became a scout, he had two dates.  He's only been unable to attend once before, until this year.  Papaw, to the rescue!  We are very thankful that Papaw was able to get away to escort these beautiful girls to the dance.

Punky is not a Girl she and I went on our own "fancy date" to Chili's.  She thought it was great to have the bowl of queso all to herself.

I love these sweethearts!