Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Chock full of holidays

We are only a couple weeks into February and we have already celebrated three holidays.  

Groundhog Day 
We learned about the ol' 125 year old groundhog, Puxatawney PhilWe made our guess as to whether we thought he'd see his shadow or not and then decorated a paper bag to commemorate whether it will be six more weeks of winter or an early spring.  
 Dumb rodent.
Kelly needs one good blizzard this winter, man!  On the plus side, Phil is only accurate about 39% of the time. Have you seen this groundhog is treated?  Like royalty! We feel Phil is an elitist. I'm going to go with Murray, the ol' holler groundhog from Cumberland, MD.  She predicts six more weeks of winter.  Go Murray!  

Chinese New Year
Gung Hay Fat Choy! That is Chinese for "Best wishes and Congratulations. Have a prosperous and good year."  Chinese New Year seemed the perfect opportunity to go out for, duh, Chinese food, oh, and make some cool crafts. Yes, shamelessly I will use whatever means possible to get out of cooking dinner at times.  Beef lo mein, extra spicy rocks!
We painted Chinese fans.

Julianna's turned out kind of tie dyed.  Was neat.  Word of advice, best to use markers on them though.  Dried paint made them hard to refold.

Julianna's dragons, Eyelash and Banzai. 

 Valentine Exchange Party
Last week we hosted a Valentine exchange party for our fellow HSers.  We had a full house of crazy, unsocialized kids that ranged from Kindergarten through High School.  We had crafts, food, games, card exchange and general merriment.  Unfortunately, I have no pictures of the action.  We all had fun though.  

For the rest of the month we will be learning about dental health (February is National Dental Health Month), maybe making healthy food choices (We were talking about vegetarian meals and Julianna informed me that she was a "sweetetarian" - she only eats sweet stuff. Ha.) and President's Day.  We just began North America today in Geography - seems like we've been in Europe forever and barely touched it.  We'll be studying Canada, United States and Mexico.  


Tiff said...

Dude, Phil lives in the lap of luxury because the favor of God is on him. Sweet, furry little prophet. :D

JessicaH. said...


PS- I have a really bad case of spring fever now!! It snuck up on me!