Monday, May 23, 2011

A dance recital and more caterpillars

Here's a photo of the caterpillars on Day #2.  They were pretty active that day and spent a lot of time near the lid.  I forgot to take a photo yesterday on Day #3, but here's what they were up to this morning on Day #4.
It's amazing.  They have gotten significantly larger since their arrival.  Two of them seem a lot less active than the others and have made this spiderweb like substance around themselves at the bottom of the cup.  I don't know what's going on there.  I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Saturday was Red's big dance recital.  Her jazz class danced to a hip hop version of "If You're Happy and You Know It."  Needless to say, it was adorable.  We went out for dinner and ice cream afterwards.  It was fantastic!  Here are some cute photos from that day:

Papa, Grandma, and Red

Our family

Red and Tom Thumb

Cecilia (in her Hawaiian dance costume) and Red

Me and Red being goofy
This morning we're off to Chuck E. Cheese for a couple hours to celebrate Red finishing The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading.  I can't say enough good things about how effective that book is!  Fifteen months (we started March 2010) and 231 lessons later, she can read words like "extraterrestrial" and "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."  She told me this morning that her favorite lesson was #151 because she liked the song in it.

Have you seen the ghost of John?
Long, white bones with the rest all gone,
Oh wouldn't it be chilly with no skin on?

Got to love the 5 year old sense of humor.  Happy Monday!

1 comment:

Carri said...

She looks so cute!!!