Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spirit Week, Zoo party and YUM Rhubarb!

Last week was spirit week at Hen's school! This meant that each day they participated in new themed activities each day.
Monday - Pajama Day
Tuesday - Crazy hair day (clothes)
Wednesday - Water day (wear your bathing suit to school)
Thursday - Science experiment day (learn about tornado's, volcano's etc)
Friday - Sport day ( wear your favorite team outfit)

Henry loved it! We started off a little shake-y as I had forgotten that on Monday we needed to be wearing our pj's.... so after I dropped Hen off, I went straight home and returned with the jamers. Whew!

After school on Monday, Hen told me that he wanted to put rainbow colors in his hair for the following days festivities!
We ventured off to the party store that afternoon and did some test hair dos. Tuesday am we put a pony tail in on top of his head and then sprayed his hair with pink, blue and green! HA ! What a fun day!

Spraying it on!

The thinker!

Mother's day weekend was jam packed! We went to a Zoo birthday party which was a blast for the little ones. Hen got to burn off his energy with a safari walk through the park with some of his best buddies. Zoo's are brilliant for young minds wanting to learn about animals as well as for scientific research, but I really do have a hard time seeing animals confined to small areas who need so much more space.

Hen and Teo


Orangutangs! This guys have it pretty good. These ropes are strung high above throughout the Zoo grounds,
but be careful not to stand below them as they can do their 'business' at ANY time!

Dino sculpture! The kids loved feeling its teeth!

Checking out the lions.

On Mother's day, I decided that I would make a rhubarb pie (my first ever)
for my mom. What an adventure! My son helped out as well as he loves cooking with us which most of the time (minus the mess of course) is really quite fun. He loves to mix and help out with putting the ingredients into the Cuisinart.

The Chef's in the Kitchen!

Mixture of Rhubarb, Strawberry, cinnamon, brown sugar, cornstarch, salt and more sugar!

Ready for the oven! My crust is a mixture of flour, almond meal, salt, dash of sugar and BUTTER!

YUM! I worked of 2 recipes and both said it would cook in 2 hrs.
This one was done in about an hour! Cooked at 400 degrees F

Please let me know if you'd like the recipe. I can put it in my next post or email it to you!

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