We started the week with a rainy holiday. We had friends over to enjoy the afternoon with anyway. The kids had a blast playing in the rain (and mud).
On Tuesday we worked on some regular schoolwork and then took a "field trip" to a new store in town. "The Farmers Table" specializes in locally grown produce. I have never been a fan of many veggies but I try to encourage the kids to eat a larger variety. So, I let them pick out whatever fruits and veggies they wanted to try. We ended up with quite an assortment...eggplant, okra, zucchini, green tomatoes, kiwi, mango, banana peppers, cayenne peppers, dried apples, raspberries and then our usual apples, tomatoes, onions, and celery. The kids had a great time.
A little okra
A little fried okra (the breading did not want to stay on)
And some sautéed zucchini
The kids did not like the okra, but the zucchini was a hit. I agreed with them on both. I think now I might try some type of squash and zucchini casserole. They were definitely happy to try it since they had picked it out.
They also loved the kiwi, raspberries and banana peppers,
We made an attempt at some homemade salsa
The boys chopped some onion, until they couldn't take it anymore.
The salsa turned out pretty good, but it was missing something. Maybe we will try a different recipe next time.
We learned a little about flight this week in Science and attempted to make some airplanes, but the biggest thing we learned is that science is best taught by Daddy. Our planes did NOT fly.
The science I do better with is finding bugs and creatures and learning about them that way. We found a praying mantis in the front porch and learned about them. It was very interesting and even I learned a few things I didn't know about such a fascinating creature.
We ended the week with a fun trip to Chuck-E-Cheese with Daddy. This was the first time we have EVER gone there without a reason (aka birthday party). It was a lot of fun.
It was a fun and educational week for all.
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