Friday, March 21, 2008

Local museum reopened

The tabernacle, where our community orchestra rehearses and performs, has a historical museum down in the basement. The museum closed last fall for renovation before we had a chance to visit, but it reopened in February with the addition of a children's room. (The photos were taken last month--it's slightly less frozen now, if you're wondering.)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Keeping busy

The kids have been busy doing their things, as usual...

K always has lots of homework--too much homework for my taste. I don't even remember having homework when I was in 5th grade. But, I can't complain about the curriculum. She enjoys school and is getting a lot out of it. Her favorite assignments are the creative projects. Here she is making a model of a Neon atom.

C is not burdened with too much homework yet, thankfully, so he has more time to do his own things. He has been experimenting with the digital camera lately and loves it. This is the kind of thing we find on the camera after he's been using it.

S keeps herself busy doing all kinds of things. Lately she loves using watercolors. Every day she asks if she can paint, and she is getting more creative.

B is busy with work and other fun stuff. (Check out his photo on the cover of January's Geology magazine!)

I finally finished turning my Goodbye Al Ain post into a photo book. I used to make an 8x8 inch hardcover storybook, and I'm happy with how it turned out. I added a lot of photos and changed a couple of words from the original post. Big thanks to Bss and Brn for letting me use some of their photos of the roundabouts and mosques of Al Ain!

Still snowing, but getting warmer

We've had awesome icicles (some reaching down to the ground) and snow this winter. The kids love it. We actually got above freezing this past week and there has been some thawing, but today we received a few more inches of snow. There is so much snow in our yard--I have no idea when it will all be gone.