Monday, January 26, 2009

Ski school

Every January, the kids at K's school, grades 5-7, get to participate in ski school. (For those not interested in skiing or snowboarding, there are other activities available such as swimming, oil painting, rock climbing, etc.). For three weeks, one day each week they are bussed to a small resort not too far away, where instructors give them lessons based on their ability/experience and then let them try out their new skills. K loved getting to ski for the first time last year. This year she moved up to more advanced classes and still loves it. C is already looking forward to his first year of ski school next year.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Elk farm pics

We took some pictures of the elk farm this week, while we were out for another drive (I'm slowly relearning that I should always keep my camera with me, just in case!).

I still don't know exactly what this farm's purpose is, but it is interesting and unique compared to the livestock we usually see here.

And last, a pic B made, comparing this herd of Idaho elk to a herd of UAE camels:

You can see more camels here.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Wonderful Winter

by C, age 9

Winter is fun, ice, and icicles.

Winter is fun snow, snowball fights, sled rides, vacation, and Christmas. I love opening presents! Hey! Is that snow?!?

Winter is ice. Nothing is as slippery as ice! Let's go skating! Weeeeeeeeeeee..........!

Winter is dripping, wet icicles on the roof. They look like spears. Watch out!! One's coming down and it looks sharp!!!

Winter is fun, ice, and icicles. WINTER, WONDERFUL WINTER!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

Save handmade

Save Handmade Toys

Have you heard about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), passed by congress in August 2008? It will go into effect on February 10, 2009.

Go here to see how this act could hurt small, independent makers of quality toys, clothing and other goods for children. Go here to find ways to help get the word out to protect small manufacturers in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

Check out this flikr pool to see some of the lovely handmade items that are endangered by this act unless changes are made:

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A New Year

Happy New Year from Eastern Idaho!