I want to say hi. This is Mikayla. (ummm, hmmmm) I went shopping with Mommy to get some food that Mommy needs and, um, we got milk 'cause Mommy ran out of milk and at both of the stores I be'd good and I got Wheels and Cheese at the store because I be'd good at the stores. And I played with my putty two times. And after we picked up Noah I played with my putty again. And then Daddy got home. And then we ate dinner. Carrots was in the pasta. And we had a 'log' (see below) and pears. And pasta. I ate a black bug. And then I ate the rest of my food. I finished my dinner. I had a bug for dessert (see below) and the bug had eyeballs on it. After dinner I took a bath and then I got dressed, Barry is on my pj's, he's Aunt Shellie's favorite. And Aunt Shellie likes penguins. (Interruption from Daddy asking Kayla about eating meal worms) I like meal worms. Nothing else. Goodbye.
Thursday night is Family Fun & Fitness Night at Beechview and one of the events is a basket raffle. The teachers are invited to make baskets filled with their favorite things and then anyone can enter each raffle for $1. Grant and I told the kiddos last night that each day this week they can earn $1 by doing a chore. Tonight Noah successfully dried and helped put away all the dishes and Kayla's job was to tell me about her day so I could share it with all of you on the blog :) Be looking for a post from Noah at some point this week too, I'm sure.
As Mikayla mentioned above, she ate a bug! Actually, we all ate bugs! Happy National Chocolate Covered Insect Day! (It's also National Dessert Day - again. One of my calendars had it as last Thursday and one has it as today. Regardless, I had it covered both days ;-) ) But back to the bugs. As I said yesterday we found chocolate covered insects yesterday and to kick off dinner tonight Kayla and I chowed down on meal worms while Noah and Grant had crickets. I was so proud of my whole crew for trying something totally out there without any big to do. I think we might all be picking bug parts out of our teeth for the next few days, but it was still fun. To make up for it, I also made chocolate ants on a log and some really cool chocolate covered insects that were a definite hit for dessert :)
I'm heading to OLS with Kayla tomorrow to spend my morning volunteering in her classroom. Two and a half hours filled with ramblings like the above times 16 - should be an adventure. We're also celebrating chicken cattciatore (so using your recipe, Mama!) and I will admit right now I've failed epicly attempting to come up with something for Roast Pheasant so we're skipping it. I couldn't even come up with a funny play on it in some way. If anyone has an idea, let me know. Plus the Tigers play tomorrow afternoon - woo hoo! (Nope, not even talking about the game last night) Until then...
Crickets and Meal worms, oh boy
Chocolate ants on a log
Noah was a trooper about eating a chocolate covered cricket!
This is how we celebrate chocolate covered insects (6 legs!) around here ;-)