My favorite twosome worked on coloring their California map when Noah got home from school today. The things they remember and absorb, I tell ya! Oh, which reminds me, funniest thing today; I asked Kayla where her computer was at after lunch so she could play with it. She said she didn't know and I told her to go look for it. She disappears into the playroom and all of a sudden I hear "Eureka!" and she comes running in ad announces "Eureka! Look, Mama, I found it, Eureka!" Oh how I love my little sponges.
I have been looking forward to tonight's dinner since I started my menu planning a few weeks ago as it something that shouts California to me. When I think California cuisines, thoughts of sushi, tofu, citrus and wine pop into my head first. So I decided to introduce the kiddos to sushi for the very first time! We played it safe and stuck with California Rolls this time. (And I will confess, I did not make these myself. There are some things that are better left to the professionals in my opinion.) I also got some basic maki rolls with carrots, avocados and mangos for them to try.
At the moment they are off at musical storytime while I finish final prep work for tomorrow's big night. Ah, so excited! Going to get back to it, so until tomorrow...
California Fun Fact of the Day: The highest and lowest points in the continental United States are within 100 miles of one another. Mount Whitney measures 14,495 feet and Bad Water in Death Valley is 282 feet below sea level.
The pieces for "Indoor Snowman Building" for Monday
Snowball ring toss
Mikayla's class picture came today
Grammy Caren and Papa Tom's flag
Aunt Sarah's flag
Grandpa Gary's flag
Noah's California - he says to tell you all that the blue is the Pacific ocean, and the red line is the San Andres fault (and yes, he gave their proper names)
Mikayla's explanation; Mickey Mouse lives here
Meet our Olympic mascot - Super Olympic!
This is his logo (I know it's hard to see but the explanation is that it is a swoosh like the Nike logo, as Nike is the Greek god of victory - Thanks to Grant for helping Noah with the research on that one!)