Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Ants Go Marching...

Casey and I decided to give Sydney a light-up gel ant farm for Christmas.  We recently sent off for the ants, and they arrived last week!  It was time to get started!


First, she dug three tunnels (with a special tool) straight down to help the ants get started.


When I saw the size of the ants, and I read that they can bite and sting, I opted to let Casey handle the transfer!  The kids watched intensely.


The ants are in the house!  


 We watched them for quite some time, although at first, they were a bit sluggish.  I guess they had to get used to their new habitat.


But by the next morning, the ants had made lots of progress.  The tunnels were coming along!  


The kids would stop and check in on the ants all of the time.  Graham even took a seat on the floor at one point to watch the action!



Check out all of the tunnels!  It really is quite fascinating.  Casey and I have spent quite a bit of time watching the ants as well.  


It has been a fun thing to watch. Let's just pray that no one accidentally knocks it over....

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Latest

Here's what's been happening around our house...according the to my phone!

Graham and I spent three Friday mornings in a row up at the elementary school to honor each of the girls as student of the week!
 I love mid-day doctor's appointments that allow me to have lunch with one of my girls!  I think Graham does too!
  We went to Home Depot's kid workshop.  The kids were hard at work!



The final masterpieces!


Graham had a fun Valentine's party at school!



Clare had a small Valentine's Day party with some of her friends at our house on Friday night.  She was super excited, and it was fun to have her friends over. 


The girls crafted, ate pizza, and played a "Minute to Win It" game.  It was big fun.


Today the kids were out of school,  and it was super cold outside.  We decided to suit up and head to the natatorium!  Everyone had a great time swimming!