Thursday, February 5, 2009

Back on the Wagon...Baby Steps

I know, I know. I've been remiss again. Part of it's busyness with life, part of it is the fact that I left my camera in PA last time I was at my parents', but neither is a great excuse. I'm sorry.

In an effort to get me to post on my blog, my friend Angela tagged me. Here goes:

This is the 4th picture in the 4th file located in "Pictures."


This photo was taken in 2007 at the US Dept. of Agriculture's Field Day. My family loves loves loves this day and we make it a point to go every year (except that one year when they decided not to do it--sad).

On their grounds, the Dept. of Agriculture sets out all this big farm equipment and big tents. The kids can climb on the giant tractors, push all the buttons and pull all the levers. Inside the tents, there are educational stations set up for kids and adults to enjoy. In this photo, Maia is doing some kind of hands-on science thing while her little sisters look on.

It's important to note that the things my kids associate most with the Field Day are the snacks. One year, we all ate chocolate-covered crickets and another year, Michael and the kids all ate chocolate-covered cicadas!

8 comments:

Jann said...

Glad to have you blogging again. I go in spurts too. It is just to crazy sometimes. I love the picture.

Jessica said...

You'll eat chocolate-covered crickets but not rice. Interesting...

whitney allison said...

Jessica brings up a good point. Cicadas though? They seem like they might burst in your mouth. Excuse me while I vomit.

Jenni said...

I don't think you could put enough chocolate on a cicada for me to eat it. *shiver* Besides the bug eating that sounded like an awesome outing!:)

Margaret said...

That must have been the year we went - I recognize Bill's plaid shirt next to Michael. hmmm That was the year of the chocolate tasting contest! No bugs!!!

Heidi said...

I think I tried chocolate covered ants in fifth grade. I don't know that I'd be game to try them as an adult!

Tracy said...

We've only been one year and it was the chocolate-covered cicada day!!! My sweet Sophia ate one up. That was fun times. Maybe we should go again.

Maia said...

i think that year was the year that the lady told us about chocolate.

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