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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

I need a costume tomorrow!

Tonight just a few hours before bedtime Z reminded me that she needed a costume for class tomorrow. They are supposed to dress up like something on a farm. I suddenly remembered the note that came home a few days ago. I found it and read it:

Howdy Ya'All,

In kindergarten we are learning about the farm. We thought it would be fun to have a farm day and dress up like something you would find on a farm. Possible ideas would include a farmer, corn stalk, pig, etc... use things around the house and be creative. We will have our farm day on Thursday April 13. E-I-E-I-O!!!!

We tried to talk Z into something fun -- a tractor, mosquito, horsefly. She wants to be a pig. Nothing else. Here is what I came up with. Pink shirt and pants (no problem yet -- 9/10ths of her wardrobe is pink.) Pigtails will do as ears. For the nose we found a plastic Easter egg with two holes already drilled in each end. (I don't quite know why... airholes for a plastic chick???) I drilled two more holes on the sides of the small half and attached some elastic thread. For the tail I sewed a pony bead onto the backside of her pants. I found a small plastic pink slinky, cut off the end and stretched it out, and wound it through the bead on her pants. Voila! A pig costume. Whew! That stretched the limits of my creativity!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Blue Ball Machine

This is totally cool!

Rumor has it that this is how your computer works.