Monday, August 29, 2011

First Day

Today was a day of firsts. Isabella is in a new building starting kindergarten and Charlotte is in Pre-school.

Did you know according to wiki...

It isn't kinderGARDEN.

The first kindergarten in Hungary was founded on May 27, 1828 by the countess Theresa Brunszvik in her residence in the city of Buda under the name of Angyalkert (Angel garden).

Later, Friedrich Fröbel opened the first institute of preschool education outside Hungary, on June 28, 1840. Fröbel created the name Kindergarten (Children's Garden) for the Play and Activity Institute, which he had founded in 1837 in the village of Bad Blankenburg in Germany.

The first kindergarten in the United States was founded in Watertown, Wisconsin, by Margarethe Meyer-Schurz in 1856. It was based on Friedrich Fröbel, whom she was intrigued by in Germany. Her sister founded the first kindergarten in London, England.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Gone Through A Lot

On this vacation so far we have been through a lot. Extreme Makeover being filmed, an earthquake, a trip to Rehoboth Beach, to Ocean City, and now we need to leave early due to hurricane Irene.

One day the girls found a mole crab, however growing up I always called sand crabs or sand dabs. Both of those are completely different creatures.

Another day we found a group of men fishing with a net. They were catching fish they could sell and tossing others back in. They had many needle fish and one really cool striped burrfish that actually croaked! They both held some small anchovies.

The girls on our very last day found a conch shell and asked me if it was live. I walked over thinking no way an alive conch would come ashore. However it was! I turned it over and it squirted water at us!
We talked about why it needed to put back into the ocean, and I tossed it back.

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Location:Texas Ave,Lewes,United States

Life's a beach

Today at the beach we had a great time. We were able to fly a kite and we found a bunch of horseshoe crabs on the beach.
Did you know, according to Wiki?
Horseshoe crabs resemble crustaceans, but belong to a separate subphylum, Chelicerata, and are therefore more closely related to spiders and scorpions. The earliest horseshoe crab fossils are found in strata from the late Ordovician period, roughly 450 million years ago.

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Location:Texas Ave,Lewes,United States

Monday, August 15, 2011

Summertime Backyard Fun

Who doesn't remember long summer days like this?
Here is a picture of Isabella, Charlotte, and a friend.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Summer is fading

Now that the heat of the summer is fading the girls are once again starting to venture outside. Our two girls play so well together. Isabella is the mom out of the two and Charlotte loves to explore. As a team they are unstoppable.

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Fresh Food

I am pretty sad that we were not able to get too many farmers markets this year however we were able to get to one recently and the girls had a blast! They picked out what they wanted, I gave them money and they paid for it. What a great time. Of course Charlotte went for black berries, she loves them.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Have you seen these beautiful girls?

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DIF And Columbus Feis

Did you know? According to Wiki
The Dublin Irish Festival is an annual music and cultural festival held in Dublin, Ohio. It takes place during the first weekend of August, and it attracts an over 93,000 visitors to eight entertainment stages on 27 acres in and beyond Coffman Park. Activities include Irish and other Celtic music, genealogy, food and drink, dance, cultural exhibits, games, sports, arts and crafts, and children's activities

The event, produced and supported by the City of Dublin, is one of America's largest Irish festivals. The Columbus Feis, an internationally renowned Irish dance competition, occurs every year at the same time as the Irish Festival.

Columbus Feis 2004 Statistics

6047 Individual Competitions
1515 Registered Competitors
97 Adult Ceili Dancers
88% of the participants are female
87% of the entries were made through the Internet
Registrants are from 338 Cities
Registrants are from 20 States / Provinces
Registrants are from 65 Schools

This is Isabella finding her name on the results board at he Columbus Feis.

Isabella in her winning jig at the Columbus Feis.

Here is a group of girls waiting to perform at the Dublin Irish Festival. Isabella is at the bottom.

Location:Dublin Irish Festival,Dublin,United States

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Dublin Irish Festival 2011

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Location:Dublin Irish Festival,Dublin,United States

Sunday, August 7, 2011

1st & 2nd in the 2nd

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Location:Dublin Coffman High School,Dublin,United States

Coloring with Great Grandma

Recently we were able to spend some time with Great Grandma who was visiting from Arizona. Charlotte loved showing her how to color pictures.

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Location:Livonia,United States

Friday, August 5, 2011

Dance Perfomance

Tonight was Isabella's first Irish Dance performance at the Dublin Irish Festival. He had a great time and she really enjoyed herself. After it was all over her, Charlotte, Lucy, and June danced on the dance floor.

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Location:Dublin Irish Festival,Dublin,United States

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Peaches for you!

Today we were able to pick a peach from our tree in our front yard. Most of the peaches have already been taken by animals however some remain.

Did you know according to Wiki:
Although its botanical name Prunus persica suggests the peach is native to Persia, peaches actually originated in China, where they have been cultivated since the early days of Chinese culture. Peaches were mentioned in Chinese writings as far back as the 10th century BC and were a favoured fruit of kings and emperors.

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Location:Wickham Way,Gahanna,United States

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

2011 Pool

This year we joined a local pool. Let me tell you the girls love swimming! We have taken the approach of no floats ad let them become used to the water.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dinner in the park!

Nicole playing with the girls after a dinner in the park.

Location:Columbus,United States