Tara has started doing a 1 day a week pre-school with other moms in our ward, and this week it was her turn to teach the kids. The topic was letter "D", so she centered the theme around dinosaurs and got them little doughnuts to eat. Here they are coloring pictures:
She bought some dog bones and hid them so that the kids could be little archeologists.
Since I'm a new faculty member at Penn State, the university offered me and Tara free tickets to a cultural event of our choice that the university was sponsoring. So we decided to go see Cirque Eloise, which is an acrobatic theater group, similar to Cirque du Soleil.
Here are couple pics that came up on Google Images that capture a few highlights of the show, although the images don't do it justice. It was really great show.
We had Natalie Farnsworth come and babysit our kids, including baby Ryzen. We fed Ryzen right before we left, put on the "Emporer's New Groove" for the older kids to watch, and made the night special for them too by having sleeping bags set up downstairs that they could fall asleep in when the movie ended. This was the first time we'd left baby Ryzen, so we were a little worried. We said a little prayer as we left, because we knew this babysitting outing could go smooth or it could be miserable for Natalie. Fortunately, Ryzen went right to sleep as we left and the older kids went right to sleep right after their movie. So everyone had a good time. Pfew!