Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Animal Week Recap

Last week we had Animal Week from our Summer Fun Weeks plan.

We got lots of animal books from the library and we also got a dvd of Little Peep, which my son thinks is hilarious. I love to hear him giggle. We got some tiny 3D animals to put together (btw-they don't stay together very well but he didn't care). I also saved one of his favorite shirts from going into the garbage. Every year I buy him some white t shirts for the Summer but he almost always stains them within the first few times of wearing them and then they become sleeping shirts for him. This crocodile shirt had a few chocolate milk stains on it and he was sad that he wasn't allowed to wear it out anymore. So I bought a navy blue t shirt from the dollar store, I ironed double sided fusible web onto the back of the crocodile, and then I cut it out. Then I ironed the croc onto the front of the blue shirt and sewed around it. Jacob loved it so much that he put it on immediately. I might add words to it later but for now he's just happy to have his croc shirt back. I think this would be a good option for shirts that kids outgrow too-just cut out the part that they love and sew it onto a bigger shirt.
The thing that we did that was the most fun was that we went to a baby animal petting farm with some friends of ours. This farm was the real deal. The family that runs it raises all of the animals and then they sell the babies to other farmers/ranchers. This cute little goat was only a week old, she lost her momma and sister during her birth so she was babied by the family and she ran around our feet like a little puppy. She was so cute!!! My daughter was terrified by her but my son loved her. They had all sorts of babies there; llama, sheep, horses, hogs, potbellied pigs, goats, and ducks. One of the baby goats had been born just an hour before we got there. They were all so cute! My son said that he loved the cats the most (they were not babies), that cracked me up. I think the week-old baby goat was my favorite. My daughter got brave and fed the goats! She is afraid of everything so that shocked me.

It was a fun week! This week we are having Dinosaur Week...should be lots of fun!!


  1. Awww, great post! What wonderful memories! Thanks for checking out my blog!

  2. How fun!! Thanks for your sweet comments about my lemonade stand, and stopping by our little ol' blog last week!! Looks like you guys are having a fun summer!


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