Life with 4 kids 6 and under. Our trip to pick up Tonito in China is: mid-March 2008 through April 12. Our trips to pick up Ricky in Ethiopia are in June and August of 2010.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Leaves leaves leaves and the origin of popcorn

Playing in the leaves on a beautiful fall day.

The kids studied "apples" and then "pumpkins" at school and had so much fun with their class making apple pie and pumpkin muffins, weighing the different types of apples and gourds, voting on a pumpkin face to carve, making an apple orchard, and then a pumpkin patch, and many other fun activities. We brought in different kinds of apples for them to taste, and different little gourds and pumpkins to play with- and one mom brought in popcorn that can apparently pop from the cob. The kids were SO excited that day when they came home from school!!! If anyone knows my husband, Tonio LOVES popcorn (I think corn runs through his Aztec blood;)- not microwave, but real popcorn made with a little butter and oil, and then salt and sometimes Tostito's chamoy salsa (tangy with a tiny kick). So of course he passed on this popcorn passion to his 3 kids. The look of amazement and enlightenment on Vivi and Tonito's faces when they were telling me "Mommy!!!! "palomitas" (popcorn) comes from corn!!!" They told me how they put corn in the microwave and "pop pop pop it was palomitas!!!!" They were so excited to tell me this little secret!! It was so cute:). They are learning so much at school and I am SOOOO glad that we haven't sold our house yet so that we can keep taking advantage of this wonderful preschool program.

Here are some pictures of us playing with the tarp to pick up the leaves;)-