Friday, November 07, 2008

Octopus Outing Omitted

This week we studied about the octopus…quite an amazing animal. The emphasis was that “Even the Octopus praises the Lord.” Psalm 148 speaks of how all creation is like a majestic choir composed of many harmonious parts that together offer up songs of praise to God with each one individually offering praise. It’s a great example of how we as believers should praise God individually and as a part of a great choir of believers worldwide. We started the week with a trip to the library for books about octopuses. Across the street from the library is a small park that the girls really enjoyed.
It’s hard to believe that they are still wearing shorts with sleeveless shirts in November.
The girls had fun making these little pom-pom octopuses. They later added sequins for suction cups. Got to have a little sparkle!

Then we made octopus cookies. You know how it is…when you can’t think of anything else to do…make cookies. LOL
Notice that DB has no shirt on. When I made them wash their hands before making cookies DB decided to wash all the way up to her elbows without pushing her sleeves up out of the way. Needless to say she was soaking wet! Lol
And for some reason, she decided not to smile...
or OPEN her eyes!
We also made octopus wieners served on a bed of seaweed noodles (tinted green.) It was pretty gross, but the girls liked it.
Lastly, we made octopus leg bread sticks complete with suction cups made of Cherios. To top it off we served them with grape (ink) jelly. Too cool…even with your eyes closed! LolAll of these activities were fun, but we also had plans to do something a little more educational like visiting the local aquarium. Unfortunately, the aquarium was closed this week for renovations, so the octopus outing was omitted from this week’s plans. Oh well, maybe DB will decide to open her eyes by the time the renovations are completed. I somehow think she would enjoy it more if she could see it. LOL

1 comment:

Mommy Spice said...

I've seen the octopus hotdogs before. Looks like yummy fun!! I know, about the weather, I can't believe we're still wearing shorts over here too. I also forgot how humid my area gets. Yuck!!