The Great Sunflower Project

28 05 2008

The Great Sunflower Project

Wild Squirrel suggested joining this neat project on her blog. The project is very easy and sounds like a lot of fun. At the same time, it will help build our understanding of bees and address the problems of colony collapse. Did you know they think that there are around 4,500 species of bees in the United States? Let’s go watch some bees!


Works for Me Wednesday

28 05 2008

Works for Me Wednesday!
This may not be novel for you, but it works for me!

The first bout of warm weather here, and I’m realizing that we don’t have any toddler-appropriate outdoor toys. Sure there’s a swingset in the yard and some bouncy balls, but they don’t hold a toddler’s attention for very long. Well Bean has solved this problem today, by insisting she bring her bath-time bucket outside.
The bucket is home to her bath toys, namely a flock of yellow ducks. What better toys to bring outside than washable ones? The ducks took over the yard; playing hide-and-seek, swinging on the swings, riding down the slide…And, when we were finished, they were easily collected in the bucket. The promise of giving duckies a bath in the sink was enough to avoid the “I-don’t-wanna-go-in-the-house” meltdown too! Bath toys outside work for me!

Stop by Rocks in My Dryer for more Works for Me Wednesday tips!