Monday, April 23, 2007

abby do

Can I tell you that I just can't get enough of this girl? I know she's my kid, but she really is rockin cool. We went to the University of Kansas on Friday for a field trip to the Natural History Museum. Super cool place. You know, the dinosaur skeletons hanging from the ceiling, bees streaming in and out of an enclosed hive, an entire ROOM of bugs. And fourth graders. I was a blast! We flitted around for a bit while doing a scavenger hunt (how many monkeys in the panorama? find the stick bugs. why do we not touch the 12 foot tall bear display?). Then we headed off for lunch. Abby's class is really pretty neat. They all LOVE KU. That makes for a great start in my book. They finished their lunches in the student union (by the way, never wonder what your kid will buy when you give them money and no restrictions...one of Abby's classmates got 2 bags of chips and a bag of skittles for lunch along with her Dr. Pepper. gag.) and then walked in the highlight of the day. The bottom right picture is it. Kansas Jayhawks Center Sasha Kaun comes in for what I am sure he was hoping was to be a quiet lunch. One little guy spotted him, and it was all over. He was gracious enough to answer a few questions and get a picture taken. They were on cloud nine I tell you! The picture is on the bottom right!

After her field trip we managed back into the classroom and it was her turn to present her "invention". She invented a sleep over kit. One you can keep packed and just grab in case of an emergency sleepover. That child is so so animated. Has been since she was a babe. She used a pillowcase (i made) with pockets (i made later) and a draw string to close (made that too...see a pattern here?). She really did think of everything. Flashlight, pjs, pillow, blanket, chocolate, toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, and stuffed animal. Smart girl. And rockin cool. Love her.

6 comments:

Stacy said...

Um...I don't know if a K-State grad's opinion counts :)
But, Abby sounds like she's got a really unique and fantastic spirit!

Katie Jean said...

What a fun girl! It sounds like a really nice day and it was so cool of Sasha to answer questions for the kiddos!

Amanda said...

Wow, what a fun day! If we drive through Kansas again this summer, we'll have to make a point to stop there!

erin said...

I want to meet her! Rock on Abby! (and I am sure she gets it from you!)

Blitz Krieg said...

Just think how excited they would have been if an Ohio State Buckeye player had showed up. They actually made it to the finals.

kat said...

what a fun day! Abby sounds like she might take after her creative mum!