Publix Math Night

Tuesday was Math Night at our local Publix.  Wildman’s entire school was invited to attend the event from 4-6 PM.

We were greeted by lots of teachers from the elementary school as soon as we went inside.  Each grade had a sheet of math problems to complete based on things found in the store.  Wildman grabbed his clipboard right away and was off to work on his five questions.

How much do you weigh? (54 lbs.)

What is the shape of a soda can? (Cylinder, I don’t have a picture of this…)

How much do Publix brand hamburger buns cost? ($1.23)  Clearly we hadn’t found them yet when I took this photo 🙂

How many letters are in the first name of the sandwich maker at the deli counter? (5, her name was Jenny)

How many different kinds of Teddy Grahams are there?  What is your favorite? (4 and Honey)

After Wildman turned in his completed worksheet he got to ring up a bag of ice for my wine tasting party!  So cool!

This fun event is just one more reason why I love Publix and I love Wildman’s school!!!


Super Moon

Our friends got a beach bonfire permit from our town’s fire station for Saturday evening.  It was a treat to watch the largest full moon in more than 18 years rise up out of the ocean.  It rose orangey-red out of the haze on the horizon at 7:49 pm.

Even with the flash on, my camera picked up how spectacular the color was.  Gorgeous!

We met our friends at the beach about 5:30 pm to enjoy the last hours of daylight.  So many families were able to join us.  People brought everything from margaritas to chocolate chip cookies to oysters.  It was awesome!

This guy even delivered pizza to us on the beach!  I had no idea they would do that!  I’ll have to keep that idea in my back pocket for future reference 🙂

The twenty or so children busied themselves body surfing with J, playing what looked like Lord of the Flies in a big hole, making sand angels, driving toy dump trucks, finding fire wood, playing tag, wrestling- you name it!  At the end of the evening they were exhausted.

The bonfire helped to warm the children after their games had been played out.  It lured parents and children alike into a drowsy trance.  It was a lovely evening full of fun memories and good conversation.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend too!

Discovery Launch

I realized that I never blogged about the last launch of space shuttle Discovery.  On the afternoon of February 24th my friend, B, and I walked from her house to the beach to watch it. We piled the little ones into her red wagon.  Wildman walked and B’s son rode his bike.  Parking at the beach access was a nightmare so we were thankful to be able to walk from B’s house.

The kids passed the time before launch by playing in the sand and surf.  They were a complete mess requiring a good hose down by the time we got back.

Cape Canaveral juts way out into the ocean to the north of us so we end up with a pretty awesome view of space shuttle and rocket launches from our own backyard essentially.  Unfortunately, the weather was a bit overcast of the 24th.  We managed to see the liftoff but the shuttle got lost in the cloud cover soon after.

Can you believe there are only two more shuttle missions left?  I find it incredibly sad…

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