I've seen a few places around the internet where you can grow green onions by just placing their stems in water. Lyric is always asking Devon and I to save her seeds when we are cooking, so I knew she would be into it. We just save some green onion stems and put them in a jar of water.
You could see the new growth after just a couple of days.
We visited the zoo's new dinosaur exhibit today. When you first enter the exhibit its set up like a jungle and you can hear the dinosaurs. I love the way Lyric has our arm around Story like she was protecting her. Or, was she pushing her to go first?
This guy spit water at us.
Please don't eat me!
At the end of the exhibit there was a dinosaur dig.
You can't go to the zoo without a visit to the carousel!
Our new favorite thing at the zoo is feeding the lorikeets.
Lyric and I decided to start a new tradition of doing an interview every year on the girls' birthdays.
Lyric's thoughts on her 8th birthday:
How does it feel to be 8? It feels
good. It doesn't really feel much different. It feels a little bit
different because I am one step closer to being a teen, but it
doesn't really feel much different. Except this is the one day of
the year when I get cake and presents all for me:-)
How do you think you are different
from a year ago? I might say, I'm a little bit more maturer or
mature or maturer- whatever. I wouldn't say that I am that
different from a year ago. I am probably taller, but I'm not that
much different from a year ago.
What do you think is the most
important thing you have learned in your life so far? Probably even
if you say you are never gonna love someone again the next day or
later that day you do love them. So, if you say you hate them or
you are never going to love them, you do.
What is your favorite thing about
yourself? I love to smile. Even if someone dies I love to smile.
Why do you smile if someone dies? I don't know. Sometimes I want
to be sad like everyone else, but I just smile. I think it is
because I like to be happy. I don't like to be sad.
What is your favorite color? Lime
green. If I had a backup, in case green got outlawed or something
like that-- it would be baby blue.
What is your favorite TV show?
Probably... Wizards of Waverly Place-- No, no- Parenthood!
What is your favorite song?
Artist? I like all of them (country) except for Brad Paisley.
What is your favorite movie? So
far, like so far in life? Probably, Sea Monsters.
If you had a whole day to do
anything you wanted , what would you do? Probably, lay in the bed
and watch something on Netflix and read a book. Like, one day I
will probably try to stay in the bed and read 5 chapter books! [I think this is so funny because she can do these things anytime she wants:-)]
What do you want to do when you
grow up? Um, I want to be a writer and a singer and a professional
guitarist, and be a vet and run my own vet clinic.
Do you think you will ever get
married? Of course I will get married! If I never got married I
would never have kids. I want six kids and I need someone to help
me take care of them.
How old will you be when you are
married? I don't really know because you can't predict that. No one
can predict that, maybe you will just have to see because you don't
know when you will find the right one. Well maybe 19 or 21? Can
you get married younger than that?
What things make you happy?
Marlie, Mommy, Daddy, Story, Cadence, flowers, nature, animals and
What things make you sad? When
people, like when I see a new hotel being built. If people keep
piling stuff on the grass and on nature then we will just see
buildings and clutter and no one wants to see that because we won't
see nature. Tears also make me sad, on me and other people.
What is your favorite food? I
don't have a favorite food, but my least favorite food is oatmeal
and Rice Krispies and that juice daddy made with orange peel
What is your favorite book? I
like all books! RL Stine is my favorite author right now, also,
Mary Pope Osborne
If you could change one thing
about your life what would it be? This house
If you could change your name,
what would it be? Devon
What is something you would like
to do this year? Go volunteer at Give Kids the World
Anything else you would like to
say? No, that's it. Are you sure? We may be reading this in twenty years, you don't want to add anything else? I just want to say if Marlie dies before I am older I loved
her... If I die before it is my time, I just want to say I loved
everyone. (Which I might die if we continue living here.)