|drawing I made for the Guestbook!|
Anyone who knows me well, knows that I really, really like whales. Humpback whales, Blue, Grey, Beluga and perhaps my favorite the Killer Whale. I have a hard time limiting myself when it comes to watching and learning more about them. I kinda have a problem with Discovery channel love! I can't get enough of it. I like to learn more about God's beautiful creation. A couple of weeks ago I was testing out the newly reorganized satellite programming my husband set up. He gave me my own section. I wanted to see what jems were hidden in mine. The first channel I found was Polish Blue Planet. It was showing a program about Killer whales. They communicated, co-ordinated and executed and amazing attack on a seal stuck on a piece of ice. I was amazed by the teamwork, and the sheer perfection of how they did it. They created waves to break up the ice and force the seal into the water. Amazing. Well needless to say at this point...it re-opened the floodgates as far as whales and I are concerned.
Since that day I have been watching documentaries, video clips, reading articles, and our family movie last week was Big Miracle . This movie was based on the true story about 3 California Grey Whales that were stranded near a small town in Alaska in 1988. I loved it.
I was looking for "whale stuff" on the internet and I ran across this. I couldn't wait to make one myself. I was a little worried because I have never successfully made a stuffed animal. I stayed up a little later last night and made one for baby V. This morning I made one for K.
So what do you think? I am pleased with the whales I made. I still need to make at least one more. My oldest daughter is away at camp and I only made 2 so far. I plan to make one for her tomorrow so she can also have one when she returns home. I could not have done this without this great tutorial!
Our Camp Mom theme today was Life in the Ocean. The kids played with their little whales all morning. My son started to ask me questions about the "shark" I made him. I explained that it was not a shark, but a humpback whale. I then showed him this video so he could learn a little more about them. He liked it so much we spent the entire morning talking about playing and watching whales!! By lunch he could already tell the difference between different types of whales. I was very impressed.
We ate fish sticks for lunch in keeping with our theme. In the afternoon we went to the Children's Museum. We had an appointment in the Ocean area. We played on a floor that was similar to a water bed. We went inside a submarine, navigated on a ship and looked for animal facts.
All day long they played with their whales in tow. I was really flattered how much they loved their little humpbacks. My son even said more than once, "Thank you Mom for making me this whale." It melts my heart. He played whale in the bath and talked about it just before going to bed. He knows what they eat, how they communicate and what different characteristics they have. We bonded over one of my favorite things today. Now I know there will be at least one other person in the house interested in watching nature shows with me. I look forward to years full of more interesting moments like today.
I hope you are having a great week. My parents and brother are flying across the world as I type this! I am so excited!!! I can't wait!
Have a blessed day!
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