The kids took in another class at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside, NJ – Maple Sugaring, this time. They seemed to enjoy it, but when they seated in the kids in an auditorium and started a slide show – ‘this is a maple tree….’ I wondered how long they would hang in. Not all classes can be a hit, but they did not complain. The nature center is always a fun place to spend some time and there are plenty of activities to engage in outside of classes.

If you want a dynamic and interesting way to learn about Maple Sugaring, get to one of the public programs at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge – I know we will.

We had a chance to take in a taping of America’s Got Talent. It was very neat to see how a show like that is taped and catch glimpses of some celebrities – Howard Stern, Nick Cannon, Heidi Klum, Mel B (Scary Spice) and Howie Mandell. Even from our nose-bleed seats, the acts were fun to watch and we look forward to seeing how they piece it together for TV!

1/2 of us spectated, and 1/2 of us were involved in Mikey’s last ever Pinewood Derby – soon he joins the ranks of Boy Scouts 🙂 His car did just fine.

DSC09380 DSC09391 DSC09392We topped off the weekend with the annual Spaghetti Dinner at The Midland School. We always have a nice time visiting with staff members and other families. Sean, in fact, threw the mother of all temper tantrums – about ranch dressing – and that still did not ruin the delicious spaghetti!

DSC09415 DSC09417 DSC09414 DSC09412Where have you been lately? Post a link in the comments so I can see.

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