Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mila is 2!!!

So this past weekend we went back home for Mila's birthday party and yesterday was her actual 2nd birthday! I didn't have time to post so I decided to make it my Wordless or almost wordless lol Wednesday post!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Traveling Thursday

Since I missed Wordless Wednesday, we are going to post a Traveling Thursday! We are headed out on a road trip to see our family, and to celebrate Mila Rose's 2nd birthday!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

D is for Davenport, Iowa ~ Blogging through the Alphabet

So this week may seem like a little random spot to be visiting, but Gavin decided to Google places that start with D, and Davenport, Iowa was what he chose. He says that he loves the Davenports on the t.v. show Lab Rats, so that's basically what swayed his decision. So, here we go!

Davenport, Iowa
was part of the Louisiana Purchase. It was established in 1836 by Antoine LeClaire and named after his good friend, George Davenport.

What continent is Davenport, Iowa on? Since it is part of the Unites States, it is in North America.

What kind of government does it have? Again, it's part of the U.S. so follows the U.S. Government.

What are the people called that live there? Well since they live in the state of Iowa, they are called Iowans.

What is the official language? English

What kind of animals is this place known for? Iowa has quite a bit of wildlife that live there. Some animals include bison, elk, deer, racoon, fox squirrel, mountain lion, lynx, gray wolf, black wolf, coyotes, bears and beavers, just to name a few. 

Famous people that are from here? My son was excited to find out that NFL running back Roger Craig was from here along with offensive lineman, Julian Vandervelde. Seth Rollins, the wrestler is also from here. 

Fun Facts:
  • Apparently it's the "loose meat capital." Fred Angell opened the first Maid Rite restaurant in Muscatine in 1926. Being from Texas, I had to explain what a loose meat sandwich was to my kids. It's kind of like a hamburger, but not formed from what I can tell. I found a recipe, and we will be adding them to our menu next week!
  • Davenport Iowa is home to one of the U.S's oldest minor league baseball parks that is still in use today. Modern Woodmen Park was built in 1931.
  • Davenport is part of the Quad Cites which is actually 5 cities. Besides Davenport, the others included are: Moline Illinois, Rock Island Illinois, Bettendorf Iowa, and East Moline Illinois.
  • Davenport gets an estimated 30 inches of snow every winter! That's a lot of snow!
We had fun with our mini lesson this week, and I will try and post pics of our loose meat sandwiches if I can remember. Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

C is for Colombia ~ Blogging Through the Alphabet

So far picking a location is part of the fun for my kids. My daughter had several places that start with "C" picked out so she tossed them all into a cup and drew one. Colombia was it!

Colombia was named after Christopher Columbus. 

Colombian Flag:

What continent is Colombia on? Colombia is also on South America just like Brazil!

What is the capital of Colombia? Bogota

What kind of government does Colombia have? Colombia is a Republic and has a strong Executive Branch that takes dominance over the government. They also have a legislative and judicial branch.

What are the people called that live there? They are Colombians!

What is the official language spoken here? Spanish

What kind of animals is this place known for? Columbia has the largest number of terrestrial mammals species in the world, in other words, mammals on land.

Spectacled Bear
  • Spectacled Bear which is similar to the Giant Panda in Asia
  • The Colombian Woolly Monkey
  • The Red Howler Monkey
  • The Mountain Tapir
  • The Giant Anteater
  • The Giant Armadillo
These are just a few of them!

Famous People in History from Colombia: Gabriel Garcia Marquez who was a Nobel Prize Winner in Literature, Juan Pablo Montoya (race car driver), and Fernando Botero who is a famous sculptor and painter.

Fun Facts:

Columbia's official name is the Republic of Colombia

Columbia shares land borders with 5 other countries that include Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru.

The currency of Colombia is called the Colombian peso.

Colombia has a population of over 45 million people!

The most popular sport in Colombia is also football or what we call soccer.

Thank you for checking out our place of the week!

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