Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Grandin Village Earth Day 2014

You all know that Earth Day is near and dear to my heart, and I always enjoy the festival that Grandin Village has each year.  The boys get to plant flowers and do crafts.

The Grandin Theater was having a midnight showing of Pee Wee's Big Adventure.  I can't imagine a universe in which I could make it to a midnight showing right now, but I do remember going to see Big Top Pee Wee at the Grandin in the 80s when it was a dollar theatre.

There was a bouncy house for jumping, and a few snakes for petting.  My boys always seem to enjoy petting snakes.
There were plenty of places to create some unique street art.
 There were free seeds and free samples (a favorite was the organic dark chocolate).  The highlight of the day?  Learning how to scoop and poop.  The dog poop you see was fake.  The boys had a blast putting it in baggies to dispose of it properly. 
Thankfully, no fake dog poop make it home.  This time.

31 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I wonder if there is a bid demand for making fake poop? Could be a good business to get into but then there are all the people who demand the real stuff, "Organic".

Roan said...

Looks like fun! I wish more people would take the poop disposal class. Too many people around here walk their dog and leave it. Glad they didn't bring any home. :)

Steve Surratt said...

I hear they have actual real-life hippies at Grandin Village :-) Still can't reconcile Pee Wee Herman and earth day.....

Out on the prairie said...

A good day to learn and celebrate

Montanagirl said...

That sounds like a fun and educational day as well! Fake dog poop is a new one on me!! lol

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a fun way to learn about helping the earth; especially when petting snakes (I'd have been right in there with the boys!) and scoopin' da poop.

TexWisGirl said...

too funny on the poo!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Looks like a great time! Roanoke has so many great things going on. I'm glad your boys are OK with snakes. I hate being so petrified of them.

mail4rosey said...

That chalk covered sidewalk is full of great art, isn't it? :) Happy Wednesday to you.

Sally Crowe said...

I love that you take the boys to things such as this. You are teaching such important lessons in life they won't forget. :)

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

LOL that fake dog poop sure does look real. How fun for the boys to do the street art.

Harry Flashman said...

Fake dog poop? Oh, God! I've lived too long.

Ginny said...

Oh, those beautiful blonde curls!! I didn't know you could color on onion slices! Will they still smell? Looks like lots of fun, even for adults!

Endah Murniyati said...

It's really interesting festival! Your children look so enjoy all part of the festival

Enie Dub said...

The poop and scoop class sounds like a great idea. It's a big issue where I live.

Gail Dixon said...

In addition to school, your boys have so many educational moments provided by you and your city. That is so wonderful. What a good mom you are!

Weekend-Windup said...

Seems to be a wonderful day. Art of your kids are good. am afraid of snakes but your boys are so brave to play with them!

Tanya Breese said...

what a fun event, i hadn't heard of it, but if it was on a saturday, we were busy with baseball no doubt...funny, i was just asking the boys the other day if they had seen pee wee herman...midnight movie? yeah, like that'll happen :D

Linda said...

Send them up here to clean up after my dogs! LOL.

cobie en bas van Es said...

geweldig wat mooi allemaal.

Annette said...

Sounds like a fun time. (Pee Wee's Big Adventure--that sure brought back lots of memories from the 80's. I was petrified of Large Marge.) Everyday should be Earth Day in my book!

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks like a great event! I don't think I could stay awake that late either.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Now my grand boys- they would have LOVED the fake poop!! LOL I can just see my little Liam sticking it in his pocket to bring home.

A Quiet Corner said...

Did I ever tell you how I wrote an article about people who do not pick up their dogs's poop when walking? It was published in our local paper!!!...:)JP

Lady Lilith said...

Very smart to get the kids involved.

Slamdunk said...

Glad you all had fun with that event.

I think I saw Big Top Peewee at a dollar movie back in the day as well.

And, I am all for replicating the dog poop scoop training. There are plenty around here who would benefit from that experience.

Busy Bee Suz said...

LOL@ the dog poop. If you'd like some of the authentic stuff….just let me know. :)
Earth day is special to me too. I wish it was everyday for all those unlike us to be reminded of.

Barbara said...

That looks like such a great event! By the time I got to the last line I couldn't help but laugh. Life with boys will do that to you.

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! said...

That looks like so much fun! I love how much you do with your sweet boys!

Michael Manning said...

Lisa: You had me at "fake poop"! How funny!! :D)