Thursday, June 19, 2008

Catch the Reading Bug

This year the theme of the Summer Reading Program at our Library is: Catch the Reading Bug. Yesterday we went to the first event. A local bee keeper came to talk to the kids. She also brought along some bees. The boys loved it. I knew the bee keeper was going to be there but I didn't know the bees were. It was a wonderful surprise for us! The kids loved watching the bees. We learned a lot, including that only female bees can sting. The boys were given the opportunity to "hold" a bee. For the willing participants, the bee keeper put a small amount of honey on their hand and a bee. Both Jonathan and Thomas jumped at the chance to have a bee crawl on them. David opted not to. He had a lot of fun trying on the bee keeper hat.

6 comments:

Seth said...

one of the pictures looks like Tommy is going to be singing the second verse to "Bringing home a baby bumblebee". The one that starts with, "I'm smashing up a baby bumblebee..." He's getting his little fingers around it and I can only imagine he was tempted to give it a little squeeze!

Jessica said...

Wow, thanks for the great pics of my kids!! Do you think you could email them to me? My mom was saying she wished she had brought her camera.

Kimberly said...

JA - this looks like so much fun! How exciting for the kids and wonderful for you to get such GREAT shots!

Carmom said...

I'm not sur how excited I would be to hold a bee, especially after getting stung last week. Your boys were sure brave to do that. Have a great week. We are also loving our library summer reading programs.

Leah said...

Aaackk! That is like a nightmare for me! Considering I'm allergic to bees I think I would have had to pass on that outing! Looks like they all had fun though! You all always have great adventures!

Leah

Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh...No WAY!! You couldn't pay me to do that. I'm the mom that runs away while the kid is being surrounded by bees. HATE 'EM!! I love the last pic!! Elizabeth is so intrigued by her brothers. I wish it was 88 here!! Someday it will be summer here, too.....I hope.