Katie is learning about her food groups. The other day, they covered the meat/poultry/fish group. Today, they studied about the bread group. Her homework was to try a new food and report if she liked it or not. Well, Doug and I have always made it a rule since Katie was a baby that she would have to try different foods at least once. If she didn't like it, it wouldn't be forced on her. If she did like it that would be great. It was very hard for me to come up with a new food for her to eat. There's not much she hasn't tried that I would feel alright with. I mean I would never force her to try buttermilk or sauerkraut. Yuck! Like me, she has to smell everything new before she even thinks about putting it towards her tongue. Even then, she'll stick the tip of her tongue ever so gently to taste for good judgment.
Yesterday, I dropped her off at ballet and went to Walmart to come up with an idea because I was at a lose. Finally, there it was . . . Mangoes by bushels. I've never had a mango before, so this would be a good experience for the both of us. I really didn't know how to pick a ripe one, so I went by instinct and picked one like I would a peach (soft & reddish color). As soon as we got home, I peeled, cut up and put in the fridge to get cold. I can't believe I've never had a mango before, they are so sweet. I think I might like them better than a peach. I think Katie was surprised how sweet they were as well. We both liked it very much and we will be having them more often now.
Katie's class will be taking a field trip to Ci Ci's Pizza to complete the food group study in a few days. Mrs. Katie had to get a head count as to how many students and parents will be attending. I really don't prefer Ci Ci's Pizza, not my favorite, but it's cheap. Now, I just have to send in the money and written approval for Katie to attend.
New In Electronics
The new IPad from Apple was revealed today by none other than Steve Jobs. Actually, I was surprised to see he was well enough to unveil the new computer himself. I guess his cancer treatments are going well. The pad is specifically for reading books, playing games and watching videos. Pretty cool!
Massive Toyota Vehicle Recall
Have you noticed the massive vehicle recall from Toyota? This isn't helping the economy out at all. Plus, all the people that own these cars/trucks. The halt in production are on 8 different models of Toyotas because to the accelerator and the mechanics to go along with them. It's a very serious deal from what I understand. There have been reports about the accelerator sticking. I would be scared to death, if that happened to me. The recalls include the top-seller Camry since 2007. Also included are as follows: '09-10 RAV4, Corolla & Matrix, '08-10 Sequoia, '07-10 Tundra, '05-10 Avalon, and '10 Highlander.