On Tuesday we did a guided tour of a local supermarket. I love these kinds of trips. It makes you pay more attention to what's going on in the normally boring places you regularly go to. We were brought to almost every food section and the kids got a baggie of stuff to eat from each of them. Topics included: organics, artificial colors & flavors, locally-grown produce, types of bread/grains, MyPlate (which replaced the food pyramid), unit pricing, understanding ingredient labels, and healthy living. I think W got a lot out of it. Both of the trips this week were for 5th-8th grade. I'm really happy there are so many trips and classes for this age group.
J's school is performing Guys & Dolls next month. If you'll be in the city for any of the show dates, I encourage all of you to experience this. It's Broadway quality and only $20/adults and $10/students - you can order them right on the website. Other than that, J's doing really well again this year. She still loves it more than anything. At the dance studio, they're in the throes of new choreography for the 2012 competition season. There will also be plenty of workshops, conventions, and outside classes this year, too. K is enjoying college and doing great and she's still in training at her new job. Her birthday is next week - on Thanksgiving! W is still going very strong with karate. Three days a week doesn't seem enough for him. I have every Friday off in December so all month he can do 4x/week if he wants.