Sunday, April 22, 2012

It's Earth Day!!

Yay!  It's Earth Day!  I know it is not the most exciting day of the year for everyone, but I do think it is a pretty important day, especially with children.  We need to teach our children to take care of the Earth from the start.  I'm not saying that my husband and I as the most Eco-friendly people ever, but we try our best.  We recycle more than we throw away, we are always giving old clothing and items to Goodwill to be reused and we have awesome skylights and big windows so the light are not on often.  We were actually quite happy with our recent electric bill, it was $30 if that (he does all the bills).  If it is even a little nice outside, the windows are open and the heat/air is off.  Baby O is still a little too younger to really understand Earth Day and the 3 R's, but I still talk to here anyway.  When she gets a little old she can help me sort things into recycle, gather items to donate and plant new flowers and trees outside (that might be more Arbor Day, but oh well).  Below are the Earth Day books that I have for Baby O and I'm sure as she gets older we will have more.
Our Earth by Anne Rockwell
Curious George Plants a Tree by H.A. Rey
It's Earth Day! by Mercer Mayer

We also made our Earth Day breakfast.  Greek yogurt with granola and organic berries.  It was so good!!  Baby O cannot eat yogurt or berries yet, but she kept staring at it so I'm sure when she is able this will be a favorite of hers as well.

That's all for now.  Remember to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!!

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