Jul 11 2016

Momma with her baby Addax! So cute!  I love little animals!

What is an addax?  It is an animal most commonly called the white antelope or screwhorn antelope.  It is a type of antelope that lives in the Sahara desert.  The first recorded description of it was by Henri de Blainville in 1816. The addax enjoys eating grasses and leaves of any available shrub, herb, or bush.   They are not very picky eaters when it comes to eating their leafy green vegetables!

These animals are well-adapted to live in their desert habitat.  One thing I found fascinating when I was researching about the addax’s is that they can go without water for long periods of time (a lot longer than I can).  The life span of the addax is usually around 19 years if they remain in the wild, but many in captivity can live up to 25 years.  The addax has spiral horns, the scimitar oryx looks similar to an addax, but has straight and long horns.

I think these animals are very fascinating.  When I grow up I want to be a vet or a zookeeper (someone who works directly with animals)!  The name addax is unique and makes me smile!

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 Scientific name: Addax nasomaculatus

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Jul 08 2016

My sister, friends, and I love reading and listening to The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis a lot.  Several years ago my parents got us the this bookIt has been a big hit with all of the kids that have read it! We have taken this book all most everywhere. It’s great to read or listen to if you are waiting in an airport or going on a road trip.

When have a chance to read more it is one I would pick.   The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe  by C.S. Lewis is one of the best books.   Kids enjoy it yet many adults love reading the book too.  All my friends want to read this and when they read it they love it too.  If you are looking for a great book this summer check out this one!

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe Positives:

  • Great for Kids, Parents (the whole family)
  • Entertaining to read or listen to in audiobook form
  • A good mix of excitement

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe Negatives:

  • We both want to read the same book (sometimes at the same time)
  • Have to share or wait until they are done

FunWithSis Rating for the The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe:           :) :) :) :) :)

I give The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe our top rating of 5 smiles because it has been a fun book.  We have read and listened to it multiple times over the past few years.  It is something we will probably still enjoy reading once we are older too.  It is entertaining and fun!

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe  has been a lot of fun for me, my sister, and for our friends that visit our house.  We keep our The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe  inside most of the time, but some times we take it other places.  If you are looking for a great gift for a kid on your list the The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe is one I highly recommend (If they like to read or listen to books)!

Jul 07 2016

Buoyancy helps things float and stay above the water.

Definition -The ability to float on water or  an other fluid 

 Ever wondered how a life vest worked?  The answer is buoyancy.  The way buoyancy work is that when the density of the fluid and of the object are equal.  So when the object  is more dense then the fluid the object sinks. Gravity also works in buoyancy Buoyancy also called upthrust. A life vest works because you already displace some of the water, so the life vest only has to  displace enough water to keep  your head above water.

Life vests use buoyancy to help people float

Buoyancy is a great word to keep in mind during the summer months especially as people are spending more time in pools, lakes, rivers, and oceans.  Even if you are a good swimmer it is a good idea to have a life jacket handy or one those fun buoyant noodles that float around the pool.  It is better to be safe than to put yourself at risk or in danger.

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Jul 06 2016

 

I love my fish.

They are pretty and cute.

They are fun to watch.

I could watch them for hours.

I love my fish.

Jul 05 2016

Oreo looking back at me.

Oreo is my pet goat!  Our family has had him for several years now.  He is black with white on his tummy.  Oreo is a Nigerian Dwarf goat.  He is a boy.  Oreo likes to play, eat lots of leaves, and is very funny.

Leader Oreo.

Snowball and Oreo are always near each other no matter if they are in the yard, their pen, or planning a way to escape into my Mom’s flower gardens.  Last week they got out and ate my Mom’s new plant and blueberry bush (she was not happy), but they goats thought it was a great treat!

Relaxing after all that eating!

Oreo relaxing after eating all his goodies.  Goats like cows will often be seen laying down chewing on their cud.  If you ever watch a goat long enough and it looks like they are just standing or laying their chewing a big piece of bubble gum….they are actually chewing their cud.  A pretty interesting process, the way their stomachs work (very different from our stomach).

Did you know that goats LOVE poison ivy?!  How is it that they can eat a plant that causing so many people to break out in a rash for days or even weeks?  Animals are truly amazing and Oreo is my silly goat who I love, even though he is naughty at times!