Sunday, October 21, 2007

International Night and Cow's Heart -- OH MY!

Even though we were out of "school" last week, we decided to dissect the cow's heart while grandparents were in town.  Grandma Sue was looking forward to it, even if she won't admit it!  It all went well and we learned a lot.  The big teen had some trouble finding all the parts, but we will review with some workbook pages this week.  It was harder to find the parts than I thought it would be.  We did find some good videos on the Internet that helped us locate some of the smaller veins.  I wanted the big teen to do the heart since he was born with numerous heart defects.  Below are pics~

Now that you made it through that, on with the International Night pics!  The big teen did Colombia, and we were fortunate that a family member had visited there and brought back some nice things for his display table.  We are blessed to have so many homeschoolers in our area, and there are several large support groups. There was a good turnout, considering how much illness is going around our region right now.  There were about 20 families.  The kids had a blast eating all the different foods!  I liked the French pastries and the cheese soup from Scotland.  YUM!

Yes!  He managed to spill food on himself before I got the picture taken!  Too bad I didn't get a full length shot of him, since he had on Grandpa's cool cowboy boots.  He was going for the look of a coffee planter.

He learned that flowers are one of the largest exports from Colombia, so it was a great excuse for me to buy flowers!  They looked great for a week!

He made guacamole with hard boiled eggs and plantain chips and Maria Cookies with a caramel sauce (cookies not shown).  They were both popular.  It was a fun event, as always.  I hope my little ones can get in on the act next year.


  1. That post made me hungry! Everything looked great....well, except the heart. Ewww!

  2. Heart dissections are always fun. I majored in biology with an emphasis in physiology so I love the blood and guts of science.

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  3. homeschoolingmommaof4October 23, 2007 at 1:19 PM

    The cow's heart looks like a cool and gross project to do! The International night looks like fun.

    Don't worry about the typo the other day. I wasn't upset at all more curious than anything. You'll have to try harder to ruffle my feathers. LOL

    Have a blessed day!


  4. Ummmm... *cough* eeeewwwwwww... I don't handle dissections very well, and I made the mistake of looking while I was eating... LOL..... Deuce is dying to dissect something (he wants a frog) and I just can't stomach it, LOL..... Looks like you all enjoyed yourselves, LOL.....

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. :) You look like you have a wonderful family! And the guacamole looks super-yummy! The cow's heart... not so much, lol. But it does look like fun! I'm sure everyone enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to those days. :) Take care and have a great weekend.