Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

We had quite the excitement at our house this morning when we saw that Mugger's kindergarten class made the front page of our newspaper, the Corvallis Gazette-Times (aka, the GT)!

Mugger spent last week doing extra chores to earn money for yesterday morning's field trip to the grocery store-- he spent his $6 on oranges. As for extra chores, I paid him $4 for folding and putting away 2 loads of laundry (his and his sister's) and $2 more for unloading the dishwasher twice all by himself (with some help from the kitchen stool.) He was excited that Papa got to drive for the field trip and help him with his purchases.

The second part of the field trip was the newsworthy part, though. Rather than having the kindergarteners walk all their groceries the 3 blocks to the soup kitchen, they loaded them up on llamas! Mugger even got to lead one of the llamas for a bit and was so excited to learn about how to pack them.

For all the details, according to the GT, click here. We're saving our paper copy-- the online edition doesn't have the photo that was on the inside where you can see Mugger's back as he learns about llama packing.

UPDATE: Found the inside pic in the GT's online gallery! Mugger is in the red coat:


  1. Llamas! You crazy Oregonians! Sounds like a great project. :) Happy Thanksgiving, Strands!

  2. What a neat idea! Wishing you all a very happy turkey day! :)

  3. Yay for you, Mugger! What a wonderful way to help those in need, not to mention you got to help your mom and dad too! God bless you all this holiday season!


Mugger and Bug would love to hear from you! Just make sure to use their pseudonyms or I can't publish your comment...