Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Leap Year, Starting on Tuesday, Year of the Rat

Sh! Pamela has not quite figured out that the Year of the Rat really begins on February 7. To her, it started last night! This year is a banner year for her because 2008 is a leap year, and Pamela LOVES leap year and plans to include Baby Alive, the fifth member of our family, to join in on the festivities. Between now and February 29, I am going to have to figure out a special way to ring in the leap day.

We found out that Pamela's great, great grandmother in England was born on February 29. Shock registered on her face immediately and she said, "You're kidding me!"

In preparation for the big day (the changing of a new year), Pamela has been making calendars for the past two weeks. Saturday a week ago, we spent a total 2.5 hours in the car for a trip to the health food store. Pamela spent the entire time organizing a calendar to reflect triple interests: years, geography, and the Chinese zodiac. Each page focused on one sign of the zodiac, and, starting in 1963, she included all of the places I have lived! Steve's geographical heritage does not capture interest for he was born and raised in El Salvador.

Year of the Rabbit


Year of the Dragon


Year of the Snake


Year of the Horse


Year of the Sheep


Year of the Monkey


Year of the Rooster


Year of the Dog


Year of the Pig


Year of the Rat


Year of the Ox


Year of the Tiger

5 comments:

Astreil said...

Wow,

Pamela's really got it down! I've always been interested in astrology and moon phases. I'd like to be one of those people who can rattle off the current moon phase without checking first. Alas, I must. A calendar without nifty facts and moon phases is just not for me.

I'm sure she already knows this, but here's the Farmer's Almanac online...one of my favorites, as I'm a weather nerd, too.

http://www.almanac.com/

LAA and Family said...

That is so cool! What good use of her time in the car! We just pulled out our 2008 calendar for the first time at "circle time" this morning.

The Glasers said...

I am afraid to mention any other rabbit trails, Astreil. Pamela gets so absorbed by all this, but you never know when something like this can turn into a career down the road.

Laa, as we like to say around here, Pamela was using her time wisely!

The Glasers said...

I am doing a cut and paste of a text file Pamela just typed up from memory!

Rudolph And Frosty Christmas In July 1979 Common Year Starting On Monday Year Of The Sheep

Rudolph's Shiny New Year 1975 Common Year Starting On Wednesday Year Of The Rabbit

Dr. Seuss On The Loose 1973 Common Year Starting On Monday Year Of The Ox

The Hoober-Bloob Highway 1974 Common Year Starting On Tuesday Year Of The Tiger
Jasmine's Wish 1994 Common Year Starting On Saturday Year Of The Dog

The Greatest Treasure 1994 Common Year Starting On Saturday Year Of The Dog

Giggles 1993 Common Year Starting On Friday Year Of The Rooster

Madeline And The Toy Factory 1993 Common Year Starting On Friday Year Of The Rooster

Scuffy The Tugboat And Friends 1985 Common Year Starting On Tuesday Year Of The Ox

Fairy Tale Classics 1985 Common Year Starting On Tuesday Year Of The Ox

Bambi 1942 Common Year Starting On Thursday Year Of The Horse

Aladdin And The King Of Thieves 1996 Leap Year Starting On Monday Year Of The Rat

Bedknobs And Broomstick 1971 Common Year Starting On Friday Year Of The Pig

Schoolhouse Rock 1995 Common Year Starting On Sunday Year Of The Pig

The Secret Of Nimh 1982 Common Year Starting On Friday Year Of The Dog

Frankenstein Pooh 1995 Common Year Starting On Sunday Year Of The Pig

Snow White 1937 Common Year Starting On Friday Year Of The Ox

Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas 1999 Commom Year Starting On Friday Year Of The Rabbit

Peter Pan 1952 Leap Year Starting On Tuesday Year Of The Dragon

Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

Wow!