Monday, November 4, 2013

Fourth Annual Chili Cook-off and Silent Auction

 It's that time of year again!  Time for the staff of Sego Lily School (and anyone else who wants to be in on the action) to battle it out for the title of Best Chili Chef!

Join us for our this delicious fundraiser, do your holiday shopping at our silent auction and support Sego Lily School. Enter your chili in the challenge or come just to enjoy food and friends. 

Friday, November 8, 2013
6pm - 8pm
171 E. 4800 S., Murray, UT  84107

Adults $5
Children (12 and under) $3
Families $20
Chili Cook-off Entry Fee $10

Bidding for the silent auction can be done on facebook until Nov. 8 at 3pm, final bids can be placed in person at the Chili Cookoff until 7pm. Click below to go to the silent auction and place your bids in the comments section:

Many exciting silent auction items including:
Behind the scenes with the cast of the popular TV series Granite Flats

Psychic reading with Margaret Ruth "The Love Psychic"
Day at the Museum Pass from the Utah Natural History Museum
And much more!

***First Place in the Chili Cookoff wins a beautiful quilt from The Sundance Catalog valued at $225.***

Halloween Extravaganza!

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays of the year, there's candy, there's candy and there's more candy.  Also,it's a perfect opportunity excuse to show off our creative costumes.  Not that we really need an excuse, we often show up at school in creative costumes, no matter what time of year it is.

Some of our creations this year included:

Fast Flash dressed as Deadpool in a costume made with cardboard, duct tape and a mask crocheted by Georgie Porgie according to Fast Flash's design specifications.

Iron Patriot to the rescue - Our hero!!  He really showed us his superhero moves!

Georgie Porgie as a hipster cat... call her "Hepcat"... Meoooooowwww!

Slenderman was super scary... he made Georgie Porgie scream.

A lumberjack?  A real boy?
Best Cosplay.
We're not sure what this costume is, but that look gave us the heebie jeebiez.
Solshine looking sparkly as a the Sego Lily Fairy.
And of course we love steam punk... he won "Best Moves" in the costume contest.  
Fiona the Human from Adventure Time... this costume was a rerun of Comic Con.
The Plague Doctor... this mask is homemade!  (Also by our resident artist Georgie Porgie)  He's pretty creepy.
And of course, our annual doughnut eating contest.  So much better than bobbing for apples.

After a crazy day of celebrating... what do we do the next day?  Celebrate some more of course... it's Dia De Los Muertos!




Friday, March 1, 2013

Sego Lily School goes wild!

We thought the animals at the zoo could use a fun and educational experience so we brought them some Sego Lily School students to look at!  Some of them seemed interested in us, some of them were more interested in sleeping and eating.  That's okay, we understand, sleeping and eating are some of our favorite activities too.

The meerkat was quite intrigued, he watched us for quite awhile before settling down to nap with his buddies.

This orangutan wanted us to come swing on his play structure with him.  We wish we could!

Since the gorillas weren't willing to pose with us we had to settle for a life-like portrayal.
The Lynx was comfortable with us photographing her, as long as we stayed behind the glass. 

 We loved the lizards, snakes, eels, fish, salamandars, skinks and all the other creepy crawly creatures.

The bird and reptile house was so warm.  We spent awhile in here!

Thank you so much to our wonderful parent drivers and chaperone!

Watching the exotic... chickens??

Blueberry wanted to pose with the giant tortoise.  Unfortunately we only got his backside.

By the end of the day we were starting to get tired.  Some of us more so than others.

Domo gives Elf a ride.
The sea lions and seals loved showing us their tricks.  Unfortunately they were a little camera shy.  Our resident wildlife photographer had to take many shots before she captured a shot that was worthy of these wonderful animals.

Even the wolf came out to see us!  A rare and special occurrence, given that their enclosure is so large and there are only two of them.

Why go to the zoo in the wintertime?  Well, first of all, the animals are more active.  They like to get out and play in the snow.  Secondly, there are no crowds to contend with.  Third, why not?  It's fun!!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Below freezing in Utah

On 1/14/2013 I made this video of water freezing at below freezing temperatures.

My theory on why it didn't freeze before we shook it:
The reason I believe that it didn't freeze before shook it is that the particles inside the water didn't have a chance to bond to each other because there was no movement.  But, when we shook it, the particles or atoms started moving and bonding together and because it was below freezing the particles formed crystals and the crystals formed more and more.

Signed dar6win