Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
I wanted to pass this on, it's something that Xerox is doing...
Let's say thanks to all of our troops, separated from their families during the holiday, and remember their sacrifice as you sit down with your family!
Xerox is printing and sending cards to our troops, absolutely free!!! All you have to do is go to the website & pick a card to be sent. It will only take a second of your time...
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Do you remember when?
Here are the rules.1. As a comment on my blog, leave a memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember! If we're only blogging friends or if you're a blog hopper who happens upon my blog regularly...leave me a comment. There must be reason you keep stopping by! Say something! If you don't have a blog or don't know how to sign in, sign up for an account! You won't regret it!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog (if you have one) and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty fun to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll be sure to write one about you... either on your blog, in my comment box, or I will email you back!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
We've been talking a lot about the baby and the kids wanted to know how she can eat in mommy's tummy, so I explained to them all about the umbilical cord. Well, at my next appointment, Elijah walked up to a poster on the wall and wanted me to point out the "PELICAN cord"...hahaha...comedy gold!
We were driving by a small field of sheep who were in desperate need of a shearing and the kids were wondering what we do with wool. We talked about how you use wool to make clothing and how clothes can be made out of different materials. "My shirt is made out of cotton" I said. And then Brooklyn chimed in, " I have a candy shirt on!" "A candy shirt???" I asked. "Yes, because cotton comes from candy"...get it? Cotton candy?!?! ok, ok, so I mentioned that at least it's funny to me.
As we were driving, Eli and Brooklyn were getting into a little scuffle in the van. Eli did do something to hurt her, but the way she cried was COMPLETELY over dramatic. I had had it, at this point and was not in the mood for drama. After scolding Elijah, I turned to Brooklyn. "I know he hurt you, but it wasn't bad enough for you to cry like that. Sometimes when it's a small hurt, you just need to say ouch instead of letting out such a loud cry!" And then Eli pipes in "Yeah mom, that's what I was doing. I'm training her not to cry!" I swear, that kid's mind is way too quick for a 4 year old...and yes, he was still in trouble.
It's odd how most of the funny things my kids say happen in the car...Again, on another drive (it's probably because we live an hour away from anything and have to drive forever just to get to wal mart) Brooklyn announced that she wished she was rich so that she could help all the poor people. "Where did they get the cups?" Reed asked. "what?" "you know, the cups...if they are homeless, where do they get the cups to collect the money?" So apparently to Reed, if you can afford a cup, you're not THAT poor!
you never know what is going on in their heads....
Thursday, November 13, 2008
By the way, if anyone could teach me how to put the video right on my blog...I would appreciate the help!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Elijah and Grandpa
Mindy, Steven, Reedy, and Grandma...who's hair is still green from making witches brew at the kid's school.
The pumpkins! (Brooklyns, Reeds, Eli's and Deacon's)
More pumpkins! (Stevens...the guts are for the effect, Saren and a Molly/Brookie collaboration)
Pumpkins in action...HAPPY HALLOWEEN
Here's what we made for FHE! Thanks Rach for the idea. That's the fun of having creative friends, I get to mooch off of thier cleverness...
They are ghosts made out of paper towels. The kids each decorated one and when we turn the fan on they spin around! We have to keep it on the low setting, so the fan's not exactly useful as an actual fan, but if we turned on on full blast, I'm afraid the ghosts wouldn't survive.
We've been decorating the house, too. I've held on to the fun things that the kids have made over the years, and I pull them back out and use them to decorate my kitchen. Here's some work from Eli and Brooklyn...it's pretty obvious that they both had the same teacher...
Here are some other decorations around the house...
My entry way
The towels are a few years old and a little stained...but I love them!
My lastest late night project. You can't see it very well, but it's on a halloween place mat.
I just love seasonal decorations!!!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Poor thing, you can see Brooklyns tears...
Luckily Deacon slept right through it all. He has the hardest time of all when Sa leaves.
I'm hoping that he will post on the blog while he's over there so that the kids can see what he's up to.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Sa thowing Reed into the waves
Elijah showing off his muscles