Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Naked What?

It's been a challenge trying to get anything out of Collin about kindergarten. I'll ask, "What did you do in school today?" He'll reply with one of the following:

"I dunno."
"I forgot."

When I ask him what he learned about he'll say:

"Go look in my backpack."

I don't want to just look at whatever work he brought home. I want him to show me what he worked on. I've been told that it's a boy thing. Ah, well. I'll keep trying. I did manage to get something out of him the other day though. I just wasn't what I was expecting. He said:

"There's this girl in my class and she calls the crayons naked!" (covers his mouth to giggle)

"Why? Are they missing their wrappers?"

"Yeah...and they're naked!" (to which he started busting out laughing)



Wordless Wednesday


Monday, September 29, 2008

Chalk and Dirt

First thing Saturday morning Carlee grabbed my hand and took me to the door. She was ready to play! I made her wait for her brother at least though.

They played with the trucks...

...and dug into the dirt together.

Collin started making alot of boxes with his name in it. He was so proud!
As soon as he left a box Carlee would lend her artistic hand to it!
She kept on hugging the chalk.
I hope we get a few more nice weekends before winter sets in!


Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins

1. Candy, caramel apples, and pumpkins are some of the things I'm most looking forward to in October.

2. Sometimes I just want a day to sleep in!

3. I'm saving money for a vacation and that's why there is a saying, "never say never"!

4. When I'm down, I eat sugar and sweets until I pop. Then I eat more.

5. On the computer at work or at home with my kids is where you'll find me most often.

6. A rainy day is good for slipping under a cozy blanket with hot chocolate and a good book. (If my kids let me!)

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to visiting with my brother, tomorrow my plans include hunting with my hubby in the a.m. and goofing off with my brother and family the rest of the day and Sunday, I want to go to Blackfoot to see my return missionary cousin Rex!


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Fashion Kills!

Here's a crazy article I found on the internet:

High Heels kill Japanese women
(Tokyo) Platform shoes, a must-have fashion accessory for young Japanese women, have already claimed two lives. More deaths are predicted if young women continue to follow in their footsteps.

The first victim, a 25-year-old nursery-school teacher, died in her car after suffering a skull fracture from a fall from her 13-cm platform sandals earlier that day. The second victim was a passenger killed in a car crash when the vehicle hit a concrete pole. The driver, a 25-year-old office worker, was unable to hit the brake because her 8-cm heels got in the way.

With the soles of some shoes reaching as high as 30 cm, health experts are urging the public to take steps to prevent painful foot and back injuries. In light of recent tragedies, police are asking concerned citizens to warn fashion-minded friends and family before a platform shoe mishap befalls them.

By the looks of some of these shoes I can see why they are concerned! Yikes!!

Bottom line? Don't kill yourself for fashion!


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Few of My Favorite Things...

Warm bubble baths

A good book collection (and time to read!)

Sweet scents

My sweet boy Collin
My cutie pants Carlee

My hubby Eric

I could eat one of these daily!

New shoes...I want these!

Thunderstorms and the scent of rain.

The colors of Fall.
Chips and Salsa (and any mexican food!)

Our Savior

Now it's your turn! What are your favorite things?


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Avast! There be a great drink ahead!

September 19th is national "Talk Like a Pirate" Day. To celebrate Collin whipped up some mighty fine pirate grog.

First we gathered them there ingredients.

Carefully cut a lime in half. After all, dead men tell no tales.

Squeeze out the juice as hard as ye swab the deck.

Pour 1 tablespoon grenadine on top of the lime juice. Real pirates used rum but we landlubbers use a substitute.

Ahhh, sugar is grand a treasure as any. Pour in 1 tablespoon.

Alright mateys, stir like you're rowing to treasure island.

Argh, fill the rest of the cup with water and mix well.

Shiver me timbers what a great drink! Especially if you add a straw and a slice of lime. We be fancy pirates!

Polly wanna cracker? Pirates used to eat sea biscuits that are like our soda crackers today.

Eat 'em all up? Aye, aye captain.

Ahoy! That tastes good!

Try our pirate grog or be ye a scurvy bilge rat!