November 19, 2008

A Normal Homeschool Day

Kids are studying history, working on science projects, doing math, working on phonics upside down...that's normal right?


November 17, 2008


Ishmael: "Hey, Mom, didn't Franklinstein invent electricity?"

Me: "Hmm?" Because, I'm on the computer and I'm paying him no attention.

Ishmael: "Didn't Benjamin Franklinstein invent electricity?"

Me: "I'm not sure." which is my "safe answer" for when I'm not paying attention.

Kelsea: "MOM! I can't believe you fell for that!! Ishmael, it's Ben Franklin. Not Franklinstein." She shook her head in disbelief.

What. Ever.

Please Take Note


Forget that I cut my child out of the picture and you can still see his ear. This is important. Why is it by the end of the day I accumulate more spoons than my children lose in the yard? We were only about 1/2 hour into our school day, it was barely 9:00 and here I have 2 spoons. Why? What is so hard about taking my spoon to the kitchen when I get a refill. I don't forget the coffee cup. Why the spoon? It's really not like I have to take the spoon with me. I could always just leave the creamer and the spoon on the counter. Why must I drive myself insane? Why why why?!?!

Toy Story

So this morning I was reading aloud to the kids, drinking my coffee, and minding my own business, when a ninja pops up over the table attempting to steal my peppermint mocha goodness.

I needn't have feared, because Wolverine soon saved the day!


Whew! Now I can rest easy knowing that my peppermint mocha goodness is safe.


What does read aloud time look like at your house?

Leon's Truck

Leon came home this weekend. He's all finished with his training and testing. He was assigned a truck. We were able to clean it up and make it more comfortable for him.

We cleaned the mattress (as best we could) and made his bed up when it was dry. My mom made Leon this quilt. It is still his favorite even though she's made others for him.


We hung up his clothes and stocked his shelves and fridge with food.


The kids really like hanging out in Daddy's truck. They spent alot of time there this weekend.




Saying goodbye was so hard this morning, for everyone.


*sigh* He'll be home again soon.


November 12, 2008

Jeremiah Says...

Jeremiah: "I need a half a pill."

Me: "What pills?"

Jeremiah: "The blue ones that Daddy gives me. I don't know what they make you do but I need one."..."What do those pills make you do?"

Me: "They help get the mucus out of your lungs."

Jeremiah: "Oh."..."Mom, I have lots of muquos in my lungs. Can I have a blue pill now?"

November 9, 2008

Leon's Real Birthday

So we were not sure whether or not we were going to be able to spend the day with Leon. So we had the cake and ice cream shebang last weekend. This weekend we went and spent the night in the hotel with him...and had ice cream.

Dairy Queen to be exact.



:-P Fun was had by all. :-P

November 7, 2008

I'm so Happy

And it really doesn't take much!

I was at the grocery store hoping to find some Coffeemate Peppermint Mocha holiday coffee creamer. My hopes weren't up. Most of the stores have been either out, or they don't even carry it.

So imagine my surprise, and yes delight, when I found this!!


It looks the same as all of my other purchases, almost to the "T". But there is one wonderful difference!


It's ginormeous!! Whoohoo!

If you haven't tried this stuff yet, you need to. So so yummy!

November 6, 2008


"Hey mom, is the 4th grade just review?"

"What are you talking about?"

"My math. Is 4th grade math just review?"

"No but the beginning of each math book is pretty much review."

"Oh. I was wondering why they keep telling me stuff I already know."


November 5, 2008

Harvest Festival

The Cub Scouts had their annual harvest festival.

I volunteered to run one of the games.

The Worm Eating Contest!

The idea was to put a little bitty gummy worm on a plate and cover it with whipped cream. Then the contestant had to (with hand behind their backs) find the worm and eat it. First one down the hatch wins!


It was a riot!


And quite a challenge!


These two were the champions at my table. They beat out every kid there!


We all had fun!


November 2, 2008

A Very Merry Unbirthday

It wasn't really his birthday. It's still more than a week away. But since Leon's schedule is so crazy, we celebrated a little early.


Chocolate on chocolate is always a winner in our home.

We also played games. Our current favorite is Snorta! From the makers of Apples to Apples. Lots of laughs over this game!!



Happy Birthday Leon!! We love you!

Skipping Church

Jeremiah and I both laid out of church sick. So we commiserated over hot cocoa (coffee for me) and fresh baked chocolate chip cookies.


Probably not the best choice for 2 sick people. But it sure made us feel just a little bit better.

November 1, 2008

Don't Forget to Vote

We live approximately 2 blocks from City Hall, where early voting took place. So we were able to save ourselves the hassle of parking. I love living in "Mayberry"


I finished voting before Leon did, so I took the kids outside.


They were so thrilled...


In all fairness, it was rather warm today.

Finally, 2 hours from start to finish, we got our special sticker prize.




And it didn't hurt at all...


...I promise.