Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Wouldn't that make things easier?

I have the news on in the background and they were talking about a robbery in the area and they said "Three armed men"

Connor stops and gets this look of shock on his face. He repeats very slowly "three armed men?!?!?"

I was confused, and then it donned on me that he thought the men had three arms. ROFL!

How hard is it

to wash all the toothpaste out of the sink after you brush your teeth?

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Layer Night

Tonight was layer night at Awana- I think the picture speaks for itself. lol

Tooth Fairy Overtime

The toothfairy has made several visits to our home recently.
Connor lost a second tooth shortly after his first, and Sadie lost one about three nights ago.
Connor has another loose one as well. Poor Grace wants so badly to be like her older siblings..she comes to me with an open mouth "are they ready to come out yet?"

Friday, January 18, 2008

Snow Day!

You can't really see the snow falling in these pics, but it was. It came down hard for a couple hours.

Matthew was fairly unimpressed...the other kids on the other hand were going nuts. :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Gosh I love this kid!

Even when he goes from mad...
To sad...
and back to happy, in thirty seconds.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Basketball Pictures

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Video of Connor Playing Xbox

Going Green...somewhat.

Aaron and I have talked a lot about this trend lately. While I certainly thing its arrogent of us to think that we can destroy what God created, we both feel it is good stewardship to watch what we consume etc. Besides the fact that it cuts down on the amount of trash in the home. Which is nice for US!
We've done a few things- we've switched to the new lightbulbs- our light bill has gone down slightly.
Wal mart- at least one in our area- has started selling cloth grocery bags. We buy one or two when we go shopping, and hope to eventually have enough to go grocery shopping, and use only cloth bags. This goes into the whole trash thing- it cuts down on the amount of trash we have.
Being a family of 6 we already generate a lot. So the less we have to throw away the better.
We're going to cloth napkins- for two reasons- I always forget to buy napkins or paper towels, and again, less to throw away.

What about you? Are you "going green" or at least "light green" as I refer to myself?

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Yeah 200 posts!

This is my 200th post. Woohoo!
I was asked to explain the school pictures. :)

Grace was practicing writing her "G"s, Sadie and Connor were hunting for nouns on our word wall.
We reviewed vowels, and talked about nouns. They had to find ten nouns on the wall, and then circle the vowels in the words. :) Then Sadie had to write sentances using words from the word wall.
Grace is doing great recognizing her "G"s, she knows G is for Grace, the letter of the week this week is "R"

Our school schedule goes something like this:

Bible (which for the older two is studying their AWANA verses.)
Calendar time- adding the date, singing the days of the week song etc. (more for Grace's benefit then the others)
Talk about the letter of the week- go on a "hunt" for said letter
English Lesson/Seatwork
Math Lesson/Seatwork
So far the kids have memorized the names of the following states: Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Florida, Mississippi, Alaska, Rhode Island, California, New York, Vermont, New Jersey, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and Missouri. They are getting pretty good at finding them all on the map as well. :)
We add about two states a week to the list.

So that is our school update. :)

Matthew had a fun urgent trip to the eye dr yesterday (did I post this yet? I dont' think so)
Long story short, Grace poked him in the eye, and scratched his cornea. He's fine, but hates med time. lol

Anywho- woohoo on 200 posts :)

Hi Ho Hi Ho Its back to school we go

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Monday, January 07, 2008

We're in trouble now!


Sunday, January 06, 2008

Win a mixer!

A Cowboy’s Wife is having a contest on her food blog! You can win a Hamilton Beach® Stand Mixer and she’ll ship anywhere so everyone is eligible!
The Prize:

The winner will receive a brand new Hamilton Beach 4.5-qt. Eclectrics Stand Mixer, Pineapple Yellow!!
About the mixer:
From Hamilton Beach’s “Eclectrics” line, this all-metal stand mixer comes with a host of accessories - a Flat Beater for cakes and cookies, a Dough Hook for bread and a Wire Whisk for whipped cream or pudding. The 4.5-qt. stainless steel bowl comes with a Pouring Shield that helps prevent splattering while in operation. The pouring shield has a built-in chute for adding ingredients. Powered by 400 watts, the stand mixer has a two-way mixing action to ensure all ingredients are incorporated into the mix. The quick-release, tilt-up head assists when removing the bowl. 9 x 14 x 14-in. When you’re ready for a kitchen re-do, don’t call in the carpenters! Instead, “counterscape” your kitchen with Hamilton Beach’s retro-designed, affordably priced electrics in happy, sun-saturated colors. Their “Eclectrics” line includes updates to those classic appliances from the 1950s. All of their “Eclectrics” are available in six colors: Apple Green, Moroccan Red, Pineapple Yellow, Intrigue Blue, Sugar White and Licorice Black.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Sadie's Basketball Game

She's number 15- the pics are a little blurry...but the gym is hard to photograph in. Lighting stinks. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!!

January- Preparing for our new arrival.
February- Good bye Uncle Steven

March- Welcome Matthew!
April- Sadie's 2nd Recital
May- Goofy Grace turns 3
June- Sisterly Haircuts
July- Messy Pie eating.

August- Wonderful Visit with the G family
September- Sadie learns to ride 2 wheels

October-Follow the yellow brick road
November- Ick! Don't like yams

December- Merry Christmas!!