Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Mom, who are those guys?

Me - "They are missionaries."

M - "Oh, missionaries going to school."

Me - "No, they carry their scriptures and stuff in their backpacks."

M - "Oh, I thought missionaries carried guns and were fighters."

I guess we need to have a talk about what missionaries do, though he may not want to be one as badly as he does now ;).

Saturday, November 25, 2006

A sad day

My Uncle passed away this morning, in his sleep. He was 52 and has struggled with arthritis for many years. The drs don't know how he died, he has been in the hospital for a week because of a fall which resulted in two broken vertebrae. They think it may have been an aneurism but aren't sure. I guess it doesn't really matter now, he's gone.

Jeff was a strong man, he dealt with his fragile body better than most could have. He was a wonderful man.

I will miss him.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Wow, my faith in humanity is restored!

We have a neighbor across the street and they have a really large tree in their front yard with like a gazillion leaves on it. Last year the owners only raked them up when their driveway was so loaded that it was slippery and the wind blew half of them on our yard, made me pretty grumpy.

The owners sold their home this spring and the new owners came and raked up their leaves from my yard!! How cool is that? And they have really kept up with keeping the leaves at their house raked so we don't have a mountain of their leaves on our lawn :)

I had 4 big black garbage bags of leaves from our own trees to take care of today, so I was extremely happy that I didn't have to add theirs to the mix this year!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

No, I'm not crazy.

I'm going to start homeschooling my kids. I have thought about it a lot for the last few weeks. The more unsatisfied I am with the kids school, the more I want to do something about it. M calls me daily and asks me to pick him up, his "tummy hurts", we've done everything we can think of to "fix" it and nothing is helping.

I know I can do a great job and feel like this is the best thing for us to do. I've immersed myself in everything home school related. I have books on how to transition, books on what level they should be at, what the differnt types of techniques are.

I'm going to start Little Man as well. So we'll get all three kids going and catching up to where they should be as well as advancing in areas they love.

I'm excited and ready to go. Though we will wait until January so I can finish my finals and get everything all set up. L can't wait to start many craft projects that we just haven't had time for, as well as baking! M just wants to be home where things can be faster paced and he can wiggle from time to time ;). Little Man has no idea what is going on, haha.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Dear Soldier

My kids PTA decided to have the kids draw a picture or write a letter to send to soldiers serving in Iraq. I told M about this and he decided to write his letter without my help. I'll put it in his way first and then decipher ;)

Dear Sholchrs

I like your figting but can I wach

Dear Soldiers,

I like your fighting but can I watch?

think he plays too many computer games? ;)

Edit: M just told me that I read it wrong, it is supposed to say.....

Dear Soldiers,

I like your fighting but I can't watch right now.

He needs to learn how to write in a fairly straight line rather than all over the page, haha.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Happy Birthday, Pumpkin! (and Halloween stuff too)

Miss L had her 10th birthday this past weekend. Of course I was sick, oh so sick, so our plans were thrown out the window. But she had lots of fun anyway :). Good thing too because there are no do overs, ha j/k.

Here is her "cake" on her birthday. (ignore the mess)

And here is her oh so professional cake that I made the next day.

And now for Halloween pics :) M is the Super Cheetah (same as last year), Little Man is an Elephant Fire Fighter (he wanted to be an elephant fire fighter monster puppy, um..yeah)

Sideways L is the Vampiress on the left, W is her cousin and B is her other cousin :)

Here is a sideways Little Man

And last but not least, a sideways M :)