Friday, November 30, 2007

Guess Who 101

To watch this "Oh so cute" video of #2 (Theron) explaining how to play the Guess Who game turn off music at the bottom of the page by clicking on the pause button.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Lean on Me

We had an enjoyable holiday week. Trav's parents came to visit, along with Quinn, Tiffany, and Clarissa. We ate the usual Thanksgiving food. We had some friends join us for the fun, which made the meal even better. We played games (my personal favorite activity), watched videos and just hung around. Somehow amidst all the fun and relaxation we managed only to snap one photo. This is it. Isaac and Theron slept on our bedroom floor for the week. We found them like this one night when we went to bed. I wonder who fell asleep first? This would be an odd question if the next picture didn't exist. A couple of years ago we left the boys on our bed to watch a video. Upon returning, we found Isaac sacked out right on top of poor little one year old Theron, who continued his struggle to watch the movie under all twenty-four pounds of an exhausted brother.

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I'm Thankful for...


...hard workers...

...good health and strength...
...and a super-hero dad.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Charlie chuckles

Don't forget to turn off the music at the bottom by pushing the pause button.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Gobble Gobble

When we moved here I started a preschool co-op. This week I taught. Theron and his buddies made Thankful Turkeys to welcome in the Thanksgiving holiday. If you are dieing to make one you just need an orange, pipe cleaners, toothpicks, googly eyes, and fruit loops. The boys had fun and we worked on our math skills by sorting out the different colors and counting the loops as they slide down the picks.
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Friday, November 16, 2007

Mr. Jack-o-lantern

Our pumpkins have officially had it. Travis helped them to find a new home in our garden. Yep! If you couldn't tell they are spent. As I watched him hauling them to the garden I couldn't help remembering Halloween 2000. My roommate, Kimberly, put a pumpkin on our balcony in W35 at the Elms. It stayed there (against the wishes of the her other five roommates) until our spring cleaning April!! By that time it was a nasty molded thawing pile of two inch high pumpkin. Pretty gross...kind of funny.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I dedicate this post to Laura and Britt D.
We ate Liverwurst and Hot Chocolate for dinner tonight.
I recommend Sugardale Deli Shoppe BRAUNSCHWEIGER found at Walmart if a German deli is not within reasonable driving distance.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Busy Deer

Isaac and Theron went hunting with Travis. I asked the boys if they saw any deer. Isaac said, "No, the deer are on their own schedule." wonder...

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Thankful Chain

The boys are stoaked for the holidays. They have been asking mulitple times a day if today is Thanksgiving. (No.) Christmas? (No.) Tomorrow? (mmm..No.) We value our sanity so we made a thankful chain for family home evening this week. Each link of the chain has something that we are thankful for on it. There is one chain for each day until Thankgiving. Today (lucky me) we are thankful for me. We have already been thankful for dad, Isaac, and a job and have many more great things and people on each link. We have been so blessed and have so much to be thankful for.
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Friday, November 9, 2007

Confessions of a blogger

Laura tagged me. I am playing along because I miss her and because it was fun to read her tag. I am supposed to tell 6 facts or habits about me. You can decide for yourself if these are facts or habits. So read up and then check out my tags to see if you are it!
  1. I'd really rather stay home. My first inclination when invited to do something is to say "no". I have come a long way since marrying Travis and becoming a mommy. I have learned that it's usually best to go if I want to stay sane. My kids can't stand to be cooped up for too long.
  2. I think about my childhood daily. It feels like a separate life from the one I live now. I'm still puzzled at the disconnect. That makes me think about it even more.
  3. I play "survival of the fittest" with eggs. My mom taught me to crack eggs. Rather than cracking an egg on the counter top or a bowl or pan she taught me to crack them against each other. When I do this, only one egg cracks...the stronger egg. This egg is then cracked against the next egg and the one that doesn't crack is now the strongest. The strongest egg has a designated place in the carton to wait for it's next face off. The last egg left in the carton is the winner. I have done this with every egg carton I have ever had in my refrigerator. It's fulfilling. Try it.
  4. I really enjoy a gloomy, cloudy, wet, and rainy day.
  5. I crack my knuckles. I wish I didn't.
  6. I am not a "doer" but I want to be. A doer is someone who attends to things in a prompt way to keep from having a to-do list hanging over their head. Trav's dad, Randy, is a doer. This week in my attempts to become one I cleaned out and got rid of a bunch of my boys' toys, sorted my kids clothes to weed out those that are too small, moved all of our summer stuff out of the garage so my boy Trav can park in it, am in the middle of painting a dresser, and have done a decent job of keeping our house tidy.

I tag:
  1. Britt D.
  2. Danika
  3. Rob
  4. Quinn
  5. Meshan
  6. Kimberly (hint: start by creating a blog)

Woe is me!!

Poor Charlie!! All four of his top front teeth are poking through at the same time. What a trooper!
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Spoonfuls of Stories

I finished this book today for the second time. It's called "Everybody Needs a Rock" by Byrd Baylor with pictures by Peter Parnall. I thought it was pretty cute. It's especially great if you only minutes to read. Yep! It's a children's book and I found it in our Cheerios box. I really connected with it because I find "special" rocks in the bottom of my washing machine nearly every time I do the laundry. In this book you will discover the key to finding a good rock and that's important because..."Everybody Needs A Rock". My favorite rule is number 6:
  • "The size must be perfect. It has to feel easy in your hand when you close your fingers over it. I has to feel jumpy in your pocket when you run. Some people touch a rock a thousand times a day. There aren't many things that feel as good as a rock-- if the rock is perfect."

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Meet Charlie

Just for the record...he WAS strapped in.

Oh and if you're having trouble with the sound...turn to music off at the bottom of the page by clicking on the pause button.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Look out Casper the Friendly Ghost...

...'cause here comes Theron the Rainbow ghost. No matter what we tried to convince him to dress as for Halloween he insisted on being a ghost "with all the colors". We're pretty sure that most people in the neighborhood just thought he was some sort of scary clown.
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Abra Kadabra!!

Isaac wanted to be a witch because Emery was going to be a witch. He was stoked to learn that male witches are wizards. He "dist-appeared" Theron every chance he got (much to Theron's dismay).
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Little Lion

Charlie was a very sweet Lion for Halloween this year. He was happy as could be before we left and just as chipper a few houses and animal crackers later.
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