Monday, March 31, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
The boys went to Sunday School today. Yes it's Easter (and A.'s birthday. It'll be more than 200 years before that happens again). Even more exciting, it was R.'s first day of Sunday School. He's been before but never made it from start to finish. He has sat with me in the crying room with the "ladies" for the most part. The ladies are the wheelchair bound grandmas who sit in the crying room. I have not seen any babies in the crying room, just the ladies, R. and me!
R.'s first bible verse was "Do not be alarmed, He is not here, He has risen!" Mark 16:6. Yes, he did memorize it, complete with chroeography. Before the recitation, he drops to his knees and throws his hands to the heavens and says "Do not be alarmed..."
Well, at Sunday School, the boys made their artwork displaying their Bible verse and they also made a special snack "tombs". They had cinammon rolls that were risen, so they were hollow inside. When cut in half they resembled tombs. The boys brought home their leftovers. They seem to have enjoyed their tombs.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Step Four: Gather your womrs. Here are the worms. We bought them at the local garden supply.
Step Five: Prepare the worms. This part is easy, simply remove the lid. The worms are ready to move.
Step Six: Pour the little guys in, gently. Here are the worms in their new home.
Step Seven: Feed the little worms.
Here is A. with his toys, 3 Bionicles, a 3-D dinosaur puzzle in an egg and a knight's sword with sheath!!
Now, I'm not a Bionicle building variety mom. I'm more of a cookie-baking, hey let's play ball in the backyard kind of mom. All those tiny parts and those instruction books just don't work for me. Big A. is the go-to guy when it comes to building models. Here is A. waiting for his Dad to come home. He sat here for hours!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
I love free stuff. We are members of two local Freecycle groups. If you aren't familiar with Freecycle you can read about it here. http://www.freecycle.org/
A former teacher posted that she had a 50 gallon, yes 50 gallon, storage tub full of her old teaching texts and supplies for grades K-3! Holy moly, I was all over it. The box literally filled my trunk and I have the largest trunk available without tracking down a 1970s station wagon. Let me tell you, there was quite a bit of good stuff in that tub and I'm still working on organizing it in our "school bookcase". Well since I so willingly took these things off of this former teacher's hands, she contacted us when she found a box of educational games. Bingo! Literally, we received Money Bingo, Time Bingo, etc. as well as many great spelling games.
Here are some pics of the family playing Spin and Spell.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Sometimes I'm a poet...
Oh, vinegar, vinegar, my sour little friend
I love the way you clean for me; for the chores you gently tend!
I poured you in my teapot last night and turned the heat on high
As you toiled and boiled in my copper pot, I gave a thankful sigh.
"Mom, what's that smell?!" *cough* *gag* "My eyes are starting to water!"
(Our little guys do not realize that any drama will become my blog fodder!)
And then, dear vinegar, you soon dwindled and my teapot was bright and clean
I happily rinsed my pot and prepared a spot of tea~ named for Catherine the Queen!