Friday, May 30, 2008
I scored a Dynomite
70% on theQuiz by SheGoddess: Quick weight loss
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
What is the last song you listened to? From my playlist on my blog, Lionel Ritchie, Truly
What is the last song you sang? From playlist on my blog, Lionel Ritchie, Truly
What song frequently gets stuck in your head?
Whatever I have just heard. This can be annoying!
How do you listen to music most often (pod, radio, etc)? My IPod, or my playlist online.
American Idol: fantastic show or overrated? Depends on the season. I always love the auditions and the last week!
I tag Angie, Melissa, Sara
Sunday, May 25, 2008
The family gathered around the kitchen counter as Steve took a miniature hacksaw and starts to work on the removal. The slide show shows the process it took to get that ball off of his hand! It is really kind of funny the silly things kids do! Carson didn't think it was funny at the time as the hacksaw got closer and closer to his finger. Of course, I saw this as a blog/photo op!
Friday, May 23, 2008
Gems on the Family
The Home Is the Most Significant Classroom
home. It is in the home that we form our attitudes, our deeply held
beliefs. It is in the home that hope is fostered or destroyed. Our homes
are the laboratories of our lives. What we do there determines the course
of our lives when we leave home. Dr. Stuart E. Rosenberg wrote in his book
The Road to Confidence, 'Despite all new inventions and modern designs,
fads and fetishes, no one has yet invented, or will ever invent, a
satisfying substitute for one's own family.' "
(Thomas S. Monson, "Precious Children--A Gift from God," Ensign, Nov. 1991, 68)
We have a cookie making monster at our house! Katie loves to make cookies! As she begins to mix she says to herself (outloud so I could hear) "Oh, I love making cookies!"
This is about the 3rd time she has made cookies and so far she has done quite well with the pre-packaged mixes for cookies. There are always a few reminders along the way to READ the package/recipe. The cookies never last long after they come out of the oven, so she's getting the hang of it. Next, it is on to the real recipies! Oh what dessert should she learn next? The ultimate brownie??
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
After the parade we decided to go out to Murphy, ID since we are all Murphys! Well little did we know how small the town is! It was fun anyway! We went to the museum and kids found some trinkets on their garage/table/yardsale they had inside the museum to raise money for the museum. We stopped by the Murphy General Store to see about some lunch but decided against the big $$ for unknown quality of food! So onto Golden Corral! The kids are in heaven! All the dessert they can eat or allowed to eat anywhere, anytime except at the buffets!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
The students started at the Idaho Historical Museum. It was fun. I had a group of 6 students and they had to find 6 items to build a scavenger hunt. Then the papers were traded with another group of students and we had to find what they put on their scavenger hunt! It was a great way to engage the students in a museum. I think they learned something! After a lunch in the park they boarded the bus to the Basque museum area and stared the Boise Art Walk. They had 10 different stops around downtown Boise that we walked to and answered questions regarding the different pieces of art displayed around Boise. There are huge postcards on the side of buildings, sculptures, paintings, artwork in the sidewalk. If you look closely at the photo of the bear heads, you will see the students fingers doing their own exploring! I thought it was a cool photo and only saw what they were doing after I loaded the photos onto my computer! The last stop before returning to school was the Basque Museum. Their culture, language, and way of life was interesting to learn about. Whaling was a big part of their culture. Their homelands cover area in Spain and France. It is their language that makes them unique.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
When doing laundry it seems there are always the lone sock(s)! I would think that when one sock goes into the laundry the mate should be with it!!!
As I walk around my house, garage, yard, or clean out the car I find socks! Often times only one sock! Who goes around with just one sock on? When I am doing laundry and I come across the lone sock, I put it into the sock basket hoping it will be reunited with its mate within a load or two.
The kids don't seem to care about matching their own socks. They just dig to find a close approximation. Some don't even care how close the approximation, just that they have one for each foot! One girl sock and one of Dad's socks and you are ready to go!
My socks go into the wash together and magically they come out of the wash together!
Friday, May 2, 2008
Logan comes to tell me that he is writing a story about me and wants to know what age I want to be in the story. I told him my real age is fine! "No mom, it is a tall tale! How about 35?" (I just turned 41!)
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Kids sure can be hard on things! We noticed a problem in the kids' bathroom when the ceiling directly below this bathroom was sagging a bit and the tile around the toilet was discoloring! The combination of shower curtains not being shut and toilet overflows forced us to pull up the toilet and floor down to the floor joists. We have a some good friends that helped us with this seemingly impossible project! Karl and Carol you are awesome!
The other night Steve and I got the tiles measured and cut. And then tonight got the tile set and tomorrow the grouting! Hooray, maybe the kids can use their own bathroom by Sunday morning!
I am so ready to invest in a port-a-potty!