Thursday, June 30, 2011

The KAT's Meow

Jr.: Is it Sunday?
Mommy: It's Thursday. It's Garbage Day.
Jr.: I don't like that day. I want the world to change that day.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011


Another idea from FamilyFun Magazine. Jr. wanted to make a "recyclobot" from the December/January 2011 issue. The idea is to take leftover packaging from Christmas gifts and challenge the family to create robots out of it. Well, we didn't keep our Christmas packaging until June (thank goodness), but we have been collecting a few items for craft projects

and this is what the kids came up with:

I only helped with cutting and connecting things. The kids decided which materials to use and where everything should go.
It's amazing to see what different ideas they come up with when given the same pile of objects to work from. Creativity is an awesome thing.
If you can't see, Jr.'s has three arms (and hands) and four legs. Nichole's has the standard two arms and two legs (and Angelina Ballerina stickers all over it).

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Nursery Rhymes According to Jr.

This old man, he played three. He played knick knack on my turtle.
With a knick knack paddy whack, give the dog a bone.
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played one hundred, he played knick knack all over me.
With a knick knack paddy whack, give the dog a bone.
This old man came rolling home.

Monday, June 20, 2011

International Surfing Day 2011

Today is International Surfing Day. Besides surfing the internet, have some fun listening to Beach Boys, watching some beach movies, and showing your surfing style no matter what you're doing:

Blowing bubbles

Putting groceries away

Oh, anything at all

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day 2011

Jeremy, may you remember this Father's Day always as the one where you and Nichole missed church because you two weren't feeling well but I had to go so I could teach my Sunbeam lesson, but I brought your Father's Day cookie home to you anyway, and you still enjoyed how the kids decorated two chairs for you:
a chair by the computer, complete with flowers, a bee, nice messages, a rainbow, several bows, a face,

and a hat for you to wear while you sit at the computer

and a silly chair at the kitchen table with feathers, flowers and a bee again, more nice messages, and bows,

and a paper plate face that Jr. wanted to say, "Happy Father's Day," like his cousin's Valentine's robot said, but I don't have the skills to make that happen electronically like Uncle Slater does

so every time you sat down in the chair, you would say, "Happy Father's Day," yourself in that robot voice

And may you remember the orange julius that Nichole had been planning to make you for a week for Father's Day, but you weren't sure if it would hurt your sore throat or not, but it turned out it was just fine and tasted nice

And how we started a family game you wanted to play, but only got through a few rounds because you paused to call your dad and the baby woke up and just wanted to grab everything

But overall you still had a good Father's Day because it was spent with your family.

Friday, June 17, 2011


Wouldn't you just love to sit down next to this guy? Have a nice chat? Talk about your day?

That's a true friend.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Who is that little boy?

Well, that's Jr.

And that's Peter Pan.

But who is that?

That is the new Jr.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pop Goes the Weasel Day 2011

Long time no write. We've had a crazy few weeks. A lot of stresses and a lot of blessings and some of the stresses leading to blessings. There are a lot of things I won't talk about here as this is a public blog, but I have been getting a lot written in my journal lately.

I will talk about our day today.
We've been doing some activities from The Friend magazine lately and Nichole decided to do a "Faith in God Challenge" from the Bulletin Board section of the June 2011 issue. It was a "Serving Others" activity- planning a picnic. She decided on a menu- peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (just peanut butter for her and Jr.), grapes, carrots, chips, and grape juice, and decided where it would be held- at the "kite flying park." She and I picked up some supplies from the grocery store. She made the sandwiches (Jr. made his) and packed the picnic basket.

Then today for Family Home Midday, we had our picnic.

And of course the kids did some kite flying.

When we got home, we had Family Home Midday treat, chocolate covered frozen bananas, an idea from my sister in-law-in-law's blog.

And since today is Pop Goes the Weasel Day, the kids and I made up our own Pop Goes the Weasel game to play.

It's great to find reasons and ways to celebrate.