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Monday, November 30, 2009

A Boy and His Tree

Mike's mom plants a tree for each of the kids when they are born. Here is James and his tree throughout the years.






Hello 1970's

Thanksgiving Day.

Georgia and The Farm, Part 1

Here are some views of our trip down to Georgia. After a very fun two weeks, we are enjoying the simple routine of being at home and school lessons.The tree house is still a big hit.

Even the mowed fields are hard to navigate when you're little.


On a hayride at Pioneer Days.





Rocking with her baby. She is so girlie.

















Wednesday, November 18, 2009

We Are In Middle Georgia

Oh the joy of being in the South again! After a very long drive from the North, we have settled in once again at Beaver Run Farm. Internet is spotty and unpredictable, the way it should be on a 600 acre farm in the middle of nowhere! Until I can figure out how to get my computer connected, I am sorry to say that photos will be few and far between.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Ahhhh, the sweet smell of awesome

Isaac came home from Step-Up a few weeks ago with scratch and sniff stickers. This was the first exposure to those type of stickers for the kids. For the past few weeks there has been many discussions about those stickers. Most of the discussions have been centered around what type of sticker should be made and what it should smell like. It was decided that Star Wars scratch and stiff stickers were an absolute neccessity.
"They should make a Tatooine sticker and it should smell like a desert."
"They could make a Luke Skywalker sticker and it could smell like that marker you rub on your arms." (deodorant)
"If they made a Millenium Falcon sticker it would smell... awesome."

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Costumes Galore!

So after spending a ridiculous amount of time in the doctor's office, and seeing the doctor for all of ten minutes, I decided we needed donuts to reward ourselves for surviving the experience. Since I needed other things as well, we headed over to Walmart. When we got there, we saw that the costumes were 90% off. 90%!!! As in, these are basically free. Since the average price of said costumes was now lowered to $1.20, our dress-up bin received a massive makeover!












Not impressed with ninja's and GIJoes, Market decided to raid her own drawer and create her own costume. Here she is in a sparkly hat, a swimsuit around her neck, and she is asking for help with some black leggings.



After her drawer got boring she raided the drawer of a brother. Or maybe it was the clothes hamper. In any case, Henry had a BIG problem with it. "Batman underwear is not for Margarets!"

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My New Blog

I started a new blog about sewing. It's fun! Check it out HERE.

I am having a handmade secret santa swap. Items do not have to be sewn, just handmade. Please consider signing up.

Send me your name and address and your favorite colors. I will send you the information for another participate. Make and ship your item by December 15.

Easy and fun! Please consider joining!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Not Impressed

A package arrived today containing belated Feast Day gifts for James as well as a small package for Margaret. James opened his presents and then I handed Margaret her package. Henry was finding this very hard to handle. He knew that James was getting gifts because it had been his Feast Day. But why was Margaret getting a gift as well? And where was the gift for him?

That changed pretty quickly after Margaret opened her gift, which was a cute Christmas dress. "Oh, that's not a gift," stated Henry. "That's just a dress."

Balance and fairness was once again restored to the household.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Margaret is well protected.

Henry walks up to Margaret wearing a clone trooper mask and carrying a lightsaber.

"Hello Margaret. I am Henry. I am here to rescue you from boys and... bushes. I have your brothers right outside."

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Pilgrims!

These Pilgrims are so happy that I almost wish I was on that Mayflower with them!

Favorite Things

Some kids start their school day by doing a weather chart or putting a number on the calendar. Henry starts his school day by adding an item to his "Henry's Favorite Things" list. He got the idea from a Magic Tree House Book where Jack makes a list of his favorite things. Everyday, Henry tells me one or two things to add to his list. Here is his list so far: If you don't see all that you are expecting, don't worry. We have 123 days left in this school year.


Monday, November 2, 2009

A Giveaway

Not here. Over HERE.

I've entered for the Stainless Steel Waterbottle. Those suckers are spendy and I keep misplacing mine. Plus, I love free stuff.

Brotherly Love




Oh Hank!