Tuesday, October 31, 2006


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Monday, October 30, 2006

Too Bad

I know Hollywood marriages tend to expire faster than milk, but every once in awhile there is a couple that you think might, just might, make it. I was really sorry to hear that Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe are splitting up.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Trip - Part 2

After we left MS, we headed to Florida to see my sister and nephews. On the way we stopped in Mobile to see the USS Alabama battleship. As we walked up the ramp, Elijah looked down and said "this is in water!!" We assured him that it was supposed to be in water, since it was a ship. "What if it starts to swim?" he wanted to know. Fortunately, it stayed put as we toured it.

My sister lives on a tiny Army base near Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. It's about 20 miles out in the middle of nowhere, but it has really nice housing, a huge park, a pool, and even a reptile house with snakes and alligators. Of course, the boys just loved that. What I didn't expect in Florida was to be freezing the whole time! They were having very unseasonably cold weather.

On the way home we spent a night North of Birmingam, Alabama. There was no particular reason, just that we really felt like stopping. The next day we had planned on stopping in Kentucky to see the Mamouth Caves, but the weather was so cold and rainy that we just kept driving and driving all the way home. From Alabama to Michigan.

Also, on the way home we got off the interstate
in Alabama, Tennesse and Kentucky so we
could see a little more of the states. In Alabama, what initially looked like trash along the streets turned out to be cotton blowing around. That's just not something you see in Michigan.

All in all, we had a good time. The boys had a lot of fun with their cousins and were very very good travellers. Jonah has improved greatly since our last trip to the U.P Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 27, 2006

Home Sweet Home

We're home! We rolled in very early this morning. We drove all day and night yesterday. I will update with some pictures later. First, we need to get some food in this house and I have to return a few phone calls. We must have a foot of leaves in our yard! I can't wait to catch up on everybody's blogs, although my bloglines is a bit overwhelming right now!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Children's Museum.

I haven't died from a gangerous finger, in case you were wondering. Instead, we have spent the last four days travelling South. Our first destination was Indianapolis where we brought the boys to the largest children's museum in the world. It was five stories high and full of cool stuff. An added bonus was seeing Risa and her children.

Here you can see Isaac as weatherman in the National Geographic Maps exhibit. Next you have Elijah shoveling rocks in the Science is Everywhere exhibit (the boy's favorite I think). Finally, you have the boys standing in front of a mastodon skeleton.

Our next stop was Nashville. Here we visited the Nashville Zoo and ate dinner in the Rainforest Cafe.

And finally today we arrived in Mississippi to see some family. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Sewing can be Hazardous to your Health

I couldn't get a good picture, but you will notice there are two red marks on my finger. One (on the side) is where the sewing machine needle entered my finger. The second is where it exited my finger thru my nail. The worst part is that the needle was jammed in there for several seconds because I couldn't get it out. Let this be a lesson to you: always take your foot off the pedal while you are removing a stubborn pin that is precariously close to the needle. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Art Wednesday

First, just for Heather, I had to post this picture I took at the lake near our house.

Second, was this weeks Art project. Today we had a break from kitchen art as the theme was learning to draw with shapes. This shows up every few weeks thru out the book. Today's picture was an Eagle. You can see the example in the book, and Isaac's Eagle underneath. Not quite as exciting as the other projects, but we had a pretty long day of school today so it was nice to do something simple and non-messy. Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 09, 2006

Bucking the Norm

Somebody on one of my message boards (who happens to be in the article!) posted this article about larger families. It also mentions Laura from Project Runway who is expecting her sixth baby.

There was one quote that made a me roll my eyes a bit.
“The majority of the large families I know have made adjustments — the kids share bedrooms, they don’t always get new toys,” she said. “It’s more a question of valuing things a little differently.”
This is one thing I do not understand. There seems to be this new American standard that kids need their own room. Not that its wrong if your children have their own rooms, but to think that a child is being deprived because he has to -gasp- share a room is just absurd to me.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Necklaces to Eat

This week's Art project was snacks on a string. It kept the boys occupied for a nice long while. I have to say I was surprised at how well Sammy could string cereal, I expected that he would need a lot more help than he did.

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Christmas Wishlist

Just when you scrape enough out of your brain for a blog entry, next thing you know its already four days later and you need to come up with another one! It's been awhile since I asked my lovely readers a question, so here it is:

What do you want for Christmas? Now, I realize Christmas is much more than getting gifts, but I am still interested in hearing what that dream gift would be. Even if you know there's not a chance you will be recieving it, what are you wishing for?

As for me, i'm wishing for a dressform.