Tuesday, March 31, 2009


We had a great time with my friends and the girls friends today. We went bowling! I think it wore everyone out! Afterwards I took the girls to McDonalds and then came home. The oldest helped me make dinner and it was delicious! After that I put together my first real sewing project. I had some problems but it did turn out ok. It was ready made fabric and I basically just put it together, but I like to think that it took at least a little bit of talent. Maybe not. It was still gratifying to see it turn out and fit her!! Oh, I knew someone said something funny! Our oldest was talking to my mom and wanted to tell her about bowling. She said, "I even scored a STARE!" Ha! She meant spare, but it was super cute! Then she was telling her about a movie we rented and she said there was a talking "Hedgehock". Plus she was telling my mom about the museum and was rehashing what we did. While we were there, I took her to a display that highlighted what smoking does to your body. She asked why they showed a baby there. I explained that smoking can cause problems to your babies. Here is what she got... "Nana, I learned that if you smoke your baby will DIE! Mommy said so!" Kids! Gotta love 'em!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Baked Cod

My husband, during his time as a marine, spent a few years out in California. He fell in love with Fish Tacos. I have always wanted to try and make some here. So tonight I did it. Evidently he liked them but they are not California fish tacos. I baked my fish and I guess they deep fry theirs. But, all that aside, everyone liked them. The youngest actually ate a lot of the fish and said she wants to eat it every day. I told her it was cod. Later they were in their bath and I gave them a bath fizzy. They asked why there was no bubbles. I told them, they make fizz and make the water smell good. The youngest said, "Well, I don't smell nothing 'cept cod." Ha!!! You gotta love that girl!

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Today we had the pleasure of an entire day with NO plans. My husband suggested the local science museum. We took off and spent a good 3 hours there! It was AWESOME! The girls (and us) had a total blast! I was excited because we got to see an IMAX show about the wild coast of Africa. I have wanted to take the girls to an IMAX for a long time. It was worth the wait! They loved it! Sorry, no photos. We forgot the camera! But we had a great memory building day. We did upset the youngest though. She is always happy.... as long as she is not hungry. Well, the IMAX show was at 1 and it was almost 3 by the time we landed at a place for lunch. She was silent and pretty much glaring at us. After devouring a roll, some of my soup and finally her own meal, her smile was back in place again! Phew! Tonight was scary though. The girls were in bed and I heard a noise. It was a siren. I changed the station and we were under a tornadoe watch. As we were listening they said it was pretty much headed for our house. Yeah. It was creepy. My husband pulled out a mattress, we woke up the girls and got ready but thankfully the Lord was watching over us and we are all fine! I hate tornadoes and I KNOW I will dream about them tonight. Hopefully the girls will dream about science stuff instead! =)

Daddy's Turn

Saw this on facebook and thought it was neat. Very eye opening!

Moms - Try interviewing your kids. Pretty sweet to have these answers while they're little!

This is my interview with my oldest at 5.

1. What is something dad always says to you?

2. What makes dad happy?
When we have fun

3. What makes dad sad?
When we don't have fun

4. How does your dad make you laugh?
When he tickles us

5. What was your dad like as a child?
He liked jumping off the roof

6. How old is your dad?
I don't know

7. How tall is your dad?
As tall as a little bit of the wall

8. What is hisfavorite thing to do?
Go to the Army to get money for us so we can buy stuff

9. What does your dad do when you're not around?
Eat lunch

10. If your dad becomes famous, what will it be for?
Because they were his friends

11. What is your dad really good at?

12. What is your dad not very good at?
doing hair clips in our hair because he hurts us and our hair a lot when he tries. It always hurts

13. What does your dad do for her job?
Goes to the aArmy

14. What is your dad's favorite food?
macaroni and cheese

15. What makes daddy proud of you?
when we clean up fast

16. If your dad were a cartoon character, who would she be?
The prince that cinderella danced with

17. What do you and your dad do together?
Play basketball because he always tries to steal my basketball

18. How are you and your dad the same?
because you say I look like him

19. How are you and your dad different?
because I like salt a lot and he just likes it a little

20. How do you know your dad loves you?
because he honks at us when he leaves us

21. Where is your dad's favorite place to go?
the army

This was on facebook but one of my best friends did this on her blog and I loved it! So I copied her idea! Let me know if you try it too!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A day in the life of a Sonlight home-schooler

Just thought I'd photograph a typical day for us while doing school. It is so much fun! Most days it takes about 1 1/2 hours. Everything I show was included in our kit. I know I sound like a commercial for Sonlight, but honestly I never thought I could do this and they have helped make it possible! Now I want everyone to experience it. Today was a bad day with the girls but still, I am thankful I could take pictures of them in the middle of the day, make them a hot, fresh lunch and hear their giggles all day long.


How do you get your kids to sleep good? Here is what we do. =)

From the mouths of babes

Saw this on facebook and thought it was neat. Very eye opening!

Moms - Try interviewing your kids. Pretty sweet to have these answers while they're little!

This is my interview with my girls at ages 4 and 5.

1. What is something mom always says to you?
5- You have to take a shower
4- Do your chores

2. What makes mom happy?
5- When we have good behavior
4- When we do our chores and listen to you

3. What makes mom sad?
5- When we don't have good behavior and if we don't do all our chores
4- When we don't do our chores

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
5- By doing things you think are cute
4- Do my eye trick

5. What was your mom like as a child?
5- You liked to swing on trees a lot
4- You liked to slide on water slides

6. How old is your mom?
5- I don't know
4- 50

7. How tall is your mom?
5- 12 pounds (huh?)
4- as tall as a wall

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
5- Bake
4- She does not want to answer any more

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
5- Bake dinner

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
5- Tell them my name

11. What is your mom really good at?
5- Taking pictures

12. What is your mom not very good at?
5- Doing good art

13. What does your mom do for her job?
5- You don't do anything

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
5- Salad

15. What makes Mommy proud of you?
5- Doing things that we should do even when you are not there

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
5- Barbie

17. What do you and your mom do together?
5- Go shopping

18. How are you and your mom the same?
5- Because we like salt (Hmmm, ok...)

19. How are you and your mom different?
5- Because you always like new foods and sometimes I don't

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
5- Because we are your little girls

21. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
5- Krogers (Not too far off with that one =) )

This was on facebook but one of my best friends did this on her blog and I loved it! So I copied her idea! Let me know if you try it too!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Great Day

Today was awesome! We had a playdate with my new friend and her twins. All our kids are within 15 months of each other so they had a blast! We had an indoor picnic and then beat the rain by playing on an inside playland at church. It was so much fun! To top it off I made cookies for my husband, he got home from work early and got to play with the girls and for the finale we had Awana's and American Idol!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Nothing to blog about

I wish I had something really great and exciting to blog, but I do not. How about I share a super easy, super yummy and at least SOMEWHAT healthy recipe we had tonight?

I do not have a name for it but you can call it Mexican Chicken Pasta =)

2 cups cooked and chopped chicken
1 1/2 cups salsa con queso
1/2 cup milk
diced tomatoes
diced green onions
1 can drained cord
1 can drained black beans

1 box penne pasta

Cook pasta according to directions.

In another bowl mix first 7 ingredients.

Drain pasta and return to pot. add contents of other bowl, mix well and enjoy! 20 minutes top to bottom and very good! We always use whole wheat pasta so the only not so great feature is the salsa con queso. It was a hit for everyone here! Even the veggies since they are covered in sauce! Please let me know if you ever try it.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Outside Tea Party

For weeks, maybe even months, the girls have been begging to use their kitchen toys to host a tea party. I had been delaying because I was not excited about the clean up. Today was beautiful though so I suggested we take it outside! Suffice it to say it was a hit with all their friends!

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Yeah, we went to the Zoo today. It was a complete blast! The girls got to pet a kangaroo, a small boa constricter, a wallabee, some goats and maybe something else. It was so much fun! There were two VERY funny things that happened. First, we saw a man feeding some turtles and he was giving them vegetables. Our oldest said, "Man. I wish I lived with turtles. I would eat all their broccoli!" Second, we just found the lions and secured a spot to view them when the male lion started mounting the female. All the adults were shocked and the kids clueless! It was great! On the way home we tried a yummy new place and then got groceries.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Time with Daddy

Today was great! We all got up and hit some garage sales. The girls got to go to Mom's Out, Kids In. My husband and I spent those 3 hours drinking coffee and browsing stores together. Once we got home, he took the girls out for ice cream, duck feeding and a trip to the lake! They spent about 3 hours together! They all came home dirty and happy! While they were gone, I switched the winter clothes out for summer and it felt great! The girls came home and were so excited to see their summer clothes and shoes. We put them in the shower and after about 3 minutes they got out. I asked why and the oldest said, "we are just so excited about our clothes that we cannot even think about playing in the shower!" They are so funny! Oh, when we picked them up today we were asking what all they did at MOKI. They were telling us what they ate for lunch. The oldest mentioned just eating one cookie. I said, "You each only got 1?" She said, "Well we knew you would only want us to have 1 AND we remembered to eat our fruit first." We praised them and then rolled the windows down and screamed through the streets about how great our girls are! They LOVED it!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Tonight the girls and I were eating dinner and the youngest asked me what ants ate. We went through a litany of items that they would eat. Then she says, "Well, when they are so tiny how do they do things they do like sleep?" We talked about that for a little bit. Then she asks, "Do ants have ears?" Where does she come up with this stuff? I need to quit blogging and google the answer.

The New Way to Watch Morning 'Toons

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

lookie here

I know it is common knowledge that I have the best husband ever, but just in case you did not know.... here is further proof! Look what he got me! I am real excited! I have NO clue how to sew but am excited to learn. I am being brave and posting my first thing I made which was a napkin. It is pretty rough but since I have never even touched a machine before I was still pleased! If you have any sewing ideas/advice, comment away!