Sunday, February 26, 2012

Getting Ready...


I think the PS hit their hundred day mark sometime this last month as Jeanna brought home a sheet and a booklet that talked about counting to one hundred. We have only had 88 95 days of school so far this year. When I first started homeschooling I made sure to hit the 160 days, but now we go for content instead of meeting hours.

It is about time to do progress reports again and I hope to get that done this coming week. I also want to do some preschool testing with my 3 1/2 year old to see what I want to do for his preschool curriculum next year. I cannot not believe he will be 4 years old this year.

Jordan has to work tomorrow and she is at her desk reading back over her childcare and first aid class materials. It's very cute the way she is taking this so serious. She is looking...oh.. just found a neat little art project to take with her tomorrow.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


I meant to post this yesterday, but Blogger was giving me the blues.

Ten years ago I worked a job in which I was on call 24/7. I only had  2 kids back then and we ate alot of fast food. My favorite was the "King". Everyone in my office ate from the "King" as it was within walking distance from the office. My secretary and I decided that we would give up the "King" for Lent. After 40 days of not eating there, I did notice that I felt much better...expecially in the afternoons. I never ate there again. Today marks 10 years since I have had the "King".

I just came off of a soda fast last month and really had not thought about Lent this year until yesterday. What did you give up?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Please prove you're not a robot...

I cannot! I cannot see well enough to figure out the letters and thus cannot leave comments as usual. For many of the blogs that I read that use smaller font, I have to copy and paste into a word document so that I can read them with a larger font. But this word verification thing... I just cannot do it.

Oh and just for the record... I am not a robot! LOL!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Friday Field Trip

This week we took cardboard banana boxes to the recycling center and the kids had fun throwing boxes in the big dumpsters. They were laughing and cracking up and the other people were so seriously adding their materials. We then went to look at the fleet of trash trucks and saw the mounds were composting is taking place.

Free fun and good for the planet too.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Public school is closed for 1/2 day today (Thurs.) all of Friday and all Monday, so we could have a 4 day weekend. It is so tempting to take those days off, but we really want to take a nice long spring break and I know how we get when summer starts peeking around the corner. We may sleep in a bit tomorrow and then do just a short day. I have to get fingerprinted and get my TB test read. (Did I mention that we are in the process of adopting again?) I have not decided about Monday yet.

We had Entertaining Angels this week and had a great crowd and much fun. The boys usually stand outside with signs and try to bring in those that pass by. Last month they were so cold that we really doubled up on clothing this month. Jackson had long johns, turtle neck, his school uniform, a hooded sweatshirt and then his snow pants and coat. He had so many layers that he could hardly move and looked like the character from that movie, "Christmas Story". Also, after waddling around so much, his pants fell down inside his snow pants and we were cracking up. Needless to say...they were not cold at all this month.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday Field Trip

Today we went near downtown to the plant where they bottle milk and watched milk bottling. It was very cool and the kids were surprised to see that many different brands of milk all come from the same plant.

Nothing like free field trips!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Dolls & Job Interviews


The interview went very well. Both parents did it together and they were very impressed with how she handled herself. Jordan had typed up some questions that she wanted to ask and the father kept saying, "Wow, that's a good question!" and he told me that he was impressed that I came in with her, but that I let her do the interview on her own. They asked about me transporting her and I kinda rubbed my hands and told them that Jordan and I had worked out a deal where I will get a small fee for providing transportation. The mom was like, "That is a great life lesson. Nothing comes free."

They decided right there on the spot to hire here and are checking their schedules to determine her start date. My little girl is a workin' woman. LOL! by the way the kids are cute and were very well behaved. I think she will do well.

I used to collect Reborn dolls. I only take them out once a year or so to fluff 'em up and show the kids. They have picked out which one they want me to leave to them in my will. Well this year when I pulled them out, Jordan caught the bug and really thought she was ready to have a reborn of her own. I was not feeling that as they are really meant to be collector dolls and not "played" with and the prices are not cheap. She was very persistent about finding one that she could afford with her own money. I gave my standard answer of, "Let's pray about it."

The next day I was on our homeschool group page and there was a post looking for a "mother's helper". Jordan called to inquire about the position and did a very nice phone interview with the lady. She set up an in-person meeting with the family to meet the kids. She gave a price of $40 per week and the lady thought that was fair. Looks like my little girl is about to earn her own money for something she really wants.

I don't dare give her ideas about silicone babies ~Smile~