Tuesday, March 17, 2009


As I was directing the girls in the cleaning of their room on Saturday, I saw something under one of the beds. Yes, I even made them clean out under there. They both played the “what? I don’t see anything” game. Then they pulled out these…….


They just wanted to “keep some snacks handy” in their room. At least they were in baggies so they wouldn’t get the carpet all full of chocolate.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Never Ending Winter

This has been another looooong and very cold winter. This past Tuesday we had another blast of snow with very cold temps. School was canceled… again. Then They had a late start on Wednesday. (I’m really wishing we could have moved south instead of staying in this rotten cold and snow.)

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Don’t you hate it when your earmuffs get stuck in your hair?!?!?IMG_5247



Joseph and Matthew got and early birthday present of and R2-D2 clothes hamper for their Star Wars bedroom. It started out life as a can cooler display in a convenience store, but we rescued him and turned him into something more smelly useful. I will post more pictures of their room when they get their wall project done.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Just had to make note of this……

Tonight, Elizabeth ate more the one bite of her supper. I guess it’s not that she’s picky, she just has expensive tastes. We had fake stake mock tenderloin.... AND SHE ATE!!!

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By the way, here it is about 3 months since she lost her 2 front baby teeth and the new ones still are not growing in. AND.. she has lost another one on the bottom. If she keeps this up she have to switch to a liquid diet. IMG_5333

Monday, March 2, 2009

Science Fair - Matthew

Matthews turn to do theIMG_5317 science fair. At St. Philip’s each grade has one first place, one second place and one third place, the rest get a participation ribbon. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place kids get to go to state. Matthew got 3rd place of the fourth graders. He was so excited, he said he “didn’t hear a word they said after they announced my name.” He also said his knees were shaking when he went up to get his award. His topic/subject was, does music affect test taking scores. The whole family got to enjoy helping out Matthew with this project by taking tests 3 nights in a row. He did a great job with it. He did complain and stall, because I wanted this to be his work and not mine. He was hoping I would think for him, but I was persistent in making this be his project. After he got his third place I asked him if he was proud of it. Of course he said “yes”. Then I pointed out to him he wouldn’t be so proud of it if it wasn’t really his work and he agreed. So, now he gets to go to state with his project on May 2nd. Way to go, Matthew!! IMG_5319