Tuesday, January 30, 2007


I just sent the boys upstairs for "Brother Playtime". I just heard, "hey, cotton balls, let's pretend we're sheep!!!" The question now is should I go check or live in a few more minutes of ignorant bliss???

In other news, Jim and I spent our first night away from all three kids this past weekend. We farmed out the boys and left Friday night for Plymouth (about an hour and a half north). There we took in a hilarious musical called "Church Basement Women" which is a great show about 4 Lutheran church basement women poking fun at the traditions that surround the women who make the church social functions run and Minnesotans in general. It was hilarious, even to someone who grew up neither Lutheran nor Minnesotan! Perhaps it was because I married a former Lutheran and have lived in Minnesota for coming up on 9 years! :) You can read about the play here. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Truth is stranger than fiction!

Well, now I have a reason to tell my kids not to scream! Hilarious, but I could totally see it happening! Chickens are such stupid animals. Of course, if we did have chickens my boys would probably want to try this trick just to see if it would work.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Parenting question

A serving of cheetos counts as a serving of dariy product, right??? And a strawberry jelly sandwich counts as a serving of fruit? In that case, I've fed the lil'uns a well balanced meal for lunch! :)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Watch out Donald Trump!

Almost two weeks ago Evan came bursting in the door in an excited rush. He threw his things in the entryway and headed for the art box. “I have to make a sign, we’re having a sale at school on January 16! I get to take things to sell and we get two dollars in pretend money from Mrs. Hansen and I have to get my sign made!” Well, the first grade sale was all we heard about! Last night we gathered up all the items Evan wanted to take to sell. I made a few beaded bracelets to attract the little girls in his class. This morning we put together the price signs for Evan’s Toy Store. I volunteered to go in and help during the lesson. Mrs. Hansen gave each student $2 in play money. All the children got to buy and sell items brought from home (and got to keep their purchases!). Over half the students spent more than they started with and learned about a “loss” in business. The rest of the children earned more than they spent and learned about “profit”. A majority of the kids who earned a profit had a total of $3-$4. Evan had a total of $12.15!!! His prices started at about 50 cents and went up to $2. As a shrewd businessman, he did not bargain on any of his wares! He also was able to bring home a few leftovers from his store and a lunch box full of toys that he’d purchases from his classmates! I think The Donald has some serious competition coming up the ranks!!!

Friday, January 05, 2007

Be careful what you say

I was reminded recently of something that my Evan did several years ago. I had a friend over who had two small boys at the time. They were getting restless, so I suggested that they pretend to play Joshua and the wall of Jericho. I told them to march around the garage and shout. Well, when the wall didn't come a tumblin' down they took matters into their own hands, literally! The boys picked up some toy golf clubs and baseball bats and smashed out the garage windows!!!

Monday, January 01, 2007

No stinkin' way!!!

I am part of a group of four friends here. One has one boy, one has two boys, one has three boys (me) and one has four boys. No pink in our houses at all!!! Well, we're all four pregnant again! Three of us have u/s confirmed that we're pregnant with girls!!! The fourth is being a party pooper and won't find out. If it turns out that she is having a girl this time around, I'm calling the newspaper. This would be a great "happy filler" story! Here's Tara at 31 weeks! We're thinking that the c-section will be schedule on February 26. Just 8 more weeks!!! We've started getting the nursery ready for Baby Sister! :)