Monday, February 23, 2009

The solar system

We've been studying the solar system for a couple of weeks now. I wrote down some facts for the kids to copy for the next planet in the system. Here's what I wrote.

Uranus is a big ball of gas.

And then I read it later and laughed out loud. I think I will be changing that. Their teacher might see it. Then again, maybe I'll leave it.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I tried to be "that kind of mom" who makes all kinds of fun projects with her kids for, you know, nature or something. So I dragged the birdseed in from the garage, rummaged through the pans for a heart-shaped mold, and found a recipe for bird feeders. It looked like it was going to be a great project. But it sucked. They all fell apart. Oh well. Good times spent together mixing birdseed, flour and water.... and then dumping most of it on the floor instead of into the pans, but who's counting.
And when you have toes like this, who cares if you have to sweep up a little birdseed.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Name that kid

Creepy, huh.

I was going though my pictures and came across this one. Since I have nothing else to blog about, I decided to post it. I don't really know which kid it is, but as I'm sitting here wondering who took the picture I see Madelyn on the chair across the living room from me with my camera stuck close to her face, clicking away and then flipping the camera over to see her masterpiece. Mystery solved.

Friday, February 13, 2009

A little pick-me-up

I've been stuck in a slump the past few weeks. Its the typical mid-winter funk that happens every year. I think I need to plan a trip to somewhere sunny next year about this time to combat the winter blues. Any takers?

Yesterday we broke out the nail polish and Brooklyn painted my toenails. Aren't they beautiful?