Monthly Archives: September 2011

A + for creativity

I was reviewing state capitals with J. He came up with a few new ones.

Concord, New Hamster

Montbanana, Vermont.

(I guess that’s how he thinks of peel-ier?)


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She speaks the truth

F: I want raisins!

J: Okay, but you have to be patient.

F: No. I not patient. Right, Mom?

Me: That’s right. You’re definitely not.



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We recently implemented a new chore system around here. The boys are actually excited about it and were explaining it all to Daddy when he got home from work.

Mr. F: So, is Ethan on the list too?

S: No. He’s just getting a free ride.


Felicity: Ennis is toot.

Me: You think so?

Felicity: Yes. I toot, too.

Me: Yes, you’re cute too.


I explained a future business idea I had to Mr. French, telling him why I would enjoy it, where there’s a need, and how it would work.

Mr. French: And you’re going to do this in all the free time you have now?

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Lemons into lemonade and other randomness

The past two days I’ve had two kids throwing up, one kid with a cold, one kid super glad he’s not sick and a baby who decided nursing three times a night and an hour a session during the day would be fun. (Growth spurt, perhaps?)

Speaking of, Felicity said to me, “I very small. Ennis small(er) than me.” I said, “Yes, you’re right.”

But I thought, yeah, but just wait a year.

Will we ever get through one case of diapers before out-growing them? (I knew I shouldn’t have bought them by the case, I just didn’t listen to myself.)

Have I mentioned the fact that Ethan has been sleeping through the night since at least 3-4 weeks old? Oh, yeah, I haven’t. Because I’m superstitious, even though I try not to be. But now that there’s been a small breach, I’ll just tell you that I’ve never had a baby sleep as well as he does.

I was reading a recipe for fruit leather and they suggested putting it in the sun to dry. It hadn’t actually occurred to me that I could do that until I read that it should be dried at around 110 degrees or less. So, when things calm down around here, I’m going to try it. And if the weather turns 80 and balmy, well then my plan will have worked I’ll try not to be too disappointed.

When I first saw this picture going around pinterest, I thought they just glued the crayons onto the canvas and then put it outside for an hour or so.

I chuckled when I read that they used a heat gun. I guess that would work too.

And this is for my Mom and sister. Does it make you cringe a little?

I only let her do it if she gets everything out herself. See, some people think I’m laid-back, when actually, I’m l-a-z-y.

Plus, it’s washable.


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