Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Never a truer statement...

Carter: Guess What? Chicken butt.
Me: We don't say that.
Carter: Daddy says that.
Me: Sometimes Daddy is naughty.
Carter: And you have to pay for it.

That's right. I have to pay for it.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Thank you, TV!

For all the arguments that people's lives (children's lives) are better when there is limited TV watched at home, there is that one moment that PROVES that carefully selected shows are an enrichment to children.

When Spencer was 3 or 4, he could explain that the world was made up of molecules, that microbes are what change a cucumber to a pickle, and that friction and gravity are necessary. Thank you, Magic School Bus!

This morning, Carter was playing a game of pretend. I hear him say, "Stay away Big Jet, don't hurt me, YOU ARE MY NEMESIS!!" I hadn't ever heard the word nemesis until I was in college (seriously). I just wanted to say, Thank you Little Einsteins and a HUGE Thank You to Phineas and Ferb!!

Dave and I decided not to actively teach our children Spanish because of Spencer's speech delay. Both boys pick up on Spanish quite quickly now having watched Dora and the ladies on PBS that come on between shows. They will be in great shape when they get in high school/college Spanish. Thank you, TV!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

A quote, before I forget it...

"Mom, Jesus doesn't want us to butter our corn with our feet, He wants us to use our hands."

We were talking about Curious George. There is an episode where he gets in trouble for buttering his corn with his feet, until he builds himself a tree house... the rule there is that you HAVE TO butter your corn with your feet. This intrigued him, thus giving us the quote above.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Finally, my slide show

These pictures were taken on Saturday, May 23. The baby smiles a lot more now, but I really wanted to get pictures done before life got crazy in the summer. Enjoy!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Our summer schedule

There were so many reasons for creating this, but here is our summer schedule. We put it together for FHE one night. The kids helped me work on it... I can be flexible on most of it, but somethings are required, regardless of what time they are. Enjoy!

8:00 am – You can ask Mom or Dad for help getting Breakfast or Snack
8:30 am – Homework time
· 8:30 Spencer has computer time/ Carter works with Mom
· 9:00 Carter has computer time/ Spencer works with Mom
9:30 am – Family fitness time (can include pool time)
10:00 am – Playtime (outdoor allowed, TV allowed on rainy days)
11:30 am – Lunch
12:00 pm – Quiet time/ nap time (all boys quiet time, all girls nap time)
1:00 pm – Boys excused for outdoor playtime (rainy days, puzzles, games, toys allowed)
(4:30 pm – Mom starts thinking about and getting ready for dinner)
5:30 pm – Family Clean-up (can choose off list or just pick up toys/ stuff off of ground)
6:00 pm – Dinner
6:30 pm – Playtime (Mondays this is FHE)
7:30 pm – Get ready for bed/ family scripture reading/ family prayer
8:00 pm – Bedtime!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Updates... way behind again. Sorry!

We went a few weeks ago and got some family pictures taken. I was going to make a slide show but haven't had time so I haven't posted anything! We have Carter's graduation to post, Spencer's class presentation, the picture slide show, and some other random stuff. Look for those to come as I have time. For now, here are some funny quotes.

Spencer was upset that we didn't have a lot of kids in the neighborhood to play with there was only one kid this afternoon that was available to play he said, "There is no one to play with except for ONE DORPY KID!" He was frustrated and upset but it was really hard not to laugh at the word "dorpy" which I am quite sure he meant "dorky."