Thursday, September 15, 2016

Relaxing Hobbies

I won above puzzle at the library during summer reading.  It's a very nice puzzle and I'd put the specs in right here if I knew them.  Not because I care but because I would like to think there are standard puzzle specs.  Not just the amount of pieces but the cardboard thickness and the photo printing technique.  Anyway, the best thing about doing puzzles at home with pets and kids ruckusing about is getting the chance to yell "STOP running through my puzzle/throwing puzzle pieces/chewing on puzzle pieces/attaching My Little Pony puzzle pieces to this puzzle BECAUSE I'M RELAXING WITH A PUZZLE NOW!"  It's best to say this in your angriest of voices.  The good thing about this is I have one child trained to yell these things for me.  Eventually all three will be trained and I can be the one messing up the puzzles.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Scary Hikes

 With the boys in school I decided to take Daisy on a wee hike.  She said it was scary AND there was something in her sock that was bothering her AND she didn't want to hold my hand because last time she did that something fell into her sock that was quite a bother
We managed.  The hike was 1.1 miles but it took us over an hour and I was started to think we were on a never ending trail.  Turns out scared 3 year olds with foot discomforts just walk really slow.
We shall see how enthusiastic she is about a hike next week.

Friday, September 9, 2016

School Begins!

First Day!
Nels is in Kinder (Age 5)
Guy is in 3rd Grade (Age 8)
 The first week of school has come to an end.  I've already had close calls with being late.  But I think I'd rate the week a success.  Everyone seems happy about going to school except Daisy who is very upset about being excluded.  She has some hope with starting at Dance School next week.  She practices daily.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Space Kids

Space Exhibit @ OMSI

Daisy puts her astronaut baby in the Kitchen of the ISS.  Her baby is looking for a hot sauce packet to eat.

 Kids are ready.  Daisy said she wants to go to Mars.  I'm not going to sign her up yet because I don't think she understands the time commitment.




Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Book Time

Daisy chose an interesting book.  The best part about it is the computer has no spell check so she has to ask me how to spell certain words.  Some words like "sfbajkhfbv adghjk" she already knows how to spell.

Scandinavian Dancing

The kids danced in a Scandinavian Festival.  Nels has a Swedish name so it seems fitting.
If we do it again next year I'll be more motivated with costumes and such.  This year was confusing for me.

 Kids require lots of ice cream and snacks so their costumes got kind of messy.

Daisy and her dance partner compare dresses.

I let the kids each pick out something at the festival.  Nels went into a toy store and picked out Minecraft toys.  Guy said it wasn't fair because Nels didn't get it from a vendor.  Why wasn't there a Minecraft vendor?! It fits the theme.  Someone should put in a Minecraft booth.

Mailbox

South of House
You are standing in a driveway south of a blue house, with a red front door.
There is a large mailbox.
You are holding a stack of letters and bills, yet to be mailed.

>get in car
A nagging voice from inside your head speaks "Aren't you going to mail that?"

>mail it later
The voice becomes annoyed.  "You have said that for the the past 2 months."

>throw mail angrily into car
The mail does not fit.

>make room
Sticky Capri Suns and smashed up goldfish crackers have been moved to mailbox.  Mail is now sitting comfortably on the floor of the car.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Princess Daisy

We had a long day yesterday so I tried to get Daisy to wear some super unstylish sweatpants.  Nope.  So she wore her Princess dress to the pharmacy, library, science museum, and movie theater.  She got lots of compliments, especially from the people that frequent the pharmacy.  All I wanted to tell someone was "Do you know how hard it is for her to get on the toilet in that thing?" So, there, I did it.  I'm sure her ego can take it after yesterday.


Friday, August 5, 2016

July Hodgepodge

Here's some stuff that happened in July I think is worth remembering.

#1.  Acing "Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon".  The kids have beat this game ten times already.  They want another Putt-Putt game.  We'll do that for we are working our way up to Monkey Island.  Then who knows?

#2. Library reading logs.  I love Nels pictures,  He drew his favorite book, Pigeon books by Mo Willems and he drew himself playing a sport, minigolf.  He was really concerned the librarians wouldn't be able to read where he wrote "pigeon" to the point where he was getting upset with his penmanship.  I think it looks totally legible,

#3.  Couldn't Find daisy.  I lost Daisy in a playroom.  I was even searching the outside of the building because she most certainly wasn't inside.  Or was she...?  She was wearing a Tinkerbell wig.  I guess I recognize my kids by the tops of their heads.

#4.  Daisy's signature smiley face.  She calls them all "Elsa".

#5.  Graham cracker house in July.  We usually only make these at Christmas but Daisy insisted on it.  This one is Guy's.  I already forgot what it is suppose to be.  I shall remember that I forgot!

#6.  Daisy rocking out to disco.
video

Thursday, August 4, 2016

August Goals

This year is over half over.  A lot has happened but can't say I had much control over any of it.  I'm going to start making goals again.

1.  Paint 31 minis.  Today is the 4th?  I'm already behind.  Fantastic.

2.  Help spouse with finishing the chicken coop.  I think aside from nagging, I'm just responsible for the painting (touch up and trim).  I'll sit around and be moral support.  Maybe the yard needs work too?  Bah, I'll just whine about that too.

3.  Fix indoor plumbing issues.  I think this includes a leaking faucet, two broken Pop-Up drain stoppers, a leaking toilet, and re-caulking a bathtub.  I'm proud to announce I fixed the toilet all by myself yesterday!  Well, I consulted a YouTube video and a hardware store employee.

4.  mTurk, etc enough to buy these super stools for my kitchen.  I think I need $64.