Saturday, May 15, 2010

My own self

You can see their personalities here.  Isaac, more studious/serious, trying to figure out how to get his sandals on - he knows they somehow go on his feet! - and Josiah playing peek-a-boo and acting silly.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010







A stepful, an armful, a lapful, an earful, a heart full

Monday, May 10, 2010

First grade Romeo

Sam likes a girl at school.  He says they're "best friends".  But he also writes her love notes and poems, sits by her, exchanges little gifts with her, and wants to have play dates with her (hasn't happened).  What makes a first-grader want to include the romance when best friends is perfectly fine? 

Saturday, May 8, 2010

This little piggy ate corn

We've been trying to eat healthier lately - really revolutionizing the way we approach food in general.  It's going to be so much easier to teach the boys about nutrition and health when I can use the example of our own food rather than the food we should be eating.  So this has been kind of my mini-crusade this past week, and I've been so excited I've been sharing information I find out about with the boys at lunchtime.  Caleb tries hard to be as excited about it as I am - what a sweetie :)

So, imagine how timely it was when I go to check Caleb's backpack the other day and find 2 pamphlets:  "I Love Corn!" and "Learning About Pork".

Just a few tidbits for you from this enlightening and eye-opening propeganda.  I mean, educational material:

In "I Love Corn":

"Corn is a terrific food for many kinds of animals including cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, sheep and all kinds of your favorite pets!"
- Never considered having a pet turkey before!  Interesting!
- Have you ever tried to feed Kitty corn before?  Yum yum!

"Nothing (yes, the emphasis is mine) starts the day better than a bowl of your favorite cereal made from CORN!  Delicious and good for you!  Yuuummmm!"
- Better stock up on CORN POPS!

*Pamphlet is put out by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association

Now, my favorite, "Learning About Pork":
This one was a learning/activity book combo, so it had such fun activities as "Connect the little pigs that are dong the same things.  Healthy pigs are happy."
- Apparently there's employment to be had in pig psychology.
"Farmers keep their pigs warm, clean and healthy."
- I just keep thinking, "Green goo."
"Farmers take good care of their animals and animals give us food in return."
- Thank you!
"Pork, please.  It's an important part of a well-balanced diet."
- Translation:  "Eat pork or you might get cancer."
"Pork contains vitamins and minerals for a healthy body."
- Just watch the video.
"Today's pork is good for all ages and all sizes."
- What a bummer twenty years ago when you had to weigh at least 60 pounds! 

*Pamphlet put out by "The Other White Meat"

Tuesday, May 4, 2010