Why oh why do I do this to myself?
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Why oh why do I do this to myself?
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
K had been sporting a shaggy do. He looked like Ringo or someone. I was experimenting with longer locks on him.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
We have been doing lots of stuff. Or rather some stuff has been happening. So I am going to roll it all in here.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Not the breakfast dish. But I do want to make that. Soon. I ate that a few times and loved it.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
and speaking of hot chocolate, I must share this. You know how Chocolate is supposed to lower blood pressure, cut heart attack and stroke risk, and be very high in antioxidants?
Thursday, February 21, 2008
We had the playdate yesterday. 4 girls and 6 boys. We hung OUT.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
The Farm in Winter
Wednesday, February 20, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Explore the farm in winter and learn about winter farm foods and products. We will take a walk in the woods to see Common Ground’s maple syruping process, use winter veggies from the farm to make delicious soup, and use wool and other farm and forest products to make crafts for taking home. Program fee: $35/child
Doesn't that sound like a really fun way to pass a really cold day! K was a bit miffed that he could not stay, but he was not old enough for the program. He will have his day though. Both boys were sad to leave M to all the fun, but it was nothing some DD therapy couldn't fix. You know I'm not one for medicating the children, but sometimes it's so necessary. These weren't hard pills to swallow. You know a spoonful of sugar and all that. I'm sure you have used DD therapy or whatever your family seeks out to placate a bad or elevate further a joyous occasion, on your kids as well. Our special pill is pink with sprinkles. I choose Dunkin donuts because you can ALWAYS find one, they are junky delish for the kids, Mama gets a Latte, and they have a drive through.
That was so anticlimactic, eh?
Anyway, E is feeling swell right now, I think he is still on a sugar high though. The nights are the problem. Last night, his fever was a raging, and he was talking about the sky and birds with wings. He was in a very happy place. The Motrin is a wonder drug, pulled that baby right back to earth. He was fever free for the rest of the night. I was not having such good results with the Tylenol. It just was not working any longer. I'll reserve the Tylenol for daytime fever management. The Tylenol is slightly more convenient because they have those melt-away capsules that the kids can't resist. Motrin needs to get on that, because making E swallow the liquid is not a pretty event.
The goat is still pregnant.
That is all I have for today. Maybe something amazingly exciting will happen, it's early yet. But it needs to happen in the house, because it's too cold to go out. That narrows our chances a bit.-K
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Ok, We were supposed to have a big play date with all of M's public school buddies, or I should say kids who go to public school. They all met as 3 month old babies, and we have stayed in touch ever since. We met every week until they headed off to school. Anyway, E is sick with I think the Flu.
Monday, February 18, 2008
So on Saturday, E's birthday, we picked up Leyla. I'm sure you have seen a post or two on her, haven't you. I mean I'm not excited about the addition of a pregnant goat or anything. I don't even like goats. I think they smell. They make disgusting cheese, and who in their right mind would drink their vile milk?
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Well, E is three today! He sure is growing fast. I can remember clearly the day of his birth. Time really does fly by.
“Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable”-Plato
You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau,Emile, 1762
There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
A child is a curly dimpled lunatic. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child. ~Frank A. Clark
Friday, February 15, 2008
Hey there! I took Valentine's day off. I was all about the love. Hmm, HA! I woke up on Valentine's day and A was gone. I was thinking, Oh, maybe he went to the deli to get me a bacon egg and cheese and coffee, and he will serve me like a queen in bed. Then time passed and I made my own damn coffee, with love, and gave it to myself. The kids were asleep still, that was nice.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
You know how life gives us reminders sometimes of our infinite lameness. I'm not down on myself. I have secure self confidence and the ability to laugh at myself. Sometimes I am just so not bright.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
We had such a nice, eventful, tiring, cold and now snowy day!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Tomorrow the kids and I, along with Waldorf Julie and her son Ryan, are hitting the road to meet the first president and the first, first lady.
Home School Studios - Celebrations(Ages 5 and up)
Learn about the personal special events, and local and national holidays that people chose to celebrate in the early 19th century. What traditions were established? George Washington has been celebrated as a national hero since his death. Attend a Washington Birthday Party. Learn a dance. Make George and Martha Washington paper dolls and two articles of paper clothing for each.
What did children do for fun? Participate in popular children's activities from the 18th and 19th centuries. Learn some new and old games. Play Silly Old Goose. Make a General George Washington-inspired thaumatrope and a three-point hat.
As mistress of a large plantation, Martha Washington managed all domestic affairs on the estate. She supervised everything from house cleaning, to washing and ironing clothing for family and guests, to meal preparation and service, food preservation, and planning the vegetable and herb garden, to overseeing the care of poultry and the dairy, to making clothing for the slaves. Experience cooking over an open hearth, using common household tools and recipes. Compare family life then and now. Make and share a Washington Cake.
10:30 Bright Eyes, Kind Hearts, and Cheerful Fires: Enjoying Winter in the 1830s - An Extended Tourmeets at the Friends Meetinghouse
10:30 Another General’s House
in the Towne House
11:00 Carding Mill Demonstration
12:00 Meet the Animals at the Freeman Barn
12:00 Stew and Story
in the Bullard Tavern (main floor)
1:00 Meet the Schoolkeeper
in the District School
1:00 to 4:00 Visit with the Printer
in the Printing Office
2:00 Splitting Rails outside the Freeman Barn
2:00 I Cannot Tell A Lie: Songs and Stories About George Washington in the Dennison Building
2:30 Bright Eyes, Kind Hearts, and Cheerful Fires: Enjoying Winter in the 1830s - An Extended Tourmeets at the Friends Meetinghouse
3:00 Carding Mill Demonstration
3:00 Another General’s House
in the Towne House