Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day!

Have you wondered how many days a tooth can dangle without coming out?

Did you know that another name for Leap Year is the Intercalary Year?

Did you know Julius Caesar was the first to introduce Leap Year to the calendar year?

Have you heard of the artist Jason Gray or listened his song Remind Me Who I am?

Can you believe it's almost March?

Have you noticed the price of a gallon of gas?

Did you watch the Hoosiers win last night?

Are you a mom of boys?

What should I make for dinner?

So many questions!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Spring in February

Today I went to get the mail and walked by this. I cannot believe flowers are popping out of the ground in February. I planted these bulbs in the fall. I have never planted bulbs before this. I have no idea what kind of flowers these are. I cannot remember that far back. It has been so warm this month, I think all the plants are confused. I am sad to say that I don't think these flowers will make it. I just know it's going to get cold sooner or later and they will die. Oh well, there's always next year!

On a totally different note, have you seen the show SMASH? I am totally in love with it. I have not watched much television in years past, but since we bought the elliptical machine in January, I have been faithfully exercising every night. And so I faithfully watch TV every night I exercise. It makes the time go by so much faster. So now I am hooked on SMASH and several other shows. Katharine Mcphee totally makes the show. I love hearing her sing! Makes me want to go see a Broadway musical...maybe some day!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day

This poor little guy had to miss his Valentine's party at school. He was up sick the whole night, but was determined he was going to make it to school. He didn't make it, although he felt fine the entire day. So he is back at school today to claim all the cards and candy from his classmates. For a kid who loves being around his friends, a day at home is pure torture!
For the nonsick kids, I made heart shaped cinnamon rolls for breakfast. They were a big hit. I just used a can of refrigerated cinnamon rolls and reshaped them into hearts. Easy peasy!
This is the one Valentine's Day craft that I actually completed with the help of my children. We melted crayon stubs in silicone heart molds. I made enough for one son to take to his class. The others were not interested in passing them out. I thought they turned out way cute and especially love this orange and blue Broncos crayon!
Speaking of the Broncos, Tim Tebow is going to be reading his favorite childhood book today for the BOOK IT! program. I am definitely going to watch it with the boys when they get home from school.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Portion Control by McDonalds

I heard rumors that McDonalds had mixed things up a little bit with their Happy Meals. Saturday evening I had to feed the twins because everyone else had somewhere to go. So imagine their shock when they pulled out their french fries and they saw these mini fry boxes. One of my sons (who loves french fries) said, "Guess we'll never go back to McDonalds!". The other son could have cared less about the size of the fry box. He just wanted his toy (which is now sitting on the floor in 2 pieces). To compensate for the new size of the french fries, they did get 4 slices of apples....they were thrilled about that!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Read in the Bathtub Day!

Enjoy this guest post!
February 9th is "Read in the Bathtub" Day
Take a Break
By Linda Gilden
I held the dripping book by one corner. Water poured from between its pages. How could that have happened? Until this moment I had never even gotten a cover wet.
For years the bathtub has provided my favorite literary getaway. Preparation for bath time means gathering the essentials: a glass of cold water, one towel for drying, a small one for drying hands occasionally, a flashlight, eyeglasses (a fairly recent addition to the list), and a good book.
You may not be a bathtub reader but finding a daily time for yourself is important and reading enhances that special, individual time. Making the effort to have personal time each day has great benefits.
  1. Keeps you grounded. The best way to start every day is with a personal time of devotion. Making a connection with God when you first get up gives you a solid foundation for the day. This time may include Bible reading, your favorite devotional book, and a time of meditation and prayer.
  2. Recharges your “batteries.” We were not created to go and go and go. We need a break. Life is busy if not frantic for most of us and burnout lurks just around the corner. A few minutes away from the family, workplace, and the demands that go along with them gives you new strength, energy, and perspective to face your day.
  3. Provides a time for enjoyment. Everyone needs to have a little fun every day. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. So relaxing with a good book, whether in the bathtub, under a tree, or wrapped in a blanket in the recliner gives me a few minutes of enjoyment and entertainment.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
Linda Gilden is an author, speaker, editor, and writing coach. She has written hundreds of articles as well as the Love Notesseries, Mommy Pick-Me-Ups, and has ghostwritten or contributed to over three dozen books. Directing the CLASS Christian Writers Conference in Abiquiu, NM, she encourages others to clearly communicate God’s love to the world. Linda lives in SC with her family – a great source of speaking and writing material!
In March, the CLASS website will release news of the 2012 Christian Writers Conference: Come meet Linda and the rest of the CLASS faculty there!

I am not a bathtub kind of girl. I am definitely a shower girl. But I do love to read. My favorite place to read is outside in the sun! Right now it is February, and it is 30 degrees and cloudy. So I will have to settle for reading in my chair with my feet propped up and a nice hot mug of coffee!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Global Warming and February

It is February 1st in Indiana. It is 59 degrees right not. The skies are blue with big puffy clouds. The grass is still fairly green. One of my sons asked me if I was going to go sit in the sun and read. (it's not quite that warm!) Typically February in Indiana is bitter cold, dreary, and the grass is covered with old dirty snow. We have 28 more days in February, so I am sure we will get some bitter cold between now and then. But for now, I will enjoy these coat-free days!

My middle son filled this out at school last month, and I had to share what he wrote.
My wish is for a rille nise famlee. K

I hope my wish comes true, because I will feel rilee hapee.

If my wish came true, I would feel osum

What a sweet little first grader I have! I cannot believe I will have seven year old twins in April. I cannot believe the year is 1/12th over. I cannot believe school will be out in just 4 months. 2012 is flying by!