Monday, November 26, 2007

Monday Musings

I just wanted to post my absolute favorite baby thing ever. I love it when a newborn will stretch and draw in their legs like little frogs. So incredibly precious!! All of my babies have done this and I just savor it in every time because they outgrow that before you know it.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Monday Musings

Brooke, my 4 year old put her own spin on the "If you're happy and you know it" song.
"If you're happy in your nose, clap your hands" :)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Monday Musings

When my now 12 year old was 3 she cut her hair. She didn't just cut the hair, mind you, she hacked it down to the scalp except for one tiny strand that ran down the back. She had long beautiful baby curls. Yes, I was devastated. However, we can look back and laugh now, because after she cut her hair she put it in her toy stove to hide it. Like if I didn't find the hair I wouldn't have known! LOL! The hairstylist really did a great job cleaning it up and it didn't look horrible. But the baby curls never returned. :(

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Our First Lapbooks!

We've just finished our first lapbooks and I'm really pleased with how they've turned out. We've been "notebooking" and other things for years, but this is the first year we've done lapbooks. I got the printouts from here and here. I just bought some colored file folders and some colored card stock. I attached the card stock to the folder with clear packing tape for extra space.
We did a whole little unit on bees and completed all the little diagrams and booklets and things. We made a recipe using honey, a density experiment with honey, oil, water, molasses and chocolate syrup and we are going to make some beeswax candles. We listed some honey scripture, "bee" sayings and uses for honey and wax. We plan to make a trip to a local beekeeper when that trip gets set up.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Monday, November 5, 2007

New Glasses-New Perspective

My glasses finally broke on Thursday evening. They were on their last legs, or should I say arms, for some time now. So, of course, all of the eye clinics that accept our insurance were not same day appointments. So I had to go to a walk-in and pay for appointment and glasses. But it turned out really good because this eye doctor told me something very interesting. This was after I was doing the "3-D" eye test which I failed because I could not see two boxes only one. He seemed very puzzled and almost acted like I was just not paying attention to his directions because I couldn't see it. So, a little later on I was explaining that I had eye surgery when I was nine because I had started wearing glasses at age 1 because I had a lazy eye, yada, yada, yada. So, and this is the interesting part- he says, "That explains why you couldn't see the boxes. Your eyes don't work together, so you can't see 3-D. This is typical when you've had a lazy eye. " (FYI, a lazy eye is when one of the eyes will turn inward or outward. I had muscles clipped in both eyes to correct this problem when I was 9- no, not a pleasant experience.) HELLO! Thank you for explaining a huge mystery in my life! I never could figure out why I couldn't see those images in those 3-D puzzle books that came out a few years ago. And it totally affects depth perception. I'm so reIieved to know this. I always just thought I was lousy at sports that you had to hit a ball with something like tennis or softball. But now I know that it's just my eyes! And dh cannot tease me anymore because I cannot catch the keys when he tosses them at me and I miss- every time! Man, I wish someone would have told me this sooner!

Monday Musings

Tristan, my 2 and 1/2 year old got a Mr. Potato head for Christmas last year. You know the one with the trap door where you store all the parts. Well, the trap door kept coming off and he'd tell me, "Mom, fix it. The butt came off." So, one day when his pants were falling down, he said, "Mom! My butt's came off!"
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