Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Hubby's work has a lot of land around it. So they have animals there. I think these are mules...or donkeys...or horse-things. They used to have a couple of long-horn cattle. They keep the animals in the field by the sales offices. Hubby works at the plant now--which is just down the road a bit, so we don't go to the sales offices anymore. On saturday, hubby had to fix an overloaded truck so I took the kids to feed the ducks (at Flowserve) and when we ran out of bread, to see the mules (?) at the offices. Squirt had never been there to see them before.

Right after this picture, Munchkin yelled, "MOM! I touched it!"

They had fun watching and petting them. And, as with the ducks, Squirt screamed when it was time to go: "NO! A play with the horse!"

Easter Sunday

I am weird and like to have a color theme for holidays--you know the ones where you take pictures. So this year, Easter was turquoise. The boy and Thumbelina didn't get anything new...well, technically, none of the kids did.

(l-r: The Boy, Munchkin, Thumbelina, Squirt)

A friend gave us a T shirt that her sone wouldn't wear because it was too bright. So that t-shirt became Munchkin's skirt and Squirt's cardigan. I added ribbon to Squirt's dress and flowers to Munchkin's tank top. So all in all, I spent maybe 2 hours and $3 (for fabric to make the flowers and bows) and had all "new" Easter outfits.

The Student Becomes the Teacher

Thumbelina has been taking Piano lessons from our neighbor since January. She really likes it. I think the best part for her is having her OWN thing that no one else does.

Monday morning, however, I walked downstairs to find her teaching Munchkin one of her piano songs.
"When I say second finger, you put this finger right here."

"that's right!"

"Mom! She's teaching me to play Shoo Fly!"

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Blog Slacker!

Here is what happened (that I took pictures of) this last month:

Squirt was sick forever. I turned our ottoman into her island of germs. While she was on it, we washed lots of towels and blankets and pajamas. Like all of them...multiple times.

Feeling well enough to watch Mickey, and drink Gatorade.

We though it was a milk issue. So she had to go and get her blood drawn for the allergy test. But she got a new "rubby ducky."

Thumbelina brought home Flat Stanley for Spring Break. The only thing she actually did "with" him was play XBOX.

Munchkin gets headaches. So we had her eyes checked. She is totally normal and apparently a model opthamology patient. They dialated her eyes and found these awesome sunglasses for her to take home and wear outside.
So this month, the kids had Spring Break where we saw Gnomeo and Juliet, hubby and I got a date in, we went to the museum of art at BYU, Dairy Queen, park picnics, and a lot of Wii and Xbox time.

Squirt is not allergic to milk but has some sort of weird intolerance...so we are back to buying Lactaid---ugh!

Hubby got into his Masters program so while we will still have the summer, he goes back to school for 2 more years--BOO! But at least he doesn't have to take the GMAT again!

I am trying to get my easter table runner finished. I made the top last year and when I didn't have time to finish it before Easter, I put it away and now I am trying to finish it this year!