Saturday, June 28, 2008
It's a Fowler's Toad. And toad's have warts, so we set him free. Thank goodness, I hate thing's that jump at me.
If you had to choose between saving a human being or your family pet, which would you choose?
I actually do have a reason for asking the question (and no it's not something personally going on in my life)...but it's a question that came up recently (I'll share with you where, after the poll's over). So I'm curious about how people feel about this.
Oh, and it doesn't matter if you know the person, it could be family or a stranger, adult or child, just a human being in general. Happy Polling!
Friday, June 27, 2008
Man oh man the kid's made out this week with coupons! For completing VBS they received a certificate with a pizza coupon on the bottom. They get a free vanilla cone from Sonic and free kid's meals from Cotton Patch Cafe, Rainforest Cafe, Rosa's Cafe, Chili's, Chick-Fil-A and a free game of putt putt from Putt Putt Fun Center.
After trying to call my sis-in-law Nicole to ask her what she uses (she didn't pick up), I called Shelly to get her advice.
On her advice, I went with liquid foundation. She uses foundation from Kohl's and recommended it, but I have no idea where a Kohl's is and I was pressed for time. So I got Cover Girl. I used to wear Cover Girl and I know what shade I wear, so that made it easy. What wasn't easy was checking out the 5 million different types of foundation that are out there. You have liquid, whipped creme, cream to powder, mineral, etc....too many!
I got the Advanced Radiance because it kept talking about looking younger and in reality, I am getting old enough to start wearing products that make me look younger.
I tried on the foundation and I like it enough. It's very lightweight. I have red on my cheeks though and wanted something to cover that up. This foundation didn't but then I had the realization that unless I want some caked on crap on my face, nothing is going to cover it completely. (Someone told me that the Bare Minerals would, but it didn't either).
Look what I just got in the mail!!!! Our King Tut tickets!! It's sold out so I am sooo glad I bought the tickets when I did. If I didn't homeschool, I probably would not have been anywhere as excited about seeing it. But since I know that we will be studying the Ancient Civilization's this year, it's a great opportunity to show the kid's the real deal of what we learn. I love educational field trips.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
All finished! Isn't it cute?! And she did it all by herself.
Next up was making some love bugs. Pretty much they are hearts with eyes, attached to a clothespin that has a magnetic strip on the back. They are basically magnets for the fridge that can hold papers in the clip.
I need to get some glue dots. I hate Elmer's glue, it is so darn messy!!!
Sara put hers to dry on the tuna can I used to make her horsey circle.
Emma eventually decided she wanted to make a love bug too.
Here is Emma's love bug.
Sara made two love bugs.
I forgot that I had taken this pic yesterday. After I picked the kid's up from VBS, we had lunch and then I sat them down for a movie. I have learned that this is the best way to get them to chill out without forcing them to take a nap.
I rented them Mist: the tale of a sheepdog puppy...it wasn't good. It looks cute though doesn't it? I thought the kid's would like it since we have a border collie. But it was filmed sooo badly! It was if I took my home video camera and filmed it and then did horrible voice overs. And the kid's got to witness the miracle of life. Apparently they show a baby lamb being born, uncensored. Aaron and I were in the bedroom and all of a sudden we heard all of the kid's go "ewww"! lol
Then it started raining sideways and the wind started blowing like crazy. Before we went into the house Emma asked if she could play in the rain and I told her no....then once it started I asked her if she wanted to go play in it and she was like "no way" lol
We lost power around 8:30 and got it back 20 minutes later. But then we lost it again at 10 and I went to bed at 11, so sometime after that it came back on.....before Aaron got home. It was so hot inside and there wasn't a breeze outside to make it worth opening the windows.
*Update* On the way to VBS me and the girl's looked out for any storm damage and we came across 2 stoplights that weren't up right, a bench and a billboard sign knocked over, a fence halfway knocked down, lots of branches everywhere and some street signs were crooked.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Okay, since I hated my first Freshman pic, this is the retake. What sucks about this retake was that I forgot it was retake day. And I overslept. Therefore I had to jump in the shower, then ride my bike to school. The tips of my hair froze on the way to school. No lie. Then while I was scrunching and squishing the tips in the girl's bathroom, a nice helpful girl went to the office and got my a rubberband to put my hair halfway up.
Introducing my first of three Freshman pictures. I am 15 here, have horrible acne, bad fashion sense and really bushy eyebrows...I actually like my hair. It was so soft and curly...we all remember perms right? lol This was taken at Bowman High in Bowman, N. Dakota where I had a grand total of like 32 freshman in my class.
On to my third Freshman pic. I hate this picture. I have old lady hair. Whoever though it was a good idea to cut off all of my hair and then perm it was wrong (mother), dead wrong.
But this is actually what started me on my 16 years of having short hair. I've grown it out twice and cut it back off. I am in the process of growing it out now and I'm not gonna cut it this time.
Back to the pic. It's not a school picture. It was actually taken at a studio in Rapid City, S. Dakota....I even have my Black Hill's Gold rose ring on. Black Hill's Gold is mighty popular up in the Dakota's. Ahhh my sophmore pic. Haircut is too short, but I've greatly improved on my make-up skills. Earring's were too long and the necklace was my boyfriend's. I totally got picked on for this shirt too. Does it look revealing to you? Just because it was a v-neck it was considered racy. What a bunch of prudes! But I have to say that I think I look pretty here...Man I wish I was 16 again!
Here I am on my 18th birthday with my hockey cake. I looooved hockey back then. Me and my friends used to play street hockey on rollerblades like everyday. And my favorite team was the Vancouver Canuck's because of # 25, Nathan Lafayette! lol I love my hair here...this is actually my favorite pic of me ever...don't know why, just is.
And this probably isn't the greatest prom pic I have..in fact, I know I have a better one somewhere...but anyways...here I am at 18 (almost 19) about to go to my Senior Prom with my loser ex (Anthony's dad). I don't know what the heck got all over the pic, but it wouldn't come off. I need to find more pics because Rachel and I went to prom together.
So there are my humilating high school pics. If I find more, you know I will share. Feel free to send me yours and I will share them (haha as if I really think anyone is going to fall for that one)!
Emma decided to be very specific as to what she expected out of this visit. She isn't taking any chances. She wants $3 and 3 dimes. I have no idea why she needs this exact amount, but that is the amount she asked for. And she made me write it so that the Tooth Fairy would very clearly understand what she wants.
Aaron response to this is "what happened to getting a quarter"? Ahhh how times have changed. But, Emma being the Daddy's Girl she is, of course, will get $3 and 3 dimes under her pillow tonight.
Here is my gappy toothed, slanty eyed girl Emma. She gets the slanty eyes from me...horrible curse. lol
Lounging, watching Diego.
This is Sara realizing that Emma has her puppy.
Now happy that she has her puppy back, she's holding her homework and my Burpday card.
Cute pic with the exception of all of the water (from brushing her teeth) all over her shirt. Oh well.
On the way out the door. All of the kid's took one stuffed animal to VBS. Kyle ditched his as soon as we got there, so it came back home with me.
I really like the church the kid's have been going to this week. When I went to pick the kid's up yesterday I asked the elderly man holding the door some questions about what kind of church it was. It's a bible church (Bear Creek Bible Church), Baptist based. That's cool with me, we are Baptist.