Thursday, November 13, 2008

Felt boards and chicken noodle soup

Last night the boys refused to go to sleep. No way! Finally, around midnight the younger one dropped off and a half hour later so did the older one. Which led to them waking at 11 am this morning. It's been a long grumpy day. The boys were throwing tantrums left and right. Fighting with each other and me. I set them up with a new movie and made them some chicken noodle soup. That settled them down a little. Then Oliver and I worked on creating a felt board. I cut pieces out as he asked for them. We made 2 people, a tree, apples, clouds, a sun, grass, and a car. They played with that for a good hour. Now the day is winding down and I am out of energy.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


HAve I ever told you how much I love karaoke? Really? Well, guess what? I lurve it! I get to play rock star one night a week at the bar. It's so much fun! Tonight I had requests even. Woot! I get to act up, be silly, and sing the songs that I love. Now I understand why my Dad loved it so much. I wish I had my liscence back then so I could've gone more often.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Totally Tuesday

This morning the boys didn't wake up until after 10. It might have something to do with staying up till 11:30. I don't know? What do you think? I went to bed early and my DH stayed up with them.

Today we planned on going to Ikea to get the table and chairs that are one sale. We woke up so late that I decided to stay home instead. I would hate to drive all the way there and for them to be out.

So far, the boys have watched some cartoons, they were amazing about taking turns picking shows. I cleaned the walls and baseboards in the kitchen while Oller played horsy on my back. We've also played legos and candyland. They've created a new game where one of them gets into the lego bucket and the other fills it with legos and cooks them ala Bugs Bunny. While they were doing those things I managed to finish painting Oller's chair and the door frame and get started on the stairs. After that we came upstairs for a snack of crackers and kid painting. I covered the kitchen table in paper, gave them paint, and away they went. Oh, and we had a visitor today. Paco, the neighbors dog came inside for a visit with Butterfly (our dog). They are best doggy friends.

Now they are watching a movie in their room and jsut hanging out in the loft bed.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Homeschooling Journey

So now that Nathan is old enough for Pre-K I suppose we are actually homeschooling. Sure he doesn't need to go to school for another 2 years but, all of the kids his age are in school. I don't know another 4 year old who is not in some sort of school unless he's homeschooled.

We started going to the homeschooling park days on Tuesdays and Fridays. Both boys love it. Those mornings they bounce out of bed! I've been reading tons of books and their advice is to go with what your kid's interested in. Well Nate seems to be interested in Wii, numbers, and zombies. I should try to make up a unit study on zombies.

So far today we made popcorn, bounced balloons, stuck ballons to the wall with static electricity, and watched some cartoons. Later on we will paint, sweep, mop and wipe down the kitchen. I'm sure Nathan will fit in some Wii and Oliver will swing some.

Oh and last night we made a little hammock for them that sits underneath their loft bed. It's only 5 inches off of the floor. They love it!