Saturday, June 26, 2010

One of these things is not like the others!

I guess you expect your kids to like different things than you do... but for me this one is strange!  My 11 year old son likes... ONIONS!!  I was making hamburgers for lunch the other day and he asks, "Mom can you put some onion in mine?  Some big chunks?"  He told me he really likes my mom's hamburgers!  I remember being a kid, and absolutely hating the big chunks of onion in my mom's hamburgers!  Maybe some things just skip a generation!

One of these things is not like the others!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Beauty is Everywhere

I'm sitting here, mesmerized by the beautiful ballet of the poplar fluff that is floating around in between my open window and my screen.  At times it is a whole ballet troop, and then there are soft and delicate solos.  The sight of some swirling fluff is beautiful if you allow it to be.  And now, just as I thought the show had ended it is followed by the most magnificent encore.  If you are looking for beauty you will see it everywhere.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Laugh of the Day!

This is courtesy my 9 year old son.

"Ouch!  I just bit my cheek! My teeth are SHARP!"

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Scrapbook Room - Sneak Peak!!

I just wanted to share a sneak peak into my scrapbook room... it is so awesome!  I am just tidying up everything now that the room is done, so when I have everything put away I'll do the grand reveal... but here's a quick peek for now!!


This is my counter top!


 A repurposed belt on a lovely little basket.


Paper!


I love crystal perfume bottles and pink hippos!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Glamour!

So I got a phone call this morning from my best friend!  She was at a fabulous store in the city and had found me a chaise lounge chair for my bedroom.  Now... I've been looking for something glamorous for awhile and just haven't seen anything that was even close, so I was pretty excited.  After viewing the photo on the internet, and having my friend tell me that it was on a half price clearance sale I decided to just go for it!  My husband will pick it up later today and I can't wait to see it in my bedroom!!  Here's a little sneak peek!!



Wow!!
Hurray for my BFF!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A 9 Year Old Boy

So today as a fun homeschool experiment my husband gave our boys our very nice and expensive cameras to go outside and take photos of birds.  My 9 year old comes into the house and tells us that he is done because he got his picture.



With a sense of humour like this what will I do when he is 15?  (Yes, it is a dead bird... but he had nothing to do with the bird becoming that way... it was just a "lucky" photography find.   I use the word "lucky" with a grimace on my face.)  The funny thing about this is that the same kid won't eat chicken unless he know it is not one of the chickens that he raised coming out of our freezer.

Fortunately this same young boy has recently had a lesson in natural consequences....

On Sunday we plopped our canoe in the river near our house and took a calm and meandering river ride to town, where our pick up vehicle was ready and waiting.  As many times as you tell kids not to stand in a boat or on their inflatable toy, they seem to still have a difficult time understanding WHY you would want to ruin all their fun.  Because we all know that a 9 year old kid knows best!  So I will share a little sequence of photos that show that natural consequences truly are the best education a child can receive!  As a side note:  my 11 year old son was not so thrilled to be learning this lesson alongside his brother!!











These photos were taken moments apart... and I'll tell you, with the temperature of that water, it's a lesson he shouldn't forget too soon!   

And on Saturday, under the watchful eyes of the "ahem" fire brigade, we had a lesson about a fire's oxygen requirements.




So altogether an interesting couple of days!