Yikes! How would you respond to your child being treated like this?
I don't know about all of you but when I was young, my parents had the very same vaccuum for eons. So did my friends' parents. Not us. Our vaccuum cleaners break down so often, they almost seem disposable. It makes me cranky!
You know that song...the one with the lyrics 'I'm in love and I'm a believer'? I know it sounds quirky, but I hum that to myself everytime I vaccuum now. I love my new vaccuum! It is a Dirt Devil from Costco and cost me around $100. It is lightweight - I carry it while doing the stairs. We have no carpet in our house, only hardwood & tile, so I put the bare floors head on it and go. There is no bag, I just empty the canister. And it sucks like the dickens! And if it doesn't last, I'm going to march right on into Costco and get a new one.
Posted by Queen to my 3 Boys at 2/29/2008 10:37:00 AM
Our church is hosting a Missions Festival this weekend. On Saturday, we are asked to bring an ethnic dish. Anybody have any suggestions? Something yummy, but not too tricky. If you're not a blogger, leave me a recipe in your comment. If you are a blogger, post your recipe and direct me to your site. I'm sure others would be excited to try out a great new recipe.
After the weekend is over, I'll do a post on which recipe I chose and if it was a success.
Posted by Queen to my 3 Boys at 2/27/2008 11:59:00 AM
Posted by Queen to my 3 Boys at 2/27/2008 07:26:00 AM
This is Kobe's 'I'm gonna get you good' face - gritting his teeth and all.
Poor Daddy! Just wait until Zane gets in there!
We don't normally let the boys jump on the beds, but I just had to get some action pictures after I saw Dylan do it once. I cannot believe that he still had so much energy after all that hockey!
"I can't wait to come play too!"
When Dylan was getting out of his hockey gear after his last game, he heard 'Coach Ray' say that he wanted to get home quickly so that he could play in his team's tournament game at 1:30. After hearing that, he badly wanted to see Coach Ray play. We went straight to the arena when we got back to town. Coach Ray did not disappoint him. He scored the first two goals and went up another notch on Dylan's hero list.
Dylan hasn't seen Dwayne play hockey yet, either. Dwayne has been thinking about starting back next year. If Dylan is so excited to see Coach Ray play, image how thrilling it will be to see Daddy!
We also went swimming while we were there. We all had a great time! There is a wonderful kiddie area where even Kobe can touch the whole way. They have buckets, floatie toys and rubber ducks floating all around. Zane and I were sitting with my back against the ledge. Kobe came along and started lining up the ducks on the ledge behind me. He made many trips back and forth, getting more ducks to line up. If they weren't sitting 'just right', he'd straighten them out. When he was finished, he had about 40 ducks lined up. Dwayne started messing with him and would remove one without Kobe seeing him. Then Kobe would notice that it didn't look right and quickly fix it. Can anybody say 'OCD'?
Posted by Queen to my 3 Boys at 2/25/2008 10:21:00 AM
Posted by Queen to my 3 Boys at 2/22/2008 09:47:00 PM
My friend, who always lets me know of events I'm unaware of, called me to tell me about the lunar eclipse tonight.
I asked, "When?"
Her reply? "Right now. Go look out your window."
So, here's my family looking out the window...
And here is what they were looking at.
Did you catch it from where you live? The next one to be seen from Canada is apparently in 2010. I'll get my friend to give you a call.
Posted by Queen to my 3 Boys at 2/20/2008 09:20:00 PM
At 4 am, Zane nursed. As I was checking on the other children, I saw the deer out the window again. I thought I'd see how a night-shot would turn out.
I went back to bed, freezing cold after standing on the porch in my robe. In the morning, Dwayne asked me why I had been so cold. When I told him, he just shook his head & smirked.
Posted by Queen to my 3 Boys at 2/19/2008 03:37:00 PM
Dylan's very first shot at snowboarding. A friend is going tandem with him - showing him the feel of it before he tries it himself.
Kobe chillin' - eating his hot dog.
Posted by Queen to my 3 Boys at 2/18/2008 03:17:00 PM
We just finished a new lapbook for our Five In A Row unit studies. It was called Another Celebrated Dancing Bear. Here are some pictures of our wrap-up project.
Our next lapbook will not be in the Five In A Row set. Dylan is interested in seasons, so that's what we'll be exploring.
Posted by Queen to my 3 Boys at 2/14/2008 02:35:00 PM