We made it safely to Nebraska, despite a little drama in Hinton, Iowa, when we stopped for a potty break and the car wouldn’t start! I figured it had vapor-locked again and waited somewhat patiently with a horde of children until it would finally start about 45 minutes later. It did at last and we [...]
Archive for October, 2008
The kids and I are making the trek to Tiffany’s house tomorrow. Wish me luck for the 6 hour drive with 4 small, loud people! We’re planning on coming back Monday. I must be back in plenty of time to vote!
The trickiest part of Halloween for me has always been the candy. We always end up with so much candy and much of it is cheap JUNK that isn’t even tasty (several hundred 10 year-old cherry tootsie rolls anyone?). I don’t want to be a grinch about it but I also hate the idea of [...]
This week’s theme for Unplug Your Kids was thin and I thought it sounded perfect for food. I’ve been teaching the girls how to cook full meals lately and so we worked it in with that. First, though, Daddy helped us out by bringing home some Lefse. This traditional, thin Norwegian flatbread is sort of [...]
We went to the Halloween party sponsored by the Betsy and Tacy Society yesterday. Here’s some pics! Singing songs and listening to stories… Here’s the lyrics. The songs are really cute! Mug shots with Mr. Pumpkin… Coloring, playing pin the nose on the pumpkin and so on… Anna’s superpower is making friends in under [...]
We went lots of places today… Old Country Buffet with Grandma, Menards home improvement store (which my sweet little small town girl said was so incredible and enormous!), Lowes, a thrift store and even Taco Bell for drive-thru. Three trips were especially fun though… The Betsy & Tacy Society’s Halloween Party where we sang Halloween [...]
We’re heading to Mankato to meet Grandma for lunch and then over to the Betsy & Tacy Society’s Halloween party. Jack is Spiderman. Alex is a skeleton. Anna is a princess. Victoria is Jane Eyre. I’m going as a sleep deprived mom and lousy housekeeper. Have a great day!
The girls and I finished reading Lincoln’s Legacy, the first in the “Blast to the Past” series, last night. Overall, it was a good read-aloud for basic American history information. It gave them some basic history about Lincoln, the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation and they enjoyed it. The basic premise is that 4 [...]
We all went to nearby Walnut Grove on Monday for a photo shoot. It was a beautiful fall day and OK Magazine has a section where they feature a photograph of readers in exotic locations holding a copy of the magazine every week. I know Plum Creek is hardly exotic to us but [...]
We all got to meet a lovely little Plains Garter Snake yesterday! Daddy caught him as we were leaving the park in Walnut Grove and he gently held him so all the kids could pet him and take a peek. A few facts about this little beastie: The plains garter snake is a medium length [...]