April 26 2007

On again, off again that’s what the weather is!
Katie will be reading at the Authors Tea at school on the 2nd (of May, that is) I am very excited for her, more so because the teacher must think Katie has progressed enough to participate (progressed out of her Shy Shell, that is)
So YEA! for Katie.

Everett loves to work, Everyday he gets up ready to put on his boots and run out and work with his dad, its very cute, he has a little sunburned face:) He will come running in ever so often to have me fill his cup with water and then run back out to work again, the plus side he has started to take naps again and will still be ready for bed at 8:00 ( I bumped back his bedtime a half hour) so he works pretty hard, they have been digging ditches and cutting down brush hauling logs, Everett’s specialty is hauling logs and brush, he’s very good at that.

Elly has been showing her Hippo side (hey Elly and Felicity look alike, why not the same temperament!).


The Warm Weather Has Arrived

It was Hot today, 82 degrees!
The kids have been loving it, tonight Joff played freeze tag with them outside, they played that alot last year, so they were really excited to start it up again, also leap frog and Katie has been showing them how to jump rope.

A book we borrowed from the library that I would very much recommend is
” The Curious Demise of a Contrary Cat” by Lynne Berry. All of the kids really enjoyed it and Ithought the illustrations were well done. (Well Done? Sounds like I am talking about a turkey just out of the oven! I liked the pictures anyway.)

I have cookies to take out of the oven, so thats it for tonight.


The Daily Report


We have received more snow and have been promised more, I am contemplating putting the Christmas tree back up.
I was in Wal*Mart today, they have out shorts and swimsuits, outdoor summer toys, now you have to remember two things

1. Its the middle of April, so those things might not sound so unusual.
2.When I walked in the store, It was snowing and there was already two feet on the ground, with (as I mentioned before) a promise of more snow and no end in sight.
3. Don’t forget about Global Warming and all those poor Polar Bears, if it gets to cold in there native lands, we have the cold and I am sure we can squeeze in a few some where around here.

I know I said two but I could help but slip in a third.

I am still playing around with a logo for my photography, I haven’t come up with anything I really like.

And for a child report:
Evs likes to have sword fights, his new trick is to “die” in slow motion and on the carpet, so he will run to the carpet and proceed to groan and turn every which way whilst falling to the floor, then when he is done twitching, he rolls his head to the side and sticks his tongue out.
I swear I have no clue where he learned that!
He expects to be tickled after. If he new how he would also probably ask for a Scooby Snack.

Katie wrote out the Alphabet on my counter in red permanent marker. She did a very good job.

Felicity likes to sneak out of bed in the middle of the night so she can play with her sisters Ponies and Petshops and I suspect a couple of dinosaurs.

Alice can pour chocolate milk for the cats and the dog without spilling a drop.

Els likes to sing to her toes.

Aren’t they all talented:)

Life is rather like a tin of sardines-where all of us looking for the key. Alan Bennet


I ate a "snow apple"

Yes I did, I am feeling a bit down that Winter is still here, it missed the memo, it slept in, it cheated and it is so darn wrong! So I went out, plopped down in the middle of the snow, made a “snow apple” and ate it. This is what I have figured out about sitting in the snow eating “snow apples” pretending its Not still winter:

1.My butt froze solid, it very wierd when you can’t feel your own butt, you know its there, but still……………
2.”snow apples” taste wayyy to much like snow
3.Pretending its winter when its summer, is alot more fun then pretending its summer in the winter
4.After my sixth “snow apple” I had to pee very badly, but couldn’t move because my butt was frozen to the snow
5.Yes your butt can freeze to the snow
6.I would give for some global warming


My car broke down, well it won’t start, for anything, not even Scooby Snacks
I just ate a candy bar. Hershey with almonds.


The English winter – ending in July, / To recommence in August.”

Lord Byron (Maine Winters too)

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”

Hal Borland (Ya, Right)