Food · Picture Post

Mud Pies (my turn)

Browsing on the Pioneer Woman Blog the other day saw this post and ohhhhh I remember those! Except she makes them a little different then we made ours and the flowers where a completely new concept:)

I made a bunch for the kids last night, they loved them! Here is one I managed to grab a picture of before they where gobbled up.

 I layered it, cookie/icecream/worms/cookie/pudding/worms/cookie, with a few extra worms sticking out just because worms are delicious and cute:) I think the flowers really make this treat super adorable.

I love it when I find inspiration online! Thanks Ree!


Homeschool · Picture Post

Honey Bee Lapbooks

We did our first lapbook today.

Alice has been peppering me with questions about honey bees so this was a rather easy subject to do, especially as I had seen a bee lapbook elsewhere on the web although we ended up using for our bee printables. I confess to being a bit skeptical about lapbooks and with that said here are my lapbook  pro’s and cons.

PRO’S: The kids loved creating the lapbooks, I liked the versatility.

CON’S: Um, time consuming and some serious paper wastage.

We will likely do another lapbook, but I can’t see us doing them often. None of us likes to cut that much:)

Oh and because we had other things to do today and we got a late start these are not quite done, I have a rule once people start to look tired we quit and take a break and come back when it is interesting again, so we will finish tomorrow it should only take about fifteen minutes not including review or reading more bee books 🙂

A quick pic of the inside of Katie’s lapbook.



P.S I fully realize that my grammar skills are lacking and spell checker is mad at me, it keeps screaming lap-book not lapbook, whatever.

Picture Post · Trips to somewhere


Boston LDS Temple

Lexington (across from the Lexington Battle Green)

Isn’t he Adorable? He reminds me of the hedgehog from Alice in Wonderland (yes the new Tim Burton Alice…..) He is even smiling although um the hedgehogs in that Alice aren’t very happy, I wouldn’t be either if I was used as a croquet-ball…….. but I digress…….This cutie currently resides at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Joff and I went to Boston for a few days this last week and these are but a very few of the pictures I took.  We had a ton of fun and I remembered a few things about myself.

1. I am a country girl, you forget exactly what a city is if you only go to one every year or so and just to be clear I go to Bangor when I need to go the city and Bangor I am fairly sure would be considered a dogstop in Massachusetts.

2. I hate traffic, more then twenty cars on the road and I am in tears ( I am sooooo fragile:P)

3. Considering and comparing Mass drivers to Utah drivers the people of Massachusettes get my vote for courteous drivers in hectic traffic award.

4. I still think food tastes better in Maine:) We found the BEST diner in Portland and I want them to set up shop in Newport so I can eat there EVERY SINGLE DAY.  Sooooooo Good. Bonus!  They have a website Beckys Diner . Go. Eat. Be Very Happy.

5. I have more pictures to post, I will probably be posting them here, there and everywhere for the rest of the year……


Kids · Picture Post · Youtube

Did I mention that I DIDN’T like mud?

 Oh ya, 55 degree’s the kids are out making mud pies like summer will never come. At least in the summer time after a healthy mud and worms cooking class they can be dipped in the pool before the come inside. I am so glad they are having so much fun:)

Katie and Alice decided to put a rock and roll (lol) spin on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

Shot with the  D300s, the video is a bonus, not something I even wanted but as it turns out something I am very much loving.


Random #19 or I can’t think of a clever post title (you choose)

Seriously, February was horrid, being sick is horrid and I never liked March, so March is horrid. Mud is not horrid, horrid is not a strong enough word, mud is horribly horrid. Still not strong enough……

The sun is beautiful, blades of green grass are wonderful, silence is so, so magical, finding silence is my life quest. Not an urgent life quest though, I like the noises children make (most of the time). Shutter clicks, magic! The Internet, a blessing and a curse, mostly a blessing. Chocolate=Heaven.

I haven’t had time to play with the camera much, mostly manual reading still, correlating what the books says and exactly how is works, not easy but enjoyable. It is on my flickr but will share here anyway. L♥ving my new camera:)