Friday, September 30, 2011

Cooking Life & Homework!

Lubby was "cooking" eggs the other night.  I wasn't paying too much attention until I noticed him using his little green Gideon Bible.  He said he was cooking from the "good cook book"...
I quipped back..."Yup, it sure gives us the right recipe for life!"
Later, Emmer-bean worked on her homework.  She really enjoys these numbered coloring sheets.  She is working on "number recognition"...
...and coloring neatly (fine motor)...Her teacher says she is sweet and kind!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Favorite Visitor...

Yes, "Uncle Dave of the Orange Truck" came for dinner and a short stay...
Not only is he fun and lovable...He also has Angry Birds on his phone...*oooo, ahhh*
Lubby enjoyed dropping him off at the OC this morning...and seeing LOTS of orange trucks!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Painter and Hunter...

Emma loves all things artsy...
...she could paint for hours...
Caleb...not so much.  I even tried to encourage him by giving him a model and outline...nope.
So, while his sister painted peacefully...
...cutely tucking her bare piggies beneath her....
The "little man" went hunting... his fort...
See his campfire?  Nothing like primordial soup in the sandbox to make a day's glorious fun!!  EW!...
....I mean....Yum!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Old Picture, Recent Hilarity!

I love this picture so I'm re-using it....

I keep retelling this story from the other I thought I'd share...

Emma keeps beating Caleb in all races, contests, etc.  Then she cheers that she won, etc.  This greatly annoys him. 

Well, she beat him to the kitchen the other day...and he came up panting behind her...

She said, "I won, I won!"  

And he said, "Yeah *pant, pant*  Well, I'm gonna get some stamps...*pant pant* and mail you FAR AWAY!" 

HAHAHAHA!  Isn't that hilarious?  I almost fell into the laundry I was quietly folding in the other room.  And after I got a hold of my chuckling, I choked out..."Please remember to BE KIND to each other!"  Tee hehhehe!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

After school...

After school...
and after lunch...
We love to swing...
And swing alot!!
We swing and sing and read and laugh...
Then in we go to rest and nap!!
By MomE Bobbi Wells
(Who might also take a nap today between loads of laundry!)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Industrious Behavior

2 bushels of apples makes 20 1/2 quarts applesauce, 22 pints apple butter, 10 bags sliced apples frozen, and one full dehumidifier of apple case you ever wondered. Phew...I'm tired.
Long story...but I had three teens come over to help (along with their governess) and learn to can.  They were learning about pressurization of submarines....apples to apples?  Right??
It's a good skill to learn...and we all that a good time...albeit hot and sticky...phew!
Ahhh...a thing of beauty is a joy forever!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Apples, apples everywhere!!

 We had another wonderful year picking apples.  We picked 2 1/2 bushels...and I will be a busy bee canning, freezing and dehydrating.  Lubby is excited to help!  Emmy will still be home in time to stir and can the apple butter!  Just thought I'd put that out you'll know it'll taste just as sweet!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Argh, Matey!

 There's nothing like a box and cardboard tube to finish out a pirate ship and all it's riggings!  Eh!?
 They were shooting cars into their cannon!  Boom!  I think they are confused... that they shoot OUT and not IN...but it's neater this way so, I let it be.  HA!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Enjoy some picture overload!

We went to the children's museum this last weekend...and since I've been rather remiss in my picture taking and sharing...I thought you'd enjoy this overload of Sweet Boobah faces.
As always, I started with a security picture...just in case!  Then it was off to the Barbie exhibit...not DadE's favorite!  HAHAHA!
Nothing like squeaking a record to entertain children for hours.
Em the hair stylist extraordinaire.
My favorite of the day was probably the trip to Egypt.  It was the shortest transcontinental flight I've ever endured...hehehe!
The kids rode a burro through town...heehaw!
MomE visited someone's home!
The kids worked in the market...Emmer loaded a basket with canned goods...
...and Lubby weighed out the produce!
DadE took me to this nifty little cafe! 
Our kids served us smoothies and coffees!
Emma sniffed all the spice tins...they have some spice in the top so you can do was too cute!
DadE helped the kids at the archeological dig.
MomE braved the traffic...crazee! 
DadE is drawn to puzzles...He and Emma did this entire puzzle while MomE listened to Lubby pick Egyptian music on the computer...He likes the mosk singer the best (yeah, the one that sounds like wailing...yeah that!).  Oui!
Then we were off to an underwater ocean exhibit...Puerto Rico, I think...but it's so hard to tell underwater!
Lubby surprised us and really got into this one!
Next, we visited the terracotta army in China...
....Hey Dad...
...does this look familiar??
Then we went to the EVOLUTION crazy dinosaur exhibit.  It always makes me grind my teeth a little bit...but I like the thunderstorm show.
We had a great time!!