Monday, August 30, 2010

reunion pictures

Thursday, August 26, 2010

One mom's top picks for kids' book clubs - Book Reviews | GreatSchools

One mom's top picks for kids' book clubs - Book Reviews | GreatSchools

This is a great list of book club books!

Friday, August 20, 2010

This is my job description...

Family seeking a loving, homeschool teacher. This is a full-time position and applicant will be on call 24/7. There will be no private phone calls and no salary. Applicant must multitask and work well under pressure while maintaining a friendly, enthusiastic attitude. Applicant must serve multiple positions, such as: teacher, curriculum specialist, guidance counselor, social director, secretary, school nurse, bus driver, and janitor, in addition to all other “mom” jobs (Chef, Maid, etc.). Organizational and problem solving skills are a plus.

Benefits include: picking your own school hours, choosing your work uniform with the option of wearing your pajamas until noon, learning with your children all day – everyday, taking sick days without make-up work, no more participating in homework wars, and an unlimited supply of hugs and kisses.
If you are interested in working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, this is the position for you! For more information on this exciting opportunity to earn one-of-a-kind rewards, please apply in person today.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Katelyn in Mount Olympus water commercial

My cute Katelyn was in a commercial.....well her mouth was anyway.

Check it out here:

Katelyn in Mt. Olympus water commercial

They put her on a green screen and poked her head through.  She memorized the lines and said them to the prerecorded words.  Then they used the video of the baby and put Katelyn's mouth on him.  So fun!!

City Deals...Cool deal!

SO...... I have never bought anything from city deals...... until today.  I am super excited about some of the deals you can get!

Check it out:

You can get gift certificates for TONS of fun places (entertainment, retail, restaurants, etc) and they are 50% off.  So you get a $20 G.C. for $10.

Super sweet deals to be had!

Black cow day tomorrow!

Homeschool is off to a good start!  We are reviewing this week.  I needed to see how much they forgot in the last month and a half that we have been off.  I am still trying to get my lesson plans finished and also get some fun field trips and activities planned!

There are so many random holidays...I will keep you updated on all the funny and weird holidays that we are celebrating this year.  Tomorrow will be a good one.....Its BLACK COW Rootbeer float day.

Here is some info on it:

This holiday is referred to as a "National" day., as all food & drink holidays are.   However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day at this time. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!

How is this holiday celebrated?
This holiday is celebrated by making yourself a root beer float and maybe a few more for family and friends! Yep that's what everyone does on this holiday.

What is Root Beef Float?
"Also known as a "black cow" or "brown cow" , the root beer float is traditionally made with vanilla ice cream and root beer, but can also be made with other flavors."

"In the United States and Canada, the chain A&W Restaurants are well known for their root beer floats. The definition of a black cow varies by region. For instance in some localities, a "root beer float" has strictly vanilla ice cream; a float made with root beer and chocolate ice cream is a "chocolate cow" or a "brown cow."

"The origin of the name "black cow" has always been of interest to food and beverage experts and apparently dates to August of 1893 in Cripple Creek, Colorado. Frank J. Wisner, owner of the Cripple Creek Cow Mountain Gold Mining Company had been producing a line of naturally flavored, naturally carbonated premium soda waters for the citizens of the then booming Cripple Creek gold mining district. He had been trying to create a special drink for the children of Cripple Creek and came up with an idea while staring out at his properties on Cow Mountain on a moonlit night. The full moon's glow on the snow capped Cow Mountain reminded him of a dollop of vanilla ice cream floating on top of his blackened Cow Mountain. As he told the story later, he was inspired by this view to hurry back to his bar and add a big scoop of vanilla ice cream to the one soda water he produced that the children of Cripple Creek seemed to like best - Myers Avenue Red root beer - and served it the very next day. The drink was an instant hit. Originally named "Black Cow Mountain", the local children shortened this to "black cow". Wisner was known to say many times in his later years that if he had a nickel for every time someone ordered a black cow, he'd have been a rich man."

So there ya go! 

Monday, August 16, 2010

We begin school again...

Today is the day that we begin school again.  We took a short hiatus last month to gear up for school again.  The girls are really excited!  We started off by getting a new pair of school clothes....(PAJAMAS!!!)

The morning was spent reviewing where we left off....and getting a new round of spelling words.

I think this will be a great year for our homeschool!

I will go into detail more this afternoon....but I just wanted to get an update out there!!