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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Interested in your children swapping art?

Somehow, and I'm sorry but I have swiss cheese for memory, I came across this awesome opportunity for the kids!  My children LOVE art.  If we did nothing but art and/or crafts 24/7 they would live blissfully for the full duration of their lives.  I've often joked that I should develop a homeschooling curriculum in which one could teach reading/math, physics, chemistry.....everything through high school based on arts and crafts!

This artists trading card swap is just the thing for little ones who enjoy art.  If you click on the link up there, you can read the post about registering and specifics.  Basically, your child/ren (ages 4 and up) compose a piece of art, using any medium, on a 2.5 x 3.5 piece of watercolor paper. (I bought a pack of 5x7 watercolor sheets and will cut them in half both ways-simple!)  Can be collage, markers, paint, pencil- sky's the limit!

Your little one(s) will be grouped with five others, whose information you will receive, and you will mail them your cards on April 18th.  Next all you do is let your artists wait by the mailbox to receive their five masterpieces!

I hope you will consider giving it a shot!  If you do, let me know!  I'd love to hear how it went and see some pics of your Monet's handiwork!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It's just not fair.......A Rant on My Part

I don't like to whine.  I really try hard NOT to complain.  And slandering is completely and totally unacceptable.

But this time........I just can't HELP IT!!!!!

Whhhhhhhhhyyyyy?   It's soooooo NOT faiiiir!  I'm working my behind off at the gym (except for the last week that I've been at Momma's) and its still NOT happening! 


I left home Friday a week ago and came home to a skinny version of my precious husband.  Seriously.  I was pedaling away on the recumbant at the gym last night when up the stairs comes the MOST handsome man....salt & pepper hair, cool glasses, fabulously thick and curly salt & pepper hair (oh wait, did I mention that already?)  and a wave of......a-hm.....pride......washed over me as I realized "That's MY handsome man!"

He walked over to my bike because we hadn't seen each other all day long and gave me a big hug.  I sneaked a kiss on the cheek and called him "hottie".  He blushed.  But I saw that little smile as he walked away.

And I?  I began to pedal MUCH harder!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Horsing around........

Yesterday was a much anticipated day for my dear little girl.  She's been begging for a year for horse-riding lessons and, quite honestly, that's just not in this homeschooling-stay-at-home-momma's budget!  Until........LivingSocial!  They put a deal out for Lachlan Farms and, after checking out the website and owner Anna McCracken's blog, we jumped on it!
Aren't they as cute as PIE!  (Ended with an exclamation rather than a question mark because PUH-LEEZ!  That was NO question!)  I was a little worried about the kids, mostly Ben, because they seemed a bit nervous.  I once fell off a running horse that then fell on me- so I have horse-fear anyway.  I don't want my fears to be the fears of my children- so off they went.....

Alyssa and Anna did a fabulous job with them and had Ben settled in no time.  They were friendly and patitent and made us all feel at ease.

They also had many four-legged friends who were quite welcoming!

And then we were finished!  The kiddos can't wait until next week.  And neither can I!