Thursday, August 25, 2016

Lego Zip Line

The other day I was on Pinterest and saw this idea for a  Lego zip line.

We decided to give it a go.  The kids and I went to Lowes and picked up a clothes line pulley, came home and got to work.  Firecracker was in charge of building a base for our Lego man to ride on.  Once that was done we got busy connecting the base and tested it out.  It was a resounding success!  Firecracker is loving it!  So for about 3.00 (we already had the clothes line so I'm not including that in the price) we have a new constructive toy.  Pretty cool I'd say!

Have a great day!
Ms. T

P.s. if you wanna try this make sure your Lego base is heavy enough to keep the pulley on the rope and not flopping to the side.
 




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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Exercise or Eat Cheese?

The other day I took the kids to a local arcade (kind of as a last hurrah for summer).  They were playing all kinds of different games.  Firecracker found a game that was like a digital jump rope.  He had to stand on a sensor and a big oval with light bars stood before him.  As the lights went around he had to jump before the lights reached a certain point.  He LOVED it.  He probably played that game 5 times in a row.  

At one point I looked at Firecracker and said, "You really like this game, don't you?"  He looked at me and said, "At least I'm getting exercise instead of eating cheese."  I just about busted up with laughter!  Where did he come up with that?  It's not like he is a cheese eater.  He will eat it occasionally, but it's not high up on foods he loves.  My kids are such little nuts.

Have a great day!
Ms. T 





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Monday, August 15, 2016

First Day of School

As per usual the summer flew by and now we are starting school.  The kids are excited!  I'm going to miss the lazy days of summer, but I've also missed the rascals I call my students so I will be happy to see them again also.

In a few days I'll post pics of my favorite little people's first day of school for 2016.

Have a great day!
Ms. T 




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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

You Might Be a Parent (More Parentisms)

You might be a parent if...

* Your first reaction when a kid falls is, "You're ok.  You're tough!"

* You feel exceptionally proud when someone else poops on the toilet. 

* You spend an inordinate amount of time looking for other people's shoes, clothes etc...

* You know everything there is to know about  _____________ (fill in the cartoon. Ex. Phineas and Ferb, Pokemon or My Little Pony)

* You are doing laundry CONSTANTLY and never seem to be able to catch up.

* You make up your own "cuss words" because you don't want your kids repeating the stuff you'd usually say.  (Words like fart, crap and darn are a big no-no in our house so I substitute with things like Punch a duck! when I'm frustrated etc.)

Parenting is such a joy! =)

Have a great day!
Ms. T
 




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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Not a Kidnapper

 I have a habit of calling Sweet Pea "Little Girl" and Firecracker "Little Boy".  Why do I do that?  I have no idea.  There is seriously something wrong in my brain.  It's a big bag of weird.  Anyway, the other day we were walking through Walmart holding Sweet Pea's hand (She was in trouble).  She started to wiggle away from me and I said, "Stop trying to get away from me, Little Girl."

I looked up and there was a lady looking at me very suspiciously.  It occurred to me in that moment that I sounded very much like a kidnapper.  I think the only thing that saved the cops being called was that Sweet pea said something like, "Yes, Mommy."  So, note to self, call the kids by their names so you don't sound like a kidnapper.
 

Have a great day!
Ms. T




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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Stability

My parents have been married for 41 years as of today.  Holy cow bells!  Do you realize that the typical length of marriages in the U.S. is only 8.2 years?  My parents have been together roughly five times the national average!  That is crazy.  Crazy awesome!  I'm so thankful for them and their love for one another.  

My siblings and I used to give them a hard time about their "Public Displays of Affection" (Aka PDA), but honestly, I'm thankful for it.  I've always known that they loved each other and I've always known that I was loved.  In this crazy, world where you can't count on anything except change and uncertainty I can count on my parents and their love, not only their love for each other, but also their love for our family. I ache for those that have never experienced this kind of stability and security.  

Thank you, God, for my parents!  And thank you, Mom and Dad, for your love and commitment to each other.

Have a great day!
Ms. T 




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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Pokemon Lover

 Firecracker has loved Pokemon for months.  So naturally when the Pokemon Go app came out the Hubs down loaded it and they play it together.  As a result Sweet Pea has been subjected to having to wait at many "Pokemon Stops" for the boys to get their prizes.  

Yesterday, we were driving home from church and found a spot that had 13 Poke Stops.  Mind you these stops only take maybe 1 minute each, but when you add 'em up an extra 15 minutes in the car can be rough for a 5 year old.  In response to this Sweet Pea piped up with, "Mom, Pokemon is getting on my nerds!"  Ha!

If you think about this it could go 1 of 2 ways.  1- The Pokemon has gotten all over her nerds (aka, the Hubs and Firecracker) or 2- The Pokemon stuff is getting on her nerves.  Either way it's funny.

Have a great day!
Ms. T




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