Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Helen Keller Museum

Firecracker had learned about Helen Keller at school.  Some how he found out that her birth place was only a little ways away from my Father in law's house.  He made us promise that the next time we went up there we would try and go.  Well, we weren't planning on going up until November for thanksgiving like we do every year.  However, we made an unexpected trip up when we evacuated for Irma.  So we ended up going to the museum. It was really neat!  
They had all kinds of things that I never even thought about a blind person using.  Like a scrabble board that has a raised waffle pattern so the pieces stay in place. And playing cards that had braille on them.

Apparently, Helen had a genius I.Q. she graduated from the sister college to Harvard and she studied in Italian, Greek, French and English!  It was a really enlightening trip.  Even the kids liked it, and of course it's always cool to put learning into action.


This picture wasn't one I intended on taking, but the lady that worked at the museum was insistent that I take the kid's picture in the dining room.  It was easier just to humor her than to fight it.

   
Have a great day!
Mrs. T



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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Butter Smoothness


 The Hubs has a thing about butter.  He can't stand it when the tub of butter isn't smooth.  For the last 10 years I have done my best to comply with this because I know how easy it is for pet peeves to drive you crazy.  I try to keep it looking something like this:
  However, now we have children, and they are proud of themselves for doing things on their own.  Therefore, the butter often ends up looking like this:
The poor Hubs is destined to be annoyed with the butter tub until the kids move out.


Have a great day!
Ms. T

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Girl's Night

A few weeks ago, the Hubs took Firecracker to the race track.  Since they were doing a boy's thing Sweet pea and I did a girl's thing.  We got all dressed up and I let her choose what restaurant we ended up at.  She chose Cracker Barrel.  So the two of us went to Cracker Barrel in our dress clothes.  We played checkers, and I spy while we waited for our food.  We had a good time.

Have a great day!
Mrs. T





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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Uncomfortable

While traveling, Sweet pea sometimes sleeps.  Firecracker almost never sleeps, but Sweet pea will take pretty good naps.  What can I say, she's like her mama.  Anyway, she ends up in some of the weirdest positions.  Case and point:




Have a great day!
Ms. T




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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sand Bag Helpers

Since we were predicted to have Irma's wrath, the kid's and I went to fill sand bags.  The Hub's worked on the generator to get it up and running.  I called my dad to see if he'd come and help me fill sand bags.  I figured each kid could hold a bag open while my dad and I filled them.  It turns out my kids are TERRIBLE bag holders.  They kept pulling the bags mouths away, because they didn't want the dirt on them.  Finally, I got my dad to put one shovel full of dirt in one of the bags and they used little beach shovels to fill one.  In the time it took my dad, mom and I to fill 14 sand bags the munchkins had filled one about 2/3 of the way full.  Hey, every little bit helped.


Have a great day!
Ms. T




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Thursday, September 21, 2017

The H Word

While we were at my Father in law's house with my brother in law, sister in law and their two kids, the kids were playing in the other room.  As happens when you have more than one kid in a room for any length of time the kids started fighting.  I went in to figure out what the problem was.

Firecracker was all upset saying about his cousin, "He said he h worded me!"

My nephew was all upset because he was insistent that he did not say that word.

At first I was thrown off until I realized Firecracker actually meant the word "hate" not the other h word. Ahhh I love the innocence of children.

Have a great day!
Ms. T




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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Evacuating

We were in Irma's direct path, so we decided to evacuate.  It was last minute, but we did at any rate.  We evacuated to my Father in law's house.  We were not the only ones that decided to evacuate to his house either.  My brother in law, his wife, their two kids and their two cats all evacuated to Dad's also.  Now, mind you my father in law lives in a little 1,000 sq ft house with 1 bathroom.

I'm not gonna lie, I was very nervous about how it would all work out, but it was better than I imagined.  Yes, it was crowded, but it wasn't as bad as I worried about.  Needless to say, we're all glad to be home.

Have a great day!
Ms. T




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