Thursday, May 27, 2010

Feeding the Giraffe

We had a wonderful day.  Jeff was able to take the day off and we went to the Frank Buck Zoo.  It was a beautiful sunny and hot day.  We enjoyed seeing the animals.  We also enjoyed feeding the giraffe, the kids were just a little bit scared.  We held out romaine lettuce for him to eat.  Giraffe's have incredibly long tongues and he would stick it out trying to get the lettuce from you.  When he got the lettuce on his tongue he would curl up his tongue around it and pull the lettuce into his mouth to eat it.  Giraffes have purplish black tongues, too.  Later we were able to feed some goats.  After visiting the Zoo we ate lunch in the park outside the Zoo.  Then the kids had fun playing on the giant playground that was there.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Blue Bubbles

I had noticed that Kaomi had stopped coloring with markers and I assumed she was done and had gone to play in her room....

Then Kent said:  "Mommy, Kaomi is in the bathroom and has blue soap."
Blue Soap?  The only blue soap we have in there is the girls shampoo.  Well, I guess I'll go see what he is talking about.

Sure enough Kaomi had blue soap, but it wasn't what I was expecting.

She had colored with blue marker all over both hands and then went to wash her hands and used the foaming soap (it looked like she had used about 1/4 of the bottle).  She had blue soap all the way up her arms, above her elbows and on her face where she must have pushed her hair back.  Of course she hadn't turned on the water so she couldn't rinse the soap off.  The top of the toilet where she was standing had soapy blue splotches all over it too.  I should have taken a picture, as she was a pretty shade of blue.  Of course I didn't think of taking her picture then.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Understanding of a Child

Yesterday I had sat down to feed Felicity and the phone rang.  It was my Mom (thanks for calling).  While I was still feeding Felicity and on the phone with Mom, I heard Kent (6) say from the bathroom, "I need a new roll of toilet paper."  I told him he would have to wait til I was done feeding Felicity.  Then I thought well maybe Katy can help him.  I sent Katy(4) to get the roll of toilet paper from my bathroom, but she came back shortly and said she couldn't get it off the holder.  Kaomi (2) was sitting there absorbing all that was going and she got up and went to try to get the toilet paper from my bathroom.  Soon she comes back with a whole wad of toilet paper and took it to Kent; who of course didn't want to use it since it wasn't on the roll.  I told Kent that it was okay to use it, because she brought it from my bathroom just for him.  Then she came back through with the leftover wad of toilet paper and put it back in my bathroom.  I have to admit what a smart child and why didn't I think of that?  She was probably sitting there thinking, "Why can't Katy get the toilet paper for Kent, I can do it."

Monday, May 17, 2010

7 years!

Wow!  We have been married for 7 years.  It seems like just yesterday we were running around getting ready for our wedding.  Sometimes it seems like we should be married longer than that since we have 4 children.  Wow!  God is so good to give us this time together.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Exercise and cake

I've been trying to be sure I get more exercise, I'd like to fit back into my regular clothes soon (I can almost fit).  So today I made a Pina Colada Upside-down Cake.  It is really good and pretty.  Though loaded with sugar, etc.,  I enjoyed every bite and will have more tomorrow.  Maybe I can get a little more exercise in tomorrow, too.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Field Day

Today was our last day of school.  We have had a fun year.  I remember field days from when I was a child and I thought it would be fun to have one of our own.  So last night I quickly set up my sewing machine and grabbed a long piece of fabric (which I didn't remember its original intent) and my scrap box.  30 minutes later I had 3 sacks for a sack race and 2 bean bags.  Jeff helped set up an obstacle course in the back yard last night and we had a lot of fun today. 
     So this morning, armed with a bunch of stuff we had around the house we began our Field Day.  We had 2 different obstacle course races, marble toes, a three legged walk, Frisbee throw, snow cone relay, jumping contest, Spoon and egg race, Kicking for distance, a balloon popping race, a sack race and bean bag walk.  The kids all had a lot of fun and I am all tired out.  The balloon popping race was the funniest.  It was quite windy today, so I made sure to tell the kids to hold on to their balloons tight.  They had to take their balloons and sit in a designated square on the driveway and try to pop it by sitting on them.   Almost every time someones balloon blew away they would start crying and screaming because they lost their balloon.  Then we would try to chase it down and they would try to pop it again.  Katy popped the most; 4 in about 3 minutes.  Kent popped 4, but only 3 of them while the timer was going and Kaomi couldn't get hers to pop.  We only lost 2 or 3 balloons to the wind and who knows where they will end up.  Maybe I should have put messages in them.  Then we ate lunch (including the eggs from our egg race) outside.  I think the kids liked the obstacle course best as they continued to go through it after we were all done with our activities.