Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fireside Chat

Here is how Art and Mimmy spent their evening earlier this week.

A little father-daughter origami. They made a goldfish. Why not?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

It is To Laugh

Here are some of Zaya's newest jokes.

(At a late-night McDonald's where half of the golden arches were not working.)

"Look, a Lunar McClipse!"

"What do you call a baby bird that says his pledge to the flag every morning and evening?"
"A Pledgling"

What's the best dressed fish in the ocean?
A swordfish. He always looks sharp!"

(Inspired by his accidental mispronunciation of the word pepper)

"Where does Peeper go when you eat it?"
"To your urethra"

OK, so the last one is disgusting. But he's a guy, I guess, so potty humor is going to factor into the next several years of my life, whether I like it or not.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Snow Days

Between Influenza B and the Oklahoma snow, we've had more days home than not in the last few weeks.

Here's how we occupy ourselves when we're not trying to finish the insane amount of make-up work that they have from school. (A Beka requires way too much handwriting!)

Mim builds towers. Here are two of them. In the second, Barbie (unclothed, as usual) is "reading a story" to the other characters.

Mim also plays in the snow when I will let her. So does Zay, but I don't have a picture of him.

Zay plays video games whenever I'll let him.

He likes to play the piano as well, but rarely plays the actual songs that he supposed to practice for this weeks lesson. For instance, today, he's pulled out his old primer book from last year and is playing through it again.

I do dishes. And cook. And then do dishes again.

I also get crazy schemes in my head to sort through all the kids' nonfiction and make a list on the computer by category. Yes, these books did get put away again before Art got home.

Oh, and Mim also takes pictures with my camera. Below are two of her pictures. The Gecko's name is Coyote and the fish is Long John.