Thursday, February 24, 2011

Yummy Cookie

Ok all I have to say is yum! Ken Found this recipe and I swear i gained 5lbs just looking at the picture on the computer. These are oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies. I of course had to try making them and I was definitely not disappointed with the outcome.

Nelson achieves weblow

Happy Nelson.
Nelson Getting his award.
Me receiving my mother's pin from Nelson. For anyone who doesn't know the mother gets a pin as well the boy/ young man since we are the pushing force behind them.

Well January was a crazy month but a highly successful one. One of the successes that month was Nelson finally finishing all he needed to so he could get his Weblos badge in cub scouts. And by time the pack meeting came around at the end of January he was well on his way to completing the Arrow of Light. He was one very excited little boy and very excited that he was so close to getting his Arrow as well. For the Next month all I heard was "I'm getting the arrow of light, I'm getting the arrow of light."
I am super proud of him and while I did receive a pin that night as well I am happy to say I didn't need to push to hard. This is something he really wanted and he wasn't going to let anything stop him.

Let's go fly a kite (or three)

Kenzie's Seagull Kite. She got it at the girl scout shop. It is a fabulous kite that really flys it was great fun to watch.
Sammy bought these at the dollar store. They cam in a 2 pack so he gave one to Nelson. They didn't fly quite as well as the seagull but the were still fun.
Ken Helping Sammy.

"Let's go fly a kite. Up to the highest height. Let's go Fly a kite and send it soaring. Up through the atmosphere up where the air is clear oh Let's go fly a kite." Ok I love this song From Mary Poppins. How can you not feel happy when you are flying a kite especially when it really is soaring. There is just something about watching kites floating on the breeze. So needless to say this was my theme song throughout this fun filled family activity.

There were a couple of good windy days in January that the kids insisted on making use of and I am glad that we did. Cali did not have her own kite but she was the only one who didn't want to buy one for herself. She had a blast helping Kenzie with the seagull however. I am bummed my pictures of the girls didn't turn out but oh well not much I can do about that. Anyway on this particular day we all went over to Kynoch to the nice open field there. And just played for an hour or so with the kites. Next year or maybe even later this year I may need to go get some better kites for everyone if we are going to continue doing this fun, family activity. Which i hope we do.

Skate day

OK so I have been home schooling Kenzie and Nelson the past year or so. It has had it challenges but its advantages.This is one of them. The charter school I go through has had some fun activities for the kids. Kenzie and Nelson have been begging me to take them to one of the skate days for a while and we finally found one that worked with our schedule. They had a blast skating for a couple of hours.

Sammy in a box

I just thought this was cute. One night during Christmas break. Sammy decided he needed to sleep a box. I don't even remember what the box was for but that was his favorite thing for many days. And yes he is asleep. He is a bit creepy sometimes when he sleeps his eyes are open at least part way.