Thursday, November 29, 2007

What's in a meme?

I found this meme over at ZenMomma's Garden.

Here's what you do: Type the answer to each question into a Google image search, and then pick an image from the first page of results. Here we go!

1. Age At Next Birthday: 38 – This cracks me up. She looks horrified – not how I feel about 38 – just the best picture on the first page. Upon further investigation, I found that it's page 38 of some document...phew!

2. Place I'd Like To Travel: someplace warm (it’s snowing right now)

3. Favorite Place: a library (ohhhhh, the possibilities!)

4. Favorite Object(s): books, my Taylor guitar

5. Favorite Food: butter (not by itself, but oh…it makes everything better...and don't even think about offering me margarine)

6. Favorite Animal: cat

Love the colors on the above picture, just couldn't resist the fairy eating cat, though...

7. Favorite Color(s): green – OK, this photo was at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Scary!

8. My Nickname(s): Little Grover, Puddles, Groovy

(so, that's not the Little Grover my high school friends were talking about, but I figured no one needed to see a picture of the muppet to get the idea)

9. Town I Was Born In: Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland

10. Bad Habit I Have: (where do I begin…) multitasking

That was fun! Tag! You’re it!

Friday, November 9, 2007

The Bitter Homeschooler's Wish List

(Click on the title of this entry to view the list, from Secular Homeschooling Magazine) OK, so this is a little blunt. But dang it's funny. We don't get all of these questions, because Sabine's so young, but I've heard a lot of them...and would add a response to the question we have heard a lot, "So...just how long are you going to homeschool her?" I usually just say we're not worrying about later...just trying to enjoy it now...but I'm thinking there could be a better response. Suggestions?

Two of my favorites on the list are:
11. We didn't go through all the reading, learning, thinking, weighing of options, experimenting, and worrying that goes into homeschooling just to annoy you. Really. This was a deeply personal decision, tailored to the specifics of our family. Stop taking the bare fact of our being homeschoolers as either an affront or a judgment about your own educational decisions.
17. Stop saying, "Oh, I could never homeschool!" Even if you think it's some kind of compliment, it sounds more like you're horrified. One of these days, I won't bother disagreeing with you any more.
Read and enjoy!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Cause and Effect (aka Water is Fun)

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Halloween party animals

We didn't really plan this, but here they are: Axel, Sabine, Birch and Vivian. Up until about a week before Halloween Sabine and Vivian were going to be Barbie Princesses (oh my!)...but the animal costumes (on loan from friend Kristin) were perfect for Trick-or-Treating on a frosty Wyoming night.
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Party time

The other night after Vivian was in bed we were hanging out with Sabine, who said, "It's Cisco's birthday" (this is a common refrain right now, it's always somebody's (usually her stuffed Lambie's) birthday around here!). She then went on to say "Cisco never gets his birthday." So Bret began drawing invitations (note the stubby tail) in black outline...Sabine had him color them in with orange, "...because if you color them in with black you won't see him."
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Sunday, November 4, 2007

What Sabine wears when gardening...

In her defense, she was actually waiting for her ride to a birthday party at the gymnastics studio...

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