Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Trick Question

While eating dinner last night, Ember asked what this was (held up a piece of meat between two fingers). That is beef.

Where does it come from, she asks?


What?! We eat cows?!

We proceed to go through a couple of different meats this way.

Finally, Shaunton asks them, what do you think turkey is made out of?

Here are a few of their guesses:

Hot dogs

Finally, after much laughing, we pointed to the pictures of the turkeys donning our table as place mats and asked now what do you think turkeys are made of.

Finally, the answer...feathers!

After a few more chuckles, the truth was revealed, although their initial answers were far more entertaining.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The time has come...

to clean out the deep freezer. The breast milk has been in there for over a year, and alas, it is time to say goodbye so as to make room for the beautiful ham I just bought on sale.

Removing the breast milk effectively cleared 1/4 of my deep freezer (maybe a little more). I cleaned out 447 ounces this time. Which is roughly 3 1/2 gallons of breast milk . I don't know what that brings my grand total to now, but it is a lot.

Now, the questions is, is breast milk compostable? or do I just toss it in the trash?

eta: I went back and added up all the milk I have had to toss. *Drumroll please*


12 gallons!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


In case you were wondering, the only tools you need to excavate your front yard looking for dinosaur bones include: a toothbrush and two hairbrushes (mom isn't using them right now, so it will be OK).

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Planning ahead

On our way home from school yesterday, Jaxen casually asked me if he and his wife could have our house after we die.

Um, sure.

Thanks Mom!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Note to Self:

Never tell your child a secret you don't want everyone to know. Why?

Because he will tell an adult he loves and trusts the exciting secret.

What's wrong with that?

That trusted adult will take it upon themselves to share your secret with whomever they please...maybe even blog about it.

Your CTR 6 told them, right? So it must not be a secret anymore and you can spread the news.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Little things I've noticed

My little girl has noticed that eyebrows look like rainbows, and everyone has them.

While playing kitchen with a friend, I overhear her saying, "let's pretend this is food storage." Can never start too early.

Ember can write her own name, and Owen's.

Owen really likes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Owen can finally crawl on his hands and knees, but still reverts to army crawling when he wants to get somewhere fast.

Jaxen loves to read, but gets frustrated when he doesn't finish his fluency paragraphs, even when he only needs 40 words a minute and gets 102. He wants to finish the whole paper and will make us listen to him read it over and over again.

Jaxen's favorite place to be - "the soccer field" - as reported on his super star poster from last week.

Kids grow fast!