Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Pictures from the Critter Dinner

Yes, you read that correctly!

The girls have been under the weather all week, so needless to say there has not been much "school" done. I, however, think that cuddles and picture books should be part of the core curriculum, so if you use that definition then we're right on schedule.

I wanted to post some pictures from the Critter Dinner at our church a few weeks ago. This is an annual event, but it's the first time we've been brave enough to attend.

Kate got right down to business munching away on rabbit...or is that squirrel?

Lily was a tad more delicate. I'm surprised she hadn't raised her pinky finger:

In the end, both girls decided that the watermelon was much better! Although I'm pretty sure that Lily ate a chunk out of this napkin at some point:

And just in case you're wondering why there are no pictures of Ben...well, he took one look at the food and whispered, "Mom, that's really gross! Can I go outside and play?" I couldn't think of a single argument that wouldn't require me actually having to eat squirrel to back it up.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Spiders everywhere!

Take a look at what we found during our walk Saturday...

We are blessed to live directly across the road from a memorial forest, and we love our nature walks! Lately, however, we have had a little more "company" than usual. We tried to take a walk Saturday with our friends Ryan and Starr, and ran into a spider web every time we turned around. They were stretched completely across the trail at some points.

It was a short walk!

Friday, September 21, 2007


We are certainly looking forward to the weekend here! I thought I'd help you get your weekend started off on the right foot with some funnies from Lily.

We attend a homeschool co-op twice a month, and Lily is taking a writing class there. This past assignment was on the Statue of Liberty. I was telling her that I had been, but hadn't walked up to the top. She cocked her head thoughtfully and said, "Well, they probably don't let people up there because they don't want them to knock off the nose. It's really heavy."

Yesterday, Lily was in the kitchen with me while I was cooking. She said, "Wow, mom, you look like a real chef!" I laughed and told her that maybe I would be one when I grew up. She gave me the typical Lily eye-roll and told me I was already grown up, and I pretended to be all upset over this little announcement. We argued back and forth for a while before she finally said, "It's okay, Mom, grown-ups are just little kids who already know how to drive!"

And then, my favorite...

Lily was very energetic yesterday, and I told her I was going to start calling her Tigger. I started explaining, "you know...because Tigger always jumps all over Rabbit..."

She looked at me with a perfectly straight face and said, "Rabbit's grumpy." Hmm...I sure hope that was an observation and not an accusation!

Here's Lily last month at my best friend Kim's wedding:

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Ahh, that explains it!

We've had a very busy week around here, and our internet connection is all wonky today, so I'm just going to pop in for a minute and share a clip with you. If you ever find yourself wondering if you're the only one in the world who is technically-challenged, pour yourself some hot water and enjoy!

Monday, September 17, 2007


Welcome to my new home in the blogosphere! Whether you're an old friend or just joining me, I hope that you'll pour a cup of coffee and read a little bit about why I blog.

Before I was married and had three beautiful children, I used to dream about traveling to the far corners of the earth whenever I chose. I wanted a life full of adventure, of exciting people and beautiful places. I wanted to experience everything that life could offer.

So how did a woman with such big dreams end up writing a blog with a title taken from Winnie-the-Pooh, you might ask? That's an easy answer. I've been blessed with a life of adventure far beyond what I could have ever dreamed.

When our oldest child reached kindergarten age, we embarked on a little family road trip called "homeschooling." And although we may have taken some wrong turns, read the map upside down, and even ran out of gas at times, it has been and continues to be a better adventure than I ever could have dreamed.

Some may not see my life as very adventurous or exciting, but I would tell them that I didn't know the meaning of excitement until I started learning to see the world through a child's eyes. Being a parent that teaches their children at home may be a sacrifice, but that pales in comparison to the blessing of truly getting to know and enjoy your children. And that's where the great philosopher Winnie-the-Pooh comes in. What I blog about may not seem very "thingish" to some people, but I believe that there are many of you out there who want a life that's not just...well... stuffed with fluff.