Monday, September 13, 2004

a good weekend!

let me tell you about my weekend. it started off on saturday spending a good chunk of the afternoon at a burger king playground with my friend and her kids. we hadn't seen each other in quite awhile due to our 3-week-long-sickness-from-hell-that-wouldn't-go-away!! it was yet another day of learning for me as a mom...4 hours is a long time to spend at a place like that!! but it was ultimately enjoyable, tiring, but enjoyable. then on sunday morning, scotty got here at around 8 am. i didn't tell the kids he was coming, so it was a big big surprise for them. we hadn't planned on this little visit, but since he got the apartment on friday and had sunday off he figured he would come and get the bed, at least! he loaded the van with all sorts of boxes to make his last week alone (and in a new, empty apartment) more liveable. it was so amazing to see him again after 5 weeks. now we have just 1 more week and we will be moved to charleston and living as a family again!! on sunday, we also had a birthday to attend and a good time was had by all at a place called "fun adventure"...lots of games to play and an indoor playground, plus pizza and cake. i took a lot of pictures of all the kids since it's the first time in awhile that ALL of the cousins have been together. we actually have a group photo now!! it was a pretty relaxing experience, believe it or not. i have always been really stressed out going to places like that, but this place is well lit, very open, and comfortable (as opposed dark, small, and crowded). i ordered cheese nachos for sadie because she simply will not eat pizza!!! samuel ran all over the place using his tokens for games and playing in the indoor play structure, scotty took silas around to the games and played mini-golf with him, while i took sadie and found all the little kid games to play...then she wanted to play mini-golf too. all the kids won tickets from the games and they used them for little prizes just before we left. even though it sounds a lot like chuck e. cheese, it was more enjoyable. i feel like i'm giving a review of the place...we'll say 4 stars out of 5 since the pizza could've cooked a little longer and they should give you more time in the room you rent for your party! well, that was my good weekend!

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

something to think about

nice rats in bad environments acted worse than mean rats in good environments.
nice rats in good environments acted better than mean rats in good environments.
nice rats in bad environments acted better than mean rats in bad environments.
no one factor decides all.
-sandra dodd referring to a nature vs. nurture study on rats

just made me think about people and how the nicest person can still be a rat in the right situation.


Monday, September 06, 2004

a good joke

sadie and i were doing knock knock jokes. here's how it went down:

me: knock, knock
sadie: who's there?
me: banana
sadie: banana who?
me: knock knock
sadie (laughing): who's there?
me: banana
sadie: banana who?
me: knock knock
sadie: who's there???
me: banana
sadie: banana who???
me: knock knock
sadie: mommmmy!! who's there?
me: orange
sadie: orange who?
me: orange you glad i didn't say banana??

sadie: i have one, knock knock
me: who's there?
sadie: banana
me: banana who?
sadie: banana you glad i didn't say orange?

this makes me laugh everytime i think about it, isn't it just too funny???

Friday, September 03, 2004

sadie vogue

come on vogue, let your body move to the music, move to the music!!


samuel, silas, and cousin wesley

another picture by sadie!!


Wednesday, September 01, 2004

charleston unschoolers support group

i'm trying to get a support group started for unschoolers in the charleston area! if you're interested go check out my yahoo groups page and join: