How to throw a Miserable Hot Air Balloon Party in 3 sad steps

Thursday, September 30, 2010

1.  Try to make miniature hot air balloons with helium balloons, Yogurtville cups, twine and masking tape.  Do this outside, so the balloons can escape leaving the cups behind.   This sets the tone for the entire evening.   Sad moments to come.

2.  Take beloved child outside in the 100 degree heat and take MANY pictures when he clearly does not want to be outside.  These will be memories you will want to forget for years to come!

3.  Finally, take all your beloved children out in the heat to honor the birthday boy with a 2 mile trek in flip-flops from the parking lot to the entrance to the Balloon Fest.   Make sure there are HUGE crowds and nothing a 3 foot child could see beyond the backsides of every other Balloon Fest go-er.

Boo, you are such a special boy.  Thank you for having such low expectations that you are rarely disappointed.  I am blessed to call you my son.  Next year will be better, I promise.  Or not.


School Days

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

We started our homeschool co-op was a super long day, but the kids really had fun.

Belle is taking Art, European Geography, Woodworking, Spanish and Manners for Everyday.
Boo is in Kindergarten for three hours in the morning, then Spanish and Playground Games in the afternoon.  Big Boy is in the three-year old class all day, and Baby Girl is in the nursery.

This morning, we are back to school at's a little more challenging after all the excitement of yesterday, but we're still at it. 

How's your week?


Water Painting

Friday, September 10, 2010

(It may be September, but my kids are still wearing bathing suits with some regularity.)

Last night I was telling a friend of my flylady habit of cleaning out my car each Friday-I like to start the weekend with a fresh van...that's not weird, right? 

Usually that just means vacuuming the car, but on some (rare) days, we'll get the dish soap and daddy's old undershirts out and give the car a real car wash.  

This job quickly turned into a water painting session on our driveway this afternoon.  Who needs water parks (or recess) when you've got brushes and a bucket full of dirty car washing water?

Ahhh, now the weekend can begin.
Do you have any Friday habits?