Monday, April 21, 2008

Napping with Oscar

We have a Yorkie named Oscar that thinks he is one of the kids. Whenever the kids are sleeping, he is right there with them. He is definitely part of the pack. I came through the living room the other day, and Kenna was sleeping on the sofa. And who was curled up right at her bottom? Oscar. Check out the vid.

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Kenna and her Scissors!

If you read my latest Monday Morning Motivator, you will know about the recent love affair that Kenna has with scissors (cutting receipts, schoolwork, the poor cat's hair...). I took a video of her at the table tonight using her scissors and you can get a good shot of the chunk she took out of her bangs...SO BEAUTIFUL!..and so funny!

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Wild Animal Crunch

I was sent a box of Wild Animal Crunch to sample, and I have to admit--my kids loved it. It was pretty yummy and had a bunch of cool animal information all over the box (my kids' favorite part). I guess that's what you get when Kellogg's and Animal Planet put their heads together. The only thing I didn't like about it was that sugar was the second ingredient. I wouldn't serve it to my children for breakfast, but it does make a great snack when you need to grab something and go. As a matter of fact, I got the package about thirty minutes before I had to leave the house and take the kids to soccer practice. I took the cereal with me and it was all gone before we left the field.

A Hummus Party

I made a big batch of hummus today (as I usually do on the weekends) and my two little girls, Klara and Kenna, had their own little "hummus party." It was so cute! They wanted some hummus on bread, but Klara wanted to make it herself. So I put some hummus in two ramekins and gave them plastic knives and bread. I never knew it would be so much fun for them to spread it on and enjoy the final product, but they had a great time. They felt so grown up! Check it out!

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

A Keeley Campfire

We have lots of campfires around here. As a matter of fact, I think a certain percentage of my children's diet is comprised of marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers. On this particular evening, my son, Kyler, did the campfire all by himself! I think it was a rite of passage for him. I handed down the official poker to my eldest son. May he carry the torch with pride!

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Bar Soap and a Trampoline--Woo Hoo!

It was warm and sunny today, so my older girls and a friend decided to soak the trampoline and cover it in bar soap! (I would say, "where do they get these crazy ideas...but I think I know!!). It was so funny because they were sliding all over the place. I love that no matter how old they get, there is always fun for fun's sake. I hope enough of us are getting our daily dose of it.

Also, thanks for your patience. My blog was not working correctly for a while, but I think we got the bugs figured out. Stick around because I will be loading new vids over the week. video

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Just a Swingin'

I love what children teach us--just to let go and love life!

The other day I was pushing Kenna in her swing and Klara was in front of her making her laugh by grabbing her feet whenever she would swing near her face. The infectious laughter of Kenna made me stop and think that, really, that's all we need to do.

If we can learn to be barefoot more often, swing as high as the sky, play with others, and laugh, then that's pretty much a success!

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Klara's Very Confused Dance Class

As many of you already know, Klara is the typical girly-girl. If it's pink, frilly, or has little ballerina on it, then her vote is "yes!" She pressured me for dance lessons and I finally gave in several months ago. They have been practicing for their recital, which will be in a month or so, and last week the moms got to go in and see them run through their performance.

It was hysterical!

First of all, Klara takes this VERY seriously. She was chosen as the line leader because she does not mess around! (she's the one all the way to the left of the screen). Just seeing all of those little tiny girls together trying to make some order out of what could only be translated as mass confusion was so precious and so funny all at the same time.

Fortunately I had my video camera in my bag. Check it out!

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