This toy has two names
C: Octo the Octopus
C: Mommy did you go to a charter school.
M: No, but from kindergarten to fourth grade I went to an all girls catholic school that was run by nuns.
C: Oh, so no one was in charge.
K: Although, I'm not a good quarterback I'm a great pitcher.
M: You mean in baseball?
K: No, I mean a lemonade pitcher.
Kai loves to have a lemonade stand each summer.
Sitting on Jake's lap
L: I know, I know, I know!
L: I love you
J: Will you put your plate in the sink?
L: Mmm. . . maybe next week.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
This toy has two names
Monday, October 31, 2011
|socks, food coloring, sharpie, fabric glue and furry fleece trimmings.|
|This is Kai's costume from 2003, when we went as a Little Girl and her Teddy Bear.|
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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Saturday, September 24, 2011
Kai and Coby love to do crafts. They love to color and cut out inventions. I love their creativity and the stories behind each creation. But . . .
I find "creations" all over the house like:
- a paper gun, no bigger than a quarter, used to shoot a shark
- a paper sword, the size of a dollar, for killing a monstrous dragon
- fortune tellers
- paper airplanes
We used to have a white board for them to draw on and as a place to put their art work on it, but it broke. We put some of it on the fridge, along with their school work, but there is just not enough room for all of it.
Some of masterpieces end up on the walls of the closet.
I've started scanning their school work, which I add to the boys blog. I take the text of the blog and the images and create a journal collage for the day. This has helped decrease the clutter somewhat, at least as far as their school work. But I just don't know what to do with all the other works of art.
Friday, July 22, 2011
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Thursday, July 21, 2011
During family devotional~
M: Boys, do you know what the word precepts means?
C: Someone who sips a lot?
While we were having family prayer, Kai released some gas~
C: And please bless K. that he will not fart during the prayer.
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Sunday, July 17, 2011
While getting DJ out of the car -
J to D: Aren't you the cutest baby in the car?
M: Nice qualifiers.
C: What are koala fliers?
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
On our way to church, Coby said "I want to go to the National Geographic Place of death: He . . . "
Friday, April 15, 2011
While watching America's Test Kitchen chef, Julia Collins-Davison, prepare chicken for soft tacos-
So almost every time we have chicken, he'll say it's gorgeous.
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Thursday, March 31, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
While volunteering in Coby's class, I experienced an interesting phenomenon: the recurring playlist. They were coloring their leprechauns when all of the sudden the whole class burst into song, the same song, then another until they sang 7 different songs. It was not apparent who was leading the group or how they know what song to move onto next. After of few minutes of quiet, it started back up again. This continued the whole time I was there. Coby's teacher says they do this routinely. The same songs over and over, and over. Aahhh!
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
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Thursday, February 3, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Check out Linzsews.
I love her seeing her completed quilts and hope to win this one.
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Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
- folding wash clothes, microfiber towels, bibs, etc. . .
- getting the mail
- sweeping or vacuuming the floors
- unloading the dishes
- making deliveries around the neighborhood.
- etc. . .
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Sunday, January 23, 2011
Dude!! You CAN have the scriptures show up in your blog reader. Check it out here: http://ldssd.org/.
Thanks for letting me know!
Posted by Michelle Walkenhorst at 3:19 PM
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Mentally, I was going over my to do list while getting lunch ready and thought:
I haven't read my scriptures yet. I should do that during lunch, but I was gonna check Google Reader & Facebook like usual. Hmmm? Wouldn't it be great if the Book of Mormon were a blog? I would totally read it! Ooh, or a Facebook update? Nephi just arrived in the Promised Land. Boy, the journey over was rough!
Posted by Michelle Walkenhorst at 12:33 PM
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Kai asked me to help him dig through the lost and found for all of his winter gear before it gets sent to DI tomorrow. Here's what we found:
- Two scarves
- One knitted cap
- One faux fur trimmed coat
- One Red Jacket
- lunch box
- any gloves, several pairs have gone to school
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
- rollin' about . . . his first mode of transportation
- army crawling
- rocking back and forth then flopping forward
- an occasional on the knees crawling
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Kai performed with his Polynesian Dance group at Pirate Island.
No, the kids did not wear pirate costumes while performing.
Although that would have been hilarious.
Kai lost his lavalava during one of the dances in which he was the only boy, but he stayed on stage and kept dancing with a big smile on his face.
- I haven't figured out how to scan things on my new printer/scanner/copy machine (that we got because we thought our old combo was broken but really it just had a small toy stuck in it.)
- My laptop is processing slower than snot, so Jake is going to do his computer mumbo jumbo and make it all better.
- I'm having a hard time getting the video from the other day working properly. Sorry.
Posted by Michelle Walkenhorst at 2:10 PM
Monday, January 10, 2011
My family has given me the title "Wasatch Molly Mormon". I'm not quite sure how being a Wasatch Molly is different from the typical Molly. But . . . here's my badge, I wear it with pride!
- homemade laundry detergent.
- bread from scratch on a weekly basis
- homemade granola bars
- a new cleaning system for me