Friday, March 25, 2011

Dance Pictures

Makenna had her dance pictures taken last weekend. We're still trying to decide which ones to buy, but you are welcom to check them out.

1. Log on to
2. Go to Galleries and Blog (up in the right hand corner)
3. Click on photos after 2009
4. Scroll down to two folders marked 2011 Mack Lyon Locomotion

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Story of the Human Language

A few weeks ago, I started flipping through a catalog at my parents' house and realized that it featured audio recordings of college-level courses on a variety of topics. I was most interested in one entitled, "The Story of the Human Language," but it cost over fifty dollars per course. So I did what I normally do in such circumstances, I got on the Clark County Library website, found the cd at a Las Vegas library, and requested it.
The course is really interesting and explains how language began and evolved, among other topics. I've been listening to the lectures while I do housework, but I may move it to the car, so my kids can listen (whether they want to or not) to it. I've really enjoyed it so far and can't wait to learn more. Who knew cleaning toilets and folding laundry could be so intellectually stimulating??!!

p.s. I meant to put this one on my personal website at Oh well...

Friday, March 4, 2011

One More

This afternoon I pointed out a house decorated for St. Patrick's Day. Afterwards Kevin turned to me and asked, "Mom, when is St. Sponge Bob's Day?"

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Question, Comments, and Coversations

Here are a few of the questions, comments, and conversations we've had over the past few days in our home.

*Makenna: It's not fair!!! I tried to make my eyelashes look small today, but they still look big.'s hard.

*Matthew (After mentioning how much he preferred playing to going to school): I wish there was a hat to make you smart.

Mom: Maybe you should invent one.

Matthew: I don't think I can. I'm not intelligent enough to tamper with the human brain.
-That's probably a good thing. I'm envisioning him attempting some pretty gruesome experiments.

*Jonathon: Don't you think FDR should be on Mt. Rushmore?

Mom: Well, I think Mount Rushmore was made before FDR became president.

Jonathon: They should have put him on later.
-Hmmm....which president should we take off to make room for FDR?

*Kevin: Mom, are we hobos?
-Maybe we've overstressed the importance frugal living.