Monday, April 28, 2008


Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. For starters, Wildchild tried out her new pink rifle at the range last weekend, and I wanted to post a picture of one of her targets, but it's not enjoyable uploading pics from my camera, and I've been putting it off. Wildchild had a great time, though. The Scientist got to muck out stalls on the same day, so both girls were very happy. I didn't feel the need to post a picture of a stall, however.

Also, I wanted to take a picture of the lovely bracelet I got from Kate as part of the Pay-It-Forward contest, but again, there was that whole pictures thing. I will post a picture of it soon, though, just to show Kate's lovely handiwork. I am almost done with what I am making for Charity; I still have to come up with something for Debbie. I am counting on her to be patient. :) She is so talented and crafty herself in sewing, I'm not sure what to make for her.

I've had all kinds of things I wanted to blog about sloshing through my head during the past week. Hopefully some of them will come back up to the surface, and I will post again soon. I do have one idea for a post that I'll probably put up today.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Art Department

A picture of the girls' art-related-to-history project: Minoan pitchers, with their own designs.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

They Grow Up So Fast

How our family celebrated Buy-A-Gun Day. Wildchild told Daddy she would go shooting with him if he bought her a pink gun.

Update: Welcome, Kim du Toit readers!

Women Leaders

Here's a tip: if you want to be taken seriously, you shouldn't dress like this.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Catching Up

Should I be brave and take four weeks of Mom/Kid Ballet classes with Wildchild this summer? I know Wildchild would love it; I'm just not sure my (out-of-shape) body could stand it. This is why Mom/Kid Jazz is right out; it looks a lot more strenuous than the ballet, at least right now.

Speaking of Wildchild, she appeared to have a pretty good understanding of nouns, until we started studying action verbs and linking verbs. Now all her grammar knowledge seems to have gone out the window. Is this one of those things that she can get with time and practice, or should I be more pro-active and look for a different way to teach her?

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Gorgeous Day

It didn't get as warm as was predicted, but it was sunshine-y and pleasant. We had lunch with friends, then went geocaching to enjoy the weather. We found five caches, well, my husband and the girls did.

I tried knitting again the other day. After watching some videos, I'm doing well with the Continental method of casting on, but after two rows, I went from 20 loops on the needle to 23 loops. Oops. Guess I need more practice.

Plus, I get to enjoy watching an Indians game. So overall, a good day.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

In Knots

So if I've been working on knitting off and on, and I still haven't gotten beyond casting on and the first row or so, does this mean I'm never going to make it as a knitter? It seems like it shouldn't take this long to make progress.