Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Taking Guesses!

So, you know how I get excited about finding good deals? Well, I want to take guesses this time on how much you think this group of stuff cost me. There are:
*8 pkgs Batman Band-Aids
* 3 bottles Loreal Kid Shampoo
* 5 pkgs Johnson & Johnson cloth medical tape
* 3 pkgs Johnson & Johnson rolled gauze
* 1 bottle Metamucil caplets

The winner will get a free box of Band-Aids! Are you sooo pumped?!? Leave your guess in the comments. I'll reveal the answer and winner on Friday.

P.S. Baby not included! I had to pay full price for him and he has to stay here long enough to work off what he owes me.

P.P.S. If you don't like Batman Band-Aids, I can give you a sticker instead.
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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wax Museum

The fifth graders do a report and wax museum each year on a person of their choice. Jake chose to research President Hinckley. His biographical poster in the school hallway said:
" He was a good man and he was the first prophet to dedicate the most temples. He served a mission in England and had a hard time. His dad told him to forget about himself and then he promised the Lord that he would serve Him."

This was his wax museum pose. When the other students walked through, they pushed his button ( a cool push-light Manda found at the Dollar Store) and he gave them his life history as President Hinckley.
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Yeah, Mom, we're cleaning our rooms

...or not!

Yay! Let's try it with Crazy Aunt Manda!!

(sorry I can't remember to do movies vertically!)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Rainbow Cupcakes

I saw the coolest cake on another blog and thought the boys would have fun making the cupcake version for St. Patrick's Day. Come to think of it, I don't think I ever explained the rainbows had to do with the holiday...oh,well, like we need an excuse to make cupcakes! We colored our cake batter all the colors of the rainbow (except indigo - who made up that color anyways?) and then layered them in the cupcake papers. I think we got it all done with only one broken glass, two licked stirring knives, and four finger dips in the batter. Pretty good for us!

Manda and I also made a special dinner for St. Patty's Day that included green pasta and green kool-aid. It brought back memories of one of my first cooking experiences from when I was ten years old. I made spaghetti for dinner and it must've been this same holiday because I remember coloring the pasta green. Growing up, my mom always mixed the meat sauce into the pasta. You can only imagine how appetizing the green pasta looked covered in ragu!

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Snow Day!

Somehow, someone at the school district knew it was going to snow Friday and they cancelled school for all of the kids. Being that we are not part of majority and we love the snow, our day started out with an indoor snowball fight. Really, Aunt Manda, did you think you could throw a snowball at a bunch of boys and then hide under your covers and be safe???

Cam and Josh were the first to get outside and get in the snow. Sam couldn't wait to get all of his gear on and we had to repeatedly rescue our diaper-only baby from the snow!
Once the kids convinced Manda that Snow Days were not supposed to be spent in bed, she came out and had a snowball fight with them.
This is our Snow Fort II. The boys and I started it with buckets while jared ws inside making waffles and eggs and bacon. Talk about role reversal! After breakfast, Jared helped with the fort which moved along much faster with his engineering skills and brute strength! (Snow Fort I caved in on top of Cam half way through and we had to remodel.)
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