Monday, August 30, 2010

Nice Excuse

Annabelle gets a weekly behavior report sent home with her homework. There are different generic issues that are listed like "Talking to others", "improper actions at recess" etc. etc.

So she got 2 marks under "not paying attention in class"

So we were going over her paper which was highly unacceptable in many areas. And she said, "but Mom .." and then I interrupted her and said "no excuses", and she said "but . . . " to which I said, "but nothing". Then she insisted I listen. Then she said,

"but Mom I was thinking about Jesus".

To which I said, "right . . . Jesus". And she insisted she was. (As I was smirking)

Then I said, "Then don't think about Jesus, you have all Sunday, and after school to think about Jesus"

She's usually a pretty honest kid, so it is possible.

But then again, she might be just very clever.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Shop it!

Remember my obsession with Bento boxes? Well I finally decided on these three. The one on the left is Josie's, the middle is Kizzy's and the right is Annabelles. I got them in the mail finally (well I'm waiting on one) and I love them. They are smaller than I thought. But I think that is the point. Correct portion size. If you are going to get one for a kid older than Kindergarten I'd go for the double deckers. Because they are small.

Anyhow I bought them from Kir Devries. Can I tell you I have had THE BEST customer service I've ever had in my ENTIRE LIFE. So check out their site. There are so many fun things on there from bags to bottles to kitchen gadgets. Tons of fun stuff. So buy from them because I am now a seriously big fan.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Husbanda and Cameras

I'm not sure if I posted this here or on my photo blog. But I said that all mothers should own a good camera and learn how to use it. I would like to follow that up with: and a husband that knows how to use it. Because I L.O.V.E. this shot.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Confession: I have ANOTHER blog

So I have another blog. I have been waiting to debut it until there were multiple posts. Some say I'm crazy for the multiple blogs I have (including myself). But I'm SUPER excited about this one because it is a collaboration of people so it's not just MY blog.

It's called SLOWLY GOING NATURAL Here it is:

You can link to it to read more about it. Make sure to go to the welcome page which explains the purpose.

The title says it all.

We'd love more input and if you have something to contribute just let me know. We want TONS of info on it.

So add it to your reader!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The shot

I've been taking a picture a day all year. We were cleaning the yard and it was super hot. Annabelle said, "I know a great picture for today"

So this is what she came up with:


Thursday, August 12, 2010

My job Chart

I'm trying out MY JOB CHART. It's free and so far the kids like it. I would like to tweak it to my liking, so I think it lacks some things--but mostly just because I am annoyingly detailed when I try to organize things.

Does anyone else use this? What do you think about it?


This makes me laugh


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Help me.

I've done gone crazy. I'm obsessed. And can't decide. One layer, two layer? The super cute ones that I love that I think are cheap plastic, or the ones that I really like that are BPA, lead and phthalates free. ARGGHHH.

And how cool is this Adult one?

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bento Box

I am COMPLETELY OBSESSED with the Bento Box idea. Just google it. It can entertain you for hours on a Sunday. At least it did for me. It goes all along with eating healthier which I am also obsessed with. School lunches gross me out and I'm so bored with a sandwich, chips and juice. Bleck! The Japanese have it right. It's like an art form for mothers over there. You can check out flickr bento groups--specifically the kids ones and you get stuff like this:

Mini Owl Biscuits

lions, and tigers, and bears - oh my!

So you start with a Bento Box (or you could use any sort of little container). How cute are these? I found them HERE.

Then you buy little cutters to cut your fruit or cheese or whatever.

Then you put your food on these cute little toothpick sort of things.

And get cupcake holders to divide your stuff like so:

Your kid would have the coolest, healthiest lunch. I'm currently searching the Phoenix/Metro area for this kind of stuff. I'll let you know what I find. You can also check this blog.. Or just google away.