Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Our school year ended last week, which begins two weeks of me attempting to work from home with all of my children here. Yikes!

In an attempt to keep the kids from just vegging out in front of the TV and snacking the whole time, I put together a schedule to keep them busy. We'll see how it goes... but so far we're off to an ok start. It is currently outside time and all children are indeed outside playing. They decided to wash the car so they are happily occupied spraying each other with the hose and maybe incidentally hitting the car with the occasional spritz of water.

Yeah, there's still more screen time than recommended, but at least it's better than all day, every day!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Quick Funnies from Rylen

Rylen is a morbid little kid sometimes.

We were watching Mickey's Clubhouse and he couldn't see
Donald Duck anywhere. I asked: "Where do you think he is?" and he responded, very matter-of-factly: "Maybe he's dead." He wasn't bothered by the idea at all, just suggesting it as a possibility.

And a few days ago, Preston and Brekken stayed home while I ran a quick errand. I jokingly (kind-of) instructed them not to kill each other or burn down the house while I was gone. Then Rylen and I stopped on the way home and picked up mini-Frosties for a treat. As we got close to home, Rylen suddenly asked if I thought Preston and Brekken were ok. I assured him that the boys would be fine when we got there, and he was quiet for a minute. Then asked: "If boys dead, I can have they Frosties?" Ah, the love of brothers!