Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Animal lover

Miss K went to the humane society to love on the animals. She had a blast with the kitties.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Not just a throne at the park

I'm not a fan of these, but K was living it up in her "castle"...yuck!!

The pic she wanted to send daddy on his way home.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Check it Out

I stumbled into this guy's last show when I needed a break from working, and it was pretty cool. You should check out his next one: https://www.stageit.com/taylor_carson/all_request_show_3/35018

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Nature Center fun!

Science when left to a 2.5 year old

At least she started to clean it. Mommy told her not to worry about it.

Beautiful girl. Beautiful day.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Excited: Returning to an old project

Yes, I have poor penmanship...so what?  I know it looks like a second grader wrote it, but hey, that's the way it is my friends. I'm not giving anything away, but I'm excited to at least attempt to revive this lost MG series (2). If I was a hash tag kind of person, this is where it would be and this is what would follow: realauthorsdraftonpaper =P

How can I have s'more of nothing?

Great weather this weekend.


Sarah now knows how to make mashed potatoes. Learning to cook for when she goes home.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Saturday, April 05, 2014


It's twice as much work when she helps, but it is so much more enjoyable with her. She helped hand mop floors, scrub the trash, fold laundry, and wash dishes.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Sprinkle Soup

I told K my soup was missing something, apparently she thought it needed sprinkles.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Gamer alert


We did some paper maché work a few days ago. Her spider is ready to play.

Rising up!

The flowers K planted!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

It's no secret...I've always been fascinated with it.

The Titanic has always been a major subject of intrigue to a lot of people, and you know I'm one of them. I don't seek out new information, but when I come across something- I'll stop and read/watch it. Anyway,  I'm weaning myself from cable and on Netflix came across an interesting piece from the Smithsonian Channel...Titanic’s Final Mystery.   (Fair Warning: It starts kind of slow, or maybe it just seemed that way because I was expecting something else.) It discusses how the weather played a role in the demise of the "unsinkable" ship, and poses a very unique perspective of mirage's and trickery. You can actually watch it here: http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/sc/web/show/141474/titanics-final-mystery. The historian, Tim Maltin, also has a book: TITANIC: A Very Deceiving Night, that I'm interested in getting my hands on (but it appears to only be available as an ebook, and I don't read that way...haha!)

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Cake to brighten your day

She wanted a rainbow cake, she baked a rainbow cake. (and it was delicious!)

Night Time Storytime

The theme was dinosaurs, so each child got a cool 'touch and feel' dino book. K was most excited to find a huge Clifford hiding in the library. ;)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Kite flying, puddle stomping fun

Seriously getting spoiled here, please stay Spring!!!!

Famous girl

K was so happy to see her picture in the class newsletter this month.

Double fisting it

I hope this means mommy makes some yummy korean beef...

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014


This little girl was happy to wake up and find daddy home this morning. He's been in San Diego for work all week.

Cotton Candy Land

Yes, this really happend, and it was great! Thanks, grandma Hall!!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Library Calls

K had a blast at the early literacy center tonight. They got to play on the new apple tv. K helped spell "scrumptious."

Teaching Time

Sarah took a great opportunity to speak to the aftercare students at Katelyn's school about life in China.

They had a great time, and Sarah really enjoyed it. She talked about school, the economy, currency, food marts, and more.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

5 Frogs

Bedtime stories are always entertaining when K takes over telling the story.

Tonight was 5 Green and Speckled Frogs. "Then three green speckled frogs... And one of them jumped in the pool, and another, and another, and another. They all jump in. The end."

And she said my light is too bright.

Flying Saucer

How awesome that the Calliou episode with a flying saucer is on the same morning we start making a flying saucer craft? (for the record, we started before the episode.)
All we have left to do is add some bling, haha!