Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sing, Sing a Song Saturday

I started doing what I call Sing, Sing a Song Saturday.  I'm going to post one song on Saturdays that the boys or I like. 

The song may be part of a movie, a kid's video or just a song we like. I'll try and include why we like it and/or the history of the song/singer.

Today I have something different to share with you. Maybe you've seen this video. A student was telling me about seeing a video about a baby that was moved to tears by their mom that sang a song.

I searched for the video and found it.

Is the baby moved to tears of happiness? Is the baby scared when the Mom sings? I think the baby is happy. I just want to hear what you think.

I know I've been moved to tears by hearing a song, or seeing something super beautiful. Has this ever happened to you?

Friday, November 1, 2013

Top Crazy or Funny Things That Happened During Halloween

  1. I had a bunch of kids come up to the door for candy. The Dad was right there with them; holding his pillow case open for treats. I gave him some. I was thinking, "What the?" It just kind of threw me.
  2. Isaak came up and touched my Halloween unibrow and said, "WOW I thought it was going to be fuzzy." As if my eyebrow grew like that over night. I had to laugh.
  3. I told Daddy to take over with handing out candy. I desperately needed to shower to get all that make-up and black hair spray off! So he turned off our porch light, and went downstairs to work. It was 8:30. I usually don't turn our porch light off until 10. What time do you turn your porch light off for trick or treaters?
  4. It took me three time to wash all the black out of my hair. I scrubbed my skin to get all my makeup off, but I still had some on my chest. Yep I had brown makeup everywhere to look Mexican. I was a mess. Now I'm clean.
  5. Isaak asked me Halloween morning, "Mom why am I the same thing this year that I was last year?" I said, "Because you wanted to be Spider-Man again." He said, "But Mica's something different." I said, "I let you pick out whatever costume you wanted. You picked out The Amazing Spider-Man costume." He had Spider-Man remorse.
  6. The boys did really well with trick or treating. Better than ever with manners!

Tid Bits

1. I found my Pampered Chef gadget that I was looking for! :) It was in the clothes basket that I took over to my sister's house to carry all my canning things. It came home with me, and a bin of hand me down clothes went on top of it. Needless to say it's found.


2. I can't tell you how proud I am of my family and friends. They are open minded. I can talk to them. Yes we have differences, but we walk away from conversation with mutual respect. I say this because one person I'm forced to be with almost daily is not open minded at all. He gets me worked up once in awhile. Usually I try and be the better person, and just let it roll off my back. He's never going to change. Arguing isn't going to change him. He often puts sour words into my mouth. I used to discuss things with him. That was before I knew better. I never brought the things up. He did. I've learned to just walk away.

Things that get me worked up is not discussion. I love a good discussion. It's when people tell me I'm wrong, they are right and start putting words in my mouth.
  • Abortion: I'm not for it. Who really is for abortion? I'm not against it either. I have a few family members that can pass on a life threatening genetic condition. Would I of had problems if they would have decided to have an abortion? Of course. Would I of hated them for having one? Absolutely not. If I knew someone that was raped, and got pregnant I wouldn't judge them for their choice to abort either. With that I don't think I'd ever be able to abort a child. I've never been in hard position, so I don't feel that I can judge anyone for this difficult choice. I'm not for abortion in terms of it being contraception. I'm glad there is a choice because in the past deaths occurred for babies and moms because women tried to use hangers on themselves to abort their children. If God is in question, let him judge, not me. 
  • Gays: I have students that are gay, and I have friends that are gay. Some of them are the most kind, and amazing people. Again if God is in question, let him judge, not me. People bring the Bible into this a lot. My feeling is that Jesus befriended Mary Magdalene, which was a prostitute. If I befriend someone that is sinful to some, Jesus would have done the same. 
  • Politics: They each have corrupt people on their sides. They are backed by corporations. It's no longer their character, I wish it was, it's more about how much money they have. John Edwards is a perfect example of this. Nice Southern gentleman on the outside, but his true colors came out. He lied, cheated, and stole. He did everything bad except for murder. 
3. I forgot to mention that in Isaak's School Conferences Isaak's teacher was showing us his math sheets. Isaak looked up at her and said, "Ya my Mom and Dad throw those thing away." All the adults started to chuckle. We can't keep everything our children do. Isaak wants to keep everything. I just found it funny because we were caught.

4. Daddy and I want this transformer house! Nothing can get into it when it's in its closed up modern style. With one touch of a button it all opens up! We'll never have a house like it, but we can dream right?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

We Have to Dress Up for Work

It's recommended. A few of my co-workers do not dress up. They won't get fired if they don't.

I work at a an art school. Many people go all out. Including myself (most years).

Myself as Frida Kahlo. She is a Mexican artist. This time Daddy did my eyebrows. He did a better job than I did. I used fake blood for my blush. My own blush just wasn't popping out against my dark skin makeup. I still somehow managed to make myself too dark. It's hard. I have very fair skin!

Here's some other costumes: 

Flo from Progressive Car Insurance got in a bad car accident!

A student, my boss' wife, and my boss as Duck Dynasty characters. I've never watched the show, but I know some people that get into it. I live in the dark ages, and do not have cable.

Someone from Venice.

A Roy Lichtenstein's girl.

Can you believe the costume below was homemade?

There were a lot of other sweet costumes!

Do you dress up? I know some people get into Halloween, while others do not.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This Picture Captures Them the Best

I was going to toss the photo away. Then I said to myself, This captures them best. They move around like crazy.

Mica always has some Lego construction that he wants to show me. He flies them in the air, and makes sound effects the whole time.

Isaak bounces much like Tigger from Winnie the Pooh. He cleans his room, then 15 minutes later his room is a mess again. The boy is always, "Making" something.

Even when they do something that usually is pretty still, they move all over. Here they are reading a book.

Isaak leaned over, hugged Mica and said, "Thank you for reading to me. I love you." A rare action. Isaak does love Mica. Mica just doesn't give Isaak too much attention. Mica's always wanted his own space. When Mica reads Isaak a book before bed it means the world to Isaak.

No photo can capture that! They move around too much.

I got one photo of them not moving too much, but I like the one above because those sons of mine never stop moving. That's who they are.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

WW: Legoland {Linky}

We went to Legoland in Kansas City. It's 2 1/2 hours from where we live.

Mica loved working on a Lego Mosaic. I thought the end result was pretty cool!

The boys raced Lego cars.

Since it's Halloween they had Lego pumpkins everywhere.

A Ride

A View of the City

Have you been to a Legoland before?

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Monday, October 28, 2013

The Bookworm

The Bookworm is in Countryside Village - Omaha, Nebraska. They have a reading night for kids once a month.

I decided that we would give it a try. Both the boys love being read to.

This was an event where kids could wear their pjs and bring a stuffed animal.

Isaak sat their holding his panda. 

I had to coax Mica into the room. He was a little stand offish at first because all the kids were younger than him. Once he got in, and got a chair instead of sitting with the little kids he was fine. He actually enjoyed himself a lot. He doesn't get read to as much as he reads himself.

I think age wise it's best for 3 to 5 year olds. The kids younger lost interest, and kept bouncing around. Looking at their site it does say for ages 1 to 5 year olds. My bad. At least it gave Daddy a break.

They read 3 books, sang a song, got a pumpkin craft from Oriental Trading Company and had milk and cookies. Mica did end up choosing to participate in all of the things.

The books were on jungle animals. Here's Isaak ROARING along with the book.

Isaak got to pick out of a hat a name to win one of the books read. He picked his own name. I swear it wasn't rigged. All the pictures in the book were taken at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

I thought it was fun! I kind of wish if an older sibling were to come they'd be asked to be one of the readers. Mica has a really good reading voice. I didn't at all know what to expect. He certainly enjoyed himself.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

We saw The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art before going there in Lego form. That was pretty cool.It looks like they have an extra row of windows that were not needed though.

The next day we visited the real thing. It's right next to our old campus. We didn't go in. It's free by the way. We just didn't have the time to do it all. We decided to just walked around outside. They have a beautiful building, and a lot of sculptures around it.

We stood with a headless group of people. For some reason they remind me of The Wall by Pink Floyd.

Saw many Henry Moore sculptures. The sculpture garden started out just being his work. They've added through the years.

I just love this tree. That was one you could not touch. They have a camera by it that tells you, "Do not touch" if you get close. Daddy got a little close. I so want one for my yard. To think, no leaves to rake up.

But mostly just took in the pretty building.

What is your favorite museum to visit?


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