Saturday, March 31, 2012

No words

I asked Chuckles to draw something for our project life scrapbook.  He did.  Then he asked for another card and this is the result.

Should I be worried?  All I can do is laugh!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bunny Rolls

I saw these adorable bunny rolls at Chick n Coop and I couldn't resist making my own yesterday.  I totally got a wild hare (lol).   Basically you make the dough and let it rise.  After the first rise, you roll it out and cut it with a bunny cookie cutter and let rise again.  Directions are here.  I used my Kitchen Aid mixer to knead the dough.  I lowered my cook time to about 11 minutes.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Oh what a Beautiful Day!

Today was a rare sunny spring day.  We of course went out geocaching.  Our adventure sounds like a bad murder mystery - 1 secluded beach,  guard shack, 1 public beach, 2 cemeteries, plastic peas, 2 severed feet, raspberry fields,  country roads, dead ends and 1 church parking lot. Our adventure started at a beach that was reached by some steep stairs and skirting some private property.  Unfortunately, I should of taken some picture of the wicked stairs. The view was awesome though. There was also lots of sea glass. This is what I love about geocaching is that it takes you places you wouldn't discover any other way.
Later we ended up at a public beach. You know kids, they got to climb.  Here is our wrecking crew on top of a giant stump.

We saw these feet spray painted on a rock. There was some discussion if this meant to put your best feet forward or only leave footprints and take only memories.
This was just a small part of our adventures today.  We ended up finding a total of 14 geocaches.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Peep Experiments

Me and My Peeps worked in some peep experiments yesterday morning. .  The ideas came from a post at E is for Explore. First we tried to blow up a Peep in the microwave.  It got HUGE.  The photos didn't turn out that great so no photographic proof.

Then we caused a reaction with a peep and baking soda and vinegar. We shook it up in a plastic bag. It was a fun way to spend a few moments in the morning. Now there are even chocolate covered Peeps.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

1st Day of Spring

Chuckles brought home this little spring picture.  Here and there we are seeing little glimpses of spring. I've got daffodils that have opened.  I think Spring is my favorite season. Welcome Spring!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Project Life - Week 9

Leap Day was a very busy day with an early out of school, snowy white owl spotting  and getting our 229th geocache.  I did two 5x 7 layouts in photoshop elements for the Leap Day Geocaching and Snowy White Owl. I put these layouts in a 8x8 American Crafts protector.

Then I used only 6 squares of a baseball protector for the rest of my journaling.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Project Life - Week 8

This week of Project Life I struggled with.  I finally decided it would have to be good enough.  I didn't really have a lot of pictures to use.  I am sticking with using the baseball card holders. Obviously this is the budget version of Project Life.

Friday, March 16, 2012


Yesterday we had some wild weather - Rain, Hail, Sun.  The day ended with this rainbow. It seems funny because in the morning we had our Leprechaun Gold Hunt.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Leprechaun Gold Hunt

We had our annual hunt for leprechaun gold.  It is tradition and really looked forward to by the kids.  This year's clues came from Oopsey Daisy.  I did change the last clue.  See picture below.  I found some St Patrick's Day window clings and chocolate coins at the Dollar Store. This one was a little more difficult than some of our hunts. 

Evidently a leprechaun walked all over our house, too.  How to make your own leprechaun prints can be found at Crafting Chicks. He also left some notes - " Catch me if you Can"  and "Are you Feeling Lucky" signed I.A. Leprechaun.

Of course there were some leprechaun jokes as well. I wrote them on shamrocks.I sent some to my sister, The Polyester Princess.  She wasn't a fan. (no sense of humor)

Here is a sample: 
What do you get if you cross poison ivy and a 4 leaf clover?
A rash of luck!
What happen's when a leprecchaun falls in a river?
He get's wet

What is a Irish potato when it's not an Irish potato?
It's a French Fry.
Here are some of our previous hunts - 2010, 2009,

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Art Night

Yesterday, Chuckles school had Art Night.  They spent the afternoon painting flowers, birds, bugs, butterflies.  The whole cafeteria was filled with kids painting.  It was chaotic and loud and messy BUT fun. I came home covered in paint. I had the starving artist look without the starving. I am pretty sure they weren't expecting this many kids but it was outstanding so many showed up. The pictures above are just a small sampling of what was produced. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Special Birthday Wish

The little people here and I wanted to send out a very special Birthday wish to Mrs Respiratory Therapist who turns the big 40!  She is out of town on a family emergency.  We also want to send you a big hug from the little people. We had some donuts in your honor.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Booking It - March

Check out what other Mom's are reading over at Life as Mom. The book of the Month was A Million Miles in a 1,000 years by Donald Miller.  I read that back in 2010.  I had hope to re read it this month but it didn't happen.  I think it is the kind of book that needs a couple of reads depending at where you are in your life. Here is my review.

Both of the Selections I read this month were heavily recommended by others. The 1st was the Hunger Game Trilogy.  I don't think I would of read these without a push from others.  I ended up really enjoying the series and I thought just wasn't for teens. However, it did give me some nightmares.  It definitely not a genre I usually get into.  The Hunger Game movie comes out  March 23rd.

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. 
Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles—and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined. - Amazon
 I was able to borrow this electronically through my local library. It was a good story about an area of the world that I am not  overly familiar with - Ethiopia.  The story was a little wordy for my taste. I found that I wanted it to unfold a little faster. All in all a great story.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

I see the Moon

I See The Moon
And the Moon
Sees ME!

Kev captured this awesome moon photo tonight.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Project Life - week 7

I finally completed the week 7 layout.  I had all the words but I was waiting on the pictures.  This week had a lot more journaling than previous weeks.  I ended up cutting a baseball protector so I could include a story he wrote at school. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Leap Day Adventures

We had some adventures yesterday.  We had snow.  We saw a snowy white owl on top of our neighbor's house.  I thought it was a cat at first. That is why I should of put my glasses on.  It spent most of the afternoon on top of the roof.  It was beautiful.

Then in the late afternoon we made our 229th geocache find.  WAHOO! 

Geocaching dot com was trying to get people to log more finds than they got on Leap Day 2008.  I believe they exceeded that number.  We went on to find a few more caches to round out the evening.

We also got the chance to run into some other geocachers doing the same thing.  We ended the evening by stopping by a geocache event.