Sunday, October 30, 2011

Preschool Homeschool

At the beginning of October I started doing preschool homeschooling with my friend Lyndsay. Her boys are 4 and 3, and Andrew is 3. We have been doing it twice a week for two hours a day. Each week we learn a new letter and its sound. We are also doing some math activities, holiday projects, Bible stories, calendar time, and songs. It has been fun to see the boys improve and want to learn more.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fun with Pipe Cleaners

A little while ago my mom gave me some pipe cleaners she bought for Josiah's birthday cake, but didn't end up using. At first I had no idea what to do with them. Then I found some fun things on my new favorite website, Pinterest. We made glasses, a dinosaur, and then a cool hat. It was a great way to play with the boys.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Josiah's 1st Birthday

Our little squirt turned 1!
My mom made this whale cake; she makes awesome cakes for us!
We had a much smaller party than we did for Andrew's 1st, which was a good thing since it was rainy outside.
Josiah loved his cupcake, and really enjoyed eating it.
My friend Lori knit him an adorable sweater!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Puyallup Fair 2011

Back in September we took the boys to the Puyallup Fair on opening day since admission was free. My mom joined us for the fun. To start off the fair they had a cattle run and parade. It was way more than I expected; there were all sorts of horses, marching bands, even bagpipers. It was our favorite part of the day.
Then we went and looked at all the animals.
For a snack we had scones, one of our favorite things to eat at the fair. Josiah loved his and devoured it.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Not Your Usual Spam

So, having a blog can attract some interesting spam. We get at least a few bogus "Comments" each week that are just filled with links to people's web sites. For the most part, they are inappropriate and annoying. However, this last week we got a message from a company representative that I just have to share. Not only that but, I feel that with the economy the way it is, the company link is worth sharing. It is a decent job searching site. Well, on to the message:
Hello! I'm so glad that someone else reads books :) I found The Myst Trilogy in your profile, it is one of my favorite ones! By the way, I do not know if you read The Narnia Series, I can recommend it to you, I think you should like it. I just want to thank you for your wonderful blog I read the first post "A Day in the Life of Micah and Kim" and then I spent another hour on your blog by reading your posts with pleasure :) Every article is interesting and easy to read. I really like the "August in Review". I work for Jooble company, we aggregate job adverts around the world. My job is to persuade bloggers to link to our site. I really love my job! We have a friendly team and good management, but unfortunately I have no idea how to convince a blogger to link to us, I'm afraid I might lose my job because of it :( And that is why, instead of sending letters to thousands of different blogs, I am reading yours. Honestly, I am not really sure if the link to our website in United States -, will be appropriate for your blog, but if you believe it will and it is possible to add it, I would be really grateful to you! Our site is really cool, it can greatly help hundreds of people to find a job. I wish you to have a good day and excellent mood! Thanks again for your nice blog. Write more! Thanks!
So, it worked. I am sharing the link. If only more spam was like this. I too, wish you to have a good day and excellent mood.