Sunday, August 31, 2008

Crochet


So I was inspired by my dear friend Sarah to learn how to crochet. I bought this yarn and a "learn to crochet kit" from Michael's when I was pregnant with Kieran. I so wanted to make him a baby blanket! Well, I just couldn't get the hang of it and gave up. I picked it back up last night and with the help of some You Tube video's I'm figuring it out. This is what I have so far. I know...it doesn't look great, but I'm a beginner! LOL! I am determined this time!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Kieran's Songs

Kieran really likes music. The one he's been asking to listen to, or watch most recently is Song 2 -by Blur(or as K calls it "wahoo"). He loves watching this vid and talking about playing the guitar and drums(he loves pretending to "play drums" and guitar).

Some others are Bumble Bees -by Murmurs, I Like Birds -by Eels and last but certainly not least...ANYTHING by Raffi!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Feeling Crappy

Flu, food poisoning, my cycle, depression, sleep deprivation...all or most of the above? I don't know. But I do feel crappy. I woke up with the worst cramps, very tired and now I just puked...wonderful. I'm shaky, and the room is spinning. Not sure whats going on, but I hope it passes soon!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bath Time Fun

I got this great idea from Dayna over at The Sparkling Martins. We mixed food coloring and water and froze into ice cubes. I'm thinking next time that we might use more food coloring and less water. Regardless...Kieran loved them! Even after going through 3 trays worth he wanted more. Some of the colors bled into the others while in the trays, but Kieran didn't seem to mind one bit. :)
I think we'll be doing this again tomorrow since it was such a hit!






Then we had some fun with the colander!


Being silly!


We also went to the teacher store today and picked up some fun educational things for the boys. A couple books...one about Egypt and one about Reefs, a word search and hidden picture book and a United States puzzle for N. Some foam Nuudles, a little play thing with cars, boats, airplanes for K as well as cookie cutters for Play Doh.

I had the Nuudles when Nevin was real little and he loved them! He still does and Kieran had a great time playing with them tonight.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Festival

Yesterday we went to the Ypsilanti Festival. It was great! We watched a band play, saw clowns, went on some inflatables(there was a tall shark slide I went down with Nevin), played instruments, watched a rubber duck race, learned, played and just had fun! Some pictures from the fun event... There was this girl and a guy pretending to be statues. I took a lot more pics but my camera wasn't working properly and half of my pictures weren't on the card. :/ This band playing on the street.Kieran got quite a kick out of it. Played drums(I'd say this was the highlight of our day)! We played with water and cornstarch. This was really neat and we plan on making this at home soon. They also had a toddler area with tons of toys! Kieran had lots of fun here.
video

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Meteor Shower


Two days ago Josh and Nevin woke up at 2am to see the meteor shower. Nevin thought it was so fun! Not only because he got to see something so cool(though it was a bit cloudy) but also that they got to spend some quality time together and what 10 year old wouldn't think it's cool to go out at 2am??

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Bermuda Here We Come!

We are all booked for the 2009 Bermuda Unschoolers Cruise! We are so excited. Nevin wants to learn all about Bermuda before we go, so we'll be getting some books to read up on and doing some fun internet research. Not only will it be awesome to go on a cruise, but to be learning so much from other unschoolers will be a wonderful experience. Really looking forward to that. :)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Party Party

Kieran's party was a blast! So many people showed up, loved our VEGAN cake and had lots of fun! K loved having the birthday song sung to him and people clapping. He smiled so big!! He got so many great presents and opened every single one without getting distracted or bored. :) He had lots of fun! The only time he got upset was when big bro, Nevin went up the rock climbing wall. For some reason it just really freaked him out. He was so worried about Nevin and cried. Nevin comforted and hugged him. It was sad , but also so sweet to see how much they love each other. They certainly do have a strong bond. Makes me teary just thinking about it. I'm such a sap! It was great being surrounded by such wonderful friends and family. Well, without further ado...party pics!







Sunday, August 10, 2008

Dog Mother's Kitten's

My friend, Shannon sent this to me and I wanted to share.

Friday, August 8, 2008

My Baby Is 2!

Today was Kieran's Birthday, though we aren't having his party until Sunday. We did however go to our friends DD's birthday party at Chuck E Cheese. Her and Kieran were born on the same day...how cool is that? We had lots of fun.

Thanks Kristina for Kieran's b-day present. That was so nice of you guys. He was sleeping by the time we got home so he'll have to open it tomorrow, but I can tell you he'll love it! Was it wrong of me to sneak a peak? LOL!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Kieran's Kitchen




Kieran's Kitchen came last Friday and it's his favorite toy now! 1st thing he says in the morning is "Play new kitchen" and "I cut it(he has a fruit cutting tray)". Nevin likes it almost equally. A great purchase. Since the photo's were taken we've gotten him little pots and pans and little silver ware from IKEA. It's so cute watching him pretend.

States I've Visited


visited 14 states (28%)
Create your own visited map of The United States
Soon to be added to the list...North Carolina! My Dad moved there recently and my Aunt and Cousin also live there. I miss them so much. So we are planning a trip for October...yippee!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Six Random Things About Me

I was tagged my my lovely friend Sarah...so here goes.

Here are the rules:
1) Link to the person who tagged you
2) Post the rules on your blog (this is what you are now reading)
3) Write 6 random things about yourself (see below)
4) Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them
5) Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

6 Random Things About Me:

1. I'm vegan.

2. I was 18 when I had my 1st kiss.

3. My husband and I met in the mall and became friends. Never did I think we'd be married in the future, though I'm so glad we are!

4. I like animals more than people. Well, besides children.;)

5. I was raised as a Jehovah's Witness until I was 18.

6. Golden Girls is pretty much my favorite show.

I tag:

Christy
Amy
Liz
Cyn
Angie
Jessica

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Unschooling Adventure Cruise 2009


This seems to be very much a possibility for us. We COULD use the money for other things, but after discussing it...we came to the conclusion that not only would it be a great experience for the entire family and it's during our 12th anniversary, it will also be great for N to be around so many other families...just like us. How fun! The cost is also very reasonable for such a trip. Josh looked into it and it seems they will cater to vegans! Seems pretty darn perfect to me!! We shall see.

Edited: It will be our 12th anniversary!!

Friday, August 1, 2008