Thursday, March 22, 2007

The cobwebs of my mind

Spencer, after having a nightmare last night, said first thing this morning while waking up, "I'm going to make a web to put across my brain. It will let the good dreams in and keep the bad dreams out."

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

They write those instructions for a reason

The ant farm is empty. I guess 1/4 inch is really too small for the ant farm. We think they escaped through the tiny air holes near the top. We now have 6 new residents somewhere in the house. I think next time I'll just order the ants from the supply place. Or maybe we'll wait until summer when the ants are bigger.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Ant farm

Spencer's tummy is still a little iffy, so we took it easy today. We got to enjoy the nice weather a bit and Spencer decided he wanted to find some ants for the ant farm he got for Christmas. Since we seem to have a large nest near the house it was easy to find ants. They were a little on the small side, but we collected ones that were the requisite 1/4 inch (have you ever tried to measure a moving ant?). After 6 ants the kids got bored, so that's the population of our farm. I hope they live at least a day.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Wacky weather

Everyone's been getting a taste of summer recently. Alan's also taken a few days off, so we've had a good week. Tuesday I took the kids on two hikes (one on a paved trail so they could bring their big wheels) and they were zonked by the end of the day. It was fun.

But today, it's rainy. I'm having a very hard time getting everyone moving. No one wanted to get dressed and now they just want to play in their room instead of doing our errands.

On the plus side, we've started moving the office to its new location. In fact, the computer is already set up. Now we have two rooms in complete disarray. At least Evie will eventually get her own room again. Progress is progress, even if it's slow.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Another head wound

Evie managed to bonk her noggin yet again. This time, she had Spencer's help. Alan was working on installing some shelving and Spencer bonked Evie with the end of a hanging support. We're lucky he didn't get her eye. Now she has a lovely red and purple lump on her forehead right between her eyes.