Schools Are For Fish

Schools Are For Fish
"You can not make a child walk before they are ready. You can not make a child read before they are ready. You can however make a child think they are dumb or learn to hate reading if you push them before they are capable." -Stephanie, Throwing Marshmallows

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Dear Lord Launches Today!

The time has finally come to launch Dear Lord. For all of you who are in need of spiritual counsel, we are now open for business. You can find us

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Booger Contest At Church

I have to tell you guys of the events at Church this last Saturday.

My dad is the minister of our home church and sometimes he behaves quite humorously.
Right before the singing started my dad caught my nephew Nathanael (7years old) picking his nose. Dad thought it would be funny to mock Nathanael by having a "booger picking contest" right then. Dad had all of us, adults and children alike put our fingers on our noses in the "start" position. He said the first one to pull out the biggest booger would win a prize.

We all knew that Dad was being funny except poor little Nathanael, who at the second Dad said "go," started digging like he was a boy possessed. We all just stared in horror as Nathanael pulled out the biggest, slimiest booger which took up two fingers of his little hand. He flashed those two fingers to his grandpa for a fraction of a second before stuffing them in his mouth.

Our horrified gasps and "eeewwww's" did nothing to disrupt Nathanael's enjoyment of his salty treat. He just grinned as we all sat and stood there in shock.
My dad was purple in the face and doubled over gasping for air due to his vigorous laughing at this new turn of events. His whole body was shaking with mirth. We didn't know which was funnier, Dad red faced and paralysed with silent laughter, or Nathanael grinning from ear to ear as he chomped his chewy snack.

Now I wish to say that we put this little fiasco behind us and started the singing immediately following, but I cannot say that. My sister Theresa(not Nathanael's mom) asked what Nathanael had won. This question sent Dad into another fit of laughter. After his laughter subsided, Theresa told Dad that it was completely unfair for Nathanael to not get a prize when he soooooo obviously won the contest. After searching the house a few minutes, Dad finally came up with the idea to give Nathanael a quarter for his prize.

As we sang that night, Nathanael looked extremely happy as he played with his quarter. From this event, we have all realised that sarcasm is completely lost on our Nathanael.

Monday, June 25, 2007

My Son's Run In With The Dump Truck

This gruesome picture is of my 7 year old son Nehemiah. He ran his head into the dump truck parked in our yard. I told him that he looked like a killer so I had to take a picture. I told him to try to look feirce so the picture would be scarey. Ha ha ha.

The cut is quite small, no bigger than a quarter inch long, but those darned head wounds look so much worse than they are and end up scaring the crap out of parents. lol. Oh well, just one more scar for my adventurous little boy. Here he is showing me that he is okay but a little hungry. ha ha ha

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Ever Ride A Water Bull?

A few weeks ago my brother and hubby tried to ride this large red buoy as if it were a water bull. This is just one of the video's we took of the "event," and just incase you were wondering... they never did succeed. Ha ha ha

Thursday, June 21, 2007

My Daughter, The Songwriter

Ok, my 9 year old daughter wrote this song recently after our dog died. I'm going to post it here so you all can see it.

When your family dies their spirits are still with you
You will feel them
You will remember them
And you will remember how much they loved you
And how much you want to see them
But you can't, and you wish they were still with you
And they will be watching over you.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Britain's Got Talent- Connie

I know most have you have seen this, but just in case you haven't you should definately check it out. A friend sent it to me and I just loved it. Connie is just adorable and that voice! You have to listen.

New Comic Banner

Hi all! Did you notice the new comic banner? As it will be updated every Monday on Jason Holm's cartoon website, I will update it here. If you home school or unschool or are interested in either one, you should head over to his site and see what's happening. Its had a makeover so if you have visited it before, stop in again to see its new face lift.