Sunday, September 30, 2012

Pumpkin Picking!

We took GLLAM to Jacquemin Farms today for hay mazes, homemade donuts -- of which I ate more than my fair share, and the search for the perfect pumpkin.  Or six.  I wish I could say this was a posed picture but no, Ron actually did piggy-back me through the patch.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New Uses!

It's good to know that when the farm fresh eggs are gone the egg carton can be re-purposed as a snack tray.  Thanks Madeline.  Genius!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Gearing Up For Soccer Saturdays!

While I do not advocate the kids inking up their bodies, I needed a way to keep track of the field numbers and game times for tomorrow.  This was my solution.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Buh-Bye Fruit Flies

We have a plethora of fruit flies in the kitchen.  Probably because we have a plethora of fruit and veggies.  At any rate, here's an easy way to get rid of them.  Put some vinegar in a dish and add a couple drops of dish soap.  The dish soap helps to drown the little suckers the flies.

Here's the end result.  Hard to see but after an evening there were a million of them floating in just one of our containers.  After 24 hours, there were no more flies.

Side note, be SURE and eliminate their breeding areas.  I had to wash and put all fruit/veggies in the fridge and flush out the kitchen drain with boiling water.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day of School!

Middle school.  Yes, that's right.  6th grade.  I could cry.

4th grade, I'm going to blow through it!


1st day of Kindergarden.  Ohmygoodness, I can't believe it.

My little preschooler.  Yep, he's yelling, "PREEEEESCHOOL!"

Today starts our 5th year of homeschooling. I honestly thought I would be transitioning Madeline over at this point but this spring she emphatically said to us, "Why would I go to traditional school?!"  
And off we go....