Friday, February 27, 2009
17. Burning fossil fuels in cars and factories--
A) puts oxygen into the air.
B) puts nitrogen into the air.
C) upsets the balance of the nitrogen cycle.
D) upsets the balance of the carbon dioxide - oxygen cycle.
The correct answer was D. I find the word choice rather interesting. Yes burning fossil fuels changes the O2 CO2 cycle but do they really need to personify the cycle by saying that it is "Upset"? As though by burning carbon we are killing the cycle. I am all for being green but I am not big on this kind of indoctrination disguised as a science book.
Are you ever bothered by the lesson materials that your children study?
Monday, February 23, 2009
And now, with my turn of being sick and battling the stomach flu today, this is the most unpleasing picture I can think of and it makes my stomach churn that much more.
Is there any other weird combos out their that you or you kids like?
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Five days later, it still looks like this. The bruise is going down at this point. Like I said, it's pain free. So tonight it's back to playing.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Here is the new concoction: cashews, almonds, macadamias, pecans, pistachios, yogurt covered raisins, plain m&m's and peanut m&m's. I think this is a good start.
Monday, February 09, 2009
9 cavities filled. Yes nine, my other three girls had perfect checkups but he was the unlucky one. They feared with him being so young that they would never be able to do them all without traumatizing him. He was as sweet as the come and all the nurses loved him. Recovery was fast!
Come to think of it, Cruz should technically have two bears. He had an ER visit in December of '06 when he tripped and fell against the only real wooden door in the house. Jake had been working for a neurologist at the time and he advised us, "if it was his son, he would do this." So Cruz had a CT scan done to make sure everything was okay, which it was. He missed out and didn't get a bear.
NOW, if you could only imagine how much these bears really cost.
Friday, February 06, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
After a trip to the library for some joke books and listening to a couple of songs on Kids Stuff the kids were starting to improve. You know it's serious when Jake cracks a book at dinner time to start the knock knock jokes. So here's to the kids and the endless car rides to come; filled with knock knock jokes. (Sorry ahead of time about the video. I was driving and I was going for the sound.)
Knock Knock? Who's There? Boo! Boo who? You don't have to cry about it. It's just a joke.
This is where it all started. Lately at our house or in the car the kids love to tell knock knock jokes. When it first started it was very hard after five or ten minutes to keep going with the kids because the jokes were so silly. I took this take a little over a month ago when they first started this routine.
To be contiuned....
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
....even with a little reminding, for the month she has been learning, she is doing a great job!
Sunday, February 01, 2009
(Story leading up to the event)
Our neighbor came over the night before Katanya had her nose cauterized to help administer with a blessing. Jake wrote down her name because he was having a hard time keeping them in order. After the blessing, I glanced at the paper and asked Jake where he had learned to spell Katanya's names? This is where he blamed me.
So tonight, he was fixing his facebook photos, and asked me again how we spelled her names. I just want to clear myself and please click here where I am putting in this little insert. Even though my name is showing as the author, Jake posted this while I was still in the hospital. This was before I filled out the birth certificate. So I know he had spelled it correctly at least once.