"Kristi, why are you flossing Nathan's toes?"
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Preparing for a test at Scrivnerburg Academy:
Mom - "What two materials were used to make linsey-woolsey fabric?"
Nathan - "Wool."
Mom - "And...?"
Kristi - "Wildcat."
Mom - "Okay - what material was used for the 'LINSEY' part of 'linsey-woolsey?"
3 kids - "Thread."
(at the same time) Austin - "Eisenberg."
Hmmm...for some reason I'm thinking no one is getting this lesson.
(And just in case you don’t know, it was linen and wool, as the name would suggest.)
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
My special Kristi was just talking to me about Japan - the earthquake and tsunami, and how the people are doing now. We had a serious conversation about how terrible that was, and that people are still trying to recover. Then, in a perky and curious tone she asked, "How's Canada doing?" I'm so glad she makes me laugh!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I love how my children think. Nathan just told me that he wishes that when Caleb's heart is broken because he misses Fancy Rose Scrivner he could just eat some peanut butter and it would glue his heart back together.
It sticks broken bread back together - why wouldn't it work on a broken heart?
Monday, May 16, 2011
Overheard in Scrivnerburg:
"You're going to replace that outlet and you haven't turned the power off?"
"No. Should I?"
To be fair, he was kidding - he knew he needed the power off...but still...it causes one's heart to leap into one's throat.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
"As we've been teaching Caleb which foot each shoe goes on, we always tell him his toes need to "talk to each other." This morning he told me he didn't want to switch his shoes to the right feet because his toes "don't really like each other anyway.”