Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Snow Days and Science Experiments!

We had another snow day today and I really think that while I love snow days, the kids needs to go back to school.  Either that or I am going to have to start giving them school work to do while they are home.  Since we have been in the house for almost 4 days they are getting on each other's nerves.  I have no idea why sitting in the house for 4 days would be bad for you.

Today we did a science experiment and it was so much fun.  First Devon boiled some water and then threw it into the air.  The thought would be that the water would evaporate before it hits the ground, while Jordan through cold water into the air.  Her water would just come straight down and not evaporate at all, also her water would not freeze because it is not cold enough out.

Devon's water did evaporate as it was thrown into the air.  It is such a cool picture!

Jordan's went up and then came right back down.

It was so much fun to watch what would happen and see if we were right in our predictions.

We also made cookies, which was another whole adventure.

All and all another great snow day, wonder if there will be school tomorrow?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snow Days!

I just love snow days! I love being home with the kids, playing in the snow, making hot chocolate and sitting by the fire.  Yesterday was the first snow day of the season and we had so much fun.  Jeff worked from home and the kids played in the snow, well almost all the kids.

Devon, who hates to be cold, decided he needed to relax yesterday because his life is so busy.  So all day he played with his yo-yo and layed around the house.  At one point I said "Aren't you going to play outside?" He said "No, I am being lazy because I never get to do this."  I cna only imagine what he is going to be like when he gets older.  Sorry I couldn't make it into work today because we have to much snow and I need a day to relax.

Jordan invited a friend over and they played outside for part of the time.  Then it was inside for homemade Hot Chocolate, Rock Band, and Apples to Apples.  I think by the end of the day she was ready for bed and feel asleep on the couch at 8:30.  It was great seeing her play in the snow and doing so well, hoping it stays this way.

Jared played with Jordan and her friend for part of the day.  He was really looking for some teenagers to play with but that didn't happen.  As Devon put it "Dude, don't call and ask if they can play, teenagers hang out."  So funny to listen to them talk.  I think Jared had a great day and another snow day for him today.

Devon was very upset that he didn't even get a delay today.  He was really hoping for another snow day, although I knew he wouldn't get it.  I told him to stay home and he was like "No, I'll miss to much work, I have to go."

So today I am here with Jared and Jordan watching TV and sitting by the fire.  In a little while we will get all our snow stuff on and go outside.  I think I am in for a world of hurt because they are going to gang up on me.

Hope you all enjoy your snow days as much as we do.  Get out in the snow and act like a kid again, it is good for the soul.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Extreme Couponing

Let me start by saying I do use coupons, although not as much as I would like.  Jeff and I were watching the TLC show last night http://press.discovery.com/us/tlc/programs/extreme-couponing/ and I was totally amazed.  I knew that coupons helped and I do love saving money, I just never really new how extreme some people are with this.

As I was watching the show I got the itch to try it partly to help my family and partly to help others.  There was this one guy on the show Nathan Engels and he spent $241.00 on over $5,000 worth food and products.  He donates part of what he buys to the local food bank at his church.  It got me thinking.  If I could get that much food I could really help people in my area.

So call me crazy with everything else I have going on, Jordan is still not in school and we don't know why she keeps getting sick, I am looking into clipping coupons to help others.  Now that I have put it out there, there is no turning back.

Today I am going to get an organizer and I am going to start researching what is involved in this.  I figure since I have to be home anyways it might be something fun to do and I can get Jordan to help me.  She will be learning about money, savings and helping others.  So even though she isn't in school she will still be learning great life lessons.

Enjoy your day!