Saturday, May 19, 2012

Barbie Confessions Anew

   I have a new confession.  Yes indeedy, I do.  Upon being subjected to watching a couple of the more recent Barbie movies, I must confess, I do not like them one bit!!!!  PA-TOOEY!  They are not nearly as classical and lovely and original as the older ones.  And they focus waaay too much on stupid things like fashion, lavish lifestyles and being focused on looks and fame and boyfriends and . . . pretty much all the foolish things I didn't like about Barbie in the first place.  Hmm, what am I going to do about this now?  Lexi loves the darn things!  Phooey, can I not let her see them anymore?  No, I don't want to make an issue out of what isn't even one in the first place.  I'll just teach her slowly over time the better traits and what really matters.  

Oh, and I'd like it if once and a while they would change it up a bit and have the main character, supposedly most desirable girl to have a hair color other than blonde and prefer a color other than pink. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

What We Done Did

This was the best I could do of all three.

 We have been busy around here.  With homeschooling in full force and gardening and trying to keep up with three busy kids, well, what can I say?  I guess I would say, sometimes I feel like I did nothing the whole day, but I am exhausted at the end of it.  Doesn't really make sense, and I can feel the rambling nature of this post is reaching critical levels.  So, I better just sum up what these pictures are about and leave it at that.  Oh, but first I must mention the wonderful Homeschooling Convention I went to this past Saturday.  I went with a very dear friend and we stayed from 9-2!  Sans children, I might add.  It was quite the fun learning adventure. I think I have decided that I want to go the Classical route and I found some good math programs to possibly try.  I came home with a cranium full of new ideas and excitement for where to go next.  It was a fabulous excursion.  :)

We started seedlings in egg shells.  I think I will try it again next year and do some things differently. 
This year I feel like it was a neutral endeavor. 

 Easter was tasty, of course!

 Barrett is cute, you know.

 Kenny had a birthday in March, He wasn't very excited about wearing the party hats.
He had a great birthday, though!

Barrett wasn't very excited about the party hat either.

We were studying seeds for science one day.  This lesson was particularly interesting,
 dare I say, amazing?

I seem to have a problem with disappearing spoons.  OR maybe they all morph into forks!  
I have tons of forks, and hardly any spoons!  What a mystery. . . 

Lovely Lexi, although her smile seems a little forced.

Easter was tasty, what can I say?

Cute Kidlets, ready for Easter fun!

My boys love my tripod.  Kenny calls it the "Robot".  :)

We butchered a coconut one day, to make homemade coconut milk and shredded coconut and coconut cream.  It was a fun experience, but I don't plan on doing it again anytime soon. Too much work!

On Easter, Lexi found where the chocolate bunny was hidden.  Isn't it such a cute fairy bunny?

Here is another of Lovely Lexi,  

Well, that is all for now.  Lexi had a birthday in April, but I haven't uploaded those pictures yet.  That will be for another day.  Bah- bah! (Barrett speak for "bye bye")    ;)

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