February 18, 2015

Fly on the Wall WEDNESDAY??? - February 2015





Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 14 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:


Baking in a Tornado
                    



If you're new to the Fly on the Wall posts, they are usually about funny little snippets that happen during the past month. But then sometimes people might forget to write those funny little snippets down. Then those people are probably not going to remember what those funny little snippets are. And forget asking the other people in the house. They aren't going to help you some people remember because those funny little snippets were about THEM!!

Here are some of the things I remembered. Then I'll show you some of the stuff we have been up to over the past month or so. 

The Crazy People That Live Here

Me
The Hubby
Jacob - 21 yr old son
Joshua - 19 yr old son
Deanna - 18 yr old daughter
Cailey - 10 yr old daughter
Colin - 7 yr old son
TJ - Jacob's best friend


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So, our power went out last Saturday night for about 10 hours. It was SOOOO cold!! The wind was awful!!
It was SOOO dark!!!! 
Here's what happened:

Joshua - Hey, Cloud, hiding in the guise of darkness. Oh, never mind. You're a hoodie.

So, Deanna has a flashlight but instead of using it she stumbles around in the dark kicking things and making a ton of noise.
Me - You could actually use that flashlight, y'know. Or are you TRYING to wake everyone up??

I put Deanna, Cailey and Colin in my bed (king sized) to keep them all warm. Cailey and Colin have been very sick and Deanna was starting to show symptoms. DH and I camped out in the living room. Around 4am, it was just too cold for me and I decided to see if I could sneak into the bed with them.
Apparently Deanna thought I was a blanket thief. 
I also grabbed Cailey's face a time or three while trying to get comfy. 

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TJ comes in the next morning, after the power is back on. 
I am whispering to him and telling him what happened.

TJ - Why are we whispering.
Me - Oh! Deanna is taking pictures of the cats.

Made perfect sense to me.

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Remember how I said Cailey and Colin have been very sick?
Cailey didn't realize that if you pass gas while you have a stomach bug, something other than gas just might shoot out. 
Thankfully she was already on the toilet.

Cailey tied her blanket around her head. She had tissues stuffed in the top part like a squirrel storing nuts. 
Deanna describes it like a magician pulling scarfs from his sleeve. 

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Deanna is playing a game with Colin but she keeps dying.
Colin to Joshua - Why can't she be smarter??

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Look what The Hubby got me for Valentine's Day!!


Isn't she beautiful??? A 1956 Singer And she WORKS!!! Perfectly!! I just need to figure out how to really use her. ;)

Here's my other vintage machine, a 1964 Kenmore. Unfortunately this one doesn't work but The Hubby only paid $20 for it.


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We went on a little field trip with one of our homeschool groups. We visited a local supermarket.

This was the highlight of the trip.


The kids even got to pet the lobster! Well, Cailey did. Colin wanted no part of it!!! LOL

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Before the kids got sick we managed to go to Home Depot for one of the kids' workshops.


We didn't get to go the one at Lowe's. They were both too sick. :(

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On a warmer day, we did painting on buffalo hides (paper bags) while we learned about the Plains Tribes.

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We made pictures of longhouses while learning about Woodlands Tribes.


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I found this really cool kit on clearance at Target and just had to grab it. 
They had so much fun with it!






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This was our first snow for 2015. Not much but they still had fun.


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Our first Easter candy of the year. Bunny faces! :D


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Cailey and Colin attended their first Valetine's Day party complete with Valentine's cards to pass out. As homeschoolers, this is one of the things we haven't done. 
Cailey chose Frozen cards while Colin had be print out Dr Who cards. ;)
They had tons of fun with their friends! But I forgot to take pictures. :/ I was too busy blabbing. Bad mommy!!

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Well, that's it for this month!!!

Don't forget to check out all the awesome blog posts!!








24 comments:

  1. I love that your husband bought you that vintage sewing machine for Valentine's Day. So thoughtful.
    I've never seen those bunny faces candies before, they're so funny!

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    1. It's the best Valentine's Day present ever!!!

      We grabbed the bunny faces at World Market. I am going to have to go back and get some more.

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  2. Your 1956 Singer is identical to the one my mom had when we were growing up. Wow, does that bring back memories of me coming him from school in the afternoons and always finding her at her sewing machine. She used to sew all our own Barbie clothes. Incredible, huh?

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    1. WOW!! I can't imagine trying to sew something so tiny!!!! WOW!!!

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  3. Tooo funny.. Only the power outages brings these conversations.ha
    Love,love the new sewing machine.. The cabinets are beautiful..Know you will enjoy them..
    Hope the kids are all feeling better..[i have been battling this ole asthma for 2 wks.. ready for spring.eeeh]

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    1. THANK YOU!!!
      HUGS!!! I hope you feel better VERY soon. :(
      The kids are doing MUCH better! Only lingering coughs. SHEW!!!

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  4. LOVE the machine, but the best part was ...who you have a stomach bug and pass gas! ROTFL

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    1. THANKS!!
      Yeah, she was shocked that that could happen! LOL

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  5. I see Colin is still running around in his awesome Minecraft hoodie!

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    1. THANK YOU!!
      Yep, he LOVES it. It's about the only outer wear I can get on him these day. LOL

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  6. Awh - power outage & sick kids is not a fun combination. I hope everyone is on the mend. Those Home Depot workshops look so cute - great idea for a fun kid activity! I love using brown paper bags for art projects too. :-)

    Really cool sewing machine & table! My sister in law refinished a vintage sewing table (no sewing machine) for her apartment, so it reminded me of that!

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    1. Thank you!!! Everyone is feeling MUCH better now. Thank goodness!!
      We love the Home Depot and Lowes workshops. They are so much fun for the kids and it teaches them how to be handy. Plus, that are FREE!!!!
      Oh, I bet that table is beautiful. I love them!!

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  7. I LOVE that sewing machine!! What a fantastic gift.
    I sure hope the kids are all feeling better. You have had quite the winter, woman!
    All of your homeschool activities look so fun. I especially love that lobster!

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    1. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
      It has been a very long winter... But I am NOT looking forward to the summer heat. LOL

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  8. Love Colin's reaction to Deanna who keeps dying. What a great gift!!! If I had a machine like that I would sew all the time too. Love all the crafts you do with the kids.

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    1. THANK YOU!!!!!
      I still need to sit down and figure that machine out! LOL I can't get the thread to stay in the needle! :/

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  9. Hugs to the sweet sick kiddos. That is so awful for you guys. I'm glad the family is on the mend. <3
    I am totally going today to see if my Target has any spiffy saucer kits! Yours turned out so well. I bet my people would love it.
    The new sewing table is beautiful! What a gorgeous machine! So special!

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    1. Thanks, Meg!!!!
      I hope you were able to find the saucers at Target!! They fly well, too! :)

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  10. Sick kiddos suck, but hubbies that get it rock!!

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  11. My kids love those bunny suckers! They crack me up too!!

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    1. Thank you!!!! :) I am definitely going to have to get them some more.

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  12. The first sewing machine looks like the one my mom had and my sister still uses it. The second one looks like one I had when I was first married. You sure have fun with the crafts and I miss those days with the little ones. I am headed to my daughter's for a few days and grandson and I are making protein balls -- can't wait

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