Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Rebekah's purse, it actually turned out a lot better than i thought it was going to. I think I should make one for myself next. Maggie's PJ's, kind of boring
I have one more thing but it'll have to wait for another post because I need to take a picture of it. So I guess... to be continued.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Here's a conversation I got to ease drop on from the driver's seat.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Gaius has been hilarious lately. He keeps me laughing everyday. He's so wild and crazy with his little boy antics and energy. We were watching Peter pan a couple days ago and he was running around the room in circles with is arms out like he was flying. I keep trying to catch his craziness on film to show to our friends Justin and Tracey but every time i pull out the camera he just runs up to me smiling.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Now I'm off to try to find a deal on winter boots for Xavier. I doubt his rubber rain boots will keep his piggies warm all winter.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I'm super excited because I am now 21 pounds lighter than I was last spring! I'm doing "Biggest Loser" at church with some people. And my goal oriented, competitive nature is actually working for me. I did it with some of the teachers from Providence Christian School last April and won. But there really wasn't much competition considering I won with only losing 12 lbs. This time the competition isn't really any stiffer. But i have a goal weight in mind so I'm just going for that. And I think if I work really hard this last month then I can reach it. The only bummer is that thanksgiving and my birthday are the week before it's over. I guess I'll just have to work my butt off until then and the few days after.
So anyhow I'm feeling pretty good! Unfortunately if I lose too much more then I'm going to have to buy some new pants. I'm having a hard time keeping mine up now. Definitely a good problem!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
1/2 cup sugar
Monday, November 3, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
1. It's not snowing yet *whew!*
2. It turns out that the dog DIDN'T scare away all of the mice from our house. We've caught 3 so far.
3. My bruised arm is healing nicely. It's starting to turn a lovely yellow.
4. Dr. Holstein is still alive but much more cautious about the dog. I guess you can teach an old rooster new tricks.
And last but not not least:
5. School is going well. I actually don't hate homeschooling yet this year! Xavier is trying to read everything sight.
Goodnight from the Gingerbread House
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
I love that Gaius is becoming aware of the world around him and remembering things. Today he came up to me with our Annie DVD in hand and started sing "Tomorrow" to me. `Also 2 days ago he started calling me "mommy" instead of just ma. I know these aren't all that amazing to the normal person. But I know that's showing some major cognitive development (uh-oh my child psychology classes are showing).
I adore when my kids start becoming slightly more independent (and consistently sleeping through the night), but still want to cuddle some everyday. At 2 everything is so new and exciting, but a kiss from mom can heal all kinds of ailments. At 2 you don't have to sit and entertain them either. Because lets face it the coolest toy they've ever seen is a stick that could potentially poke out an eye. You do have to run around after them since they have no fear yet, but don't we all want to get fit anyway? I wonder how many calories toddler chasing burns?
Hello my name is Korleen and I'm a mom who loves the twos
Monday, September 22, 2008
1. know how to change the oil on the lawn mower
2. know how to landscape my yard (I have no vision for landscaping)
3. know how to teach my kids to be thankful in this country of selfishness.
4. travel to Africa, Italy, Paris, and Hawaii
5. Learn how to surf
6. Fit into jeans 3 sizes smaller then I can now
7. Go to bed 2 hours earlier every night
8. know how to put up drywall
9. see all of my children accept Jesus as their Savior
10. That chips and salsa had no calories
11. adopt a child
12. live in an old victorian house
to be continued...
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
here's a run down of my day:
8:00- wake up to 3 children yelling at the top of their lungs from upstairs
8:05- reprimand 3 children for yelling while the rest of the house is asleep
8:06- make breakfast for 3 children & 1 dog
8:30- clean up from breakfast
8:35- tell older 2 children to get dressed
8:38- get baby dressed & tell older 2 children to get dressed
8:40- take dog out (outside, not on a date)
8:42- tell older 2 children to "hurry up and get dressed. this is the last time I'm telling you"
9:00- start school
9:03- baby is sick of coloring and wants to climb all over mommy/teacher
9:05- teach phonics while baby cries at the teacher's feet
9:15- turn on Dora the explorer to entertain the younger 2 so we can get at least phonics and math done this morning.
9:45- finish phonics and math *whew*
9:48- check on younger 2 (the living room is WAY too quiet)
9:50- set up oldest with handwriting
9:51- take a shower
10:06- take out trash
10: 10- throw in a load of laundry
10:18- hose off/clean a toy outside
okay so this is where I start losing track of time.
Sometime between about 10:30am and right now (11pm) I've:
Taught Reading, Health, & Bible
made a skirt
took apart and put away the crib *wipes a tear*
did 3 loads of laundry
got groceries (with 3 kids in tow)
took care of groceries
prepared a crock pot meal for tomorrow
got 3 kids ready and tucked into bed
watched an episode of Party of Five
checked out face book
and now.....(drum roll please)......wrote a blog
*sigh* no wonder i'm tired
So what'd you do today?
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I've come to realize since starting the renovations in Leia's future bedroom that paint wasn't the only thing she used in excess. I have pulled out 100's of nails from the walls and floor. I am so not exagerating either. Just when I think I got them all I find 3 more. I think instead of hanging up the wallpaper the conventional way (with paste) they just nailed it on and just let time adhere it to the wall. I never in a million years would have considered this an option, but man is it stuck good. Anytime i try to peel any off all i get is pieces about the size of a quarter. Good thing I already suspected this and opted to wallpaper over it instead of painting it.
Marc has been spending sometime in our attic crawl spaces lately rewiring the upstairs. Yesterday he brought down this tiny little child's boot that he found. It wouldn't be THAT unusual except for the fact that his Aunt and Uncle (who built the house and lived in it until us) never had any children. His Aunt wasn't the most sane person, so I can only guess what it's doing up there. Shortly after we moved in we found this crazy letter in the basement. I can't remember what all it said but it was basically a letter to her dead husband's ghost to leave her alone. This might have freaked me out more if I didn't have to deal with mice constantly....now those are scary.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Someone (you know who you are) keeps telling me that she thinks my blogs are hilarious. So with that in mind I will do my best to keep you all peeing your pants with laughter. Hey, it shouldn't be too hard with 3 kids, and a hyper dog and husband. Life around here is usually pretty entertaining.
I feel I should give everyone fair warning that my keyboard sucks and any typos that appear are it's fault and not my own. Now with that said, shall we begin?