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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Win an iPad Mini Today Only! 1/29/13

Smart Apps for Kids is giving away an iPad Mini to celebrate their 2nd birthday today! but you can only enter today Jan 29th. Quick get on over there and enter. Wait.....maybe you shouldn't, that's one more person I'd have to compete agains to win. :)

Click HERE to enter

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dinos At The Zoo

Ok, I'm going be be playing some MAJOR catch up here. I'm going to start with some current activities and then move backwards. 

Today we went to the zoo with Aunt Kelly to see the dinosaurs and ride a camel, anything else was just icing on the cake. :) We got there when it opened at 9:00, went right in and got our dino wrist bands and headed out. When we left at about 11:30ish the line to get in was out to the parking lot!!!! Not only did we have a fairly un-crowded visit but we got there when the temp was not to bad and left just as it was getting a bit to much.

They rode the monorail (blessed AC)

Autumn with the Ackrocanthrosaurus (sp?)

The three new Dohl pups

They rode a baby T-Rex

And they rode a camel (his name is Red)

Bison grazing for his brunch

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pills vs Candy

Pills or candy? Click on the pills. Pills or candy? Click on the pills.

Can you tell the difference between pills, poison, and candy? I got 60% right my first try. UGH! It's easy to see why children accidentally overdose on pills and poison when it all looks alot like candy! Try this game online and see how well you do, then try it with your kids!

Sunday, April 15, 2012


We had a very good Easter, there were no ER trips and we got to spend some time with good friends who live in Kentucky but were in MN for the week. Autumn got her bunk bed (without the bottom bunk) and she's thrilled to be sleeping so high that she's "taller than Daddy". We colored eggs using a method I found on a blog I enjoy following. This woman has a son who is a year younger than Autumn but loves many of the same things. So we tried out their "volcano egg dying" technique. We made a paint out of baking soda and food coloring and painted the egg. Then we dropped a couple of food coloring drops on the egg and poured on the "magic potion" (white vinegar). Whala! Volcano egg dying. They turned out very cool.

 The best part of this experiment/egg coloring activity is that when we were done we dumped all the left over paint into the bowl and then poured in the vinegar. It was very very cool!

Autumn's new friend Bigsby

Bigsby is a Hallmark story buddy

Hunting dino eggs

They were hiding in very tricky places

Monday, January 16, 2012


Christmas day was in interesting day to say the least. We all got up and Autumn was SO excited to get a trophy from Santa (her something shiny). Then she went through her stocking to find some very large chocolate coins wrapped in shiny gold foil. We at our traditional coffee cake and then opened presents. It was lots of fun, she was so excited not only to open her own presents but also to watch Kurt and me open ours. She totally gets the "giving spirit" part of this holiday. After that I took some things downstairs, tripped and broke my ankle. Oh happy day!
Muddy dinosaurs from Dinosaur Train (they get clean in warm water)

Aunt Jane (my sister not my aunt) has GREAT taste!

I see somping!!

Let's play your game Mommy

Or we could play my game

Look closely and you can see the break. I broke my navicular bone if you wanted to know :)

waiting in the ER room. Took 4 hours to get this far and another one to get seen and splinted!

(a week later) Autumn was in heaven when the nurse asked her to help put my cast on. She also picked the red color I now have.
She even signed it for me. After the first 'A' we decided she should probably write a little smaller.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Sesame Street:Song: I Love My Hair

We've watched this quite a few times this morning. :)

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Quick Catch Up

Iron Man Pumpkin
It's been a while since I put anything up here, we've been BUSY lately.

Making pumpkin soup

Need more goop please

Reading with Grandma P

Making rolls for Thanksgiving dinner

Now for the sweet potatoes

The bestest birthday cake

Safety goggles

REAL tools!!!!

The three trouble makers.