Friday, August 16, 2019

Kid Talk

Elliot commented that Finnley is a better reader than her. I said that Finnley has always done things first developmentally because she is older. Finnley - "Like I got an ear infection first..."

Both girls think the series goes... single, double, triple, fourthle, fivethle

I made gravy with a roast one night and Finnley helped me. The whisk was dirty so we just used a fork and a tiny bit of the flour clumped up. As we were eating she declared, "Yuck, I got a clump of flour! But it's okay because you are my mom."

The children were listening to Pandora on the Kindle and a commercial must have come on they'd seen a few times before.
Mason: "Why do they keep having this commercial for going to college? No one here is old enough to go to college. And mom is too old to go and dad is waaaay too old!"

One of our cats, Francis, just had a kitten, Finnley was out checking on it after the birth.
Finnley: "Mom, what's that things called... you know, the identical cord?"
Me: "You mean the umbilical cord?"
Finnley: "Yes, that! Francis just ate it."
Me: "That's pretty normal, the moms usually eat that kind of stuff after their babies are born."
Finnley: "Oh. Did you eat our umbilical cord?"

We let the kids watch a few episodes of Chopped and they loved it. For a while their toys were often on the show. They'd come up with obscure ingredients and whenever they eliminated someone Elliot would always say "Sorry, you've been illuminated!"

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Interview and 6 & 8 Years Old

If you could visit anywhere, where would you go?
Mason - Texas
Finnley - Texas
Elliot - Florida

What do you like to do with your friends?
M - Get into trouble.
F - Play. Build.
E - I don't know.

What food do you really like?
M - Goulash, apple crisp, Instant Pot lasagna.
F - Cheese. Ham.
E - Strawberries and cheese.

What job will you have when you get older?
M - Find out better ways of farming.
F - Working at The Flour Mill of course.
E - Restaurant.

What do you like to do with Mom?
M - Spend time together and doing school.
F - Play games.
E - Play board games.

What do you like to do with Dad?
M - Play games.
F - Play tag.
E - Play tag and hide & seek.

Favorite animal/book/song or music?
M - Wolves and dogs / I love everything I read / A Little Night Music
F - Dog / Hatchimal sticker book / piano music
E - Cheetah / Bible / Spanish music

What do you love to do the most?
M - Build anything... my mind, muscles, or structures.
F - Snuggle with Mom.
E - Have fun.

What do you love most about yourself?
M - That I'm kind and generous and smart.
F - My name.
E - I'm fast.

What school subject do you enjoy learning about?
M - Spelling
F - Math
E - History

What do you like to watch?
M - Man vs. Wild
F - Dot.
E - Dot.

What is one of your favorite memories?
M - Getting a BB gun.
F - Going to the zoo.
E - Seeing the St. Louis Arch.

If you could add one thing to our farm what would it be?
M - Lots of acres.
F - Horses.
E - Sheep.

A dessert you really like?
M - Chocolate Almond Creme Bars
F - Vanilla Cake
E - Strawberry Shortcake

Past Interviews:
5 & Almost 7
6.5 & 4.5
5 & 3
Mason at 3.5

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Kid Talk

The kids were playing they were a musical band, drumming and humming, and Elliot was the lead singer I guess, her lyrics were "We're a band that is really loud" over and over again.

Finnley: "Mom, we need to use on of those white umbilical cords."
Also known as extension cords.

I was doing payroll for the restaurant in Quickbooks and Mason came up and starting asking questions. I was explaining how the program multiplies the hours the employees work by the amount we pay them hourly and then subtracts the taxes from their total and that is how much we write checks to them for. And then at the end of the month all that money that came off their totals for taxes we get to pay the government.
Mason: "So what you are saying is that it's really boring?"

We were talking about Daylight Savings Time changes when I was a kid and how we didn't have cell phones and computers that automatically changed the time for us and how people would show up to church and hour late or early depending on the fall vs. spring. I was listing what type of clocks we used, microwave clock, watches, wall clocks, etc. and he chimed in with "And sun dials!"

Elliot was telling me about how all her kids are going to be girls. I was explaining that you don't get to choose the gender of your babies. I don't remember what exactly was said, but Mason basically said the only way for you to be able to choose your baby being a girl or boy was to have a gender reveal party.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Hello November

Where'd we leave off? Oh yes, back in... March... we had just arrived home from our vacation down to the very bottom of Texas and back. Then my camera was accidentally pulled off the counter by a short passerby and the lens broke. And so I stopped posting.
Yes I have a smart phone (for almost 8 months now!) and have a pretty great camera on there. But it just doesn't feel right posting those photos here. 
Spring went by. We hatched our fair share of chicks, ducks, and guineas. We planted seeds. We enjoyed the change from cold to not as cold.
Summer came. We spend our Mondays at the Farmers Market. Our days in the sun, some evenings at the park to make bedtime easy. My tomatoes died because apparently when it doesn't rain you have to water them.
Then it was fall. It is fall. But that season is passing by quickly as well.
Well, good news. I have finally gotten a new lens and we're back in business. Or, back in leisure?