Daily Archives: May 25, 2013

Silverwood

Last Thursday, Computer Boy’s class went to Silverwood Theme Park in Idaho!  It was supposed to be a “science day”, but aside from one small science type project, it was just a day of pure fun and leisure!

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Computer Boy (middle) and his 2 best buds rode together in our car.  These three have been great pals this entire school year, but sadly, it’s possible that both boys will not be back next year (one is moving to the midwest, and the other…well, we’re praying that their family will be able to relocate to this area, so he can come back!).

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It was a spectacular day, with incredible skies, and the weather was decently warm when the sun wasn’t behind the clouds!

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While this park is small (compared to what I grew up with in So. CA), the rides are great fun, and as my friend said, “If we could bottle the adrenaline, and sell it”, we’d be rich!!

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On a day like this one, Cotton Candy is a must have, at least for the younger generation!

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For our splash of “science”, the boys had to work together, using 10 straws, a roll of tape, and 1 egg, to create a “shield” of protection.  Once the kids had their eggs protected, those in charge, took all the eggs and began dropping them from 5 ft, 10 ft, 15 ft, etc. onto concrete, to see whose egg would last the longest.  Our egg broke at either 10 or 15 ft ( I don’t remember which), and the egg that outlasted all the others, was dropped from 20 ft!!  I don’t know if we figured out a good strategy, based on the other eggs that did better than ours, but I’m sure if we come next year, the boys will have a better idea of what to do, and will possibly have more time to actually implement their ideas!

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As we were leaving, the boys found these most excellent glasses!  Is there anything better than a 5th or 6th grade boy??  We (the boys and 2 moms) had a most excellent day!

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On a side note, I found a few moments to completely enjoy the landscaping at the park.  This was especially appealing to me, so I snapped a photo so I could try to duplicate it at home!

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Mother’s Day – 2013

It is a wonderful thing to have children!  It is not always easy, but at the end of the day, no matter what kind of day, I am glad I have them!  These are the 3 that call me “mom”.  They are all amazing!

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Bookworm Boy, Horse Girl, Computer Boy

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On the morning of Mother’s Day, Horse Girl got up and fixed an amazing breakfast!  I was able to lounge around while she did all the work.  What a great kid!

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Daughter of my heart:)

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It was a delicious Pancake Breakfast, with all the trimmings, and served on the “You Are Special” plate!  I felt loved and grateful for good kids that remembered the holiday.

Spring Fever

The sun is shining (most days), things are green (still), and it’s time to be outside doing things!!  And doing things, we are!  We had this nice patio furniture, left here by the previous owners, stored in our barn, so we decided to bring it out, clean it off, and give it a test drive on the porch.

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I like the way it looks, and I like that all of the seats are “rockers”, which makes for a very relaxing time while sitting outside.  The big tree in front of our house offers lots of shade during the hottest part of the day, so I can’t wait for it to warm up just a tad more, and I will be out here enjoying my porch, and the sights and sounds.

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The Woodman went up to the other house and finally brought back my whisky barrel pots.  He even surprised me and picked up a few 6-packs of flowers for me to freshen them up for the season!  I loved that thoughtfulness.  I will get the pots cleaned up, dead parts removed, and flowers planted soon!

He has also been busy setting up some new shelving in the basement for our canning supplies.  There are a few boards still on the porch as evidence!  I’m excited to think about how organized things will be in the basement soon!

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The Woodman also brought in some flowers that were in our back yard flower bed/weed patch!  They are so delicate and beautiful, and I absolutely love having cut flowers in the house.  I was so delighted when he came in with the flowers, and I hadn’t even asked him to do it!!

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There are a lot more projects to tackle as school is coming to an end, and summer is just around the corner.  Stay tuned for more updates from our little mini farm, homestead, country home!

Strawberry Wonton Cups

I saw these first on FB and shared the link to my own wall so I would be able to find it again! I made these last night for my same friends and they were a big hit. I think they would be just as delish with fresh peaches or fresh raspberries!

The original link is HERE, as it is not my own creation. I simply followed the recipe and its definitely going to be on the top of my favorite fruit desserts, just behind my fruit pizza.

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The top photo is the example from the original blog post. The bottom photo is what I served last night. There wasn’t a drop left!!

These will definitely be made again!

Homemade Salsa

I made this up last night. We had a few friends over and there wasn’t a speck left.

Homemade Salsa…

5 tomatoes
1/2 onion
3/4 bunch cilantro leaves

Dice finely and mix together. Serve immediately!

I’m going to freeze the small jar and see what happens when it thaws. Since salsa is kinda mushy and mixed together anyway, seems like it will come out all right.

But if you have experience that is different, I want to hear about it. I’m going to try another batch next week with my frozen jalapeño peppers from the garden.

Yum!

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