No Harm Done

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!

Can you read this? I'm afraid it didn't scan very well. Click on the picture to see a bigger version of it.

This was my favorite Valentine's Day present this year because it was in no way "Dad-initiated." The boys (spearheaded by Braden, I'm sure) came up with this on their own and surprised me with it.

My day has been made, and this will feature prominently on our fridge for a loooooong time!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Heard At My House

This might not be funny to anyone but us, but we've been mimicking Colson for several days now. Maybe one of you will enjoy it.

Colson and Brogan had been playing happily in another room for over an hour. All of a sudden, Colson came running into the kitchen where Braden and I were doing school. Colson was sobbing and trying to talk at the same time.

Me: Okay, calm down. I can't understand you like this.

Colson: (sobbing and gesturing at his back) Brogan...... kick ......... tock!

Me: Calm down.

Colson: (slower and calmer) Brogan ..... came....... over...... and..... kicked me in the butTOCK!

Me: ???? The butTOCK?

Colson: Yes. This butTOCK. Right here.

No more "Forest Gump" or "Candide" for that boy.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

You've Been Warned

They're right. It all starts so innocently........

This made us laugh! Hat tip to Pyromaniacs for linking it.

Monday, February 05, 2007


I don't know who glumbert is, but I sure enjoyed this video!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Blinded By Science

One afternoon a week we attend a homeschool co-op, of sorts. The boys take 3 different classes, and Colson tags along with me most of the time. These afternoons I teach 3 classes: a general science class for older elementary children ("Magic School Bus" Science), a chemistry class for 2-4th graders, and a first year Latin class.

This week my chemistry students and I were going to build molecules using toothpicks, gumdrops, and marshmallows. My favorite brilliant scientist came to the rescue, supplying me with ideas for molecules that were challenging and interesting. (The water, oxygen, and carbon dioxide molecules I'd has planned were pretty boring.)

We had a great time building (and eating!) our molecules.

Thank you for your help, brilliant Mr. Ichabod!

Here are boys with their benzene molecules.

Look! Ammonia!

I think B2H6 was enjoyed by all. The children built the molecules, then drew them on paper.