Monday, April 26, 2010

"Momma's Gonna Knock You Out". Ha!

I woke myself up the other night beating up my man! What in the world?? I asked him the next day if he knew that I was hitting him and he had no idea. He is a very deep sleeper. Thank goodness for that.

So, early this morning...about 4:30ish... I struck again....this time the husband was not in such a deep sleep and he was awakened with my slapping. He told me about it later in the morning since this time it did not wake me up. My poor husband, not only does he have to deal with the everyday goings on of my gooberness, but now he has to go to bed with his dukes up!

The five year old told him he could borrow his Armor of God suit.....he just may need it.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Originally uploaded by mommydesmith

This was the priceless look that was upon David's face when the grandparents were at the back door. We were able to keep this visit a complete surprise to the kids. They are all having fun together.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Surprise Visitors, Sickness, A Pedicure, And Pippi Longstocking.

Today we are delighted to have some surprise "travelers" stop by and stay with us for a bit! The kiddos are going to be ecstatic! I hope I am able to capture it with my camera. The surprise: Some of the grandparents from our native state!! How fun!

Hubby has been really sick last few days, but was able to hack his way back to work today, much to my dismay. I hope he doesn't make anybody sick! I suppose he probably isn't contagious anymore, since he has been on meds the last 48 hours.

First pedicure of the season yesterday....WOOHOO! Boy, did my feet need it! When your bean counting husband tells you that it is time to spend money on your feet you know it's time!!

Braydon's new fun song is the Pippi Longstocking theme. He loves to sing it and he constantly makes me sing it to him. I use a little kid's voice and he says that I sound just like the kid singing it, so I cannot count how many times it is requested in a day's time. It really does put a big smile on his face, though! As long as he doesn't start requesting it in public.....

Gotta scoot, MUCH to do before company arrives.....starting with my walk!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Standardized Testing.

Today we have standardized testing for our homeschool group. We are required to test children grades three through nine in this state as one of the homeschooling guidelines. I am all for standardized testing that challenges the mind and establishes how far one's mind can go. Too bad our test is NOT like that! This particular one is a basic skills test and is not even at the child's current grade level, but it is something that we are required to we do it!

When we moved here a few years ago, as always, I was excited to get the results from this "enormously discussed testing", but I am not so sure the testing gives an accurate evaluation. Actually, I would have to say that I am pretty positive. David, last year (7th grade), scored something ridiculous like 15th or 16th grade level on Reading and Math. Now, I know that the boy is intellectual, but COME ON! I want to know how a Math test that doesn't work past fractions could determine such results for a seventh grader?? I would truthfully like to see what grade level he is working at! SAT/ACT's will be coming soon enough, I suppose.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Today and everyday.....remember what Jesus did for us on that cross!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Just Had To Blog This Shot!

Originally uploaded by mommydesmith

Normally, I just post my pictures to Shutterfly and Flickr, but this shot was just too funny for the folks that do not check out my pics!

What a face!!
Have a laughable, fun day!