January 27, 2009

Is this not Racist?

When I hear people whine and complain that they are not getting what they want because of the color of their skin I call that racism.

Racism is defined in this country when hate is displayed towards another based on their skin color. That is true. However, I suggest that racism is also when you expect something positive because of the color of your skin.

I am sickened to hear that First Lady Michelle Obama was "dissed" because she did not wear a dress by a designer that was Black.

Wake up people - People should not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Thank You for your wise words MLK

January 26, 2009

Blanket statements are Foolish

The worst part is... she doesn't regret saying it!

Honestly, a government employee giving advice on reproduction - give me a break!

You might as well ask for seniors to voluntarily give up their social security to help the economy. It makes as much sense.

Maybe Pelosi should move to China - I think her politics would be appreciated more there.

January 22, 2009

January 20, 2009

If History tells us Anything.

If history teach us anything about how we feel about our presidents then President Obama should be no exception. Today (and for the next few months) we will be on a high - loving this new president. He brings us hope for change - for something better. But time will drag on - and reality will set in and we will become disappointed. This graph proves what history has already written.

chart courtesy of www.wsj.com

Good Luck Mr President... I wonder how we will feel about you in 6 months?

January 16, 2009

Happy Anniversary Letters to Elijah!

Wow, it's been 4 years since I started blogging!

Don't you love going back and reading your view posts. I love to reflect and see where I've been.

Here is a link to my very first post.

Eli, the Superhero!

Eli, you will always be my SuperHero!

I bought this cape set at an kidzescapes Etsy store at Christmas. Too cute! Don't you love it?!

January 15, 2009

Wish List: New Windows!

It's cold. It's really cold. With the windchill this morning it was -45F in Green Bay. That's really cold. Schools have been cancelled. (with homeschooling we take that snow day and add it to spring - we still do school!) So what do you think? Is it time for new windows?
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Science Fun!

This month in Science we are learning about the senses. Sara learned about the ear and how sound travels through air, water and solids. School is much more fun when thre are activities, Eli says.

Playing with the classic "tin can telephone"
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January 11, 2009

Always Proofread

This video, my husband says, reminds him of reading my blog. What do you think he's trying to say?

January 10, 2009

Cabin Fever

Dear Elijah,

The holidays are over and now we are stuck in the hard part of winter. It's cold and we are trying not to spend money. It's not a great combination. You are back at school and are loving it! When I pick you up you have tons of stuff to say.

Last week you and Sara started lessons at the YMCA - Sara is taking swimming and you are doing two classes: swimming and kick ball. For the first time in your life you don't have to have me in the class. You have a swimming teacher and a kick ball teacher. At first you wanted me to come - but then you were okay with it. You can adapt pretty easily. You loved the classes and can't wait till next Tuesday to go again.

Recently I've been working with you to learn your numbers and letters. You are now able to reconize your name and spell it. Writing your name is still going to be a challenge - but we are working at it. You get frustrated easily if it doesn't look perfect. Hmmmm, I wonder where you get that from? :) You talk about numbers all the time. Mom and Dad have a clock in their bedroom that projects on to the ceiling, you climb into bed with us in the morning and we talk about the numbers for what sometimes seems like an eternity. Currently your favourite number is 5. I'm sure that will change soon.

Eli, you and your sister are the love of my life. You two make me smile every day!

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January 4, 2009

Review: StarFall.com

I love a great educational free web site. Here is a great one for pre-schoolers! It's called Star Fall . Today Elijah was able to handle the mouse by himself and learn and play with the alphabet. This site is great for getting ready to learn to read, learning phonics and reading stories. The best part - you don't have to register and it's free!

I would love to hear of web sites you visit for preschoolers.
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January 1, 2009

And I'm Loving It!

We broke the snow record for December! God graced Green Bay with 45.6"! Oh... and we got 3 more inches today too :)
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