Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Catching Leprechauns

Jamin has his heart set on catching a leprechaun, I'm afraid that he might be disappointed. I think they're hard to catch.

See, his teacher sent a letter home before Spring Break started, and in it she gave a challenge, to build a leprechaun trap. Now, my husband wanted to build one that had spikes that could possibly harm this leprechaun, but seeing as the kids are in kindergarten, I thought maybe a more humane trap would be best. I'd hate for them to be traumatized so early in life. I forgot to take a picture of this trap that he built, but it's basically made out of cardboard, duct tape, a rope and Lucky Charms (the bait).

The kids have found leprechaun footprints all around the classroom, and one of the little boys traps had been moved (by the leprechaun). So he's out there, I just don't know if he can be caught. I sure hope he can. Jamin's already thinking of how he can spend the pot of gold.

Friday, March 12, 2010

A little of this and a little of that

Heather told me the other day that I needed to blog something before the end of Friday. Today is Friday and I hate to disappoint so here I am, if anybody is still reading this blog of mine. I'm sorry I've been missing lately. I think of things to blog about, but I never actually do it. Maybe this will be my new start, but I'd hate for you to hold your breath waiting.

So what's been new around here? Well, this winter we have had our share of sickness at our house (not unlike many others I'm sure), and this week was no exception. Last week my baby boy was sick with some strange virus that caused his neck to swell up (lymph glands) and made him one unhappy, tired little man, and he was unable to keep anything down for a while. Very unlike him. And this week he got the stomach flu, and of course it wouldn't be the stomach flu if we didn't all get it. (so far Jeff has escaped it, I hope it stays that way.) Although, it isn't nearly as severe as we've had it in the past, so for that I'm thankful.

I spent some time in February watching the winter Olympics. I love the Olympics and our Canadian team did not disappoint. Way to go team Canada!

Last week one morning I woke up to my alarm clock and heard some fantastic news. This year at the Portage Ex, Paul Brandt will be performing! How wonderful is that! I'll have to be sure to get there this year!

Ok, seriously, this is hard to think up what's new around here. I'm so thankful that the weather is getting so nice. I'm looking forward to sun and sandals and grass and my central air and all the good things that come with warm summer weather.

I hope everyone is well and that I still have someone left to read this. It's an odd post I know, but it's something. Bye for now!