Archive for August, 2008

29 Aug
2008

I hate it when that happens…

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Kaitrinn returned home from school yesterday with several stains across her shirt and skort.  Louie asked, “What happened to your shirt?”  Kaitrinn looked down sheepishly and simply replied, “Cheeseburger.”  We then got this detailed explanation of how you can’t just tear open the little packets of mustard.  You have to poke at it with a fork until it opens, but be careful because it might squirt at you instead.  Hmmmm… seems she must have poked at several packets as not only were there splotches across all of her clothes, but there was quarter-sized patch of clearly yellow hair in her bangs as well.  Gee, I hate it when cheeseburger happens!

28 Aug
2008

Our new look

By Kaycee, 1 Comment »

A big YEAH! to Louie for our page’s new facelift.  The old layout just didn’t do it for us and didn’t allow for some features we want to use in the future.  Time for a change.  We hope you enjoy the new look.

26 Aug
2008

Just who is Synthia Kavin?

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This post is to announce the grand opening of the Synthia Kavin Learning Center…. also known as our new homeschool.  So just who is Synthia Kavin?  Louie entered Kaitrinn, Shealyn, and Gavin into an anagram builder and found Synthia Kavin Learning as one of the possibilities.  Ta Dah!  Our search for a name is over.  *laugh*  My initial choices had been Hannen Hall, Hannen House, or (simply) The Learning Center.  Now the center just has a name added to it.

After several years of consideration, we have finally decided to start homeschooling.  Kaitrinn will be pulled out on Sept. 5th when her class tracks out.  I will also start teaching Shealyn some of the Kindergarten material this Fall.  Wish us luck on our journey!  We’re very excited about it all.

26 Aug
2008

Face first!

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Shealyn took a few years of my life today.  When getting out of the van, she opens her own door, hops down, closes the door, and walks around to where I’m getting Gavin out.  Hmmm… well not today!  She opened her door and promptly fell face first to the blacktop below.  I rushed around to the other side and quickly picked her up only to discover that the entire right side of her face was covered with blood.  EEK!  First thought?  What’s the quickest route to the hospital??  It was everywhere.  After scrambling for wipes and trying to clean her up, I eventually discovered all of this mess was streaming from a tiny nick on her forehead.. no bigger than 1/8 of an inch long.  Are you kidding me!?  I got it to stop, calmed her down, and headed home to clean her up.  She had blood stains down the front of her dress and hair matted to the side of her face.  After just a few minutes on the road, she started crying again because she didn’t get a book.  Ugh!  We were going to the bookstore when this whole ordeal happened.  We’ll return another day Honey… I promise!  After a traumatic shower and a blob of Neosporin (don’t even THINK about suggesting a bandaid to her), she is now showing off her cut/bump/scrape with pride and is excited for it to bruise because she “likes purple!”

24 Aug
2008

Time for a haircut!

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Gavin received his second haircut ever today…. compliments of Daddy!  Gavin’s hair grows quickly and is forever in his eyes.  After Gavin spent the afternoon splashing around in the wading pool, Daddy and Mama decided it was time to bite the bullet.  Gavin took it remarkably well considering he was strapped into a highchair and held down with three hands while a fourth hand brought that loud trimmer to his head.  Eek!  Hide!  Here a few quick pics of the ordeal.. .I mean experience.

1 Aug
2008

A Fungus Among Us

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Our yard beside our house hardly gets any direct sunlight, which leads to some spectacular mushroom finds after damp, soggy days. The other day, the girls and I went on an expedition to see what we would find. Here are some pictures of the results. (Yes – Shealyn is dressed as a ‘princess’. Yes – I sometimes have to wear the crown too.)

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