Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The first I find entertaining:
Grammar Girl. She can be found at her website and iTunes/free podcast. Her website also suplies an episode transcript. Once you find out how fun she is you'll be interested to hear from her friends Make it Green Girl, Mighty Mommy, and Legal Lad.
For those of you with kiddies learning to read check out Starfall. Very free, and very fun and kid friendly. I even played a few rounds.
For those of you who know of kids who are learning to type, check out free Dance Mat Typing.
Monday, September 8, 2008
The next morning after starting to scrape paint off the fence it got too hot! My mom and I went to meet Cindy and Charlotte at Border's one of the big bookstores in town. Good company!
After coffee my mom and I went to the nursery to pick up some flowers to spruce up the yard, and make it cheery for a baby shower we're hosting next weekend.
Beth, Destinie, and Destinie's Crabby mug for when she's "Crabby!"
Sunday morning Mark, Cindy, and my parents woke up super early and started working on the fence while it was cool! Big thanks to Mark and Cindy for their help! (I had reason to sleep in because I had stayed up late planting flowers!)
Here's my dad painting!
The finished product. Some of the flowers I put into pots.
The weekend ended off with a fantastic College group dinner at Randy and Jamie's! Jamie put together a baked potato meal with ingredients that came from within a hundred mile radius. How cool is that? Thank you for hosting us!
Anyway, I was especially excited because this trip would include my first blackberry picking outing!
If you've never picked blackberries before, you should know the bushes have thorns and the berries leave stains!
This is where we went to pick the berries. The bushes were bordering one of Luke's sort of relatives' pear orchard.
In the thick of it all!
Bringing home the berries!
Luke and his brother Mark both got bikes! They'll both be at the U of I this year!
While I was there I got exposed to the Wii Fit! Luke and his Dad, John, are very competitive in tyring to keep the highest scores.
I got hooked on Hula Hooping!
It was a fun trip and I'm still eating the rewards! Thanks also for the blueberries Neola! I made blueberry muffins the other day!