Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fall poems

I printed these signs for the cars (for Jon) and a couple printed on two pieces of paper. Mary Jane came up to me and showed me how she decorated it. She said the words say: The leaves are falling down. I play in them. I jump in them.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Potter Pumpkins

Slytherins Snake
Voldemort and Snape- not on the same side!
Megan carved the snake, me the Snape and Mike Voldie- You know Who.

Trunk or treat

Top left: like an 80's girl Megan, White & Nerdy Jon. Middle row: Spider Adam, Padme Kelly, Hobo Patrick. Front row: Could care less about Halloween Ken, Unicorn Mary.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Jon finished driving school today and passed the test for his Permit. Mike took him out for the first time this afternoon. Jon said that he was surprised that when he would stop pressing the gas the car would still go. He said in video games stopping the gas was effectively pushing the brake. Now is the time for persons in this family *ahem Jon* to stop teasing me about my stick shift paranoia. It's not as easy as he thought it would be.

Mike on vacation

Driving down Crestline Ave.
He sticks his head out the window to see how cold it is on his face to ride his bike.
He decides to buy a facemask that he can wear with his helmet.

Plungers around the house

In a house with so many people a plunger is essential to find, and often, especially with little ones who put toilet paper in the toilet just for fun.
In the upstairs hallway by the vacuum- this is right next to where Adam sleeps- that is a little suspect.
This toilet plunger is so effective to make me laugh so hard to go pee- ahh good? What an affective tool- to bad it was marketed as a something to unclog the pipes. Hmmmm?

Kelly turns 10

Double digits! The big 10 and Kelly reached it today at 12:07 pm. She was very excited to get her birthday cereal- Marshmallow Mateys- that she does not have to share.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Caramel plus chocolate equal a very yummy dessert.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Let's get physical

It was raining, cold and windy outside- so we exercised inside this morning.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fall leaves

The weather has been so nice lately, we have actually have had a real fall. The tree in front of our house has been especially nice- purples, reds, oranges and yellows.

Mary Jane Malm

Mary Jane receives recognition from the principal for learning to write all the letters in her name (8 different in the 12). Then all the students did a clap, clap, clap for her.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Kenny found a willing partner to practice dancing during Barbie Mariposa.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Megan's first choir concert this year.
She's always been a first riser kind of person.
She is in the first row 3rd from the right.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fresh Food

Today we got the last disbursement of our CSA farm share for the season. Instead of leaving the veggies on the floor for the week I decided to make stew.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Date Night

As the kids ate their tatertot casserole at home, Mike and I went out to Old Chicago's Pizza. Mike got a burger (he cannot eat much cheese.) I got a Malibu pizza- spinach, tomatoes, red onions and guacamole. I usually don't try new things- stick to what I know I like. I liked the pizza and would order it again. (Again and again and again if my previous routines kick in!)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Bargain for Kenny?

Kenny thinks we cannot see him.
Mary at the speed of light. Put the water down before she grabs it, Kenny.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Like totally awesome

Mike and I went to an 80's party tonight. The pink car is even in the back ground! Mike's outfit was from his closet except for the glasses. I had to buy my accessories- and lots of them.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Goulash for dinner

He is such a helper (said tongue in cheek)

I'm so Annoying

So, I'm annoyed that I have not blogged all week. I started noticing all the annoying things there are. So here's a blog rant.
The dishes that would not fit into the dishwasher, that I may or may not wash by hand. Usually there are three pans so I should not be annoyed.
When I cannot find a towel or rag in the kitchen so I have to use miscellaneous items to clean up a spill.
We received our food share on Tuesday and it is still on the floor in the kitchen (yeah it's Friday.) and back packs on the counter...
Kenny keeps taking off his diaper and all of his clothes. Here is an unusual sight with clothes on.

I feel better.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday Band

Patrick: trombone, Kelly: trumpet, Meg: flute, and Jon on the trumpet.

Jon's trumpet has had a rubber band holding on one of the valves even since Mike played the instrument in high school. Yesterday, Jon and I took the horn to the music store and it was a five dollar fix. Jon's been playing the trumpet since 5th grade and it only needed a 5 dollar spring!

Saturday, October 9, 2010


As the weather seemed so much cooler today, we picked the pumpkins. Mary's pumpkin was the largest weighing in at 37.2 pounds. The total for 6 pumpkins, we left the yellow one on the vine, was 119.8 pounds. Last years were bigger but we didn't get 7 either.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Playdough scissors

They cut paper too!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Big Mute

Jon ordered a straight mute for his trumpet and he opened the box and found a mute for a trombone, the literature says, "the growl will give everyone goose pimples." As he didn't need any goose pimples he called the company, they laughed and said that he should return it and they would send the correct one.

Like MJ

Mike needed to wash out the gutters so he thought he would climb on the roof like Mary.

Monday, October 4, 2010


84 degrees and a beautiful fall day.


Jon told me that he couldn't sleep last night because he was trying to figure out the quartic formula. I've never been kept awake with a math formula. He is trying to program it into his calculator. Above is the formula.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Per G. Malm


As we were watching the last session of General Conference one of the speakers was a Malm. We were so excited to hear about the homeland of Sweden. Mike may have a resemblance in his nose and ears.