Thursday, May 21, 2009

13 things thursday...

(chico's helmet he made using his mother's new broom;)

1. these last couple of weeks have been busy ones on the lane...

2. we've been working on science and latin projects.
3. first, katherine and two of her classmates had to build a "coral atoll", which she decided that we would make from cake and icing... (notice the word, we, ha!!! actually, her science teacher wanted there to be parent involvement; and there definitely was;).

4. the kids got the highest grade in their honors science class for their atoll:D
5. katherine and chico won 1st place with their "dog of pompeii" project (no pictures) at last saturday's state foreign language festival!!! YAY, kat and chico:D
6. i have pictures of chico... clad in his roman soldier costume (the one i wrote about HERE).

(chico and a fellow competitor in the costume competition)

7. he won second place at the state foreign language festival: YAY, chico!!!

8. besides helping with all the end-of-the-school-year projects, i have been working on a few of my own.
9. i have been scraping and sanding all the woodwork in the kitchen preparing it for a new paint job.
10. i have been trying to decide whether or not to have new windows installed.
11. i have been furniture shopping for new den furniture.
12. i have been eating too much and exercising too little.
13. and i have been watching a lot of american idol!!!


love and God's blessings,
dani xx


Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Busy girl!
So what did you think of the AI shocker last night?

Chico and Kat are so cute!

Christy said...

WOW! You really have been busy. I want new windows in my house too, but it is expensive. Our windows just let in too much cold/hot air. I think it would really reduce our gas & electric bill.

linda said...

Boy, it's been busy on the lane! Hope you get some rest this weekend.

Anonymous said...

The end of the school year, yes, is even more busy than usual. It is so much fun though to see those kiddos come up with their ideas.

Anonymous said...

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Sally said...

I was beginning to wonder where or how you were doing, Dani. I see you are a VERY busy lady!! Love the pictures!! :)

Bren's Life said...

Busy- Busy-Busy!!! I don't watch American Idol. But I did happen to see the very ending...
Hope your doing good.

Allikaye's Mama said...

How fun that is what I have to look forward to as Allikaye grows - helping her with school projects!! I love how you took pictures...proud mommy! And yay for American Idol!

Heidi 'n' Jeff said...

Love those costumes!

I hope you show before and after pictures of the cabinets.

Hannah said...

Whew, wee! You, HAVE been busy!


Amanda said...

Aww...Look at Chico! He looks so proud all dressed up in the second picture! Both Katherine and Chico have done so well this year at school.

The project turned out great ~ good work from both you and Katherine!

The final of American Idol is on tonight over here ~ Although i haven't been following it, i will watch the final.

Amanda x

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E and T said...

Hi Dani

Life on the lane has been full, but it sounds as though it has been the good kind of full - where you get jobs done and see results for all your hard work.

High five's all round for Katherine and Chico. A cake and icing coral atoll is a super idea. That would have been such a fun mother daughter project.

We have also been busy doing odd jobs around our house as well. It is satisfying getting a job done, especially one that you have been thinking about for a while.

We just heard on our news this morning who the new American Idol is. I can't say I have been following it, but I did think of you as I was watching the story.

Dani, the other day while I was at the shop I stopped dead in my tracks as I spotted Reese Cups (I hope that's how you spell it). I was soooooo excited. I have used every ounce of restraint and not yet purchased a bag, but i am sure they will find their way into our house sooner rather than later.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Lots of love and big hugs

juz said...

Well done to Kat and Chico!!! I laughed when I read the post about him buying you the diet coke for caffine lol!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend!

Tabitha said...

I just love that picture of Chico with his mums new broom as his head gear ~ soooo funny!
Boy Dani ~ you have been very busy and I thought that my life was a bit mad!!
Love and big hugs Tab XXXXX