Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ward: That's ripickulis!

Me: That's ridiculous, Ward?

Ward: No Mom, that's ripickulis.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Visitors Yeah!!

 Grandpa Swait and Margaret are in town. Renata is showing off her cooking skills to him. And my cat decided to bond with him which is funny if you know his apathy for cats.
Then we got a double dose of fun with my friend Kendra and her son coming for a visit. This was great and hopefully will become at least an annual event. My kids really enjoyed all the extra reading they got.

Kid-Safe Insect Repellent

Here is a link to an insect repellent recipe that is deet free. It's made with an herb mixture and cider vinegar. You can buy the herb mixture or separate herbs from this store and it has a legend to go with it (I'm a sucker for a good story). I'm in the process of making it and was pretty excited to be able to use all herbs from my own garden except the wormwood.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Fun Shirts from Grandma

 My Mom sent some shirts for the kids from Montana. They were so cute I thought I'd share. Georgie got a Batmoose shirt.
 Ward got a forest animal rock band. The bear twirling his drum sticks is very fun.
 Renata just got a horse shirt (no pink Batmoose shirts.)
 Joffre's is my favorite. I took a close up so you can see it for yourselves.