One-Eyed, One-Hand Crying Little-People Feeder

I’m starting the year off with a bang. Friday night, I put my contacts in a case and discovered my saline bottle was empty. I grabbed an open bottle from under the sink thinking it was fairly fresh and squirted some in my case. Saturday morning, I discovered the painful way that the saline¬†expired¬†three years…

Memorial Day Weekend Staycation

We were craving some adventure when the Memorial Day weekend was approaching. We considered Chattanooga and Dollywood as options, but we waited until the last minute…again, to make plans, so hotels were scarce, expensive or crummy. So, we opted to stay a few nights at the Marriott resort near Stone Mountain. It fulfilled the boys’…

Vacay Sun

We just returned from a week-long vacation visiting our family in Florida. It was a glorious time that breezed by far too quickly. I got a carload of stuff put away and all the laundry washed on the day we returned, while the boys in their joyous frenzy buzzed around playing with every toy in…

Stone Mountain

We had time today for a bigger adventure, so we hauled ourselves off to the nearby hill of Granite that goes 10 miles into the Earth. We’ve been to Stone Mountain many times, but that’s about all I remember of the Sky Car “tour,” other than being able to fit two school buses on the…

McIntosh Reserve

We spent our afternoon today wandering around McIntosh Reserve, in Carroll County. After church, the boys had run behind the church playground and were climbing on some rocks, so we were looking for a place the boys could do some more boulder hopping. The boys all climbed on the first stump they saw. I think…

Free at Callaway

Saturday, we played hooky from church and took advantage of the last free weekend at Callaway Gardens. Here are a bunch of pics, that don’t require much explanation.   Ian came fully-prepared for…something.           Come on, Mom! Join us in this illicit trek through this roped-off area!   Sharing gum on…

Beware the Finger

While eating our picnic lunch on our family outing today, our five-year-old Ian informs us, “What I was planning for this adventure was different.” Of all the whines and groans he could have uttered, I thought this was a pretty fun way to express his opinion. So, we cleaned up and redirected our activities. He…

Bendy Bones

In a previous post, we started a chicken bone and vinegar experiment. The boys hypothesized that the bone would get soft if the vinegar dissolved the Calcium in the bone. The picture is a little gross, but here is the result after 3 days:                     The…

Christmas, Christmas, One, Two, Three.

This won’t be a very holly jolly post. I’m playing catch up and I’m bored. And, I have happily put Christmas, with all its tree needles, wrapping paper particles and house cluttering behind me. I adore Christmas, and this year, I was more in the Spirit than I had been for a few years, but…

Legos, Ships, Jungles and Lights, Oh My.

On our vacation, we did a few adventures in Florida. We stopped by Fisherman’s Village in our old stomping grounds in Punta Gorda and toured the Nina and Pinta replicas.   We visited some friends who set up a really fancy Christmas display in their yard – just for the boys!   We stormed Legoland….