Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!! Link and Barbie Musketeer!

Most of the candy has ben open and tossed,  some is still in their buckets and they maybe ate 5-10% in the last two days.
It is just candy! The fun is to trick or treat!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Every Pony needs a little girl to love!

Honey when she arrived

Honey a month after she arrived

And this is Honey now!

Here are the pictures of Honey when we got her , a month later and than again about 3-4 months later.
A big difference when you are loved isn't it!

Every Pony needs a girl!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Parenting on Facebook.

Inspired by Gail's post on her teenagers and a Facebook discussion she had.
This was an exchange on one of my friend from La Leche League Facebook wall. Needless to say the contrast to what I am used to in the unschooling boards is huge.
This is about a little boy not 3 and a half years old yet.
Its very sad to see parents create such an adversarial relationship with their kids from the get go. All because of a couple of bucks that it cost for a box of Band-Aids!

MOM's son is howling "Band-aid!!! Band-aid!!! Band-aid!!!" over and over and over non-stop now for 15 minutes... because he wants a band-aid but doesn't need one. I have to draw the line somewhere, or there won't be any left when they're needed.... I'm stubbornly refusing to give in this time! ugh

Poster 1-I understand the frustration, but it's still kind of funny! M. occasionally whined about needing a band-aid for his toe, every time he noticed the little blood blister on his toe nail from dropping his sippy cup on it. It happened at least 6 months ago! Luckily it finally grew out a week or two ago, ha ha.
Poster 2-don't give up hang in there girl!
Poster 3-I, too, sturggle with the Band-Aid battle! Stick to your guns!
Poster 4-For us it's food... this morning our son wanted butter on his muffin. I gave him some, he picked off the butter and ate it without any muffin, then asked for more. I gave him more and took the butter away. He ate the butter and they screamed and cried for more. It' tough!
Poster 5 -No blood, no band-aid! That's what my mom's rule always was. Grandma always gave us a band-aid regardless. I admit I'm a softie when it comes to giving them out. Hang in there
MOM-there's always something! it's hard -- if you let them do it once, they'll keep trying next time! kind of like my raccoon I guess, he's back for more food ;) of course.
ME- Take a few out of the box and give him the box. Its less than $2 and your child will be happy and know mom cares.
MOM-see, I've let him in the past when it's borderline, but we've gone through so many in the past week! I feel the need to start limiting it to real blood/injuries, not past ones that are scabbed over and almost healed... He used to go in there and get his own, now I'm locking the door and putting them up high!
Poster 6-Been there, done that! Be strong!!
Poster 7 -Okay, the way I look at it, it's not about the bandaid - it's about the fact that he is screaming about it for 15 minutes! No means no, that's what kids have to learn!!! Don't get me wrong, this is NOT about blame here- my 9-year-old is still learning and still whining and throwing fits when she doesn't get her way . . . but she has to learn the fits aren't going to get her anywhere besides up into her room until she is done!!! Oh the challenges of parenting!!! HANG IN THERE, HEATHER!!! We are all with you!!!
KIDS GRANDMOTHER ( dad's side and former LLL leader)-And as Grandma, I can say,"this too will pass". Soon enough Zach will be handing out bandages to his kids. :)
ME-Grandma is right.

How sad..... My daughter , who is the same age, has had boxes of Band-Aid applied all over her body many times. It always makes her feel better when she gets hurt or it is plain fun to have them all over. One time I think I counted about 23 on her. Wish I had a picture taken.....

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bubble Fun !!!!!!

Grandma foot massage/soaker/spa
+ a little dish detergent= lots of fun!!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Gigi makes a cake and eats it too!

The best part of making a cake IS eating the batter!
Like I said before:
You can have ( or make) you cake and eat it too!
Specially if you make it a colourful cake.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Oxbow Zoo with friends.

Gigi and Sarah, Dakota and Naruto love each others company.

Here we are at a local small Zoo that we love to go on nice days.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Life before my children.

In my 36 years of life before having my children I did many special and fun things.
I travelled a lot and I worked in many different areas.
Of all I did volunteering at the Special Olympic Summer Games in 1999 was the most amazing accomplishment before my children were born.
I was assigned to the Brazilian Swim Team as an interpreter/guide/facilitator.
I went in hoping to help these athletes and little did I know I was the one who was helped.
To get to know these amazing people was something that changes my life. I treasure every minute of those long, long days.
Even after growing up with a cousin that has Down Syndrome and is an amazing person I still had so much to learn.
I keep in touch with some of the people from back them specially one athlete that I fell in love with: Elizete. This girl was always smiling and ready to love everyone.
I wish I could give back to them what they gave to me. I do not have words to describe it.
Just live your life to the fullest under any circumstance and be joyful of every little thing that comes your way. Laugh, live and love.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

All the pretty little horses- Should we get Gigi a pony???Please VOTE! ;-)

Gigi, my cowgirl, loves horses very, very much.


We have friends that want to give Gigi a pony.
They had Honey for their kids but the kids have outgrown her and she needs a home.
Should we get her??????????

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Gigi nursing her baby

Like mom Gigi makes leitinho ( milk) in her "boobahs" for her babies.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Unschoolers having fun in Minnesota!!!!!!!!!!!!

We braved the weather...
Some crashed .....
We had tattoos sharing.....
Parents chilling.....

Made new friends and saw old ones....

Thanks to an incredible woman- Heather Brown!

Gigi played with her best friend Sarah.

Mothers and daughters had fun together!

Friends left happy!!!

Kids went wild!!!!!!!!
MD ( Naruto Storm Polikowsky Pie) played hard!

Brothers and sisters played together...

MD and one of his many friends!!!!

This past Thursday and Friday the Minnesota Unschoolers had a place to gather and have fun!
My wonderful friend Heather Brown organized the event!
She has been a huge help at the yahoo group I inherited from Kelli Traaseth when she moved south to warmer pastures....
So I have been talking to the group about getting something together and Heather just grabbed the idea and ran with it!
The results were 2 days filled of fun, laughter, old friends and many new friends.
There were around 60 people in our group!!!!!!!
We are doing it again! That is for sure!!!!!