As much as we have email, texting and instant messaging, I think there is just no substitute for a hand-written, snail mail Thank You note. I have always encouraged the boys to write Thank You notes, especially after their birthdays and Christmas. You know what else there is no substitute for….? Checking your child’s note […]
The Top 10 Grant Stories of 2011.
Although lately I seem to post a lot more craft projects than I do stories about Grant, these little anecdotes are some of my very favorite posts. (Grant and his antics are the reason this blog got started in the first place!) As the year draws to a close, I thought I’d share my Top […]
The Great Banana Race
Scene: Grant is in the kitchen, having a snack. Random guys, dressed as bananas, doing their part to help Keep Austin Weird. Grant: “Mom, I just timed myself while I was eating my banana. I did it in 1 minute and 59 seconds!” Me: “Um, that’s nice….?” Grant: “Yes! I was trying to do it in […]
Thanksgiving Artwork – Craft Fans & Grant Fans… unite!
I’ve got something for both groups of readers today! I just finished another piece of artwork for Thanksgiving. (I actually used the flip-side of the Raven artwork, so it’s 2 holiday art pieces in 1! I is smaaaaht!) I’m happy with how it turned out. While I was cutting out the contact paper letters**, Mitch […]
Favorite Songs: Grant shares his Top 4.
Scene: driving Grant to his football game last night. I am punching through radio stations, looking for a good song. Grant pipes up from the back seat… Grant: “Mom, do you want to know what my favorite song is? Born To Be Wild!” Me: “oooo! Nice one!” Grant: “And also? No Sleep Til Brooklyn.” Me: “The […]
Grant has a discerning palate. Who’d a thought…?
I made a little dessert to take to a friend’s house for Halloween night. It was very, very, very sweet. Too sweet for me, but I figured the boys would eat them. Grant had one. A little while later I offered him another one. Grant: “No thanks.” Me: “Don’t you like it?” Grant: “No, it’s […]
Second Grade Plagiarism
The epic Battle of the Homework takes place on a regular basis at our house. Grant is good at math and he seems to enjoy the subject, so the math assignments get done quickly and easily. He is also good at reading and language arts, but he does NOT enjoy those subjects, so those assignments […]
We should let my 2nd grader take a crack at the economy…
Grant had homework that included reading a short story and answering questions about it. The story was about a park ranger named Ranger Dockett and all he does as a part of his job. The question Grant was supposed to answer: What would happen if Ranger Docket stopped doing his job? What I think the […]
The one where I realize the little guy sees, hears and retains everything his big brothers say and do.
Saturday Night Live is a favorite in our household… the Andy Samberg Digital Shorts in particular. Scene: the dinner table. One of the boys is talking about how cool it would be to have a camera mounted on a remote control car, and all the things it would be good for. (The things it would […]
Don’t we all kind of want Morgan Freeman to narrate our lives…?
This post contains Amazon or other affiliate links. Last week, Grant watched a re-run of Bruce Almighty This morning he saw a commercial for A Dolphin’s Tale “Hey Mom! God’s in another movie!!!”
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