Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Did you do your Civil Right??

Yes, I am talking about voting. I personally don't want to know who you voted for just that you got out there and voted.
We got up bright and early and were at our poll at 7:40. Remember that Dear Florida is not the "brightest" state when it comes to voting and neither is the polling sights.
We actually witnesses a verbal fight. Then because the lines weren't visible, waited in line 20 minutes longer than we really needed to!!!! I swear that if I am not homeschooling the next election, I am going to volunteer at the polling place and run it the correct way!!!
We were home by 8:15. Not to bad.

We bought some strawberry corn at our local Publix. Here is a picture

We put them inside a paper bag and microwaved them. I did two together and put it in for 3 minutes, but it was too long. The husk of one ear burnt, so the popcorn was a little burnt tasting. I did it with only one for 1 1/2 minutes and here is what we got.

It was very tasty. The kiddos want me to buy it again.

I am also trying to get both of them to be more positive to each other and about life.
I bought a tree kit from lakeshore learning supply. Then I cut out 120 leaves and everyday we all must write a leaf something we are thankful for.
Here is a picture of it.

Dylan needs to finish his grass piece. He lost a bit of interest in it....we rented Guitar Hero 4 for the wii and that's all he wants to do.

I wrote a leaf for each of the kids and mom and dad figuring that we are all thankful for each other. Dylan has been thankful for legos, his house, life and not being poor. Katrina has been thankful for derby, her talents that God gave her. I have put the health of my children, dylan's hugs, trina's smile.
It will be fun to see what they come up with. They like trying to see the new leaves.

Hope all is going well for everyone!!


thislittlepiggy said...

The tree is awesome! Burnt popcorn? Not so much. TeeHee.

Big Momma said...

We do a thankful tree every year. Yours looks like it belongs in an aboretum while mine usually looks like preschoolers made it.. which they did.

Sherri said...

My kids would love that corn..wow!!! I love your tree. We need to start something like that here!