Showing posts from September, 2018

Crack Yourself Up Jokes for Kids by Sandy Silverthorne (book review)

Knock Knock. Who's There? Althea. Althea who? Althea later, alligator. I love knock knock jokes, puns, one-liners, and other jokes. My big boys do too. When my second oldest takes a lunch to school, I like to add a joke; that's way cooler than the mushy note telling him how much I miss him I would like to send. Right? We have several joke books in our home library and my boys will spend time telling jokes between themselves and then telling me the same ones (they don't seem to understand I can hear their jokes between rooms so they think I'm really good at punch lines!). image via Revell "Crack Yourself Up: Jokes for Kids" by Sandy Silverthorne is such a good resource for lunch box jokes and more. I appreciate the cleanliness of the jokes (sometimes it's hard to Google such things because you NEVER know what inappropriate jokes come up) and that they are truly funny. One of my personal favorites is: Q: What kind of lights did Noah use on

Yeti or Not

My family doesn't do a lot of traveling but we have big dreams: Haiti, Germany, New Zealand, England, Alaska, South Africa - the sky's the limit when it comes to dreams. However, there is one place I cannot wait to take my kids that's perhaps a little more plausible: Yellowstone National Park.  On July 2, 2005 my then-boyfriend took me to Yellowstone when I visited him in Wyoming. We saw Old Faithful, the stinky sulfur paint pots, beautiful animals and landscapes. And then in a fairy tale dream, I got asked to be his wife as we overlooked the beautiful Lower Falls waterfall *cue dreamy eyes*.  Ever since we welcomed our first child in 2007 until this last baby in 2018, I've dreamed of the day when they would all be old enough to take and explore this beautiful place. I want them to see Old Faithful, Lower Falls, and so much more. I want them to see moose (the one animal I wanted to see and didn't get to), longhorn sheep, and hopefully not bears. It