Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Motocross: Before we got into motocross I'd see the "toy hauler" trailers on the road and wondered what they were all about and what was IN them. Some haul 4-wheelers or even race cars but ours of course hauls dirt bikes. It's kind of hard to see but there are three of them in the "garage" there. Two on the left and one on the right. There's also a power washer in the middle. The generator is usually in there near the back and sometimes we manage to fit the golf cart in there too. The door in the middle of the garage goes into the living quarters (I'm not sure that's what it's called in this type of trailer but that's what we call it for horse trailers so I'm stealing the terminology!!). We have a tiny refrigerator, a tiny 2 spot stove, a tiny sink, and a tiny bathroom where you sort of have to either straddle or sit on the toilet to shower! The booth-table folds down into a bed as does the adjacent sofa. When all folded out it's one big bed. We sleep 4 in a row like hot dogs!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Horses: Stanley is so embarrassed when he has to wear his sleazy at shows...he just knows that all the other horses laugh at him. It's bad enough that his friends call his color "pink" but now this...he was sure Equestrian Girl loved him and then she trades in his very manly navy blue sleazy for pink flowers.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I'm sure most of us have some sort of "bag" that we tote around in the car or truck. Some may call it a purse or hand bag, for some it's just a bag. I have what was meant to be a scrapbooking tote that goes in every vehicle with me and back and forth to the house most of the time too. I like it because it's flat on the bottom so it doesn't tip over and it has lots of pockets and compartments but it wide open to the world. I was reorganizing my bag tonight and that always makes me smile...there's such an odd collection of stuff in there. If I were to disappear tomorrow and my family found my bag, they'd probably stand there shaking their heads wondering why I was toting around such odd stuff. So what's in YOUR bag?
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Homeschooling: I just ordered this 4 pack from Standard Deviants. Equestrian Girl loves her Aleks.com math and has always done well with it but I'm thinking Algebra might be a different story here soon. Maybe I'm channeling my own problems with it to her...either way, I KNOW it will be trouble for Motocross Boy for sure. It will be a while yet until he really gets going on Algebra but if these DVD's prove to be as "fun" as what I've been told, he might just get into it more than I could hope. He does good with fun. I also ordered the DVD's on American Government. Another subject that I found incredibly dry and I actually LIKE history. Maybe it was the teacher. Surely I'm not that bad! (Any old teachers from NFHS reading this? You were fantastic!) Ahem.
One of the best things about homeschooling is being able to change and flex as you go. Public school teachers are generally stuck with the curriculum they are given no matter how badly it's working for the majority of their class. Sometimes they are stuck with it for YEARS on end. I love being able to chuck a curriculum that isn't working and try something new or add something even better to one that's already working great. I'm hoping the Standard Deviants algebra does that for Equestrian Girl...a bonus curriculum.
Motocross: Hubby came up with a very cool hoody design...can't wait to post a picture! He's hoping to get a big t-shirt order from a local track. That would be soooo huge!
Horses: We finally made it over to see Stanley and give him a good workout after his 3 days off. And he was such a good boy! Equestrian Girl worked him hard so he was very happy to get turned back out when she was done. No lesson this week so he'll probably just get one day off since they have a 2 day show this weekend. We are excited for this show - each day has high point winners and then there is an overall weekend high point as well. Equestrian Girl and Stanley should at least be in the top 3 or 4...
Light Bulbs: Totally off topic. I was just talking this weekend about the compact florescent bulbs with some neighbors. One loved them one hated them. I've been on the love side of that equation for quite some time but tonight I have to rethink that. When I came downstairs after tucking the kids to bed I walking into the dining room to find one of the compact florescents had exploded all over the table and floor. I have no idea how or why but am very glad it wasn't a few hours ago when we were all sitting at the table eating dinner!!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Motocross: If you squint really hard at the picture you should be able to see Motocross Boy. Or maybe not. Sometimes I take pictures of the track thinking he's in it but he's not. Sometimes the picture is of a kid I don't even know! But this is all part of being a moto-mom...scanning the track looking for your kid and hoping you are watching the right one.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Horses: Hmmmm. I have no idea why this posted sideways nor do I know how to fix it. Ah well. This is from that first big Paint show we did Memorial Day weekend. The one where I cried when Equestrian Girl got her first 1st place in a class...so of course we had to do the professional photo thing.