Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Rocket Launch

It was such a beautiful day here today, we spent as much time playing outside as we could. We got an old rocket from Rich's parents house a while ago that no one was using and today was the perfect day for the launch. The girl from across the street that is in Kade's school class came over and joined us for the exciting launch. We walked down through the orchard and up into and empty field behind our house so we were not close to any homes in case of rocket catastrophe. Rich and Zack prepare the rocket for liftoff The kids took a blanket to sit on while they watched the launch

And we have liftoff!! It actually worked :)


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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fartsy Claus

This is the book Kade picked out at library today in school. I really do try to teach my boys about manners and I really don't like them to talk about farts and stuff - but I was laughing so much through the whole book that I'm sure anything I was trying to teach them is now destroyed! Here are a few excerpts from the book.

When he was full, he rushed to his sleigh, jumped into his seat, and went up and away. At each house, Santa's belly began to smart, so he rubbed it, only to let out a fart. The reindeer eyed each other, feeling queasy and funky, thinking, "He smells like a dirty old monkey."

Up in his room, Michael opened one eye. "What the heck? Is sounds like the fourth of July."

As the story goes on the reindeer have all passed out from the smell of the gas and so the children have to help Santa figure out a way to get all the toys delivered. They construct a pair of underpants that will use his farts to propel him from house to house so he can deliver the toys.

Needless to say - Kade LOVED the book and was so proud of himself for picking it out.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Madsen Boys

Here is a picture of the boys this morning before school. This is as close as I could get to everyone looking. Zack is eyeing his motorbike. As soon as the picture was taken he jumped off the bench and on his bike and was off.