Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ft worth zoo

Yesterday I Took the boys to the Ft Worth zoo which is ranked #5 in the nation. We were ready to be shocked and amazed, instead we were a bit disappointed and missed the Omaha Zoo.
It had some neat exhibits, the bamboo between the exhibits makes rounding the corner more "oooooo" and "awwww" worthy. But it was small! We walked the entire place in under 2.5 hrs! (try that at Henry Doorly).
And what was I to think about the "wild in Texas" section that featured a coyote, turkey vulture, turkeys, quail!
It was cool to see the horned frog (or horny toad as we called them growing up). I hear they are hard to find, on the verge of extinction.

Today, as we sat outside Under clear skies, Ben asked for his umbrella. Not because he thought it would rain, but the child wanted shade! He actually said the words "it's hot" on a 74 degree day... This might mean trouble in June! (disaster by July)...
Cloudy on the other hand asked to take out the Tangerine Peril! Maybe something to do this weekend!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Pics of the day

For lent we gave up our house

That is right people, we made a huge "sacrifice" and became a voluntary homeless family for lent.  Maybe I
Should call us nature loving hippies choosing an alternative home style. Or better yet, lucky individuals for having the luxury to take our time While Choosing our next home. 

Our home in Papillion now belongs to ... Iowa Hawkeye fans - imagine! Iowa fans?!  Last weekend we loaded up the moving truck, spent a few nights on the floor and then said adios old friend.  
On our last night in town we had a fitting farewell by Mother Nature, sideways snow. 
Friday morning we started driving south.  First, I picked up my freshly bathed girls from the kennel (going to really miss that place --- $25 for 1 night stay and 2 baths). On the way out of town Pete set the box of pastries on the truck while tying kids into chairs.  1/2 mile down the road he realizes what happened.   Later he set his walkie talkie on the back while fueling his vehicle, Realized it 30min later when we finished lunch.  I found part of it in the middle of the road... But worse, after lunch I can't find my debit card!!!   I had used it earlier in the day and am famous for not putting cards where they go, so as we are driving down the highway we are calling the bank to put a hold on the card (just in case it turns up like last time). 

Since arriving in our new location - we've been on a picnic, took a bike ride, and cautiously played at the park ( see sign below).  We did not see any cracks (in the earth). 
More to come!!  

Jenn S Carter

Monday, February 6, 2012

What's better than after-school-sledding???

When Ben jumped in the car after school, we headed straight over to the hill...

After after-school-sledding, we got haircuts and then NIGHT TIME SLEDDING! This hill is in perfect condition - it's packed and a little iced over on top - so we were FLYING down. It was so much fun... I mean... the kids had SO much fun.

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Spelling test

Ben had his 2nd spelling test last week. When we showed him he did excellent (for not studying), he CRIED that he missed one! He forgot the apostrophe on "don't" and he was devastated. I've never seen anyone more destroyed over an apostrophe.

sleepover and snow

Last night Ben and Cloudy had our friend Wes stay the night. We had a great time playing legos, skip bo, and running around the house like a bunch of crayon eaters.

this morning we woke up to inches and inches of S N O W! It FINALLY snowed here!

So "We" made a fort (on fort st..)

Cloudy ate snow..

Ben ended up leaving us before we were done.. and Cloudy was showing us all the weak spots in the walls... so we put on the finishing touches and called it done.
What are we doing Later?? SLEDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ben's 6-1/2!

Today was benjamin-son's half birthday.
He chose FroYo @ Orange Lead for his special dessert.
Happy Birthday Benjamin-son!