Friday, October 7, 2011

Color my world

Artists at work
Monday, September 26 2011

Today I got to help do art in Adam's class. In our school district parent volunteers come in and teach from a program called Art Masterpiece. It is actually really cool.

Today they talked about Vincent van Gogh and his Starry Night  painting. They talked about how it showed depth by showing the things far away smaller and the things closer bigger. Then the assignment was to do an Arizona Starry Night drawing.


Artist at work.....again
Tuesday, September 27 2011

Today I want to Zoey's class for Art. Today I was in charge and got to teach the lesson. We learned about Helen Frankenthaler and how she dripped and drizzled paint instead of applying it with a brush.

Since I was trying to keep 54 little hands from making a big mess I didn't get any pictures during the actual project.  I snapped this quick pic at the end of the day as the teacher was reading Junie B. Jones


And then I coerced Zoey to stand by some of the pictures after class. It was a fun project buy boy it was a messy one to try and do with 27 kindergarten students!


Chino Bandido
Wednesday, September 28 2011

Today was Parent-Teacher conference. Our appointments were just before lunch, so afterwards we told the kids we would treat them to lunch for getting such good reviews from their teachers.

The kids picked Chino Bandido.Every time we eat here they feel it neccessary to climb on the Panda Bear.


We were first introduced to Chino Bandido by Mike's oldest sister when she used to live in AZ and we were visiting them for Thanksgiving. We went there for dinner after she had taken us to Ikea, my very first visit to any Ikea ever, I might add.

One of her kids peed her pants while at Ikea, so we had to stop at Target on our way to dinner to buy her some new pants.

And then a second child peed her pants in the bathroom at Chino Bandido.

Aw, memories.

Thursday, September 29 2011

We showed up today to check out progress on the house and the door was yellow. Mustard Yellow. I'll admit, I had NO clue it was going to be that color.

mustard door

Steamies Vs. Diesels 
Friday, September 30, 2011

We decided to take the kids out to the park tonight and ended up at a park we'd never been to before. And so it was much to our surprise to find out the park had a train track running through the park. Which meant, of course, that the kids felt the need to follow it to see where it went.


While making the trek around the track the train came around the corner. As it approached Adam yelled out "It's a steam engine!!!" Mike says, "I'm pretty sure it runs on Diesel." Adam got very serious at this point, looked at his father and said matter of factly, "I am certain it is a steam engine. Just you wait and see. I'm serious." Somebody has clearly watched too much Thomas the Tank Engine.


Sunset Tow
Saturday, October 1 2011

Today we made a run to Target. We just needed a few things and the kids so DIDN'T want to go. So we decided that if they promised to just watch a movie that maybe they were getting old enough to stay home alone for short periods of time.

So of course our quick trick to Target turned into an unforeseen ordeal.

When we came out the car wouldn't start. AT. ALL. There was a guy sitting in his car next to us so we asked him to give us a jump. The car started and we thought all was well.

We drove a little way down the street and at the first stop light the car quit again.

The guy in the car behind us helped Mike push it around the corner out of the intersection and up the curb out of the way. But now what? We only have 1 car. We don't even know any of our neighbors so we don't have anybody to call to come retrieve us. And our kids are home alone! I call Enterprise rental because they are the ones who advertise they'll come pick you up....but they are already closed for the day.

We ended up calling our insurance's roadside assistance number for a tow truck, which we then had to wait a little over an hour for.

sunset tow

Once the tow truck arrived the insurance company authorized the tow truck to take us to Walmart because it was just around the corner and the only place still open after 6:00 on a Saturday.

Of course, unless it was the battery we'd have to have it towed somewhere else on Monday since Walmart is not a full service automotive shop.

Turns out it was the battery. Which was less then a year old. And we bought from Walmart in the first place. Which means it was under warranty. So they replaced it for free and we were able to drive home.

And the kids? They didn't even notice we had been gone that long because they were so engrossed in whatever they were watching on TV.

Conference Sunday
Sunday, October 2, 2011

Today was the semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Which, when you live in Utah, means you get to stay home and watch church on TV in your pj's. But now that we are in AZ I wasn't sure if we were going to be able to watch it at home since we don't have satellite or cable.

But we do have a Roku. And one of the available Roku channels is BYU TV. I can watch live programming via our Roku, and they were broadcasting conference. So we got to stay home in our pj's after all. Yea!



HeidiPie said...

I just closed the page before I published the post...argh
We have Roku too, made conference and pj's so much more enjoyable! We've had to do intenet byutb on laptops in the past...not that much fun, but doable.
You really need a new car....but you already know this.
Fun train park, did the kids get out of there with a ride?
Now I'm wondering who chose that mustard yellow and the story behind it if you didn't choose it. crazy.
When we visit we are not going to Chino Bandido because I'll probably pee my pants.
Can you come teach me some art...that sounds like some fun stuff they were learning.

Andria said...

I must say, I love the yellow door. You may not have chosen it, but it feels like the happiest door in the world!

Liss said...

hee hee mom has a friend who calls that kind of mustard (the real mustard) "plastic" mustard vs. the gourmet/dijon etc mustard. you have a "plastic" door! ;0

Allison said...

We love our Roku! You are brave to do that art project with all those little kids. So sorry about the car problems, they are the worst!

orangemily said...

Fun, except about the car!

Karen said...

Awww...yessss the memories.... I think the smell of urine is stuck permanently stuck in my head.