Showing posts from January, 2009


One of today's lessons was a practical lesson on how to clean the toilet bowl. When I first approached the subject there was the usual protest. "I don't want to clean the toilet!" "That's too hard!" Most of the loud protesting came from E. L was more silent in his protest. Running to a chair, throwing himself in it and silently sulking.

Time for the lesson. We gathered in the bathroom, angry eyebrows being worn by all my pupils. "First, you flush the toilet," Mom said. "Then, you lift the lid and the toilet seat." On and on. This led to some questions about parts of a toilet, which led to a mini-lesson on the toilet and how we use a "western toilet". Toilets are different in other parts of the world. Some don't even have toilets ..... and so on.

Now for hands on learning. Each child was able to clean a toilet on his own. Every direction was followed, only a few questions were needed. Aah. A clean toilet. Then, what did I …

Snow Fun!

We went to visit the family and took advantage of all the snow. These photos were taken after B had to visit the hospital. Yes, I said hospital. The young man went down a very treacherous hill and must have landed on his head. He was unconscious for a moment or two and so, a trip to the local hospital was in order. He received a concussion and was kept overnight for observation. Much to our relief, he was released the next morning and told to stay away from any activity that could re-injure his head for two weeks. He went tubing with all the kids that day....but only watched! I am very thankful he is ok and glad to know he followed doctor's orders!

Some things I love

I love....

The sound of my husband laughing with our children,

Freshly fallen snow,

The way the sun glitters on the freshly fallen snow,

Birds of all shapes and sizes,

How God talks to me, even when I don't want to listen.

A Montage of Me

Here´s how you do it...type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr search, using only the first page, choose an image, copy and paste each of the URL’s into the Big Huge Labs Mosaic Maker (3 columns, 4 rows).

The questions:
1. What is your first name? [Kim]
2. What is your favorite food? [Tacos]
3. What high school did you attend?[]
4. What is your favorite color?[Turquoise]
5. Who is your celebrity crush?[Matt Damon]
6. Favorite drink?[Mountain Dew]
7. Dream vacation?[Belize]
8. Favorite dessert?[Cheesecake]
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?[Full of grace]
10.What do you love most in life?[Family]
11. One word to describe you.[Loyal]
12. Your Flickr name.[Kimbe]

Thanks for the idea Jane. This was fun to do. When my husband glanced at it, the first question he asked me was, "Why is there a picture of Matt Damon?" We had a good chuckle over it.

Links to the photos in my montage:

1. A Heart for Kim Grant's LUV Wall, 2. Taco Bell Mascot Statue,…