Monday, July 28, 2008


I was making "projects" with my friends kids... and these are what we came out with.

Olivia was getting really into it!!!

Josiah thought that it was pretty cool.

Here is what he got on his hands.

Here is what she got on her hands.

Have a nice day!!!

Fun at the zoo!!!

We were watching the sea lions... they kept burping... Carsten thought it was hilarious!!

Christina was bored while we were watching the sea lions, so this is what she entertained herself with.

The fish were our favorite part... they all came up really close when we fed them!!!

This was some sort of cow...

Ahhh.... penguins... they weren't that exciting.

Just Carsten and Me.

We went on a train ride... Carsten loved it!!!

That was our fun day at the zoo... we actually stayed for a couple hours, Carsten kept finding things that he wanted to do!

Monday, July 21, 2008


This morning a pretty nasty storm rolled through central Iowa. It woke me up at about 3:00 a.m. with some hail.... and I never got back to sleep. Here is how I have spent the "morning."

3:00: Sitting on the couch watching the storm

3:15- 3:30: Trying to go back to sleep and listening to the news on tv talking about the "horrible" storm outside...

3:30- 5:23: Watching The Office and playing online scrabble...

5:23- 5:49: Showering

5:49- 6:08: Dressing

It is now 6:18 and I am ready for work... watching The Office... I don't have to be at work until 7:00...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A celebrity at our library!!!!!

This is our picture at the end, the boys LOVED him.

We had to wait in the longest line, a lot of people wanted to see Dan!!!
Josiah getting called up!!
That was the smile that got him chosen to help with the story!!

Today Dan Wardell was at the Ames Public Library for his Reading Road Trip. He is the host/mascot for IPTV kids, and talks to kids all about eating healthy, reading books, and playing outside, not just sitting inside all summer. The kids that I nanny for see him on tv all the time, and my friend's child, Josiah, loves Dan. Dan Wardell is the reason that Josiah decided to try fruits and vegetables that he had previously avoided like the plague. All in all, it was a fun show. Josiah even got called up to help with the story, which totally made his day!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


I am going camping tonight for the first time since.... last Labor day weekend. So almost a year ago. I am going from Wednesday night to Sunday. Oh man, thats a lot of family. Oh well, I will have pictures when I get back!!