Browsing Archives for October 2010

Pressure Cooker

October 31st, 2010

A few weeks ago, I decided to watch ‘Pressure Cooker’ while I made dinner. I put the laptop on the island and I sat down thinking – I will just sit here and watch this for a minute and then I will get back up and start dinner.  Ninety minutes later, I am wiping the tears from my eyes rejoicing that their are women like Mrs Stephenson in the world. We need more Mrs. Stephensons!  Somebody go get one of those smart atheist scientists to make some clones of her!

Needless to say, dinner was a little late that night.

Suffering For Their Art

October 31st, 2010

Believe it or not, they are fighting over the piano.

A Halloween Party in the Barn

October 31st, 2010

We hosted a middle school Halloween party in the barn.

Guess whose kid wore his little brother’s gingerbread man costume?


It really was a fun party.  The kids danced for three straight hours.

We interspersed the dancing with a few activities.  We used a PVC pipe for a limbo stick, took the kids out on a star-lit hike through a pasture that was literally crawling with zombies and chainsaw wielding madmen, and even hosted a little ‘Project Runway Halloween’ in which the kids had to work in a group to transform a sack full of odd, old clothes into a fabulous ensemble and ‘make it work’.

They had such a good time and enjoyed themselves so much that I have decided from now on….

I am only partying with seventh graders.