Posted by: mrtweeds | March 21, 2011

flat hill farm has a new home

yup, that’s right folks, after staring at code for hours (lesson learned: i was not destined to be any sort of computer programmer), and with more than a little help from my loving husband,  flat hill farm officially has a new home. wait for it…waaaiiittt foooor iiiittttt….:

(inventive, i know, but slightly more relevant to what this blog has evolved into since the days of mr. tweeds.)

i’ll be posting there from now on, so if you’ve been visiting me here-please don’t stop, just update your bookmarks!-and we’ll see you there!

Posted by: mrtweeds | March 13, 2011

taking a little break…

while i get a new website for the blog put together. with my mad  computer skillz i’m assuming i can do this in a week-so (hopefully) i’ll see you monday!

Posted by: mrtweeds | March 11, 2011

scout the scientist

as an official first grader, scout has homework every night. it comes home in the form of a weekly calendar of different daily activities, and we get to pick at least three things each week that she has to do…but scout being scout, insists on doing one each day. sometimes it’s as simple as reading (or listening to) a story, and sometimes it’s a bit more exciting.

like when it calls for an EXPERIMENT.

an experiment like putting FOOD COLORING in a glass of WATER.

and it’s times like these that i’m reminded of how fun it was to be excited by something as simple as that, because boy, let me tell you-scout thought it was pretty awesome.

of course, she took the entire experiment very seriously, as any scientist should.

but then again, she found a way to make it fun too. all work and no play and all that, right?


Posted by: mrtweeds | March 10, 2011

things i love thursday

as much as i hate it when bug sneaks out of bed when he’s supposed to be sleeping and turns on his light, i also kind of love finding him passed out with a book next to him.

Posted by: mrtweeds | March 9, 2011

can you hear me now? no? THEN TURN IT DOWN.

just kidding with the title there-while you read the following post, please rest assured that we are being extremely strict when it comes to volume levels. and while you wonder what the heck i’m talking about, i’ll explain.


we gave the kids some old ones that had been floating around our junk drawer.

a six and a three year old too young for ipods, you say? yeah, you’re probably right, especially for the three year old, but hey-what one has so must the other, and this was our attempt to quiet the non-stop nintendo ds begging.

the good news is, for the most part, they are great with them-they wander around listening to the 28 songs we have loaded on to the ipods (or, in bug’s case, just one- “barking at the moon” by jenny lewis from the bolt soundtrack)-and dance and sing along, quite unaware of how amusing that is to the rest of the world.

and yes, we have the volume control all locked up (at a pitifully-low-but-feels-safe-to-parents-level) to avoid early deafness.

at least until they figure out how to maneuver the sound settings, anyway.


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