Friday, February 25, 2011

Bloggy Awards! YAY!

Home Among the Woods was kind enough to bestow the "Versatile Blogger" award to Boys Rule My Life! Thank you very much!

Then not but a few days later, Boys Rule My Life was also given the Stylish Blogger Award from Our Family Forest! Thank you very much, too! :)

Let me first say that I was pretty surprised to get these awards because I really haven't been keeping my blog up the way I used to... or the way I want to. So it certainly was very nice to get some encouragement! Thank you so much ladies!

Both of the bloggers above are new to me and I look forward to getting to know them better! But for the rules of the awards, I must share 7 things about me so you can get to know me better first. :) Here goes:

1. I am currently on a low carb, real food diet and have lost 16 pounds from my highest (non-pregnant) weight! Yay for me!

2. I don't like to chat on the phone. There is only a handful of people that I feel comfortable chatting with. I would much rather text and/or email.

3. I have no desire to try for a girl... just in case you are wondering. :)

4. I like to start projects, but seem to have a hard time finishing them. Starting is just so much more fun!

5. I don't iron. It is my least favorite thing to do. I will throw laundry back in the dryer on the steam cycle (more than once if necessary) and use Downy's Wrinkle Releaser spray to do my ironing for me. Ironing was my chore growing up and I grew up disliking it... a lot.

6. I have become more satisfied with the job I'm doing as a mom since I started homeschooling. I feel like I interact with my boys more and we have a much better, closer relationship because of it. Will (especially) behaves better when we have that time together, he begins to act out and crave attention when we've had a few days off.

7. I don't miss life-threatening food allergies at all. (But I'm sure you already figured that one out!) ;)

Now, I'm also supposed to nominate 15 bloggers for each of the above awards... Um... well... I don't consistently keep up with 30 different blogs. I've really lost touch in the blog world. :(

I don't like doing this, but it's pretty much my only option at this time... if you'd like to share 7 things about yourself and nominate 7 bloggers for one of the awards above, please feel free to bestow one of the awards on yourself from me. :) Please come back and leave me a comment linking to your 7 things so I can get to know YOU better!

If you don't want to create your own post, please just leave 7 things in the comments. I really would LOVE to get to know some new bloggers!

Thanks for reading Boys Rule My Life! I'm going to try to keep up with things a little better around here! :)

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Eat a Mars Rover

This week we're studying Mars and one of the suggested projects is to make an eatable version of the Sojourner rover. Here's a picture of the actual rover:

And here are the boys' re-creations:

Witt, 3 1/2 years old

Will didn't want to take the time to get his picture taken with his; he just wanted to eat it! :)

Nathan, 5 years old

Here's a back view of Nathan's, too:

If you want to try this, just be warned that you need a thick frosting, similar to that used for a gingerbread house to get it to stick together. Other than than, you might need some earplugs for the amount of noise your children will make after eating them. ;)

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Great Backyard Bird Count

We have 7 bird feeders (3 like these) out in our front yard with 4 different types of feed. The birdbath is put together and has fresh water. We are PREPARED for this weekend's Great Backyard Bird Count!! Are you participating?

Oh, AND it covers the Wolf Cub Scout Elective #13! :)

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