Friday, January 29, 2010

Joseph's Harmonograph Project

Here is a preview of Joseph's presentation for the Science Fair tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Little Debbie Look-Alike!

You know Little Debbie....

A couple of weeks ago, Little Debbie sponsored a Look-Alike Contest for 4-8 year old girls. I found out about it because I am....ahem.....a fan of Little Debbie on Facebook. How could you NOT be a fan of Little Debbie?!

Anyway, I thought Caroline could make a passable go at a Little Debbie Look-Alike. They judged the entrants on three criteria.
Essence of the Little Debbie Character (40%);
Dress/Look of Little Debbie Character (40%); and
Charm/Spirit represented in Submission (20%)

The reason that I did not mention this before is because there is a line in the rules that says that the image cannot have been "displayed publicly by any means". So I guess I shouldn't chance it, right? :p

Anyway, today they announced the 50 semi-finalists and Caroline made it!!!! Even better, she gets a CASE of Little Debbie Cupcakes! How cool is that?
This Friday, Little Debbie herself will judge the semi-finalists pictures and pick 10 finalists. If she gets that far, she will get a trip for two to Atlanta for the ultimate final judging of the Little Debbie Look-Alike, a 50th Anniversary Special Edition Madame Alexander Little Debbie doll, MORE Little Debbie snacks and a $50 gift card. The winner will get a $5000 scholarship and appear on some Little Debbie boxes. :D

Monday, January 11, 2010


This is Joseph's science project. It is a harmonograph and it illustrates the difference between two notes in a chord. This one is an octave.

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's Eve

On Wednesday, the kids (all four of them) and I drove down to Hillsboro and spent the night with the grandparents and then continued on to San Antonio on Thursday (New Year's Eve). It was a very quick, very fun trip! We spent all day at Sea World yesterday and took advantage of the last day that our Fun Passes were good that we bought last May when we went down there for business. We got there about 1:00 and stayed until the fireworks were over. Here is a sneak peek of Caroline's Happy Butt. She was laying across my lap waiting for fireworks but just couldn't stop the beat. ;)