Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Wonder what this little guy would say about Trump today?

Wonder what this little guy would say about Trump today?  Now age 16.

A note from mom:
The comments that people make on the internet amaze me.  If I start to read the comments below this video on YouTube I can rarely make it all the way through.  We stayed away from the "spotlight" after this experience.  It wasn't what we wanted to spend our time or energy on....but, while I still remember I want to note.....

The background behind Tanner is still dark.  It was no later than 6 a.m., probably earlier.  He had been racing from interview to interview for days and was coming down with a cold.  I understand as his mom I'm probably the only one who can hear it in his voice... and in order to get through the interview he had taken cold medicine, which he rarely does, if ever.

The town car picked him up at like 4 a.m. to get him from Rockford to Chicago.  He was not in the same room as the interviewer (hence, the split screen). He was exhausted, sick, medicated and had been up for hours -- not to mention he's 8!!!  He still was aware enough to share his opinion of Mr. Trump-- even a child knows his behavior is mean.  With all the resources Trump has available to him you would think he could accomplish his goals-- with a little more sophistication.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Charlie Chaplin: One of my favorites

Ryder Cup 2012 are you ready?


These handsome gentlemen will be checking out the
Ryder Cup today.

It's a practice day with the Opening Ceremony at 4 p.m.

Can't wait to hear the stories....

They should be pretty funny with this bunch. 
I promise to share.
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Sunday, September 9, 2012

We are selling it all.....

 It's true.  Selling all our stuff and heading south for the winter.  I have a ton of stuff.  I am saving the money I make for the sale to go to Boy Scout Jamboree in July 2013.  It feels weird and good to sell all my stuff.  It's weird because I got it because I wanted it and I do like it all.  It's good because I get to let it go to someone else who might like it even more than I do.

If you were getting rid of EVERYTHING... what are 3 things you know you would want to keep?
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day of 6th Grade

 Yeppers.  6th Grade.  I am officially one of the "big kids". 

My shirt says "Always a Good Day".... it's my version of putting your best foot forward.  If I think it's going to be a good day-- it is going to be a good day.

Tell ya more about it later.....
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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Where will 830 miles get ya?

My final trip of the summer is to Mt. Rushmore with my Grandma and Grandpa.  Stating from my grandparents house we will travel over 830 miles to reach our destination.  This will be the furthest west I have ever went in a car.

I will try to get some good pics and fun stories to share with you because

...this one isn't mine.

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Off to Camp I go....

My first week away with no one from my own family.  Unless, you count my new boy scout family.  There are over 100 of us going throughout the next two weeks when you count the adults.  We will be at Camp Frontier in Ohio.  The drive is 4 hours... on a bus with a whole bunch of guys.  Should be interesting.

Mom says my back pack is too big.             What do you think?               I'm glad I don't have to keep it on the seat with me.


Friday, June 1, 2012

What do Monkey Farts smell like?

Monkey Farts

I helped make Soy Candles... or something like that.  I still need to get my training done when I pick up my sales kit... get your orders in FAST.

They smell great and have funny, creative names. Like the title of this post:  Monkey Farts is name of one of their scents.  I don't know what monkey farts smell like and I'm okay with never finding out--but, this candle smells good.  I even found some soap that has the same smell...hey, you gotta take a shower, you might as well like what is smells like.  I'm not quite an Old Spice guy yet....even if this guy is hilarious.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Words that are music to my ears.... JUST PLAY!

Okay.  Seriously.  No April Fool's Joke.  This looks like fun.  It's an event called JustPlay!  My mom's work takes us to lots of different kinds of events, but I don't remember any that had stuff like this. 
mascotrace joustinglego

The website  says there will be more than 100 free activities.  Even for my friends in my hometown this would be worth the drive.  Mark your calendars for this one.... two days of fun in Carol Stream, IL on May 19th and 20th.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Happy Birthday, MOM. Wow.

Each year I make a present for my mom for her Valentine's Day Birthday.  I'm 11, so money isn't something that I have access to all the time.  My dad always helps me create something fantastic.  My mom and dad do not live together anymore, but they know how much they each mean to me.  So, we do stuff like this... And yep, my mom LOVED it.  It's a jewelry box.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Can we come back again tomorrow?

Instead of a Valentine's Day Party at school, our teachers planned a field trip to Feed My Starving Children for all of us to pack meals to send to children who don't have enough to eat.

I don't think any of us really knew what to expect, but I really don't think any of us thought it would be as much fun as it was... I asked my mom if we could go again the next day.  (She said no, I had school.) 

That's fine, I said.  Then, I had a great idea... I asked if I could have my birthday party there this year.  Let me tell you about the day... read it and let me know if you would like to be on the invite list. 

First, we got to leave school and take the bus to their place.  When we arrived we had to wash our hands and put on hair nets.  They had us all sit in a room to watch a video and explain what we would be doing.

Next, we went into a big room with a bunch of packing stations.  We all lined up around the room and got more instructions about how to pack the meals that would be shipped all over the world.

We broke up into teams and starting working.  It didn't really feel like work. 
We had a system and worked like a team. 

We got to try out all of the different parts of the process.

The different parts even have a little chant.... While one person is holding the bag on the funnel, a few other would pack in the food.... Chicken (powder), vegetables (dried), soy (powder) and rice.

They played music real loud and when we finished the 36 packs it took to fill a box
we got to yell our cheer (they called it that).  We decided ours would be:  "DINNER'S READY!!!!"

We would  also chant: chicken, veggies, soy, rice... as we put them in the funnel.

And sing songs together.....We packed 80 boxes during our 2 hour session.  1 box has 36 Manna packs, that's 2,880 meals we made...while having a great time, working together, helping other people.  Good stuff.

So.... Do you wanna go with next time???