Sunday, April 22, 2012

Needs Salt

Rock just recently received some hand me down dvds! LeapFrog DVDs are what he recevied... three of them in fact:  Letter Factory, Math Circus, and Learn to Read at the Storybook Factory. Rock really has been enjoying them and I love that he is learning some at the same time. They have just enough entertainment to go with learning that it makes it great for both of us and fun :)  There are also quite a few funny phrases spread throughout all of them, i've even caught hubby laughin a few times.
Leap, the oldest brother of the three main kids(frogs) seems to have a favorite phrase "Okey dokey artichokey" - occuring at least once per video. And Tad, the youngest, is the main one doing the learning with his brother and sister, Lily, helping... also assisting are the children's father, Frog, and the quirky professor Quigley who is the inventor of the factory tools to train the letters and numbers. 

 So I guess I am pretty much reviewing these movies and my overall analysis is that these movies are great for my two year old (probably for a couple years) Plus there is a little something for the adults who happen to be in the same room with the amusing antics added.
There is one reoccurring phrase I don't quite understand though... "Needs Salt" - I have heard it at least three times while the characters are eating some sort of food and I can't find if there is more of a reason behind it. One of the foods, popcorn, makes since, but why do the kids say "Needs salt" after tasting tea and ice cream? I may never know....

“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
Matthew 5:13-16 (NLT)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


I am always on the lookout for good clean movies for my boys to watch. Some of Rock's favorites right now are: Cars, Megamind, and The Tigger Movie. I also allow him to watch major parts of Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs and Toy Story. We fore go the mutated food scenes in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and all the parts that take place at Sid's house in Toy Story (I skip from when they are leaving pizza planet to when they start chasing the moving truck). Trying to keep our son from seeing certain images is still in our control at this point and I, by the grace of God, intend to do just that.

So movies that we do approve (all the way through) for our boys at this time: VeggieTales, Cars, Megamind, The Tale of Depereaux, The Tigger Movie, The AristoCats, Joseph: King of Dreams, and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

Today I looked up some reviews on How to Train your Dragon to see what others thought of it. I have seen it but not with criteria for what my sons should watch in mind. I found one really good review at the blog: Thinking Christian I especially like the comment that was left... I had never seen it that way before but it is so true! I also like this review site:
After reading the reviews I decided this movie is not for my boys at such young ages.

Oh be carefull little eyes what you see...

Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. 
When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light.  
But when your eye is bad, your whole body is filled with darkness. 
And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, 
how deep that darkness is!
Matthew 6:22, 23 (NLT)

Monday, April 09, 2012

PInterest Monday: And then there was crochet!

Pinterest Monday From Musings From A Stay At Home Mom

What is more Pinteresting than some yarn creations?

I have been slowly increasing my ability in crochet with some help from free tutorials and patterns I find online. Here are some (of many) that caught my attention on Pinterest:

Sign Language by SheepDogsFleece
Fireman Hat on Ravelry by Carla

RedHotFibers' Baby Chicks in Eggshells
...Needed to add in that last one since it is the Monday after Easter and all!

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, 
for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 
He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. 
Come and see the place where he lay. 
Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 
‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. 
There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
Matthew 28:5-7 (NIV)