Monday, March 11, 2013

Media-free FUN! and LOTS of randomness =)

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A couple months ago, I came to the realization that we were spending too much time in 'media'. We dont watch too much in the way of t.v. or movies (haven't had cable for over a year), but we do our fair share of tablet and computer playing!
So with that knowledge, I started a 'no-media Wednesday' where we are free of media that whole day (no computer, tablets or movies, though I WILL occasionally let us keep up our tradition of watching some Duggars over our lunch break)  =)
I went to the library and found this little gem!

 

Frighteningly Freaky Fingers has been a favorite to play...

There is also a 'lava'game and I remember playing something similar when I was young. Dont step on the actual floor or you're in the lava!





RANDOMNESS AHEAD!


Our resident bug-lover recently got some mealworms from the pet store and she decided to make an obstacle course for one of them!  Mealworms are stubborn little critters and would NOT stick to the race course.  =)

 
Doing a little school....

 
 
The Boy wanted to take a picture with me. Ok, he wanted to take a picture with Thomas and ALLOWED me to be in it.  ;)
 
The resident photographer took a picture of me prepping dinner for tonight. I LOVE my divided crockpot. I took a 4# bottom round rump roast and cut in chunks. I stuck 1/2 of the chunks in the left side and that will be meat for French Dip sandwiches (just add 1 can beef broth, 1pk of au jus seasoning mix and 1/2 pk of dry italian seasoning mix), then stuck the other 1/2 in the other side and that will be Spicy Beef which I will serve with rice (add 1/2-1c soy sauce and fill with water to cover the meat. Add 2-4 diced raw jalepenos, several garlic cloves, 1-2T sesame oil, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds-you can also add a few slivers of ginger root but I forgot to buy some!). Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours.  Then the kiddos (and hubs and I!) can pick what we want to eat. The leftovers are super yummy too.

A sweet little chickadee at our bird feeder. Ariel takes great pictures!
 
Savannah and I 'modeling' for Ariel. Don't try this at home, folks. We're professionals (at being goofballs that is)....



I hope this video comes thru!


10 comments:

  1. Your family is so beautiful!! I love the idea of a media-free day! :)

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  2. Thanks! It's going well for us so far! =)

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  3. Came over from TWTM. Love your blog. I've done mealworms before. Interesting critters!

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    1. My 3rd daughter rotates between 'raising' those and crickets. Thankfully they're cheap cuz they dont live long! =)

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  4. obstacle course for mealworms- bahhaa! My daughter once spent a week trying to teach her chicken to dance :)

    the lava game, I did that as a kid too!

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    1. HAHA! That's hilarious! Did it work?! =)

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  5. Hi from TWTM!
    We limit screen time too, it's getting harder as boys get older thought.
    I use my crock pot every day, if not for dinner then to make bone broth.

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    1. I need to start finding more recipes for it. Its such a time saver!

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  6. Hi, I'm freeindeed from TWTM. I love your media free day idea! We need to implement that around here, too.

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    1. It's been such a blessings. One of my girls said this past Wednesday 'I actually really love media-free day!' =)

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