So why Pass the Cereal?

...as a title
See I wanted the "perfect" title for this blog...something witty, funny, probably a play on something from the 80s...but NOTHING was working. Everything was too obscure, had nothing to do with anything, and honestly WAS NOT very funny! So at Sunday dinner, I asked the family if they had any ideas (basically I was putting everything on Matt coming up with that perfect title for me!) and out of nowhere, EJ says "Pass the Cereal." Cracked me up! And I have no idea where she would have heard this phrase either, I mean I fill the cereal bowls so it's not like she has to ask for the box or anything. Anyway, she had a few other ideas..."Tigers are scary," "Fun Penguins," "Something about Animals"...you get the drift, but Pass the Cereal really stuck with me. It's cute, my 2-year-old made it up, how could it be bad? Sure it makes no sense, but neither do I most times! :-)

...as a blog

Yeah, I may have said several times that I would NEVER have a blog! Not that I have anything against blogs (I mean I read like 300 of them), I just really don't have that much to say, I'm not a good writer, and I don't do many interesting things. However, I do like to do projects with my kids (a lot) and this summer we came up with (or perhaps copied) this idea to make a chart/calendar for our summer days that would chart the activities and projects we do each weekday (there are 55 days total). Each day one of the big kids picks an ice cream scoop & we add the activity. This is our chart on the first day of summer vacation.As the days have gone on, we've done some kind of cool projects and I thought it would be fun to share some of them, but there wasn't really a good format for me to do that in. So...I decided to blog them and here we are. My thoughts right now are that this blog will mainly be about these activities, with a little bit of family pics, random babbling & charity stuff tossed in from time to time too, but I guess I don't know as I've never blogged before. Please ignore my writing style (I use that term loosely)...I'm guessing I'll write like I email (and basically like I talk)!

Also, I just want to let everyone know that I RARELY come up with the projects on my own. However, since I didn't expect to be blogging about them, I also didn't keep great track of where I read about them either. So if I have a source, I'll link it, but if I haven't credited an idea & it's yours, please let me know and I'll be happy to give credit where credit is due! :-)

So...this is what our summer calendar looks like today. Looks like I have some catching up to do!!!

Amy Schaal said...

Of course you should blog. We have a lot to learn from you.

Kristen said...

Why didn't I read this sooner?? It's a wonderful idea!

Temple said...

I stumbled upon your blog a couple of days ago and was instantly addicted!! I have been looking, reading, skimming and discovering each post until I got to the "end"...or rather the beginning of your blog. What a fun journey! Amazing kids, amazing fun and what a wonderful mom you are!! I look forward to peeking in and seeing what your family is up to. :)

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