Robbie’s favorites, age 10

Robbie’s favorites, age 10

Happy Birthday!

robbie baby

favorite color – Blue

RW Snow blue

favorite animal – Pheasant

favorite book – Animorph series

favorite movie – Ninjago Season 2 Episode 26 The Final Battle

favorite song – Take Back the Night in Minecraft

favorite game – Elemental Warrior

favorite food – Rotini casserole

favorite drink – Dr Pepper ( I never get this, but I like Russian Tea)

favorite breakfast – Homemade waffles and sausage links

favorite snack – Brownies and ice cream

favorite restaurant – Little Caesars and Mc Donald’s

favorite toy – My wooden sword

Robbie fancy moves

Who are your friends?  Will, Landon, Brock W, Brock O, Isaiah, RJ, and Parker

favorite thing to do – Play Elemental Warrior with Michael

favorite thing to do outside – Play Elemental Warrior

favorite thing to do with Papa – I like to do a lot of things, like, wood working, forging and play kickball

RW Lathe12a

favorite thing to do with Mama – Cooking/Baking and cuddling

favorite thing to do with Charlie – play with Legos

favorite thing to do with Henry – play elemental warrior

favorite thing about school – Phy. Ed

favorite job – unloading the dishwasher

favorite holiday – Christmas

favorite sister –  Nola Mae, obviously!

light rainbow wrap w Robbie

favorite place to go – Michael’s house

Where do you want to go on vacation?  Michael’s house.

If you could have any super power what would it be?  Use real elements to play a real game of Elemental Warrior.

If you could go on a weekend trip where would you go?  Michael’s house.

camping gravel pit RW & Michael

What do you want to do when you are a grown up?  Teacher for elementary grades and teach fencing in the summer.

Mama’s favorites – September 2013

This year I decided I would do a “favorite list” post for each of our kids on their birthday.  I already had a blog post in my drafts that I started in May 2011. 

It is my birthday, today. 

I scheduled this to be published when I was born, at 3:31 AM, 43 years ago.

Robbie & mama

This is my list:

favorite color –  purple

favorite animal – chicken

favorite books – Prodigal Summer and A Midwife’s Story and all the books from My Favorite Books post (recently updated)

favorite movie – The Sound of Music

favorite song – Love Grows One by One

favorite game – Rummy 500, a game my best friend in college taught me.

favorite meal – Fettuccini Alfredo with shrimp

favorite breakfast – Biscuits and gravy

favorite treat – ice cream and/or chocolate

favorite drinks – coffee and any dark beer 

favorite restaurant – Tempura House

favorite toy – my cross-country skis

favorite thing to do – sew

favorite thing to do outside – cross country ski

skiing sled 

favorite thing about school – quiet days for me and great teachers that challenge my kids, and love them.

favorite job – some days it is being a stay-at-home-mom other days it is the awesome jobs I had before I had kids. 

favorite thing to do with Papa – hang out and talk about the funny things that happen during my days.

favorite thing to do with Charlie – organize/sort Legos, sew and read books to him.

Legos Charlie a

favorite thing to do with Henry – teach him everything I know about chickens, gardening and nature and listening to his stories.

Henry w chickens

favorite thing to do with Robbie – cuddle with him, take walks holding his hand, telling him about when he was a little baby and listening to him tell me about the things he loves.

4-4-09 making firewood kiss


favorite holiday – I don’t know that I have a favorite, maybe it is Memorial Day and Labor Day because I hate Mondays and those holidays make Mondays feel like the weekend.

favorite place to go – summer-time place:  the waterfalls at the hydro-dam in Big Falls and winter-time place: Iola Winter Sports Club

favorite brother – my only brother!Steve

Where do you want to go on vacation?  –  up north or out east to cross-country ski.

If you could have any super power what would it be? – Give my children the all confidence, health and love they need to be happy, loving, successful, and productive adults.  

My other favorite things:

A good book to read at bedtime.

A bed that is made.

A clothes line full of clean clothes.

The sound of our boys giggling.

The sound of a baby breastfeeding.

The smell of my sweaty body after a long ski.

A berry patch full of berries.

A big stack of firewood.

A beach all to ourselves.

Fresh snow on the trees and on the cross-country ski trails.

Fresh corduroy on the ski trails and being the one to make the first ski tracks.

Charlie’s favorties, age 8

Charlie’s favorites, age 8

Happy Birthday!


favorite color –  Every color, wait, it’s pink.

favorite animal – Horse and chicken.

favorite book – Stink series, Danny Champion of the world, and The Invasion

favorite movie – Star wars The Clone Wars

favorite song – Minecraft song called “mine it out” 

favorite game – Duck Duck Anything


favorite food – Brats

favorite breakfast – Biscuits and gravy

favorite snack – Root beer float

favorite drink – Ginger ale

favorite restaurant – Hibachi Grill

favorite toy – Oil pastels and paper

favorite friends – Gavin, Weston and Carter

favorite thing to do – Play minecraft, color with pastels, pencils, crayons and markers.

favorite thing to do outside – Hike in the woods

favorite thing about school – Art class

favorite job – unload dishwasher

Photos Charlie

favorite thing to do with Papa – play racquet ball

favorite thing to do with Mama – make a cake

favorite thing to do with Henry – playing outside minecraft

favorite thing to do with Robbie – play minecraft on the tablet together

favorite holiday – Easter, Christmas, and Thanksgiving

favorite place to go – Uncle Eddie’s house

favorite sister – my only sister!
charlie holding Nola Mae

Where do you want to go on vacation?  –  Uncle Eddie’s house

If you could have any super power what would it be? –  Climb walls and swing from ropes

charlie's apple