Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas! Christmas!


Christmas! Christmas!


1st verse
All He needed was a humble stable,
All He needed was a lowly stall.
All He needed was a humble manger,
To take His first nap of all!
2nd verse
All they needed was a heavenly host,
To tell them of Emanuel.
All they needed were some singing angels,
A wondrous story to tell.
3rd verse
All they needed were two old people,
Who were waiting to see His face!
All they needed were a pair of pigeons,
They bought to take His place.
4th verse
All they needed was a twinkling star;
 To bring the Magi from the East.
But that city stop was a mistake,
Herod wanted His life to take.
5th verse
All they needed was one small vision,
To tell them of Herod’s nasty plot.
But all the families of Bethlehem,
That night they never forgot.
6th verse
 So let us all remember now,
What God has done for all of us!
So let us now show all of the word,
For their belief is a must.
Chorus
Cos’ it’s Christmas, Christmas,
The season of loving,
Christmas! Christmas!
The season of giving,

The season we all hold so dear,
When all of our families are near.
When he came down from up above,
To show his mercy, and his love.



Friday, December 30, 2011

Soap

I have been making soap with my Mom for as long as I can remember. This year I decided  to do it "All by myself"
Melting and stirring the soap  

Santa's Soap Shop. LOL

These are actually Lotion bars.   


Here are the Soaps



Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thankful Thursday. Christmas 2011

 Family Traditions: Decorating Grandma's house 

Christmas craft projects 


I GOT A PILLOW PET! Not zebra but I like Winnie the Pooh too (SHHH don't tell.) 
I also got an American girl miniature Elizabeth doll but I could not find it's picture. 
I will do my top 5 things next Thursday. 


And don't laugh, My 10th grand child "Twinkle" (The Goat)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The power of Prayer

This year many things have happened to my family. At the beginning of this month we didn't have enough for very much Christmas. So I prayed and asked God to provide my siblings a Christmas.
That next week while I was going to go take care of our animals "Santa" came by and dropped off a small box of stuff to divvy out. Then some time later another "Santa" dropped of a handful of objects. Then "Secret Jesus" dropped off a BIG black bag of wrapped presents.
I thank all of our Santas that brought us stuff for, I have never had such a wonderful Christmas in my life. I have gotten 3 out of the 5 object of my wish list.

V. Kathie Ardnek

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Vannan's Peach Cobbler.

Crust:

2 Cups of flour
1/3 cup of sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp of baking powder
2 tsp of cinnamon
3 tbsp of butter
1/2 cup of liquid ( I normally freeze my own peaches then drain off the juice and use that, but water is OK too.)


Preheat oven to 350. Then grease and flour a 9 by 5 pan.
Mix dry ingredients together then add the wet. The crust should be grainy and moist but not sticky. Put 2/3 of mixture into the bottom of the pan evenly. Then put it in the oven for 5 min.

Filling:

4 cups of peaches
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup of coconut
1 tsp of flax seed powder

Mix all ingredients together. Pour evenly the pan over the bottom crust. Sprinkle remaining 1/3 of crust on top. Sprinkle cinnamon on top. Then place in the oven for 30 min.

Enjoy, best hot with a scoop of Ice cream.

Dear Santa

Dear Santa,

For Christmas I would like my own camera I really do not care what type but I would like it to be Pink.
A new Lunch box for Windridge. Mine is Old and smells from all the times I have spilled things in it.
Purple Baby Legs To go with my Purple Windridge short sleeved uniform.
A Kindle, (Not Mini I need the read aloud featcher.)
Money for a Laptop.
A Zebra Pillow pet... Just for fun.
for more ideas click on this link.

Love V. Kathie Ardnek

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Marching To heaven (song I wrote)



First verse:


Marching onward,
Ever upward,
Going foreword,
Ever upward,
Going on ward,
And were not looking back.
Second verse:
Two, four, six, eight,
Marching towards the pearly gate.
Ten, Twelve, Fourteen,
Going upwards to see our King.
Third:
Mixing together,
Getting to know one another,
Hand in hand, here we stand,
Together forwards together on.
chorus:
Marching to heaven.
Up wards to heaven.
Going forwards,
Ever up wards.
Going on-wards,
And were not looking back.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The steps of good leadership



So I was thinking to my self this afternoon what makes a good leader? So this is what I have come up with.


L: Listen to the ideas of others and learn from failures of yourself and others.
E: Execute the ideas in a way that works for all members involved.
A: A good attitude.
D: Delegating wisely.
E: Engage others in what you are doing. Nobody likes to be left out.
R: Respect others, If you want to be respected you have to respect those who are put under you.
S: Selfless-love putting other's safety before your own.
H: Honesty
I: Information talk will all members get to know who you are working with. And stay informed about the task at hand. You can never lead if you have no idea what you are leading.
P: Patience, prayer,and perseverance, remember the tortoises is the one that won the race.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Allowance and Payment of Chores

Should parents give their children allowances? This is a question every couple will have to ask themselves when they go from couple to family. So what is my view on it?
First of all I believe that the child is not entitled to a pay check just because they live in the home. They must learn that money is something that is rare and hard to get, it is a tool not a toy to be trifled and to tease others with. It is something to be labored for.
When should you start giving the child allowances? I think you should start around the mid-way point of Kendergarden. Start by giving them small tokens like a nickle or a dime for doing stuff like getting their home work done, or sweeping the floor, or cleaning their room. As they get older give them more. what my family did when I was younger is we had a jar with little home made envelopes with different chores written on them when we would go to the jar reach in take one do what is said on it then we would put in our jar at the end of the day we could look inside the envelopes and see what was inside sometimes it had really cool stuff like tickets to 30min on the computer or overnight with relatives other times it had really horrid things like ABC gum or a big kiss. Sometimes their was money in it but that was rareish.
So now when do I believe they should get a real allowance? I believe that it should be when they are old enuff to acculy love going shopping if you have a child who loves to shop you should give that child a allowance early. Now that they have their own money they have to really think about what they want and what they need with that money have to buy extra snacks, treats, toys, fancy school supplies, extra cloths. Personaly I think this age is about eight or nine depending on the child.
One good way to start the child is games like FarmVille where thy have to buy, sell, store, make, grow so they can buy really cool stuff. My brother who is just turned six is able to do grater than, less than with numbers up to six didgets he has been playing a lot of face book games like FarmVille the last two years when he started he was lucky to get the hundreds right now he is in the millions.
So this is my view. yours may not be the same but we are all different.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Growing up

I look into the mirror.
And what do you think I find?
I find a face that I don't recognize.
Childhood, I am leaving it behind.

I am growing up so fast.
I cannot even understand.
Why yesterday I played with dolls.
And today I never let them stand?

I am growing stronger each day.
Yesterday I thought my Dad was strong.
But today I'm starting to realize
I can carry thing for just as long.

I am growing taller each day.
I use to think mom was a mountain.
That I could climb forever more.
But now I realize that I am as tall as she.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I have a little problem

I have a little problem,
And that problem's name is me.
And when I look into the mirror
That problem looks back at me.

I go down to the park,
And right before my eyes
I find my little problem,
Even though my heart cries.

I go down to the store.
And what do you think I find
I find my little problem
I so wish I could put it behind.

I am relaxed in my chair,
And a child comes rushing in.
I find my little problem,
And it's name is little sins.

Why should Mothers Deligate their chores to their children.

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Why should mothers delegate her chores to her children? That is a good question, but what is delegation in the first place? Delegation according to Wikipedia "Is the assignment of authority and responsibility to another person (normally from a manager to a subordinate) to carry out specific activities. However the person who delegated the work remains accountable for the outcome of the delegated work." According to The Macmillan Dictionary for Children says." To choose for doing a task; assigned: The club delegated me make arrangements for the Holiday Party."
So when should we start delegating our chores to them? As my Mother use to tell me, "if I am big enough to make the mess I am big enough to clean it up." Which is about one we should start teaching our children to pick up and clean up their toys. She also had my siblings and I with her and helping her from a very young age we learned to sweep by having our own broom and working beside her for at least two hours every day dusting, moping, washing dishes, feeding the pets, and whatever else needed done.
Why should we delegate our chores at such a young age? Which is easer slowly learning a chore and that is our sole responsibility. Or get back from a honeymoon to suddenly have a to learn how to cook, how to clean, how to plan, and how to organize. You probably say the first because adulthood is very stressful as it is without the stresses of learning how to be an adult.
Delegating cores when a child is young does the exact same thing as playing school with a preschooler or playing Doctor with your child before he or she goes it gets them use to the idea of that is the way it is going to be. I personally am not afraid of growing up and having a houseful of my own to take care of, because I have had practice with taking care of my younger siblings and taking care of my grandfathers house. Back when I was nine I use to have night mares about I was suddenly all grown up and I had children to take care of and a house to clean and a ogre father to take care of now days I look back at those dreams and laugh at how silly they sound now that I am looking Adult hood in the face. And I can look it in the face and tell it I am not afraid of you, all because my mother delegated her chores her responsibilities on me.
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