Good, Clean Fun

rp_31TQJHo%2BJeL__SL500_AA250_.jpg kid won't get out of the tub. Especially since we recently introduced the new Kid Kleen Bath Blizzard to our nightly routine. This is a fun product developed by Spin Master that allows for tons of bubbly fun in the tub. The Bath Blizzard suctions on securely to the side of the tub and makes those bubble baths last extra long. E.B. loves it so much that … [Read more...]

Halloween At The Cracked House


The stomach virus has found it's way to the Cracked House this weekend. E.B. is fine so's me with the "issues". So on that note, I thought we'd venture back to happier times. Like last weekend when we decorated the house for Halloween.The first thing we did was make Pumpkin cookies. They come pre-cut and frozen. All I had to do was bake them. And they tasted … [Read more...]

In The Backyard


Will someone please tell me what the honk I am growing? These huge things have started sprouting on my lattice wall and I have never seen them before. It appears to be some kind of flower just waiting to bloom, but I don't have a green thumb and am pretty much clueless. … [Read more...]

That’s Just Scary.

I totally ripped this off from Lani's blog. She found this website Yearbook Yourself that lets you upload a picture of yourself and it transforms that picture to what you would look like from 1950-2000 in a yearbook. It was hilarious! Here I am (supposedly) through the years:1952:1956:19661976:1986:1996:And now I know what I would have looked like with a jheri curl. … [Read more...]

A Constant Heart- CFBA Review


This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingA Constant Heart(Bethany House October 1, 2008)bySiri MitchellABOUT THE AUTHOR:Siri Mitchell graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree and worked in various levels of government. As a military spouse, she has lived all over the world, including in Paris and Tokyo. Siri enjoys observing and … [Read more...]

If You Give Your Neighbor A Popsicle


If you give your kid neighbors a popsicle...They might ask for another...If you tell them no,They may ask for a juicebox.If you tell them no, they may demand to come in your house and playIf you refuse them that, they might demand to know why...Then they will go and play in your backyard with your son,You *might* scrounge up one more popsicle for each of themThen they will … [Read more...]

Let The Decorating Begin


Tomorrow we will start decorating our house for Halloween. We keep it pretty tame around here...just pumpkins and a fall wreath on the door. I'm just not into the scary, really freaky decorations I've noticed out in the stores this year. E.B. nearly had a coronary inside Walgreens the other night because there was this nasty looking 6 foot tall skeleton thing hanging from … [Read more...]

Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour

Looking for a great teen-appropriate movie for Halloween? Pick up a copy of Sarah Landon and the paranormal Hour, now on DVD.Far away from home, in the small town of Pine Valley, Sarah Landon finds herself all alone, staying in the guesthouse of her late friend’s grandmother. When she promised to visit, she didn’t realize she wouldn’t be staying in the main house, and she … [Read more...]