Answers to Jokes

Here are the answers to the jokes I asked yesterday.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

  • To see a man lay bricks.

What is the difference between a fish and a piano?

  • If they answer “You can tune a piano but you can’t tune a fish” say “Yes you can, just change it’s scales. If they say  “I don’t know.” you say “You can tune a piano but you can’t tuna fish.

Why did the snakes stay in the ark even though God said “Go forth and multiply”?

  • They were adders.

Who is a better boxer, a bean, or a bird?

  • The bean, He’s no chicken.

How many jugglers does it take to change a light bulb?

  • One, but he uses at least three bulbs.


The other day Daddy, Mark, and I had a joke competition. Mark won but I got second place.

If you do not know any good jokes or need some new ones here some are to get you thinking:

  • Why did the chicken cross the road?
  • What is the difference between a fish and a piano?
  • Why did the snakes stay in the ark even though God said “Go forth and multiply”?
  • Who is a better boxer, a bean, or a bird?
  • How many jugglers does it take to change a light bulb?

I will post the answers tomorrow 🙂

If you have any jokes, I would love to try to guess them. Please add them to the comments 🙂  Thanks!

Baked Beans!

For Daddy’s birthday, I made baked beans. Ever since I learned how to make baked beans from Momma, it has been my specialty. My recipe is from Oma who got it from Aunt Judy. I experimented and tweaked it to my liking. Click HERE for Oma’s recipe. For my version you will need:

  • 56 Oz Baked Beans
  • 1/2 – 1 Lb Ground Beef Cooked
  • 1/2 – 1 Lb Cooked Bacon
  • 1 1/2 Cups Ketchup
  • 1/2 Cup Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Molasses
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Large Onions Diced and Fryed
  1. Turn a crock pot on low
  2. Add all the ingredients together in the crock pot
  3. Add spices to taste
  4. Put the lid on the crock pot
  5. After a few hours turn crock pot off
  6. Let cool and eat

Serves Lots of People.


Playing with Jonathan

For a few weeks we babysat our cousin Jonathan when Grandma and Grandpa went on vacation. At first he was not happy coming over, but soon he had LOTS of fun and liked seeing the butterflies and goats. He taught us that butterflies say “Ahrrrrr”. We also went to the dump and he saw and talked about the birds and the trucks. Then we went to the library, Jonathan sat and looked at the fish with Audrey.

Another day we were playing in the sprinkler, Jonathan was having lots of fun. He liked running under the sprinkler when it made arches that you can walk through. He also enjoyed it when we dumped water over his head.

Later we went to the park with him and played on the playground. He tried all the slides and climbed up a net-like latter. We went up the tower and Jonathan ran up and down the slope. He liked playing with bubbles, and when we left he was exhausted. I had fun being a babysitter in training.

Flopsy’s Notes: Chalk

Dear Mommy, I love you and miss you ∀ lot and hope you get home soon. It has been fun here but I want to see you.

I have been trying black raspberries, they are good if you pick them black! The red ones are disgusting.

Outside is nice but a little wet, but they will not let me out without a leash. ∀lso ∀udrey (The shift key and the a key together keeps doing weird things) keeps leaving without me. ∀nd also they scolded me when I ate Thor’s food before he ate it and I snapped at him. Even though he eats my food after I eat it.

We played with chalk. It was super fun! I drew a butterfly, and Thor drew a note for Auntie Joyce that said I love you on it. Mine was better 🙂 .

I love you




The Headless Horseman, The School Teacher, and the Covered Bridge.

I designed this LEGO set. My Ichabod Crane has not vanished yet, hopefully he never does. But I did add a head to the Headless Horseman.

Flopsy Notes : Thunderstorm!

 Dear mommy I miss you a lot and love you.

Today was fun, Jonathan was happy and I was happy too but then he wanted to see the goats more then me 🙁 ! But when he came back he played with me a little.

Later Adrian gave a science lesson about animals, there are more then one million different kinds of animals! Then Megan read a Dick and Jane.

There also was a thunderstorm it was VERY scary, I was in Audrey’s arms and crying. Then the UPS came, Auntie Joyce would not let me bark and gave me detention (I had to sit quietly until he left), she also would not let me bark my opinion on TailBook. 

I have been eating most of my food lately and Thor have been acting like a gentleman, when I am done eating, he cleans off my plate (he ate the rest of my food), then washes it out (licks it out). I try to act nice too, but his bowl is too big for me to clean.

I love you a lot,



Flopsy notes: School work

Dear Mommy,

I love you and miss you LOTS, but I am not sure if I want to go back and see you or stay here. I am learning a lot.

I am learning to add, subtract, multiply, divide and fractions. I am learning capitals too. Did you know the word fractions has the same first letter as my name? They look different though, fractions has a little f and my name has a big f like this; F.

Then Audrey gave me a lesson on butterfly’s. She said she wants to be a Lepidopterist which is a fancy name for someone who studies butterflies.

Later they had me put paw prints on a piece of paper to send to Andrea, like Morris did with his hoof in Morris Goes to School (I read it today). He learned some of the same things I am learning! The book was fun.

I Love You A Lot Mommy,

Love Flopsy

Releasing Butterflies

We released butterflies at the park and in our backyard. Most of them flew off quickly but a few stayed on for a while.


Yesterday we had our soccer tournament. Only four players of my team showed up. The game was hard but fun.

My coach thought it would be good to give the goalie a break, so I got to be goalie. I have been goalie once before last year.  Dr. Simon, a friend from church, coached me while we played. I got at least two balls out.

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We did not win but it was a good game even though we were quite hot and sweaty. Hope next year will be as fun!