Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
If you have young kids and you haven't seen this already, I highly recommend that you check this out. My girls loved it and I think it helped my 'on the fence' niece become a believer again!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Oh! As far as the pumpkin goes, use a pie pumpkin. Cut it in 1/2, scrape seeds and stringy stuff out and roast in a 350 degree oven for 45-60 minutes (til a knife can slice through easily). Scoop the pumpkin out of the shell and puree. I placed the puree in a strainer lined with a couple of coffee filters and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight to drain out the excess water. It was ready to use in the morning!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Did we sleep in? No. But the look on A&O's faces when they saw Clifford was pure joy! I'll take that over an extra hour of sleep any day.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Today when I got to the school for pick-up, the girls came running out of their classroom to tell me about something new and exciting that happened this morning. This evening when Kevin arrived home from work:
Kevin: "How was school today?"
O: "Mommy! Tell Daddy about the screwdriver at school today!"
Me: (thinking and drawing an absolute blank... about 15 seconds later I got it...trying to hold back the giggle...) "Oh, drill! There was a fire drill at school today!"
Monday, November 16, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Prayers requested for a successful surgery and full recovery with zero additional cancer.
Also, please stop by my blog daily and click on the Pink Ribbon button to the right. Each click helps give a woman in need a free mammogram! Thanks.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
South Africa 2005: I wonder if these guys get ear infections?
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday morning I called the Pediatricians' office when they opened and I left a message requesting a 'sick visit'. I've never had to leave a message before, so when 10am rolled around and I hadn't gotten a call back, I called again and was politely told that the nurse would in fact be calling me, but at that point she had 40 messages and requests for sick visits! Knowing that the waiting room would be crawling with germs I arranged for my sister to come watch A while I got O checked out. I was happy I did that after I saw a child in a face mask walking out of the Dr's office with her mother upon our arrival! Our appointment ended up being at 4:05pm and by the time we got into the examining room my poor O was clutching her left ear as well. Double ear infection. Ugh!
When I returned home my other sister called to let me know that she and my nephew had just been to the Dr's office where my nephew had tested positive for the Swine Flu! The office staff made him put on a face mask and he had to leave through a back door!
(Old pic of A&O but I don't have any new, relevant pics to post)
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Mean Mommy taking a pic of my dear O as she went flying onto her bottom when the carrot green broke with the carrot still in the ground!
After an afternoon in the cool, fresh air and a delicious dinner we headed home. It was no surprise to me that we all slept very well Sunday night!
Friday, October 9, 2009
So we get to the doctor's office, take left arms out of sleeves, are all ready and the nurse walks in with the nasal mist flu vaccine! I seriously thought I was going to see tears because there were no needles! I quickly distracted their feelings of disappointment with Googly Grape flavored Lollipops and we headed home. Perhaps a band aid each to play with will help, too!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Did your parents save any of your artwork from when you were a child? If so, what did you do with it? If not, do you wish they had?
Friday, October 2, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
The table: brought out the good china!
Big half sister J (I'm thinking this is her debut on my blog!)