Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Mmmm... Bethany enjoys her turkey (and goofs off a little for the camera).
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
P.S. Don't do what I did and take one bite and decide because that one bite didn't have enough I'd need to add more. I put on too much!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Recently I had a box of plain Cheerios in the cupboard and remembered how much we liked them. I had never made them for my kids and had actually forgotten how to do it. So I googled it and this is what I came up with:
4 cups Cheerios
4 tablespoons butter
You melt the butter in the pan and then add the Cheerios. Stir to coat and then toast them for a few minutes after that. Add salt to taste and enjoy.
My kids did not want to try them but since Mommy made them just for family movie night they gave them a shot without much fuss. Elisha said it was better than popcorn because it wasn't stuck in his teeth. He actually asked me to make more the next day. Since my kids liked them and I like them I thought maybe I'd share here because you just might like to try them too!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Put your seatbelt back on after getting out to check the mail at the end of the driveway. The truck does not like it when you are not buckled and will flash that annoying light the whole time you drive, not to mention that annoying buzzer. And no, there is nothing wrong with it other than the crazy person behind the wheel.
The next time you go grocery shopping do not pat yourself on the back about all your savings and then forget to go and deposit your paycheck. Your savings go out the window when you carelessly do things like this. (By the way just because you got away with it this time does not mean you will every time. Next time go to the bank first just to be on the safe side.
Check the toilet seat BEFORE sitting down. Your darling children have STILL not quite mastered bathroom etiquette and there may be something on there you don’t care to sit in.
Do not expect your dear children, ages 6 and 7 1/2, to properly put away their clothes in their drawers without supervision. The littlest one especially gets distracted easily by all the toys in the room and may just shove the clothes into the drawer any way she sees fit resulting in very wrinkled clothes later.
Do not be surprised to see your dear daughter return to her bedroom when you tell her that she does not match and put the perfectly clean clothes she had on into the dirty clothes hamper. You are the one who has drilled it into her head at least 100 times or more that when she takes her clothes off they go in the hamper.
Please note, dear self, that while these items are small and few, if you choose to heed your own warnings you may save yourself a little frustration in the long run.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
And since I'm sharing pictures of her artwork, I thought I'd throw in this cute pumpkin project just for good measure.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote. Thank You All!
Yohn's trying to guess the little ditty Debbie is humming. He's veerrrrry focused!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I stumbled upon this little blog game a few weeks ago and thought I'd see how my kids responded to it. Basically the author just asks random questions of a couple of kids (little brothers or nephews I think, sorry I just started reading it :) just to see how they'd answer. Their answers are sometimes comical and funny, sometimes sweet, and often off the wall. So I thought why not? After subjecting my two sweet, not so little anymore children to it here are their answers:
Which is better, butter or cheese?
B: Cheese, cuz' it's just so good (can you tell she likes cheese, she asks for it daily).
E: Cheese tastes better I think. Know why? Because peanut butter sticks to the roof of your mouth.
How are donuts made?
B: With dough and clay. Then Daddy asked, "Do you cook it at all?" Nope!
E: They sprinkle sugar on it and just toast a bagel.
Why do trees change color in the fall?
B: Because leaves fall off of it.
E: Because it's the time of fall and fall's the time when leaves change color.
What do broccoli, carrots & cucumbers have in common?
B: They're vegetables. (She said it, like duh! you know that already)
E: What? I don't know? Me: Can you take a guess? E: Umm.... They're hard?
What's a tapestry?
B: A typestry? Me: No a tapestry. B: Ummm.... An instrument?
E: Shrugs his shoulders and then says, a tree?
That was kind of fun and it was definitely entertaining. If only I'd had my camera out for their faces. They were like why in the world are you asking me these things? Random. I love it. I think I'll be doing this one again soon. If you want to see how other kids answers just click on the button above.