Friday, October 31, 2008
This year Kate decided not to trick or treat for the first time, so Spencer and Jordan had to take up the slack, and boy did they. Their little tubs were overflowing. Earlier in the day they wore their Halloween shirts, and put on costumes after dinner. Let me tell you, it is a wonderful thing to be able to threaten them with no trick or treating if they did not stop fighting, did not clean up toys, or eat dinner. About as good as the Santa threat.
Lee is now trying to get them to brush their teeth, put on jammies and get ready for bed. Poor sucker, good luck. I dont think they are going to sleep until next week.
Here is what will be blogged about eventually. Spencer's 6th birthday, and party. black olives, 1976, Halloween, parent teacher conference.
Keep checking back, eventually these will come to fruition.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Well, it happened this afternoon. He was eating a snack, a roll to be exact after school and he said to me "Mom, I think my tooth just popped out, and I think I swallowed it!" Sure enough, I looked and there was a big ol' space where his tooth had just been. I informed him that the tooth fairy would not be picking up that tooth. :) We all got a good laugh out of it, and he got .50 to boot. You cant beat that.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Kate dressed up as a nerd.....
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Yesterday we celebrated our 12th anniversary. I cant believe 12 years have come and gone, it seems like just yesterday that we were driving on our way up to Chicago to get married.Wow, time flies. 1996 was much like it was Saturday, sunny and warm with the beautiful fall colors all around, yet some of the summer flowers still blooming. What can I say, fall is the best.
I have spent a lot of time the last couple of days thinking about the last twelve years and the joys and sorrows it has brought. Luckily, most of the memories are joyous. I am not going to put them all down, it would take to long, and most are just personal. Who wants to read about my day to day going on's, anyway, but I am going to list twelve things I love about my wonderful husband being twelve years and all.....get it?
1. He saw me for who I was back then,(and still now) not just the extra pounds I was carrying around. and loved me anyway.
2.He makes me laugh
3.He is kind and considerate, and always thinking of way to make me happy.
4.He gave me three beautiful children.
5.He is a great father, who loves his children dearly.
6. He respects me.
7.He is my best friend.
8. He has beautiful blue eyes.
9.He is a good provider.
10.He understands me, and is willing to tell me when I am wrong.
11.He is willing to stick up for me when I am right.
12.He makes life fun.
I could go on , but I will stop with the twelve. Maybe next year I will list more, like at least 13. Thanks babe, you have been the best husband I could have ever asked for. Here's to 12 more and beyond.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
The more I made the better they got, then I started doing different faces. You can see them on my griddle that was by the way a wedding present from my brother Craig. It is old, the legs were long ago broken off, but it keeps on cooking, but I guess it seems apropos that I should use that griddle today. Great gift Craig, we have used it a lot.
You can see Kate and tool man putting the blueberry syrup that I made with the blueberries we picked on theirs. I called them bloody pancakes, as it is almost Halloween. Big mistake, Spencer picked up on it and would not let it go. Ew gross, that had to be put to a stop fast. It was a lot of fun to make these for my little family. I'm glad I could make you guys happy. Thanks for the idea Gig.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Good luck, just dont steal away the prize I want :)
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Spencer and his class are studying the alphabet and today was the letter "P". So Mr. King had them color bandanna's, eye patches, and parrots and they all became pirates and went around the classroom talking like one. When Spencer came home he wanted to dress like a pirate, but unfortunately his Dad does not believe in boys owning blousey white shirts with big fluffy sleeves let alone wearing them. so alas it was into his Halloween shirt that he changed. Maybe if we can't find a good Speed Racer costume for Halloween he can go as a Pirate..........?
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
The big fall dance was Saturday night at Kate's high school, it's called the Evola dance. What the heck does that mean anyway? The tool man and I call it the Ebola dance :) Kate has been preparing for this dance for a long time, going to the mall and other stores to find just the right dress which in this case means one that is not slutty and cut clear down to her belly button and up to her waist like most of the other girls, and it also has to pass the Dad test. Anyway back on subject here, finding just the right dress, shoes, fingernail polish etc.... I don't think I have ever seen her so excited, she was running around the house making everything sure everything was just right, into the tanning bed for one last session......Oops, that is where she had her first problem. The button on the tanning bed has been sticking, and instead of being in there for the 20 minutes that is normal, she was in there for 45. Luckily she is pretty tan, but alas, she came out looking something like a lobster. Into the shower to cool down, off to the hair dresser to get her locks just right then into the dress.
Kate's date Greg was running late, so her friend Brook came and picked her up and off to the restaurant where the guys were waiting. Just when I thought they would not be back for the promised pictures, in they came!!! Aren't they a cute couple. Isn't she just beautiful. She makes a mother proud. Proud that she would pick a decent dress, a decent guy, and still be home my the midnight deadline.
Of course her daddy still does not like that dress. She's just too gosh darn pretty in it, and had to many compliments from the guys. Ha ha ha, payback for him being a teenage boy himself. I love it.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
My kids love to watch this show called Word World. In it everything is made up of letters, literally. If you want a boot you get the letters and squish them together and walla, you have a boot, house, animals whatever. The other day, someone on the show made a pie, my husband loved it, it actually said p i e, he thought it was so cool that I should do it. So ..OK! I did, tonight I made the tool man the best blueberry pie around and made it to say P I E. The kids of course thought it is so cool, even Kate my 17 yr old. My tool man loved it. Enjoy the pictures, and if you want to make it yourself here is the recipe.
2 1/2 C. Flour
1 heaping C. Crisco
1/2 C. ice cold water w/
1/2 t. vinegar in it
Cut shortening into flour, then gently mix in water. Roll out yadda yadda yadda.
Blueberry Pie Filling
4 C. fresh or frozen blueberries
3/4 to 1 C. sugar
3 T. flour
1/2 t. grated lemon peel
1/2 t each cinnamon and nutmeg
2-3 t lemon juice
1 T. butter
the recipe says to combine then put into pie shell. but personally I can never get this to work, the blueberries seem to still be runny at the end. So......what I do is combine all but the butter in a pan, cook it until thick, add the butter, let it cool then put it into the shell and bake at 400 for 35-40 minutes. It comes out perfect every time. Add a scoop of ice cream, and you got yourself love on a plate. Enjoy