Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Yep this is the beginning of all the toys coming out of the
closet to get played with, but it's all good.
As a finale to the day, no one is immune from the wet sand box play. So after swimming and getting wet, if you visit you have to get dry clothes on and then get wet again in the sand box.
It was such a fun day and I am so glad that my crazy fun friend, whom I did not get a picture with, drove all that way to spend her day with us!!!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
1LB ground beef, browned and drained
1 pkg fresh mushrooms sliced (can omit if you do not like fungus)
1/2 cup chopped green onions (the kids hate onions, so I finely dice some and brown them with the meat to hide it)
Served with green beans, fresh fruit and french bread and you have a really wholesome, easy dinner.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I am addicted. I cannot control myself. I realize that I need help.
When I awoke this morning, I felt like something dragged behind a semi, teeth with fuzz on them, and I had slept in my clothes.
And this is the beauty that I saw in the mirror - lovely.
Does anyone else see the resemblance?
I'm going to bed.......
****PS - I think that this dementia has a lot to do with the fact that I was listening to Jennifer P's music from her blog and it happened to be the song from "Children of the Corn". That was a truly scary blog!!!!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
When carrots are starting to soften but not mushy add
Serve with nice rolls and a fruit salad and you have a great one pot dinner.
This is a no left-over dinner and one that my kids
really do enjoy making as well as eating.
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Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Funny story: The first time "the Man" and I went to a water park was 3 days before our wedding. We got a 2 person float and took to the wave pool. Having tried time and again to force each other off the float as the waves pounded us we did not take into consideration that we were rocked back into the less than 2" of water area. As a wave hit us it rocked the floaty back and caused "the Man" to fly off head first into the water, he planted his head on that hard concrete bottom. When he rose up and turned to look at me, it was not him but a bloody mess that I was looking at. He had split open his head and was bleeding, that with the water from the pool it was running down his face and he was dizzy and confused. We quickly got him out of the water and to the first aid office and then off to the hospital for stitches and X-rays. After we had his neck cleared they worked on sewing up his head. They wanted to shave the site which was in the front of his hair and I freaked. "We are 2 days away from our Wedding and we are not shaving any part of his head!!!" So to that Doctors credit, he moved each and every hair out of place, taped it down and then stitched up his head. With a C-collar, seven stitches, free passes back to the water park and some crazy memories we headed home. On our Honeymoon, in Mexico, I got to take the stitches out.
My water kids, having a great time.
"Sweet-boy" getting warm, it was hot but the water was a bit cool.
In the kids area they have a rope bridge that the kids love to go on.
Look at that stretch, go girl go!!!
Now it is time for both of them to do it,
what a squirmy, slippery, feat.
and I thought that "Drama Queen" was not going
to make it, but she held on.
"The Man" joined us and we had a great time at
the rest of the park. Each year we get to try
more and more of the fast, fun slides.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I had finished enjoying Gateway and a movie with family and as it neared the 4 o'clock hour I began to anticipate the delight of being stuck in traffic for the next 65 minutes. I so enjoyed watching the houses creep by and my gas gauge drop lower and lower as my tank emptied at an alarming rate for not having reached higher than 10MPH! I also wanted to thank you for your infinite wisdom in fighting with Mayor Anderson over the proposed development of Legacy Highway (that was to relieve all this wonderful parking), you enraged him and so he brought in the Sierra Club: that delightful bunch of do-gooders that slowed things down and cost billions of my tax-dollars to console. I am so happy that my taxes went to make someone elses' day and saved, ........what again????
But really I enjoy knowing that all this time spent not moving, not progressing to our home destination drives my children to the point of boredom and their only way to escape is to sleep till we finally arrive home.
I have to admit that there were several pauses along the way where I was tempted to catch some ZZ's as a way to kill the wait time. However, instead I took pictures of my children sleeping, dreaming of freeway scenes whizzing by. But, not on this journey, and maybe not on the next, but we are hopeful.
So I just wanted to thank you for all the reasons that I am glad for traffic jams and the rising cost of gas, increased taxes and the faltering economy, my trips home provide that distraction for me each time I make it.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
They were all really good sports with the games!Mom's crazy game of Ice-in-the-cup relay.
It was really funny to watch them think
this through and figure a way to win.
with "Pet Shop" and activities to help in the heat of summer.
joined in - it was a hot day!
kids still swam the day away and perfected their
It was another great day.