Sunday, June 28, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
My friend Penney works full time now. Her husband, Matt, has a schedule that allows him to be home with the kids a couple days a week. But now he's going to work an extra shift, and we're going to have a Mom/Dad swap. I'm thrilled.
Matty and Grace got married today. I went in the toy room when the younger ones were napping. Matty told me about the upcoming nuptials, and had even made an invitation. Gracie told me they really needed a flower girl. Or a flower boy. I told them that I was really busy cleaning up, but maybe Jack or Joey could be a flower boy after naps. (I know, bad mom. But it is a lot of kids to clean up after!)
About half hour later I heard Matty tell Grace, "I'm really glad you're my husband now!"
There is trouble in paradise, though. Not too long after that, Grace said to Matty, "I'll still be your friend. I just don't want to be your husband!"
Just as well. Matt swears Matty never asked him for his blessing.
I left my camera outside when we went inside and the Four Year Olds took a few pictures for me. When we went back outside I couldn't find Matty's swim trunks, so I put different ones on him.
"Matty, where are your swim trunks?"
"I don't know."
"Really? You never saw them out here?"
"No, Mom, I don't know."
"Then can you look at this picture?"
'Twas a good day. Happy Weekend, God bless you all...
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Things heard in my house in the past 6 hours:
Jack! Don't hit your cheese!
Ow, ow, ow! My penis hurts!
Wook, Mommy! My cereal all on floor!
I'm sorry, Mommy.
I'm sorry, Mommy.
I'm sorry, Mommy. I won't never do that again.
Matthew! Get off your brother!
But, Mom! Xbox is my FAVORITE thing!
Please, Jack, can you leave SOME of your food on the table?!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Also, this recipe is half a recipe (thus the 2 1/2 eggs...just do your best). It still makes seven or eight dozen cookies.*
1 c shortening or butter**
1 c brown sugar
1 c sugar
1 c peanut butter
2 1/2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 c oatmeal
1/2 lb m&ms
1/2 c chocolate chips
Mix butter, sugars, peanut butter, and eggs. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Stir in oatmeal, m&ms, and choc chips. Bake for 9 minutes at 350 (that's the magic amount of time in my oven. Vary if you need to; do not overbake!)
As always, ENJOY!
* My cookies are not consistent in shape nor size. I hear there is a cookie-baller out there, but frankly, I'm not interested. My cookies have character. Laura's are just cuter. Pllbt.
** I use all butter or half of each.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
We went to visit Cory at the fire department today and I remembered my camera. In an effort to not post all my pictures in multiple places, I'll upload them to FB tomorrow. In the meantime, here's my sweet Matty and his super cool "MOM" shirt!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Dive from Clausen's Pier: Read it. Loved it.
Lucky: Read it. Loved it.
Twilight: Tried it. Couldn't do it.
The Other Boleyn Girl: Liked it. The first half was hard to get through, but the second half made it worth it.
Friday Night Knitting Club: Eh.
Also, not from this list:
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: Read it. Loved it.
Angels & Demons. Read it. Loved it.
Holy crap. I've been reading a lot!