Friday, August 27, 2010

Family Fun Friday ~ a bit different

I babysat most of the day - it was nice.
The little ones really took to the baby and we all sat around playing on the floor.
It's been awhile since we've done that.
Then after the 2 little ones went to bed C & I sat up,
I helped & watched as he made Birthday Presents for C (his GF).
A bit different but nice :)
Here's a pic of the final gifts - a set of shoelaces, a matching belt, handmade card

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Positive Thinking Thursday ~ Yoda pt2

Well today Yoda went to a new home.
I know it sounds a bit odd.
He wasn't listed or posted anywhere.
I actually had an ad up "looking for the Original owner of...." on the same site I got him from.
Out of nowhere I get a message "I'm not the Original owner but I'd sure take him"
So after a few emails & a meet up, Yoda is on his way to a good home.
He's temporarily at one home, said sister of the new owner, next weekend the sister will drive Yoda down to Oregon.
He'll be on 35 acres in a home with no children, a nice new mama who knows he needs work & is willing to take the time to do it.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

update on kids dental

J was quick & easy he only had the two appointments and he was done.
L we had to save the big chunk of mulla and today was the day.
We got to the Children's Hospital at 6:30 this morning, by 8 she was a bit loopy from the first liquid meds, at 9:25 the Dr came out & said all went well but they did more work than planned.
Four crowns went on just to be safe and four fillings too.
After She started to wake things turned a bit, she ripped out here IV, screamed and kicked and wouldn't stay with the recovery nurse, they brought her out to me & she slept for about 5-6 mins.
She awoke again ate an iceepop then started to turn mean again, she was kicking, screaming, throwing.
We finally bribed her with another iceepop to get dressed & go home.
Since she's been home she's had all she can eat applesauce & yogurt, just now she had a bread roll. All has held down pretty good.

Wordless Wednesday ~ 6:30pm on a Wednesday, Teens!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tasty Tuesday ~ Simple Tomato Topped Pasta

1 big huge large tomato
or 3-4 romas, 2-3 vine ripe
1 box shells
olive oil
garlic powder
onion powder
red pepper
Italian seasoning

Cook pasta as directed
while cooking
chop up tomatoes to about the same size as pasta
in a large bowl add in tomatoes and seasonings to taste
add in olive oil-enough to cover tomatoes
let this all sit & marry while pasta cooksstrain pasta, add to tomatoes, mix well, serve with garlic bread

Monday, August 23, 2010

Menu Monday 8/23

b- cereal/poptarts
l- quesadillas w/ lettuce tomato onion sour cream
d- alfredo pasta w/ broccoli & garlic bread

b- egg sandwiches
l- fish sticks w/ green beans
d- cornbeef w/ corn over rice

b- cereal/poptarts
l- pepperoni & motza pizza balls
d- sauteed chicken & potatoes w/ onions

b- fried eggs w/ saltines
l- chicken noodle
d- 7 layer dip w/ corn chips

b- cereal/poptarts
l- blt sandwiches
d- pesto tortellini

b- huevos rancheros w/ tortillas
l- empanadillas
d- pork fried rice

b- pancakes & sausage
l- snacks/leftovers
d- potato balls stuffed w/beef & garlic spinach

b- cereal/poptarts
l- biscuit bites
d- chicken wings & salad

*carrots, celery, cucumber, pickles all randomly available w/ lunch
*apples, oranges, bananas available for snacks

Friday, August 20, 2010

Family Fun Friday- picnic at the park

I've been thinking hard about this one,
even maybe doing photo friday instead of wordless wednesday.
For now though I'll give it a try.
2 weeks ago we hit the lake, we made it a 'manditory' family fun day.
I totally forgot the camera, of course.
It was fun though, nice and quite, a little bit of swimming & a small picnic.
Then last Friday with it being A's birthday we went bowling.
Again family fun friday :)
This leads us to today.
We had a picnic planned at the park but things got changed around abit.
So I treated the kids to BK & we hit the park still.
It may not be completely fun fun fun but we were together, outside, eating & playing.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Positive Thinking Thursday ~ Yoda

My little reminder to do the above.

Here we have our new puppy,
he's alittle under a year & needs alot of work.
I was told he's a Jack Russel but I think he may be part Rat Terrier too.
He seems to be a free running no boundaries ball of energy kinda dog.
We are working with him.
Time & patience.
One day at a time.
Positive thinking that the lovely Yoda will come around.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tasty Tuesday ~ Biscuit Bites

J's creation & new favorite

Biscuit Bites

Follow directions on the Bisquick box for cheesy drop biscuit mix
instead of dropping onto a pan drop them into a lightly sprayed cupcake pan
before backing sprinkle all w/a pinch of salt, pepper, thyme

While baking, get the following out
Sliced ham, Grape jelly

Tear or chop up your sliced ham and heat up in a small skillet

When biscuits are done let them cool for a bit

slice in half (like a roll)
drop a small dollop of jelly on one side
then add a small spoon of ham

close & eat & enjoy

Monday, August 16, 2010

Menu Monday 8/16

Maybe I could start keeping track on here.
Whatcha think?

Well this holds yesterdays meals too :)

b-pancakes & sausage
l-cream cheese, lettuce, salami roll ups w/ celery, cucumber, carrot, pickles
d-spaghetti w/ red sauce & garlic bread

l-chicken noodle & grilled cheese w/ carrots & celery
d-pr beans over rice w/ tostones

b-eggs & bacon burritos
l-sandwiches, eaters choice either pb&j or tuna w/ carrots, pickles
d-loaded baked potato & pork chops w/ tomato cucumber salad

l-mac n' cheese w/ hotdogs celery sticks
d-loaded egg sandwiches on rolls w/ veggie bean soup

l-egg salad sandwich
d-pasta w/ tomato & oil, garlic bread

l-soup & grilled cheese w/ carrots & pickles
d-rice, salmon, asperagus

b-egg bacon tacos
l-creamcheese & salami roll ups w/ cucumber salad
d- burgers & fries

b-pancakes & sausage
l-mac n cheese w/ hotdogs & celery sticks
d-deli sandwiches on rolls w/ chips & salad

There are also 3 snacks a day available
eaters choice, we just watch out for no daily double ups to be fair to all

Sunday, August 15, 2010

super hot!

We 96 today, so not fun, we were all miserable.
I am one to open blinds & windows and get fresh air going through the house.
Not today.
When in GA I was lucky 2 months out of the year Mar & Oct. I thought wow to live in WA I can have the windows open all the time.
96! I couldn't even breath outside.
The poor dogs, I would only let them out for a few mins at a time.
The kids were turning around all kooky in the house because they couldn't get out.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Putting this on the Calender

I will post daily again!
Starting tonight!
I miss you dear blog :(
I totally flopped again & I honestly don't know why.
I really liked keeping track each & every day of our sometimes crazy, boring, fun, happy, sad lives.
Alot has happened over the past weeks, some I could post about, some I shouldn't, some are memories now only in my head.
Here is to a self challenge....
I will post daily/nightly !!

Also I really want the recipe page to be in full swing, It's getting there at snail pace :)
Maybe a birthday page will be in the works too ????