Monday, December 29, 2008

Comfy Kung Fu

Here they are all comfy, ready for Kung Fu Panda. Do you notice the haircuts? They both got one!

I don't know how comfortable this really is, but they love it!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Day - Video

This is Boxing Day, in the afternoon, after nap time (notice the bed head!). I lost my voice due to my cold. It's still gone, but doing much better. At least I can talk a little louder without cracking. Here is "Glorious", revisited.
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Star light, star bright
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Just some more of his little jabbering, I haven't put any video of him talking on the blog yet, so I am making up for lost time:-)
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Counting, for some reason when we got to five it inspired him to start our phone number (the zeros come after the 5 in our number), too cute.
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Family Greeting - Video

First some alphabet fun, then a big hello to everyone from Kenna!

Here is Brooks. singing his ABC's. Smarty pants!
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Kenna's turn!
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A little greeting, saying everyones names...
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Too many names for one little clip to hold! I like at the end when Brooksie says "and babies". He loves babies.
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Dancing & Singing - Video

They love to dance together
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Some great gymnastic moves from Kenna
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She loves the song we sing at church "Glo-ria", but she says Glorious and doesn't know any of the other words
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Toy Fun - Video

They were playing so nicely with the Geo Tracks Saw Mill & Train...then he figured out how to make it chop the lumber!
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Another little "I Did It!" belly dance.
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A little talk about football
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Movie Mania - Video

Here are a few video clips from our present-opening.

Watch how fast he shows his disapproval when Daddy motions "No" to him!
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A gift for me? Brooks was very excited about Kenna's stroller!
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A sad cry, he wanted to play with it first!
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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Come see

"Mom! Mom! Come see all the stuff we bought!" They are going to love putting it all back!

We are really working on the smile nicely for the camera instruction. It's a slow process for this crazy girl.

Motherhood at it's finest & worst

It's got to be the true test of motherhood, and unconditional love...to be barfed on in the middle of the night, and say "it's ok, it's ok" over and over to a sick kid. The delightful child obviously knew something was amiss, but instead of staying in his bed and thinking about it, he decided to come find Mommy. Just in time to vomit all over me, the bed, and my pillow. What do they say about counting it all JOY! Laundry, baths, showers, and an adrenaline rush that kept me up for a couple hours. Poor little Brooksie.

The cause for the sickness (I think), is his vaccines and (against my better judgment) the flu shot. He has a low fever, and his arms are very hot and sore, but he seems to have bounced back and is doing fine today, aside from looking pretty tired.

At his appointment yesterday they weighed him naked, and he was 27.8lbs, which is the 75th percentile (he is 90th for height!!). I threw Kenna up on the scale, clothes, shoes and all, and she was 28 lbs, so it looks like he's surpassed her in weight, and it won't be long with height...he's almost there. She's always been just below the 50th percentile, so we have one teeny one, and one big one!

This is the second time I've had to deal with barf (on me) in the middle of the night. Last year it was Kenna's turn to share the love. I'm sure it won't be the last time either...but I sure hope so!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Letter 2008

This is our Christmas letter for this year. Click on the image to read it. Click here to see the best pictures and posts of 2008! Merry Christmas to all!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Cranberry Hootycreeks - Recipe

I found this cookie-in-a-jar recipe on a Stampin' Up blog I check out. It seems so good, and looks so pretty in the jar, I will have to try it out. Love the name too!

Layer the following in a quart-size jar:

5/8 C flour
1/2 C rolled oats
1/2 C flour (yes, another layer of flour)
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/3 C brown sugar
1/3 C white sugar
1/2 C dried cranberries
1/2 C white chocolate chips
1/2 C chopped pecans

Print these instructions on the tag:

In a large bowl, cream together:
1/2 C butter
1 egg
1 t vanilla

Beat with a mixer until the mixture is fluffy. Add the entire jar of ingredients and mix together by hand until well blended. Drop small rounded balls onto a greased cookie sheet, and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until edges start to brown. Makes approximately 24 medium sized cookies.

Cake in a Mug - Recipe

I got this recipe in an email from my mom, it's a really fun one to try! I made it once and will adjust the cooking time slightly for my microwave, it was too dry. My mom made it too for bible study one night, and they were perfect. 3 T of chocolate chips is too many though, they mostly sank to the bottom. A very fun thing to do with kids, Kenna loved it!

1 coffee mug
4 T flour (plain, not self-rising)
4 T sugar
2 T cocoa
1 egg
3 T milk
3 T oil
Small splash of vanilla
3 T chocolate chips, optional

Add dry ingredients to mug, mix well with a fork. Add egg, mix thoroughly. Pour in milk and oil and vanilla, mix well. Add chips, if using. Put mug in microwave, and cook for three minutes on 1000 watts. Cake will rise over top of mug--do not be alarmed! Allow to cool a little; tip onto a plate if desired. Eat! (This can serve two if you want to feel slightly more virtuous.)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Laptop Fun

Last night I came to the living room to collect my little kiddos for bed, and they were all huddled around Daddy and the laptop, "working".

I got Brooks down first, when I came back out for Kenna, she had made herself comfortable again.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Movie Time

Yesterday we had fun watching Mickey's Christmas. Eating raisins instead of popcorn!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Party

We had our Sr High Christmas Party last Friday, and it was really fun. Lots of Rock Band and a bonfire too.

This is Kaye, a pic taken by her friend, Aimee. Not the best pics but something is better than nothing! We are all in the background doing the gift exchange. Sam & Heather's tree is gorgeous, I wish I had a better picture of it.


Libby & Kenna pigging out in the kitchen.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Angel

"I can fly! But I get dizzy" Kenna tells me this morning. She made angel wings in her class last night at church. She's loving them!


Oh Christmas Tree!

As I was trying to snap a picture of our Christmas tree, a little angel came 'flying' in!

Christmas 2008, we put it up and got it mostly decorated on Sunday. We still have a little more to go, and I have to hang the stockings...it's getting there! Kenna is very excited about "decoration Chris-mos". She tells everyone we have "decoration Chris-mos at our house". Her favourite ornament is one of my grandparents, a little picture in a frame...she insisted on putting it inside a little stocking ornament to keep it safe. But then she wanted it out so she could look at it.

Our nativity set. I just love it, it's so cute. I just need the cresh and angel to finish the set. Kenna and Brooks love looking at it and talking about it too. It's very funny...in her little mind, Jesus is a man who died on the cross...and Moses is a baby in a basket...and Mary is our friend from church. So she always says "can we look at baby Moses?" It's Jesus. "oh, and Mary? Mary is my best frien' she is so so so nice". I am trying to explain that Jesus was a baby first, then he grew up and died on the cross. And Mary is another Mary...and Moses...it is pretty confusing I guess if you're 2. I think it's slowly sinking in!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Stuck!

Brooks is now famous for following his soccer ball, football, every ball anywhere. So he goes under the couch, the futon, the coffee table, or end tables...and can't get out. Shrieks of "guck! guck!" are heard daily, if not hourly.

Stuck!

Victorious! After being dragged out by the ankles:-)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Quotes Archive 2008

I've always loved quotes, and have quite a collection of them. I love to share one per month on my blog. 
"I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own" John Bartlett
And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. Dr Suess

If at first you don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything. Bill Lyon

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. Ann Landers

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C.S. Lewis

I complained, "God hasn't answered my prayer." That's because I was not looking for help in my weakness but for the removal of my weakness to the praise of my own glory. Andree Seu

Every human has influence. It is inseparable from existence. Its effects are as penetrating as ointment. Its presence is as manifest in everyday life as the leaven that swells the meal. James Henry Morgan

Gaol, dilseachd, cairdeas
Gaelic (translation: love, loyalty, friendship), inscribed on our wedding bands

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve; I was made weak, that I might learn to humbly obey. I asked God for power, that I might have the praise of men; I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God. I asked God for all things, that I might enjoy life; I was given life, that I might enjoy all things. I got nothing I asked for, but everything I had hoped for. I am among all men, most richly blessed.


...and what does the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and in eternity. Abraham Lincoln

Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed. G.K. Chesterton

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours, and let each new year find you a better man. Benjamin Franklin

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Hippo Song - Video

We were finally able to catch Kenna on video singing her song, nicely. Usually when I pull out the actual video camera, she suddenly gets silly, gets shy...or something! This time my father in law was using a regular camera to record it, so she didn't know it was happening. The first part of the song was missed because the camera was on the wrong setting. This was during the dessert of our Thanksgiving meal. We had a really wonderful dinner, complete with a 21 lb turkey! A little over-kill for 6 people I know, but we are loving the leftovers!

Sorry the lighting is so dark...we didn't have them on yet, it was only about 5 at night, and it didn't seem dark at the time...either it was, or the camera was just getting it darker.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Lovely Evening

A study in human nature. Or human shopping behaviours. Linens N Things used to be a really nice store, as in, the shoppers shopped, paid, and left. There was very little mess or trouble. Put up a 50% off sign and watch those same people get into a frenzy, go crazy and destroy the place. On Saturday the store looked great. All the rooms were put back together and pretty. Oh the difference one day can make. I was horrified to find out I was in the Windows Dept last night. Yikes! Words alone are not sufficient, I just had to snap a few pics with my phone. Just look at what I am dealing with...

This is the pile of window panels, valances and scarfs I picked up off THE FLOOR! With no packaging to match. I spend the better part of the night folding, shrinkwrapping, trying to figure out what on earth this stuff is. Truly unbelieveable. In case the picture is somehow deceiving, let me assure you, this is A LOT of curtains!!

The toss pillows and slipcover room. A huge room, this is just one aisle. Lord Jesus come quickly!
Rugs. Whatever the Tazmanian Devil was looking for, I hope he found it.
Lets say I am earning my money! I wonder why I have no desire to fold laundry today:-)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Two Too

Kenna has been a little edgy today. She's playing nice enough with her brother, but is throwing in enough little troubles to make me watch them more closely today. Otherwise it all ends up that he's screaming and trying to bite her or something and she yelling too...likely her fault to start with.

Afternoon snack was an apple. I cut a wedge into 3 pieces and set it in front of Kenna. Brooks started to voice a complaint and I said, Don't worry, I have some for you too. "Haha, you get two Brooks...I have three" she says in a taunting way. Argh.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Cookie Monsters

Yesterday we made some cookies from a homemade "jar" recipe we were given. They turned out really good! The kids were in love with stirring and scooping.

With the crazy economic times here I have taken a part time job at Linens N Things again. They are going out of business, and the store closes the first week of Jan, so it's just for the busy holiday season. I work 5 evenings a weeks 5-close, with Wed and Sun's off for church. This was my first week, and I've really been enjoying it! It's a novelty for the kids (so far) that Daddy gets to feed them. Haha!




Yes Mom

Brooks is learning at such a rapid rate. His language is improving so much every day. He has a funny hang-up right now with Yes Mom. He has learned he has to say Yes Mom to me when given an instruction or whatever, but instead of linking the word Yes with my name, he thinks Yes Mom is the polite thing to say for any occasion. So everything is Yes Mom. When Brian asks him to come etc, he says "Yeh Mom" It's Dad Brooks can you say Yes Daddy? "Yeh Mommy", ok, can you say Daddy? "Yeh Mom, Daddy". It's hilarious. You can see his little mind spinning. If you insist on him saying Yes Daddy he gets very frusterated and says "No! No! Yeh MOMMY " Like we are the ones trying to mess it all up. It's cute, I'm sure he'll figure it out soon.

Eating a cookie for snack, always has a nice smile for Mom!

This is what Kenna calls a 'nice smile'. Hanging out with Auntie Meghan who is in town for Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cool Dude

This little guy has suddenly turned ALL BOY. I wonder where my sweet little cuddle-bug baby went to. He likes to holler, wrestle, tackle, hit, throw/kick/catch, wear baseball hats, and watch football. It's priceless to watch him, when they all line up, he counts 1-2-3-GO! Then he yells, Run! or Good Catch! or Go Go Go! and when they all fall down he slaps his thigh and says "oooooooh man!" It's so funny to me that he actually understands whats going on. He will watch football or hockey for long periods before getting bored.

Kenna doesn't watch it at all. She comes in the room and wants to have a discussion about it, "oh it's your game Daddy? It's baseball? oooooooh, football. You like it Dad? You like football? I like football too, it's my feeve-rit" He tunes her out after about 2 seconds so it's up to me to field all the questions:-)

Lovin' his sunglasses

Friday, November 14, 2008

Little Artist

Last night while I was making dinner Brooks kept saying "oooh, look Mommy, look. Cir-co. Cull-o. Look, oooooo" I ignored him for awhile because I didn't think he was talking about anything specific (he likes to talk about shapes now and name off colours) but I finally stopped to see what he was talking about. "(gasp) Brooks!" "It's nice, it's nice" he tells me. Sometime during the day he managed to draw on the stove with a black and then a red crayon. Apparently they were colours and circles according to his little narrative.

A huge difference between Kenna and Brooks is the mischief they get into...she has maybe only once or twice tried to draw on something that wasn't paper. If he manages to get his hands on a pen or crayon, he makes a beeline for the couch and starts scribbling away! (Gonzo works great to ink-or anything- of out a microfiber couch). He is constantly trying to colour on the table, the couch, the dresser in his room, and now add the oven to his list of art canvases. He's a wild little boy!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Free After Rebate

This month at Walgreens you can get an Almay One Coat Mascara (6.99) and L'Oreal Age Perfect Pro-Calcium (19.99) free after rebate. I need to read the box on the Age Perfect thing, I think I will be giving it to my mom, I think it's for mature skin:-)

Last month I was able to get the other things pictured...I was able to get the Scrubbing Bubbles starter kit (sprayer and 2 refills) for .99 cents! It's normally $25, but was on sale for 20.99, I had a $10 off coupon and there was a $10 rebate. Yay. We've been using it ever since, and it really does do a nice job keeping the shower clean. I'm happy with my free stuff!...most of it I haven't opened yet 'cause I'm trying to finish up all the other things I have first. It's my little stash I guess.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Crafty Thing

This is a Save the Date I made tonight, just for fun. Ever since I made my own wedding invitations, I am always on the lookout for a nicely done "homemade" invite. I thought this idea was very classy, so I gave it a try. Someday maybe I'll have an invitation making business...or probably not...I don't have enough ideas to offer a variety of styles. It is fun though!

Remembering...

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the time the Armistice of World War I was signed in 1918, we observe two minutes of silence to remember.

There are a few differences that I have observed while being in the US, one of them is that Remembrance Day (Veterans Day in US) is much less celebrated than it is in Canada. It's an odd observation, because the US obviously has an amazing military, you'd think this 'holiday' would get a little more push, since there are so many who have served to protect and preserve the freedoms that we all enjoy. The most obvious difference is the lack of poppies...in Canada there are poppies for sale everywhere. The bank, Wal-Mart, where ever you go. And everyone wears them leading up to the 11th. I guess I shouldn't say it's not as celebrated here, but just less obviously celebrated, as there is no mistaking someone wearing a poppy!

Canadian poet John McCrae was a medical officer in both the Boer War and World War I, he is remembered for this poem commemorating the deaths of thousands of young men who died in Flanders.


In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

This is my poppy, I placed it on my kitchen window sill so it would trigger my memory while doing dishes and cooking, since I won't be going out today, I can't wear it.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Hippos Everywhere

It's a real treat to hear Kenna sing one of her favourite songs, it's very cute! She knows all the words, but really makes it her own. There's a lot to the song, so I am impressed she remembers it as well as she does. "I wanna hippo-pa-namus a Chris-MOS...I don't wanna die or why-wan-a-ruses (rhinoceroses), I only like hippo-pa-namuses. An hippo-pa-namuses like me toooooooo" Kenna has been singing this song since last Christmas, it's hilarious. This particular line that I quoted is her fave part of the song, even though she gets it all wrong. Everyone cracks up that she sings I don't wanna die at the top of her lungs! My fave part is when she sings "I can see me now on Chris-MOS morning creeping down the 'tairs. Oh what joy and what a-prise..." she gets the tune spot on. Now that the season is approaching I pulled out the CD again...I heard this song at least 7 times today! If you haven't heard it, it's a cute song, check it out at the bottom of the blog page. You'll smile.

Fall Fun

Today we had some outside chores to do, like cleaning out the car and raking up needles after all the rain we had last week. The kids had fun helping and just doing their own things.

When I came outside with the camera, they both froze and grinned. They know what cameras are for, no doubt!

He loves having his picture taken, and always smiles so nicely. Quite a treat, when his sister is such a nut with the weird smiles.

Helping Mommy rake. He's such a trooper!

Her very favourite 'poison-berry' tree. She talks about it constantly. "Poison-berries are not for 'quirrels or kids, dey only for birds" I hear that little lecture once a day (if I'm lucky, if I'm not, I hear it about a hundred times)

Brooks is very good at throwing now. It always goes where he's aiming! He adores his soccer ball from Grandpa Kennedy.

He is also good at soccer. I am amazed at how he can run and kick the ball. He kicked this one all the way down the front path, which is pretty long for a little kid to have control of it, I think.

Kenna does "a-nacks-icks" (gymnastics, if you can't get that!) like she saw in the Beijing Olympics. One of her more impressive feats is walking the perimeter of the flower garden, balanced on the stone edge. Her other routines involve flailing around and then freezing with arms and legs poked out at weird angles (floor routine at it's finest), and jumping from the coffee table to the couch. She's a rare talent!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Spinach & Artichoke Dip - Recipe

This past weekend I hosted my first Stampin' Up! workshops. Everyone had a lot of fun! You can check out what we did here. One of the snacks I served was a shot in the dark...I had never made it before! A very daring move when having guests, but it sounded like it couldn't go wrong. The results were rave reviews. I think it rivals the spinach dips at any restaurant that I've tried!

Spinach & Artichoke Dip
From: Kraft
Prep: 10 min; Total: 30 min; Serves: 22, 2 T each

1 can (14oz) artichoke hearts, drained, finely chopped
1 pkg (10oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
3/4 C grated parmesan cheese
3/4 C light mayonnaise
1/2 C shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 t garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients until well blended.

Spoon into 9 inch pie plate or quiche dish.

Bake 20 minutes or until heated through. Serve with Triscuit crackers, fresh veggies, or tortilla chips.

MAKE AHEAD: Most hot dips can be assembled in advance. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hrs. Bake uncovered as directed just before guests arrive, increasing the baking time by 5 - 10 min. to ensure that the dip is heated through.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Bossy Girl

Kenna loves to command the playtime, telling Brooks and other children what to do, what to say, where to go, what to touch...she's more than a little bossy! Last night in the car she was putting an imaginary doll to sleep, and apparently we were all being too loud and the baby couldn't sleep. She informs us LOUDLY (Brooks, making noise, Brian and I in conversation) "You better be calm down guys or you be get a smack bottom" We just looked at each other! A smack bottom? She is just so hilarious sometimes. As an aside, of course she always gets in trouble for such bossy behaviours. But it really is just so funny that I can share on here without her knowing we're laughing! What will I do when she can read? :-)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Hockey Fans

Brooks woke up from his nap and watched hockey with Daddy on Saturday. I was amazed that he actually watched it and didn't get up and run all around (typical). Manly bonding I guess:-)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Man Hunt

Last night, we had a Man Hunt at the mall with the youth group. It was so fun! This is the 'motley crew' of people in disguise. It was so perfect that it was Halloween because LOTS of people were dressed up...made it hard to spot them amongst all the other weirdness. Trick or treating at the mall is very popular for kids, and there are some adorable costumes out there. Kenna was funny, she really caught on to the trick or treat part and gathering candy from every store we passed. "But Mom, I don't have a basket!" she noticed that the other kids all had something to collect their loot and was feeling a little left out I guess. I had to explain we weren't really there for Halloween.

For those that know them L-R Tom, Chae, Ryan, Mary, Teresa, Dave, Dessi (Hillary Clinton!), Jason, Alyosha, Michelle, Amy...they were all very hard to spot.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More Hospitals

Brian had surgery today on the 5mm kidney stone...it was too big to pass, so they had to zap it with a laser to break it up. He had to go under, so we had to go in and pick him up and get his discharge instructions. Lucky thing I had Kenna with me to keep it all straight...

Kenna marches into the hospital and begins talking a mile a minute. "Oh, is that the doctor? What her name? What your name? What her name Mom?" The nurse answered I'm Susan, that was about all she could get it "oh, I'm Kenna Shea Bo-ger, I'm two, what you doing? Daddy is so so so...sick. He go to doctors for a checkup. He needs a checkup. Daddy needs a checkup." Ok, Kenna that's enough...lets let the nurse help Daddy...momentary silence. Always too short! Sometimes it's all anyone can do to get a word in edgewise. The nurse was quite enchanted with her and asked, is she always like this? Oh yes, if only she knew the half of it.

Blustery Day

I'm so cute I must be Irish...his pj's.

It was very windy the other day. We went outside to play and it didn't last long.


Tubby Buddies

So cute!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Haircut!

We cut Brooks hair today, and decided to go short to see how it would look on him.

Before, getting ready

Shaggy look - before

During - loving the candies to keep still!



After - it's pretty cute!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Cherry Crunch - Recipe

Now this story is really worth posting about. Mom, don't have a heart attack. I made cherry crunch today! This is the first time since we've been married that I've made a crunch, cobbler or crisp...all of which get my gag reflex going on most occasions. Here's the story. We are having company for dinner and are having our homemade pizza. I was thinking of what to serve for dessert, and the easy cupcakes came to mind. Then I remembered that one of our guests is on a diet and would not appreciate the temptation. So I was looking for a quick but somewhat healthier option (hey, it's still dessert...too much sugar...but better than chocolate icing!). Being the deferential person that I am (:-), I came across this recipe from my mom, and thought my husband and children would really enjoy it. So I made it. I will likely even have a small piece just to make sure it tastes ok (relative term!) before serving it to company. Kenna was delighted in helping me and said it was really good (the raw dough part), so I think it'll be a hit. I guess it's a diet for me, desserts in the house I won't eat!!

CHERRY CRUNCH
1 C oatmeal
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C flour
1/2 C chopped nuts or coconut
1/2 C margarine
cherry pie filling

Combine all ingredients but the pie filling. Press about 3/4 of mixture into bottom of 8x8 pan. Add filling and top with remaining crumb mixture. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Our Pumpkin, Our Friend

We got a pumpkin on Sunday. They both are loving it, but Kenna seems to have a special bond with it. Yesterday while playing with it (mauling it), it rolled down the front steps, and the stem broke off. I was surprised it didn't smash. "Maybe Daddy can fix it", she says as more of a statement than a question...I don't think so, it's just broken. Now she cannot stop apologizing to the poor poor thing. Today, upon our return from the store she hugged it. Oh how we must bring him inside! He's so so so cold! She promptly got her blanket for her new orange friend and while rubbing him declared he is a very good baby.

I got the camera and asked if she'd like a picture with her pumpkin. She draped herself over it with a big hug. Oh my. She is one crazy little girl!