Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Halloween was pretty fun, if not drawn out this year. Our town rec center had a trunk or treat the weekend before Halloween, then the school parties, then the ward trunk or treat, then actual Halloween. I was hoping that the kids would get so much candy at the trunk or treats that we would only have to go trick or treating to the neighbors we knew. No such luck, and 2 hours of trick or treating later they were finally ready to call it a night. Max was a trooper, he made it about 1 1/2 hours before I had to carry him. He fell asleep on the last street before we went home. The weather was so nice, we didn't even need jackets.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I love LOVE freezer jam, I could eat it like soup. So when my friend Jarrie found this out, and also found out I had no clue how to make it(as I am homemaking challenged), she offered to teach me how (if I had known how easy it was, I would have already had a freezer full!). So King Soopers had a pretty good deal on strawberries last week and we spent the afternoon making freezer jam. Heaven smiled on us, as we had exactly enough strawberry mush for our last batch, and the bread I decided 3/4 of the way through to put in the bread maker (the only way to make it!) finished at the exact same time as we did. So we taste tested our work on hot from the oven (breadmaker) bread. YUM!!! Thanks Jarrie for helping me!
The fruits of our labor!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
The Hula hoop contest
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Emma's first day of 2nd grade. She loves school as much as I did (not so much). But so far she has only had a few "I don't want to go to school" days! She really likes her teacher, Mrs. Simms, but there are 32!!! kids in her class. I think Mrs. Simms is probably pretty exhausted by the end of the day!
Riley's first day of preschool. She is loving it, she comes home in such a good mood!!!! When she is gone Max takes a nap and I have a few hours to do nothing at all:)
Riley and Max tend to fight a lot, so this is a rare moment that I thought I had better preserve!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
For Emma's 7th birthday she had a Build-a-Bear party. I highly recommend this, as all we had to do was show up w/ cupcakes. No clean up, I didn't even have to be in charge, they kept everybody together and helped them find the bears and accessories they wanted.