Monday, March 30, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I saw this on Facebook and thought it was really cute. I did it with the boys, and got a good chuckle. I thought I'd post it on my blog for those family members and friends that aren't on Facebook.
Evan - 5
Carter - 2 1/2 (lost interest after the 14th question)
(Derek wasn't interested in the interrogation)
1. What is something mom always says to you?
E - You're a little peanut.
C- I love you.
2. What makes mom happy?
E - getting flowers from me and the kids (love how he exempted himself from the kids)
C - obey
3. What makes mom sad?
E - when no one hugs her
C - that I don't get to wear glasses (think he's confused about the question...he's sad he doesn't get to wear glasses)
4. How does your mom make you laugh?
E - tickling
C- because you tickle me
5. What was your mom like as a child?
E - a girl
C - umm a boy
6. How old is your mom?
E - well, I don't know....hmm...maybe 100!
C - huh...4?
7. How tall is your mom?
E - 22 feet
C - big
8. What is her favorite thing to do?
E - help all of her kids
C- work (boy is he wrong on that one!)
9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
E - take care of my brothers
C - don't pick up (really?)
10.If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
E - taking care of us
C - be handsome
11. What is your mom really good at?
E - doing the computer and driving (I always wondered what my talents were, now I know I don't have any!)
C- chasing me
12. What is your mom not good at?
E - baseball
C - I not know
13.what does your mom do for a job?
E - plant vegetables and work at Old Navy (we planted vegetables once, and I work a few evenings at ON....wonder what he thinks I do the rest of the time?)
C - play
14.What is your mom's favorite food?
E - maybe chicken?
C - supper
15.What makes you proud of your mom?
E - when she does stuff for me and when she makes supper
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
E - Lightning McQueen, because I like Lightning McQueen
17. What do you and your mom do together?
E - work as a team with planting vegetables
18. How are you and your mom the same?
E - we get hands the same (we both get really dry cracking skin on our hands in the winter)
19. How are you and your mom different?
E - we have different color eyes
20. How do you know your mom loves you?
E - because she's the best mommy ever and because she helps me get toys off of the shelf
21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
E - his beautiful brown eyes
22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
E - is it....Target?
Friday, March 20, 2009
Warning: This is not fat free, calorie free, or guilt free. But it sure is good!
2 16oz. containers of fresh strawberries
3 T. sugar
2 8oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 c. cold milk
1 pkg. vanilla instant pudding
1 8oz. container whipped topping
1 frozen pound cake, cut into 1 in cubes
1 container of Bakers melting chocolate for dipping
Slice up enough strawberries to measure 3 cups. Set remaining berries aside. Combine sliced berries and sugar. Refrigerate until ready to use. Beat the cream cheese with mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in milk.
Add pudding mix; mix well.
Blend in 1 1/2 c whipped topping. Spoon half into trifle bowl.
Top with 2 c. of cake cubes, the sliced berries, and the remaining cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate.
Melt chocolate according to instructions on container; drizzle some over dessert. Top with remaining whipped topping.
Dip remaining whole strawberries in chocolate, place on wax paper and refrigerate. Cover top of trifle with chocolate covered strawberries.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Have you ever had one of these days....an underwear on your head kind of day? I'm having one of those days, today (not literally!)... just feeling generally icky and tired and wanting to just curl up and sleep, and with it a bad hair day.
This picture of "O-man" was taken last week, but couldn't help but share it. For some reason, he has an infatuation with underwear, and when I am folding laundry, he finds them in the pile and sticks them on his head. Strange habit....but an adorable boy!
Enjoy your day, even if it is one of these days! At least maybe this precious face will make you smile. It always has that effect on me.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Our newest family member, Nemo. He is a promised gift to Evan when he finished potty training. (We are quite late in delivering on our promise.) Evan loves his new friend. He thoughtfully said to me, "Mom, having a fish is a big responsibility." He watches his every move and gets all excited...."Mom, he's swimming....Mom, he's eating....Mom, he's sitting on the rocks." Boy, we have an exciting house. Here's to Nemo, the life of the party.
Hard to believe our oldest child can possibly be 5 years old already. It sounds like a cliche when your baby is tiny, and you are nursing and changing diapers all day, when people tell you that it all goes by too fast. And then you take your little guy to get his portrait taken, and you look at his picture, and suddenly realize your looking at a big boy, not a baby. I miss those days when Evan was a snuggling baby in my arms, but I am so proud of the big boy he has become. He has a tender heart, a sweet spirit, and loves to love people. I am privileged to be his mommy, and I am looking forward to seeing the man he will become......but let's not rush that!