Thursday, February 26, 2009

Visit and daily life

I am finally getting around to posting. I really like to post with pictures so that has kept me from posting lately. I am going to have to let that little perfectionist part of me go and post anyway. We had a wonderful visit with my fried Patti. I truly appreciate her taking the time off from work and away from her family to come see me and my blessings (she mainly came to see the blessings, actually the newest blessing), she just wasn't going to wait until we could get to the lower 48, she wanted to see that baby!!! I am thankful for her willingness to travel all this way. We had a great time just visiting and playing with blessings and we went bowling. Our blessings had never been bowling, blessing #1 did best, he is oldest and strongest and he is naturally athletic. Wait I do have a picture ready of bowling. Okay I didn't upload any bowling pictures, just a picture of us at the bowling alley.

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My blessings call Patti Pa-Pa so I usually call her that as well, her daughter calls me Marmey. Any way, Pa-Pa played games and made play dough with the blessings, we also made a couple of our favorite things together and even tried a new Nutter Butter Banana Pudding recipe from the latest issue of Southern Living. It was yummy by the way. I learned a few unknown things about Facebook while Pa-Pa was here and blessing #3 learned to tie her shoes thanks to Pa-Pa and the new tennis shoes I bought for her. (Disclaimer: If you know us personally or are a grandparent, I do hang my head in shame for not teaching her earlier...BUT, she did know how to ride a bicycle when she was THREE!!!!) We wear alot of slip on shoes around here. AND, she did learn in about three minutes!!!! Thanks Pa-Pa.

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Here is a picture of the most precious blessing #4 and Pa-Pa, he is growing so fast and he is so precious.

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The blessings got Pa-Pa to go for a snowmachine ride while she was here.

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May the Lord find us faithful.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


What did we do these past seven days?

Last week our Hideaway in History was an English castle. Here is our three wing castle:

I didn't get a full picture but here it is tower and flags included.

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Looking out of the tower:

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Last Tuesday we also made strawberry cupcakes for Valentine's Day, I did not know that I like strawberry cupcakes until last week. Yes, I do like them Sam I Am.

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Wednesday was a normal school day at home and Thursday and Friday was a testing day for Blessing #1. On Thursday the girls and I visited with friends in town and we made egg rolls. This was my first time and they were yummy. I just realized I didn't take pictures of the egg roll making, shame on me.

On Friday, the other blessings and I were able to stay home and Dad did the testing drop off and pick up. On the way home they picked up bunk beds for the girls...the beds were damaged so back they went Saturday morning and bunk beds for the boys room came home instead.

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We are all adjusting to having a baby in the house. Yatzee anyone?

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And on Sunday we had a birthday in our house.

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Yes, Dad's birthday was this weekend. We found Steelers plates and napkins due to the Super Bowl so we decided on a Steelers theme for Dad's birthday table. I also made him a new recipe called Duck Bog. It was actually very good and a new favorite of his, finally a way to use up all that duck in the freezer.

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I must go, blessing #4 is hungry.....wait, speaking of blessing #4 here is his picture of the week. Daddy can always make our babies smile and laugh first...I can't believe he is now 8 weeks old.

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May the Lord find us faithful.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I really want to blog, but...

time just slips away most days and I do not post. I do read the blogs of others thanks to my time saver bloglines. Last week we learned about Vikings and on Tuesday the blessings built a longhouse with Mrs. L and they made white chocolate covered pretzels. Yummo! Blessing #4 also had a well child check up and he weighed in at 11 pounds 13 ounces. I never got a picture of the completed longhouse but I did take a picture of the pretzels, you can see where my priorities lie.


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This week we are studying Britian and they built a castle. I think I will let them paint this one so I will post pictures when that is finished. They also made strawberry cupcakes and Valentine sprinkles, I found out today that I like strawberry cake and frosting. Those pictures are still on the camera so they will have to wait for another post.

Speaking of food (bear with me, I didn't like or enjoy food for 8 months, we are getting reaquainted) I dug out the grain and mill and made bread twice last week. That was wonderful.  Yes we pick at the end of one loaf as soon as it comes out of the oven, try it it is extra yummy!

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And, I just can't seem to post with a picture of this little guy, he is beginning to smile and coo and all those other lovely baby things...I know the picture quality isn't great but it is still a cute picture.

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May the Lord find us faithful.