Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Sweet Sophie!

S-Sweet and Sassy

You are a precious gift and I can not believe that you are 4 years old already! I love you! Mommy

Sunday, April 12, 2009


We hope

your day was

as blessed

as ours!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Dann!

I am blessed to have spent the last 17 of your 45 years with you!
I love you honey!

Sunday, April 05, 2009


This past Friday night we decided to stay at home for a family night. While deciding what we would have for dinner it occurred to me that my kids have never fondued (is that a word??) with anything but chocolate. It probably has something to do with the flaming pot of oil that you use to cook your food! I decided that with supervision that they probably could handle it. Fonduing (again, is that a word?) was one of my favorite meals to eat with my family when I was a kid ( can you say 1970's burnt orange fondue pot?) and I wanted to share that with my kids.
They really got a kick out of it and enjoyed cooking their own food. I am happy to report that no one got burned.
Sophie was my most skeptical diner. She did not want to get her food "wet". I explained to her that her food had to get "wet" in order for it to be cooked! I am pretty sure she ate an entire raw zucchini one slice at a time but she did eventually eat some chicken and fried cheese and potatoes.
It was a fun family meal that we plan to do again soon.
Now, if someone will tell me what to do with that nasty pot of oil !!!!!
(Sorry that we didn't think to take a photo until we were almost finished. It was more appetizing at the beginning :0P )

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

An April Fool

This morning while Macklin was getting ready for school she said

"Mom, Mrs. Moore said that if we did well on our science test that we could go on a school bus on a field trip to hear Dave Ramsey."
Dave Ramsey????

I know that times are tough and the economy is lagging some but why would you take 2nd graders to hear a seminar about getting out of debt? Most second graders do not have debt!

So I said "Dave Ramsey?" "Are you sure?" To which she replied "Mom, APRIL FOOLS!!!!
I honestly fell for it. So I guess that makes me an April fool!

She is such a funny girl. She has to write sentences each week for her spelling words. Her sentences this week cracked me up! Her sentences for the words short, force and for were:

To make a long story short, she hit me and I hit her.

The Stars Wars people use force.

I cannot think of a sentence for this word.
I wonder if her teacher thinks she is as clever as I do?

Good night from an April Fool!
(photo taken on the occassion of her sassy new hair cut she got during spring break)