Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Nathan, my 6 year old today (happy birthday), doesn't have much to work with so he said he just wanted orange hair and that was good.
So we hosed his head down with a nice fluorescent orange. His little friend across the street came over to walk with Nathan to the bus stop. He saw Nathan's hair and wanted his head sprayed just the same.
After a phone call to his mom, we hosed his head down too. They were so happy as they walked to the bus.
Funny thing is, last night when we washed his hair, we discovered that orange didn't want to come out. YIKES! Yes he has a pumpkin head this morning. And even better - so does his friend across the street.
So, if you are planning on orange hair this Halloween, and want the color to stick around, I highly recommend the product in the picture! It colors great - and then some. Hee Hee!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Unfortunately the waitress or bus boy or whoever, is not honest because it is not in the lost and found.
I hope they enjoy my camera while the batteries last because funny thing - I have the charger. And - oh yeah - I hope they get some good pictures developed - but oh, funny thing, I have all the cords for that too!
So whoever you are - enjoy my camera!! In the meantime, I am dying because I can't take pictures of anything. Bear with me until I purchase a new camera. Dang it!
It is a beautiful story of true sacrifice. I remember being so touched by this book. The very end is the pay off, so if you read it, stick it out.
You can get it here for $ .75.
Monday, September 24, 2007
I thought I would pass it on.
Applesauce Spice Cake
2 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. butter, soft
2 c. sugar
2 c. applesauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine dry ingredients and set aside. Cream butter and sugar, then beat in eggs and applesauce. Stir in dry ingredients. Bake in greased 9 x 13" cake pan for about 45 minutes. (I've never done so, but I'm sure you could bake this in 2 rounds, though you would need to adjust the baking time.) Frost with "Grandma Frosting." (see recipe below)
2 c. powdered sugar
6 T. butter, soft
1 (scant) T. flour
1 egg white
2 T. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. lemon extract
Beat until fluffy. Adjust milk and sugar to reach the desired consistently. (It shouldn't be too stiff.)
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Years back when we first started this tradition, we gave our kids a Jump-o-lene. It was great fun! We set it up right in the middle of the family room and left it there until they popped it weeks later! It was totally in the way, but nothing was more fun than watching them dive bomb, superman style, every time they came in the family room! Another Christmas we gave them a Yerf Dog Go-cart! We still have so much fun zipping around the desert on this thing. The best part is the seat slides up so the kids can drive it!
So much fun!
Now that the kids are getting a bit older, last year we bought a little motorcycle to join the Yerf Dog zipping around the desert.
But our toys are starting to get more and more expensive as we go.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Isn't this picture funny. It's called "Gardening gone wrong". Have a great weekend!
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Last year I didn't get around to it, but it's that time again, and I am ready - to plant a garden!!
For those of you that live in the southwest... it's time to start now. Manure those garden beds and get ready!
As soon as the temps leave the 100's, you can plant. I know it's feels like it will never do that, but fall will be here before you know it! So what are you waiting for?
Thursday, September 13, 2007
I was so bummed because I want to try and make one each year (and hopefully get better every time) and see how I have come along.
Then my sister-in-law, April, saves the day and emailed me this picture she took last Christmas! Yeah for April!!!!!
Wallah! My first attempt!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Well it got me thinking about the fall season and I was remembering the first haunted house we did back in 2005. I was too fun! Here's a couple pictures of the outside and spooky "cast". What's on the inside remains a secret... you will have to come inside this Halloween if you ever want to find out!!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 T. lemon juice
- 2 T. orange juice
- 1 T. minced fresh rosemary
- 2 tsp garlic minced
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp white pepper
- boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 or more)
- 1 T. minced garlic
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 2 T. fresh lemon juice
- 2 T. orange juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp white pepper
- 2 T. butter, cut into bits
Combine marinade in shallow dish and marinade chicken for at least six hours or in the fridge overnight. Grill or broil chicken how ever you like it. For the sauce, saute garlic in oil in a saucepan over medium high heat until golden brown. Add the rest of the ingredients except the butter. Cook to reduce by 1/2. Add butter and allow to melt, then serve over the chicken!
Monday, September 10, 2007
This was a Nathan approved ride... not to scary!
Eldon made sure we stopped off in frontier land to shoot the rifles.
It was pretty fun. I even think Eldon out shot Jeff!
But we are home again and it's back to the grind! I just have to get over my incredibly stiff neck. I can't decide if it was the backpack, the kids, or the whiplash from the rides, but my neck is completely out today. Am I getting old or something?
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
Here's the tentacles...
Here's Allison playing with them
Here she is eating them...
Here's Allison in her new outfit from the mall!
Got to love those nights out with dad!