Friday, September 26, 2008
He has friends in both groups and I'm not set on which group he should be in, but I felt that his behavior was far less than adequate and probably hurt the feelings of the boy in the group he left (there was only one other boy, the rest were girls).
As much as I want him to understand how that other boy felt I don't think I'm getting through to him. He's agreed that next time he'll stay with the first group, so I don't think this is a direct disobedience of any sort. He's just not being compassionate and I don't know how to guide him to that point.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
If I ever found a green bean with a face like that I'd auction it off on E-bay.
The thought of having twins scares me and I don't know what would be harder, newborn twins or twins who just turned one and started to walk!
If we were #5 on the adoption list I'd be super excited!!!
If my belly looked that cute while I was pregnant I would definitely allow people to take my picture while I was pouring cereal.
I believe that the Lord wants us as wives to submit to our husbands no matter who we are or where we live, be it in the U.S. or A-U-S-T-R-A-I-L-I-A.
I wish I was clever enough to be able to feed my family for $40-$60 a week. (yes, I'm tagging you back. Now you're tagged for your other blog!)
So, do you read any of the same blogs that I do? If you're confused go ahead and click through the links on my sidebar, there are some great blogs over there!!
The "rules" of the game are as follows:
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
and am waiting for it to arrive. Hopefully that will help.
In the mean time my daughter is working in her Wordly Wise book.
This book focuses on vocabulary and my daughter likes all of it except one part of the lessons. She likes the multiple choice, the fill in the blank and the crosswords. What happens when I open up to the page where you have to answer in complete sentences?
ATTITUDE. Bad, sulky, why oh why do I have to do this page. ATTITUDE.
So, please tell me, is there something I can do that might change her mind or is this simply a discipline area? I want her to like it, I want her to do well, but I don't want to have her working begrudgingly everyday.
The weirdest part of this though is that when you ask her what she wants to be when she grows up she says, "a writer".
Friday, September 12, 2008
Here's what you'll need:
cheap beef steak (cut in strips) or stir fry meat (already cut for you)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup sour cream
2 tsp. beef bouillon
mushrooms (the blue tub, or whole & you cut them up)
make your own:
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/3-1/2 cup water
roll out flat and cut in strips with pizza cutter and boil until they float :)
Here's what you do:
saute meat in frying pan with a couple shakes of garlic powder and the beef bouillon.
When the meat is browned add the mushrooms and soup, fry a little longer. Then add the sour cream and cooked noodles. Stir, serve and enjoy! (this is mighty good with some garlic bread)
If you want to lighten this up you could use fat free soup and sour cream.
Go find more yummy recipes over at Gayle's Recipe swap!!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Ok, so enough rambling. Want to see a few pictures of our morning?
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
About an hour later the kids and I were getting antsy so we decided to go for a short walk. We got about half way up our drive way when two power company trucks pulled in. They stopped by the pole...
Then two guys get out and say "yep, typical dead squirrel." At first I thought they were joking...then I saw it....
We watched as they replaced a fuse. It was actually pretty interesting to see the guy get in the little bucket lift and use his long pole reach up and connect it.
Voila, power back!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
A few posts back I mentioned the book Managers of their homes. I ended up buying myself a copy and have read through it (it's a pretty quick read). I have even gone as far as making a schedule and keeping it (for two whole days now....). Only time will tell if we can keep this up and actually make it a way of life. I said all that to say, there seems to be a reoccurring theme in my mind about simplifying. Although on paper a schedule seems a bit complicated I'm seeing that really it's making my job easier. Not having to daily put brain power into 'what comes next' is really helping. I went a bit further with that notion and decided to simplify my menu plan. I've been making a menu plan for awhile now and know that it helps me a ton. My new idea though is to be basic. I chose 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches to keep the same every week. Only dinners will vary. For example:
Monday- toast & apple sauce, hot dogs
Tuesday- pancakes, tuna sandwiches
Wednesday- muffins, macaroni & cheese
Are you seeing my point? I'm thinking that not only will this help me to have a plan, but it will help the kids deal with meals better because they will know what to expect. So far it's working for me!!
(and just as a disclaimer: I know that this isn't an original idea; lots of people do pizza Fridays or fish Mondays...it's just something new for us.)