Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Ella has been participating in Safety Town at her future school this week. This is a great program for kids going into kindergarten in the fall to teach them all about how to be safe in the whole around them. So far, she's learned that the police are our friend and she made a crafty phone to practice how to call 911. We saw quite a few other kids we knew from story hours and pre-k. This morning, Grammie dropped her off because I had to work (boo). She said that she went to drop her off at the door and a girl walked up to her on the sidewalk and said "come on, Ella, let's go" and they walked in the building together. My Mom CLAIMED that she didn't cry at this sweet little sight. I'm guessing she was not being entirely truthful.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
The highlight of the picnic was getting my grandma out of the nursing home for an hour to come and hang out. I think she had a good time. We fed her some tasty eats and let her drink of some fine spirits (it felt a little wrong to get her liquored up and send her back but she only had a few sips.). Go Grandma!!
Sure you did. Well the good news is that we bought a new computer (yea!) and the extra good news is that we're able to, ahem, "borrow" a wifi connection from our neighbors across the street. I loves me a free connection!
The bad news is that I haven't hooked up the computer enough to be able to get pictures in the blog yet. I'm not sure when I'll be getting around to that. We have a busy week ahead of us. My car's in the shop (nothing too big--just replacing my windshield, fixing the roof a bit, and (hopefully) figuring out why my radio is possessed) so I'll need to pick it up tomorrow night after Aron gets home from work. After that, we're going to go and look at new cars (Woo! I think Aron may have finally decided to make a purchase soon using the Cash for Clunkers $). We want to have a new car picked out by this weekend.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Stay tuned after this weekend for funny Luke posts...that kid...he's a riot (and by riot I mean he makes Mommy see red and want to drink).
Monday, July 20, 2009
I won't put any pictures in since I'm using her computer but instead I'll give you a little recipe for something we've been making quite a bit of lately...lemon shake ups! You know...those yummy lemonade drinks that you get at the fair. You can make them at home, too. They're easy and tasty.
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
Put your sugar and water in a pot on the stove. Heat it up over medium high heat until the sugar dissolves and let cool. This is also called a "simple syrup" and can also be used in other ways.
Pour your simple syrup into a pitcher and add about 2 cups (more or less according to your tastes) of water. Squeeze the 3 lemons into the pitcher and add ice.
(You could get a little adult with this by adding some vodka to the lemonade)
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
He knows this girl from Ella's ballet class. She's the little sister of one of Ella's classmates. They would play together while we were waiting for ballet to be finished. They were so happy to see each other at the school last week that they hugged. Twice. I think there was more hugging when I wasn't there, too. Luke told me that the one day she didn't want her Mom to leave and was standing there crying. He said he went up to her and gave her a hug to make her feel better.
He's so sweet....when he wants to be.
I recently found this paper in Ella's stash of junk....whoops...I mean stash of TREASURES that she stores under her bed. She puts all her "valuables" under her bed as a way of keeping Luke out of them. Pretty sneaky, already, isn't she? I love it.
Anyway, you can see by the paper that she enjoys copying things from various materials that she runs across. She cracks me up!
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Yup. That's my Luke....always the educator.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Monday, July 06, 2009
I'm a paranoid parent. There. I've said it. No denying it now. I'm continuously afraid that my kids will somehow get separated from me while out walking and they won't be able to find home again. (Paranoid, isn't it?). As a result of this craziness, I've invented a new game (I call it "Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore") for the kids for when we're walking around town. It goes a little something like this...
I walk randomly around town with the kids for a little while. Then I ask them "If you were by yourself and not with Mommy, which way would you go so you could be home again?" I let the kids take turns being "it." Ella can almost always find her way back home. If nothing else, she can usually at least figure out which street to take to get her back to a main street to get her home. Luke has a little more trouble (can you blame him?) so I keep things simpler for him.
Parnoid? Yes. Potentially handy? Also a yes.