Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I was talking to someone yesterday about the fact that sometimes I would not like to be accessible 24 hours a day via e-mail, facebook, cell phones, etc. Sometimes I like to go away and be away without any interruption. Yes, I realize I can just turn off the phone and not check e-mails, etc but I feel the need to do this in case I miss something. Am I the only crazy one like this?
You know I love a good straw poll so get voting, people!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
His new favorite product is the Touch N Brush (click me to view the product). I can't even explain how bad he wants this thing. He's even asked for it for his birthday (no he's not getting it).
He definitely soaks up what he sees. Yesterday he came into the kitchen as I was cleaning and this conversation took place.
Luke: You know what you need?
Me: No, what?
L: OxyClean. It penetrates for a deep down clean.
M: Oh really?
L: Yea. Have you seen what it does to wine stains?
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
(You're looking for about second 15 in the video)
Aron and I went to the ill-fated USC/OSU game last weekend. It was a great time even though we lost.
This is always one of my favorite parts of going to an OSU football game. During the Star Spangled Banner, a group of ROTC guys/gals put up the flag. There's one ROTC guy (shout out to my former ROTC Dad) that comes screaming down the ramp with the rope holding the flag. I never noticed until I sat down close to the field my freshman year. All those guys off to the side pull the flag up with their rope then one singular guy comes sprinting down the ramp to seal the deal by winding the rope around a hook on the pole. Aron thinks I'm a dork but seriously, it's one of my fave parts of a game. Watch for it the next time you go.
(Note to those who are sticklers for detail: the ROTC guy came from the side of the field and not down the ramp before the stadium was renovated a few years ago.)
Friday, September 18, 2009
For those of you who may not know, the pre-school we send the kids to is part of a local Christian school. Part of their curriculum is learning a bible verse each week. Here's Luke reciting his.
(For those of you playing the home game, he's looking for "Genesis 1:1," not Jennifers 1:1)
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The culprit in question would be the one on the right (same rule goes for you, Mom. If you purposefully take a crappy picture, I'm going to put it on the blog). The one on the left is my Aunt Pammy...when I talk to my cousins, I get the impression she is about as tough with her grandchildren as my Mom is with hers
Somedays I wonder who is in charge when I have my Mom come over on Tuesdays to watch the kids when I go to work. I tried to make cookies with Ella last week. When we got to the part when you put in brown sugar, I watched Ella put her entire hand into the bag and come out with a big paw full of sugar and she started to eat it. I asked her what in the world she was doing. She laughed at me and said "Grammie lets me do it when she's here."
Oh ho! She does, does she?
So then yesterday I called my Mom while she was watching Ella (Luke was at pre-school so it was just E and Gram--never a good combo). They were laughing like fools and I asked what was so funny. She said they were making cookies. Then Mom shushes me and says "Don't drop it off your spoon, sweetie pie."
Spoon? Drop it off your spoon?
"ARE YOU LETTING MY CHILD EAT BROWN SUGAR BY THE SPOONFUL, MOTHER?!?!"
"Maybe. Ok, yes."
The icing on the cake of this story, you ask? The curtains in my living room were ripped off the wall when I got home. The culprit: Luke. What did he say to Grammie after he did it?
"I thought it would hold me, Grammie. I reeeeeally did think it would hold me as I swung around. Sorry"
What was the discipline for ripping my curtains down?
I think you know the answer to that one.
Ella's first day of Kindergarten!!
Here is her desk. Of note, she's sitting by 2 boys--not sure how I feel about that.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
If you don't want to watch the whole thing, you're looking for approximately 2:45 and 3:20 into it.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
"See? I told you I do it!" (even though he's sitting in his sister's car seat)
Here we are! Pismo Beach and all the clams we can eat (only my brother will get that reference)
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
1.5 c peanut butter
1 stick butter, softened
1 c sugar
1 c brown sugar
1 t vanilla
4.5 c quick cooking oats
2 t baking soda
1 c mini chocolate chips
In a large mixing bowl, cream peanut butter, butter, and sugars. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine oats and baking soda. Gradually add to creamed mixture and stir in choc chips.
Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes.
(P.S. Yes, I realize there's no flour in this recipe.)