Saturday, February 27, 2010

Feb 5 - Feb 26

Feb 5

Feb 5th: Aubrie playing the piano for the kids to dance to before going to bed. It's always a great idea to get the kids nice and hyper right before bedtime.

Feb 6

Feb 6th: Kenlie was so excited to start wearing Pull-Ups to bed instead of a diaper. We went to Sam's to buy the Pull-Ups and she was very insistent that they were the first thing we put in the basket because she was worried they would sell out of them before we had a chance to buy them.

Feb 7

Feb 7th: Irelyn was not very happy (obviously).

Feb 8

Feb 8th: I walked into the living room and this is what I found. Karys loves playing Mommy.

Feb 9

Feb 9th: One of the best things about homeschooling is watching your children learning together. Here Keaton is reading a Bible story to Kenlie.

Feb 11

Feb 10th: Juliette just hanging out.

Feb 12

Feb 12th: Getting ready to go out to dinner to celebrate Michael's birthday. Mom kept the "big 5" overnight and we went to our favorite restaurant, Shoguns.

Feb 13

Feb 13th: Kenlie and Aubrie fresh out of the shower. Kenlie wants to do everything that Aubrie does. It's a good thing Aubrie is a good kid otherwise we'd be in serious trouble.

Feb 15

Feb 15th: Michael showing off the birthday card Keaton made for him.

Feb 16

Feb 16th: Michael brought home "Love Happens" . We love Redbox.

Feb 17

Feb 17th: Keaton celebrating his derby car win. He won for the 1st through 3rd graders and then beat the winner of the 4th through 6th graders. It was very exciting since it was his first time to participate in the race.

Feb 18

Feb 18th: Gage with his Lego creation.

Feb 19

Feb 19th: When I asked Kenlie to tell me about what she built she told me the people were in their beds. I thought it looked like they were buried but her answer makes her sound less crazy.

Feb 20

Feb 20th: The cupcakes for Karys' birthday celebration.

Feb 21

Feb 21st: One of the only pictures from Karys' birthday where she wasn't crying.

Feb 22

Feb 22nd: Michael and Aubrie at the Father/Daughter banquet at church. They had a great time.

Feb 23

Feb 23rd: Mmmm, Il Dolce.

Feb 24

Feb 24th: Time for the GA's derby car race. Aubrie's car got first place on this particular trial but the other races she placed second.

Feb 26

Feb 26th: Irelyn in the exersaucer. I love the little drool on her chin.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Jan 29- Feb 4th


Jan 29th: I liked this picture because it showed how much snow we got plus it captured that really odd glow that happens at night when it snows (this picture was taken at 10 something p.m.).


Jan 30th: There's nothing cuter than the "click-clacking" of toy high heels across the kitchen floor (until the screaming starts right after someone bites it). Please ignore the clothing these are a mishmash of pajamas after two weeks of being cooped up between sickness and snow.


Jan 31st: Kenlie was still too sick to go out and play in the snow but I love the look on her face when Michael through a snowball at her.


Feb 1st: My new favorite blog. How this woman has time to sleep is beyond me.


Feb 2nd: A meal every one ate (some even had seconds)!! These kinds of meals are few and far between in our house.

Southwestern Goulash:
1 C. uncooked elbow macaroni
1 lb lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can (28oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
2/3 C. frozen corn
1 can (8oz) tomato sauce
1 can (4oz) chopped green chilies
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 C. minced fresh cilantro

1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, corn, tomato sauce, chilies, cumin, pepper and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-4 minutes or until heated through.
2. Drain macaroni; add to meat mixture. Stir in cilantro and heat through.

The best thing is it was even Weight Watchers friendly. Only 4 points for a 1 1/3 C. serving!


Feb 3rd: It's like the "Spiderman Mullet" - business in the front, party in the back.


Feb 4th: Everyday in the middle of lunch someone inevitably shouts out "1-2-3-4". This is quite an exciting time around our house.... almost as exciting as 7:11.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Project Three somethingty something 2010

There's this thing going around called Project 365 challenging people to document a year in pictures. Remembering to take a picture every single day is a little ambitious for me so I decided to make it three hundred something pictures so I won't feel like a failure when I forget a day or two here and there. The plan is to post a week in review here on our blog so you guys can see the types of things we find exciting around here. As usual, I procrastinated a little so here we are 30 days into January and I'm just now putting my first batch of pictures up. Hopefully I'll be a little better about getting them up on a regular basis from here on out.


January 1st: Keaton with the unicorn Pillow Pet he got for Christmas.


January 2nd: I don't think there are many Saturdays that don't involve a trip to Sam's.


January 3rd: Uh-oh, I forgot to buy a new calendar, better hurry up and get one.


January 4th: Aubrie's first day back to Irish dance after the Christmas break.


January 5th: One last picture of the Christmas tree before I take it down.


January 6th: Our plumbing backed up and flooded the kitchen and the kid's room last night so today we went out and got a new steam cleaner because their room stunk!!



January 7th: Irelyn and Juliette are 4 months old today.


January 8th: My favorite coffee cup. Two things that make me happy: lots of coffee and bright colors.


January 9th: Gage playing with blocks.


January 10th: Sunday night after kids are in bed is lesson planning time.


January 11th: Kenlie's first time to get her nails painted. She kept saying "I'm so excited you painted my fingers and my toes with 'more' polish".


January 12th: Started doing Weight Watchers today. My goal is to lose 32 pounds.


January 13th: Before.


January 14th: Gage doing math in the kitchen floor.


January 15th: I've had The One Year Bible for years now and haven't actually done it. I decided this will be the year for that. I'm starting a little late but the reading is short so I should be able to catch up.


January 16th: Gage with the spy glasses he got for Christmas.


January 17th: Irelyn.


January 18th: I finally got around to taking down the Christmas tree and this is what I found on the wall behind where it stood. Thankfully the artist signed his name so I was able to know who I had to punish.


January 21st: Juliette (left) and Irelyn (right) getting some tummy time.


January 23rd: Gage playing "Connect 4X4" with himself.


January 24th: Kenlie is sick with RSV and a double ear infection. She was watching t.v. and fell asleep on the couch.


January 25th: Gage is quite an artist. He made a laptop and on the screen is his favorite computer game "Toon Town".


January 26th: Sickness has struck the house hard. Kenlie, Karys, Irelyn and Juliette all have RSV and I have a really bad cold.


January 27th: Karys, Kenlie and Aubrie freshly bathed.


January 28th: Ice on one of the bushes in our front yard.

I promise now that I'm caught up, the next post won't be so long.