Saturday, August 28, 2010

Another one from B

One of Henry's favorite people in the world calls him "Henrique". So, in Bec's mind, and his variation of it is, "Henry K". It's so cute when he is wandering around the house calling, "henry K, henry K, where are you?" The things that this kid comes up with! there are times that I wouldn't even be shocked if he started spouting off rv insurance quotes compared to the other things that come out of his mouth.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

grilled green chiles

from the garden of my sis in law, charred on her bbq and put on to my chicken breast sandwich. Sooooo good. I love green chiles! And we got extra to bring home. So YUM you guys! A nice night, although it was pretty windy. The kids playing in the yard with the dog. My brother in law smoking cigars on the deck. me not having to cook.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

lemonade cookies

actually iced lemonade cookies. The box/bag says that the old favorites have returned. they never used to be a favorite, but this summer, I cannot get enough.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

the old scooby doo

one of the favorite dvds that the kids own, is a collection of "spookiest" original scooby doo episodes.
We watch the new cartoons. We watch the movies with the real actors and sometimes the new series. Which are all ok.
But the original cartoon is where my heart is at. I remember watching them and being scared as a kid. I remember that I had a scooby doo coloring book and that I always wanted to be Daphne. But I've always wanted her to have dark hair.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Ivy has one of her friends over, who is also a cousin. they are only about 6 weeks apart and it is so cute to actually hear Ivy be a kid. Instead of a bossy big sister. They are pretending to be dogs, vampires, werewolves. They have made a fort and are in the process of making a picnic/tea party. I wonder if when they are grown if they will vacation together too? Possibly a Branson vacation package? So cute!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

today I'm happy for

indoor running water. My preteen niece and my daughter needed a ride to the movies today and were wearing perfume. Which, I am allergic to. Which gave me a huge migraine. Not happy stuff.

But after a bath/shower and lots of rinsing and coconut hypoallergenic shampoo, I can be in the same room as my daughter.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Farmville, Yes, I did

I'm not a big television watcher. And I'm really not big on movies. Taking time out to read is my favorite passtime, but that doesn't happen often enough to keep me sane. So facebook, and farmville really let me find some downtime. Even if the kids are home. Simple, quick, but all for me.

door hooks

today while the kids were at swim lessons, I had to use the restroom. on the back of the door was a hook to use for my purse or jacket if I had had one.

I hadn't noticed how great hooks were until I was hauling a diaper bag around. I really didn't want to set that on the floor. And now if a bathroom has a hook, it has my gratitude.

Monday, August 2, 2010

happy to be surrounded

by friends. For a shoulder to lean on, arms to hug and ears to listen, I have amazing friends at each job that I go to. And amazing friends in town and out of town. They make the stressful times so much better.