Saturday, February 28, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Olive oil -- a few drizzles
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
diced onions (optional)
Wash the potatoes well, then cube them. Spray a crock pot with non-stick cooking spray. Add all ingredients and mix well. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
They were very yummy. Even David commented on how delicious they were.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
This week a couple stopped by our house and brought us a ten pound bag of potatoes and a large ham. No reason, they just wanted to be a blessing. How nice of them! So tomorrow we're having ham for lunch, and I am thinking of scalloped potatoes to go along with that, but haven't made up my mind yet. (The baby may decide on something different come morning! LOL )
God is good. . . . . all the time!
Here's something funny. . . because of the high winds, we had a two hour delay from school on Thursday morning! David got up and ready as usual, but when I had turned on the news, I saw that there were some school delays. We were kind of surprised about that! A friend jokingly told me maybe it was because they were afraid the Mennonite buggies would flip over! I don't know why, but we did enjoy a couple of lazy hours that morning, and a short school day for David!
Another table had coloring pages of different presidents. A different table had a cute little craft. The boys glued popsicle sticks onto a sturdy white paper, to build Lincoln's log cabin. It was cute. After you got the door and window glued on, they had the child glue a penney in the window, so Lincoln could peek out. Cute! I think this was the boys' favorite table by far. They all enjoyed it. I didn't have my camera with me, but I got some cute snapshots with my cell phone. Maybe I'll get to post them later this week, when I'm not roaming.
There was also a Reader Theater table. Trevor did that one. He was a lawyer along with Abe Lincoln. He had a giant top hat made from construction paper like Lincoln, and a black shirt. (They had a mustache for him, but it was too tight for his big head!) Then he had a horse head on a long yardstick. They acted out the little play and read the lines for their character. I really enjoyed it. It was fun watching Trevor read his part without any trouble.
And of course --- the best part? It was free! Not a bad way to spend an afternoon.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Logan and Cole came into the room where the bucket was sitting, and Cole asked me what those things were for. I told him they were old baby clothes. Logan got quite excited! He said, "Did the baby come out of your tummy yet, Mom?" How cute! He seems to be getting a good grasp on this situation. I was worrying about him and his reaction, when we bring home a new baby. After all, Logan will have been the baby of the family for three years! So far he seems pretty excited about it. He even looked at our baby dresses (we're getting quite a collection!) and said, "Those are for the baby girl, Mom." I think Logan's almost as excited as I am!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
This morning I was looking at the rowdy happenings and I looked at David and said, "What are we going to do with a girl in this house?" We're so used to the tough boys, it will be an adjustment for sure. Hopefully the boys don't turn her into a tom boy, with all their shenanigans! Ha! We'll see. It is fun to think about this new baby; who she'll look like, what her personality will be, how she'll be with all those big brothers, etc. . . We are really enjoying the life that God has given us.
Friday, February 6, 2009
So to make up for it, the boys and I went out tonight for dinner! (Any excuse, right?) We went to the Subway inside of Wal-Mart. They have $5 pizzas that the boys love. So the boys devoured a pepperoni pizza, and I got myself a chicken sub with all those yummy, fresh veggies.
While we were there a soldier came in to order. I told Trevor he should go shake the soldier's hand and thank him for being a soldier in our country. He really did not want to do that! Being the good mom that I am, I made him do it anyway! ;-) I think it made the soldier's night. He shook Trevor's hand and asked him about school and chatted with him for a minute or two. Then Logan wanted to "Shake a soldier" too. So he went and shook his hand as well. After the soldier was done with his order he came by the table and waved to the boys again and told them to have a good night. It was a good experience for all of us.
This morning Cole was looking at the shoes and he said, "These are going to be so cute on her. Is it almost time for her to come out yet?" He was rather impatient about it! I explained that she was still pretty small and he went and got the ruler so I could show him exactly how much growing the baby still had to do. I'm glad that Cole is excited about having a sister.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
And that little boy in as manly a growl as he could muster said, "Good morning!" and hopped off my lap and took off swinging some more! I think God knew it was time for a girl in this house!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Here are a couple of pictures of our daughter. (How much fun to say that!) This is a 3D image. It might be hard to decipher at first. The two circles are the eyes, and the baby is facing the left. Her hand is up by her mouth. I don't think she is sucking her thumb, but it almost looked like she was getting ready to.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
I planted some spring bulbs last fall. It was the first time I had done this. I can't even remember all the ones that I planted, but I did plant some tulips and hyacinths. I'm looking forward to seeing if they will make their appearance. I'm just disappointed that I have to add six more weeks to their little hibernation period! Oh well! We'll just keep burning that wood stove a little bit longer.