Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
I am making breakfast for the boys when out of the blue Caleb says, "Muslims are going to hell." Um....yeah. I wonder where he got that from?
A little while ago, Nathanael said, "I can't believe Israel started out with mostly Christians and now it's full of Muslims! How'd that happen?"
One day, I had bread dough rising on the kitchen counter. I was distracted making lunch for the boys, but I did notice Nathanael and Caleb lifting the towel, pointing to the dough, and laughing. Justin knew what they were laughing about and came over to me asking if he could play with the "fat belly".
We moved all of my husband's books into the living room and put them all on bookshelves. Caleb was looking at all of them one day and said, "I wish I could make the wall of Troy with all those books."
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Okay, Losties, does anyone else think it is such a shame that they killed off Charlie? It seems like such a waste especially when I think he could have gotten out. My husband finally comes and sits down at the very end of the show and said, "This is after they get off the island." I said to stay out of it and knock it off. No way! They just knew each other before the island because there were indications that Jack's father was still alive. As usual, I was wrong and he was right and I was left scratching my head. I particularly liked Sawyer's comeback after killing that dude. He said, "I didn't believe him." Well, I didn't either.
For those crazy AI fans, it was no surprise that Jordin won. Duh. Of course, I was rooting for Blake. Ever since the first season, only two, Kelly and Fantasia, of the contestants that I wanted to win actually won. Clay, Bo, Dautry, and now Blake were my favorites and did they win? Nooooooo. If I weren't so addicted, I would thumb my nose at this show. Instead, I yell at all the 13-year-old girls who keep voting for people like Sanjaya. You should be 18-years-old and up to be able to vote. I'm not saying that those who won didn't deserve it. They are great singers and have experienced a lot of success. I guess I'll just have to console myself by going out and buying the losers' CDs.
Well, there was a new show this past season called Heroes. If you are not a diehard fan of comicbook heroes, then just disregard this last paragraph. If you are, didn't you just scream in excitement when this show came out? I did. I think I am an odd person. I get really excited when I get to watch the movies involving Superman, Spiderman, X-Men, Fantastic 4, you name it. I'm there. Well, I really enjoyed this first season and my favorites are Peter and Hiro. I really don't think Sylar is dead. My husband wanted Ben from Lost to die and was yelling at the TV to "just kill him!" He was saying the same thing about Sylar. I kept telling him that you CAN NOT kill off the ultimate bad guy and Sylar is bad.
Well, I've vented and commented and now it's your turn. If you have a comment about any of these shows, have at it. Check out Rocks In My Dryer for more comments on Lost.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
When I was homeschooling Nathanael in second grade, we read a story together called Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco. It is about a young girl's fear of thunderstorms and how her grandmother helps her learn not to be afraid of them. After the story was read, we went into the kitchen and followed the recipe for Thunder Cake at the end of the book. It is a delightful story and made an impression on my son probably because he loves to help me in the kitchen. Now, every time he hears thunder or knows it is going to rain that day he wants to read the story and make the cake. Just the other day, he mentioned it and he is now in 4th grade. Books can make a lasting impression on children and it makes it extra special when you make or eat something that the book talked about. Nat has always learned and remembered things better using all his senses. He sees the pictures, hears the words, uses touch and action to mix the ingredients, smells the delicious chocolate from the oven, and tastes the cake at the end all the while looking out the window at the falling rain. I want to make special moments with my children that will stay with them all their lives. Maybe someday he will do the same with his own children and talk about how he did this with his mom.
Thunder Cake recipe
Cream together, one at a time
1 cup shortening, 1 3/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 3 eggs, separated, (Blend yolks in. Beat whites until they are stiff, then fold in.), 1 cup cold water, 1/3 cup pureed tomatoes
2 1/2 cups cake flour, 1/2 cup dry cocoa, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt
Mix dry mixture into creamy mixture.
Bake in two greased and floured 8 1/2-inch round pans at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Frost with chocolate butter frosting. Top with strawberries.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
1) give the kids their baths the night before
2) lay out what clothes everyone will wear (even yourself) and iron them if needed the night before so they are ready to be put on lickety-split
3) have something quick and easy for everyone to eat for breakfast (if you have time, a casserole made the night before is really easy to just pop in the oven the next morning)
It's really great to have a smooth Sunday morning because sometimes I even have time to put a meal in the crockpot and it's waiting for us when we come home!
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Everyday Mommy is having a blog design giveaway! For free! Yes, that's right! I said for free! So, get on over there and leave a comment letting her know that you would absolutely LOVE a new design for your blog. I sure did. www.everydaymommy.net. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Monday, May 7, 2007
1) I bite my nails. I know. It's so gross.
2) I've had three of my babies at home. People tell me I'm so brave, but I just hate hospitals.
3) I would rather eat roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, and carrots than chocolate.....and I LOVE chocolate.
4) When I was a teenager, my friends and I stayed up all night drinking non-alcoholic pina coladas. To this day, I detest the smell of coconut.
5) Clutter doesn't bother me. Loud noises do.
6) I daydream. A lot.
7) I was born on Thanksgiving and the first of four children. I wanted to be a wife and mother when I grew up.
Okay, so there it is. Whew! It was harder than I thought it would be. Anyone who would like to join in on this meme, go for it! Just leave a comment and have fun!