Thursday, April 30, 2009

My dish towels stink!

Do you have any good ideas or have you seen anything on the web about how to get rid of the musty smell?
At the moment my dish towels and cloths are all sitting in a heap in the garage, because I can't get the odor out!

Peanut Butter? I prefer Somosa's!!!

You Are Peanut Butter Sandwiches / Do-si-dos
You are easy going and naturally happy. You don't need a lot to make you smile.
You genuinely care about people and are a great friend. You're always doing your best to make the world a better place.

Even though there isn't an immature bone in your body, you still are like a big kid sometimes.
Why make life complicated when the best parts are actually quite simple? You enjoy the small joys of life.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

We're back!

We had a few relaxing days at the beach. The weather was perfect during the day. We could have sat out all day and never gotten too hot. The water was not it's usual beautiful self, like the previous post shows. The first day some algae seaweed came in and turned the water the color of tea. The next following two days were red flag, with big waves and more rip currents than normal. There was a soccer tournament going for kids about 12-14, and when they weren't playing soccer they were in the water giving the life guards fits. I've never heard so many whistles the beach. Anyway, I did not mind the water too much as the weather was so perfect, but normally I am someone who likes to get in and swim around. I don't have too many great picutres because I was lazing around so much!

Isabelle and Joseph

The first day..see the brown water?

Doing some homeschool lessons..yes it's thrilling working at the beach!

Brendon and the rascals fly the kite.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mom!

We celebrated Mom's birthday this past Sunday!
You can read more about it here.

Mom and Dad

Friday, April 17, 2009


...the mustard greens.
After the ice bath.
Ready to go in the freezer!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Garden Update

Our mustard greens were ready to harvest today.
Isabelle pulled them out of the ground!
There she is carrying a bunch!
This is the garlic.
Here are the lettuces.

A flowering strawberry plant.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Second best Mom!

Last night Joseph said: "You're the second best Mom."
Feeling a little slighted I said, "Oh, really! Just who is the best Mom?"
Joseph: "Mary the mother of Jesus!"
I'll take that! And, here's hoping he believes that one forever!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Isabelle's 9th Birthday!

Isabelle woke up very early to start celebrating her ninth birthday!
She walked into my room and sat on the edge of my bed, and I made no movement because I was very tired from being up late the night before. However, I was awake! Isabelle wanted to make sure I knew she was there, so she gave a few little bounces on the bed! Ha!
Her gifts were waiting for her!
She has been longing for bonsai tree forever and here it is!
Joseph looks on as she opens a present!
The computer age and ds are the rage around here!

Isabelle totally enjoys watching food network. Here she is overseeing Daddy's food preparations!

Her favorite salad: Caprese! (Mmmm..I have to agree!)

Oh yeah..helping Mom bake! I guess!

She requested marble cake with butter cream frosting!
It's vanilla/chocolate on the inside. We cheated and bought decorations!

Talking to the Aussie grandparents!

Dinner is ready. Her other request was fettucini alfredo!

Singing Happy Birthday!

Blowing out the candles!

We had a wild storm last night, so we spent the remaining part of the evening in the basement!
That is the crazy hail coming down.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Joseph's 7'th Birthday!

We all celebrated Joseph's birthday yesterday! Starting at around 6:15 AM!!! Isabelle woke up first and was excited for him! He opened presents in bed first! We have surely reached the lego stage of life!

Joseph requested a vanilla cake with chocolate chips in it. I made it the day before and yesterday we iced it with chocolate cream cheese icing! I sent the rest off to work with Brendon today, because we must not keep evil things (cake!) in our house!

Later on in the evening our good friends came over for pizza and cake! YUMMO!

Singing Happy Birthday!

We love to be silly! That was DK from Mario Kart on his cake!
It was hillarious to lick the chocolate (poop) off of his bottom!

Good night everyone!

Joseph loves smilebox creations, so below is a scrapbook with music of his day!

Joseph's 7th Birthday!

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Friday, April 03, 2009

A Registered Letter!

Two days ago we received one of those peach colored slips from the postlady, saying she missed us and had a registerd letter for us to pick up. The next day she deliverd the package from the Aussie cousins, and I talked to the post lady and she told me if I signed it and gave it to her she would deliver it today at noon!

She delivered as promised!

The letter was from Nanny and Pa!

We opened it as fast as we could, of course!

Inside were individual cards for each child!

They opened their cards, and the biggest bunch of squealing and jumping, and screaming and yelling ensued that I have ever seen from opening a card! It was like they won the lottery!!!!
They got some money from the grandparents for their birthdays! Holy cow! They've never had more than a dollar or two, so this totally took the cake! If I had known I would have turned on my cam corder! Mom was here so she took some pictures that I actually was in too!

Basking in the glow!

Thursday, April 02, 2009


A special package arrived in the mail today!
Thank you for the wonderful birthday presents Auntie Rell!!!
and Trent, Ambrose, Xavier, Courtney and Liana!!!
We love you!!!
I am just thinking about next week!
It's both our childrens birthdays, not to mention
the week leading up to Easter!
Ummm..can you say busy!