Sunday, January 18, 2009

The 4th

My friend called me out; I had to do it.
Here are the rules:
1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer
2) Select the 4th picture in the folder
3) Explain the picture

My little fireman, Oct. 31, 2003. I have to add, we have SO many pictures, this one is in the fourth folder - 2003, the fourth folder in that folder - Oct. 2003, then the fourth picture in that folder. Whew! We have a total of 102GB just in our My Pictures folder alone, wow! They truly grow up too fast, I loved this little fireman costume from The Gap, I should have saved it!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Catch up

I feel like having both facebook and a blog, some things are missed. So, these are the things that were missed because the pics are from my phone and were put on facebook, but not the blog. If you're one of the few doing BOTH blog and facebook, forgive me for the repeats!
We set up our Christmas tree and the next morning Laura decided to eat our last marshmallow faced Hershey's kiss angel ornament that the three older girls made YEARS ago! Gross!
Fortunately, we made some for G-ma Jan too! She still had one left, that's what it looked like before Laura ate it! Note mom had only one left, that's because Jenna ate all the others when she was little! I guess there's a chocolate problem that runs in the family!
We made gingerbread houses with friends, we just threw away the last standing one last week!

We saw some Christmas lights, pretty!
We sang with some other people from church at a Border's open house. It was a blast! Even the little ones sang some too! Lucy and Leah did as well. They were just taking turns hanging out with our friends little ones.
John mixed 10lbs. of mashed potatoes with his electric drill and drywall mud mixer.
DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!
Seriously, it over-mixes the potatoes giving them a funky texture, not so good!
On New Year's Eve we made and decorated some sugar cookies to bring to a friends house, what fun! Something we learned, if you use Crisco instead of butter, the cookies don't solidify, they just crumble. To remedy this, just add water! Thanks for the tip Tara!
Happy New Year!

How 'bout some gold bracelets...

Well, once again, we have a little thief on our hands! I think almost each of the kids at one time or another has decided to steal. Yesterday, we all went to Old Navy to spend the gift cards we got for Christmas. Even though Laura had $25 to spend plus her own cash, she stole these "sweet" gold bracelets! Once we found out, of course we had left the store, we had to go back. She was hysterical in the car, maybe bringing up that you could go to jail for stealing would have been a better conversation AFTER I made her return them! I told her I'd tell them she stole them but she had to look them in the eye and say sorry. She dried her tears and agreed. The woman that helped us was very understanding. She even shared a story about how she stole gum when she was little. Laura decided to buy the bracelets and said sorry once again. Ah, the lessons we have to teach our kids. My own eyes even watered when she said sorry! Hopefully this will be the last time we have to do this!