GF chocolate cupcakes. I didn't make the icing, although I want to try it in the future. The cupcakes were really good. Everyone enjoyed them. Point for me. This weeks I'm going to keep things as simple as possible. We leave for Kansas on Friday afternoon. I want to try and not have too many leftovers that will have to be thrown out. In case I'm silent again for awhile, its probably due to our Kansas trip. We'll be spending a week at my mom's visiting with family for Thanksgiving. :) Ok here is the menu for the week.
Monday: Cheese corn chowder with GF biscuits
Tuesday: Coconut milk curry over rice
Wednesday: Midweek meal at church
Thursday: leftovers or other simple meal
Friday and Saturday eating out while traveling
Sunday: At my Mom's! Hopefully she will feed us ;)
For more menus visit Organizing Junkie.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
But I wanted to look at all the others first before deciding. After looking at all the beautiful cats ranging from kitten on up and after the boys spooking two cats I had fancied we found Homer.
He didn't jump at every little noise the boys made and even came up to them to stiff/ check them out. It was obvious that he was a keeper. So after introducing Homer to the kitten out in the lobby (who's name was Slippers) we filled out paper work and brought them home.
However while Homer seemed to fit his name, Slippers just wasn't sitting right with me. But I didn't know what to name her. Mark's brother Eric suggested Penny. Which worked great because we had already discussed Penelope. Penelope for those who don't know was Odysseus's wife in Homer's Odyssey. However while we like Penelope, we weren't sure it fit her. But Penny is perfect for our little kitten.
So now I have two cats. Homer who's just over a year. And Penny who while her paper work says she is four months her vet thinks she is younger. She is still so little. Although she is growing quickly. I keep noticing he is already bigger then when we brought her home. Homer is the laid back cat. He is lazy, tolerant of the boys picking him up, and very talkative.
Penny is the ornery one. She playful, energetic, and always into sometime.
She too puts up with the boys, but will often run and disappear the first moment she can when they are around.
Even after almost a month I love them completely. Its truly great to have cats around. :)
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
For Halloween this year, Ian and Cai wanted to be characters from PBS's Dinosaur Train.
If you have never had the pleasure of watching this kids PBS show, you are missing out. ;) My boys love it. And why not. dinosaurs and trains together? What's not to love? Actually in all seriousness, its not a bad show. The main characters consist of Buddy, a T-Rex, who is adapted by a Ptreranodon family which includes Mom, Dad, Tiny, Shiny and Don, and Mr Conductor (the train conductor) who is a Troodon. Just about ever episode has them riding the Dinosaur Train to meet and learn about different dinosaurs in the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous time periods. It's amazing what new things I've learned about dinosaurs from watching this with my boys. Anyway, Ian wanted to be Buddy
and Cai wanted to be Tiny.
So I made it happen. With an XL orange sweatshirt, baseball cap, hot glue, foam balls and paint for Ian. Oh and lots of plastic bags as stuffing.
For Cai I used a M green long sleeve men's shirt, a foam visor, foam balls and paint.
They turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. The boys loved them for sure. And there were even a few people who recognized who they were without prompting. :) Score for Momma!
For Aiden I had gotten a brown 2T sweatshirt and money ears that I had planned on pairing with his brown sweats and a red T-shirt. Instant Curious George. Sadly, Aiden did not like the ears. So then he was going to wear our Elmo costume that was giving to us by a friend in KS.
But after wearing it around the house all afternoon he did not want to put it back on after I took it off to change his diaper before heading out. So I laid the Elmo, the Curious George, and Cai's Thing 1 costume from last year on the couch and had him choose. Thing 1 was picked.
Can't complain too much, I spent alot of time on that wig last year, it was nice to see it used again. :) We went trick-or-treating with Josiah in my sister-in-laws neighborhood.
One up and down her street is just long enough for the kids. Two, I happen to know many of the people living there from church and other places. And three it's fun to trick-or-treat with your cousins. I felt alittle bad that we didn't go in our own neighborhood, but by the time we got home they boys were way past tired and done. Next year, there is always next year. Right?
By the way isn't Josiah's zebra costume great? Rachel made it with black sweats, white duck tape and felt. She wanted to be able to use the sweats after she was done since they are actually Ian's and I'll want them back for the other boys later. So impressive. It was a great Halloween. Fun was had by all.
Next year Ian tells me he wants to be a ghost. We'll see if he remembers that a year from now.
|Taken by Ian while I was making dinner. I was a ballerina if you can't tell.|
Monday, November 7, 2011
Monday: Crockpot chili
Tuesday: Sweet potato and black bean burritos
Wednesday: Green spaghetti (the bottom of this post has my recipe) with side veggie
Thursday: Quiche with a potato crust
Friday: Homemade pizza
Saturday: Cheese corn chowder
Sunday: Groundnut stew and Joint b-day party for Aiden, Mark and cousin Josiah
For more menus visit Organizing Junkie. Hope you all have a Happy Monday!