Friday, November 30, 2007

Thursday morning before the girls went off to school I told them to come take care of the wish bone. I was tired of seeing it sit on the counter by the kitchen sink...going on day 5. Megan rolled up her sleeves and Paige has a very serious strained expression and that darn wish bone won't break.
Then Rebel comes in to see what all the commotion is about. I am sure he thinking if only I was 4 inches taller I would get my wish.
And the winner is ....Megan and her wish is.....a Nintendo DS from Santa. Guess rolling up the sleeves worked for her.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Here's our turkey for Thanksgiving 2007!

We actually had Thanksgiving at Terry and Steve's house (Mike's sister and brother in law), but it's always nice to have turkey at we can live off of turkey sandwiches for a few days. I ended up getting off work by noon on Saturday so I came home and worked on cooking our turkey and the fixxins . It all turned out wonderful, and it was worth all the work, cause those turkey sandwiches hit the spot.

Is it just me or does Mike look like a turkey carving a turkey?
I made P.W.'s (Pioneer Womans) mashed potatoes. They were tasty, easy and buttery and no one noticed that there was cream cheese in them (reduced fat of course).

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Paige is the nice elf!
Paige in her "Santa's Sleigh Keeper" costume. She is doing a jazz dance with 3 other girls to "Jingle Bell Rock" in their dance companies production of "The Nutty Nutcracker".

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Yesterday when the girls got home from school I was in the midst of making cookies. Paige got to put the flour in and then Megan got to dump the bag of chocolate peanut butter swirled chips in and they both helped stir. But their favorite part is cleaning the beater. Not to worry the beater gets a good washing in hot soapy water after the girls get their licks in.

Take a look at Miss. Paige's pout above when she thinks she is not going to get her turn, then her frown turns upside down as soon as she gets her hand on the spoon. I tell ya at 6 and 9 years old it is just the simple pleasures that make the world go round.

Monday, November 12, 2007

A perfect weekend to sit in front of the fire with a good book.....We had a quiet weekend. Mike was recovering from a cold. Paige came home from school feeling tired and running a fever on Friday. We just sort of laid low. Mike and the girls hung out at home and watched t.v. I built a fire in the fireplace when I got home from work on Sat. The Buckeyes lost to Illinois so that was a bummer and then it rained almost all day Sunday. A good weekend to snuggle in. Paige was feeling better on Sunday so she went to her dance practice for the "Nutty Nutcracker". They get their costumes next week. That will be fun.

I had a nice chat with my sister on Saturday evening it was nice to hear her voice.

Well that is all from here, I need to go get some sheets in the laundry, and I promised the kids I would bake cookies today. I am also going to get my flu shot later today. I do not want to get sick this winter if I can help it.

Have a great week, love and hugs from Ohio!
or a warm pup in a purple beanbag!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Here are pictures (in no particular order) from Bud and Deb's Pumpkin Carving party that they threw this past Sunday afternoon. We all had a fun time carving, eating and being together.

Joe Boxer showed off his costume (Bud is his costume desinger). He was a horse this year...Giddy up Joe, we love your tail!
Here is most of the gang or those who were still there when we decided to take a group photo.
Below, the witch gets carving advice from the vampire.

Below Paige and her dragon pumpkin and froggy pumpkin, she carved them all by herself!
Below Megan working intently on her one eyed cyclops pumpkin.
Megan our little kitty with her Jack O lantern.
Megan was giving Bud the pirate carving tips, like use the big knife!
Below we have the "Adams Family Portrait" Mike/Dracula, Brandi/Jester, Paige/Witch and Megan/Black Cat

Below is a picture of Bud's Dodge that he is restoring...we don't know who is hanging out of the trunk ?
Below a bat and a cat!

Arrrrhhhhh it's pirate Bud and his BIG Jack O'Lantern!

Below Amy painting Cara's face (Cara is Bella and Caroline's mommy)
Little Miss. Bella just turned 2.
Here is little Caroline she is just 4 months old...what a little pumpkin!