Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I am on the hunt for some great poems. Here's what I'm looking for:
  • appropriate for 3rd-4th grade girl
  • great for oral reading (so about the 5 minute range)
  • includes multiple voices
  • if it requires an accent - british is about all she can do
  • not done to death!
Let me know if you've got anything awesome I should look up!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

This year Jonathan will be playing tee ball and Kaitlin will be playing softball. Tonight Charles practiced catching "ground balls" with the kids. I think this is going to be fun. All consuming for 3 months, but fun!
Kaitlin's team colors are black and hot pink - she is so happy!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

We are pretty sure Charles has dry sockets. He has an appt with the oral surgeon tomorrow afternoon. He has been so miserable this past week. I feel so awful for him.
Kaitlin once again has a fever. What is up with these once a month fevers! Tomorrow is class picture day, so I guess she won't be in her class picture this year.
However, tomorrow will be Jon's very first class picture:)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Annual V-Day Banquet

This is the cake my parents brought to celebrate our birthdays (29 and 30 this year)

This is the top of the desk my parents brought. My dad built this for Kaitlin at Christmas and they brought it to us this trip. Mandy, notice what picture she chose for the top;)

Here's Kaitlin at her new desk in her pink office chair. She swears homework is more fun here;)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Just to Keep Up

Thursday: leftover day. We had manwich or pork tacos - whatever your little heart desired
Friday: BBQ shrimp with baked beans, corn on the cob and salad
Saturday: got taken out to Road House for my birthday. I had beef tips and a loaded sweet potato FYI;)
Sunday: Turkey for lunch and V-day banquet at the church

Tomorrow is Charles oral surgery day to get all four wisdom teeth out so say a little prayer. Those of us who have been there dread it for him!!! I am about to go make some potato soup for tomorrow. Poor baby!!!

Expect a few pictures tomorrow.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


So Tuesday supper was in fact Sh*ke and B*ke chicken, baked beans, plum (instead of nectarine), and potatoes and onions with bell pepper and celery(instead of mashed potatoes).
I tried to have some softy foods, because poor Charles is absolutely miserable with his wisdom teeth which are all 4 coming out Monday. Bless his heart!
Tonight's plan: Pork Tacos
Wednesday night is always crunched for cooking time, because we have GA's and church. So when I sub on Wednesdays (which I am not today) it is really crazy and we usually do something frozen. Today I am doing a meal that is mostly crock pot cooking wise.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What's Cookin'

I have this memory of my Aunt Sherry (not known for her singing) at the VFW once when I was little singing:
"Hey Good Lookin'. What ya got cookin'? How's about cookin' something up with me!"
That's all she sang. Then she offered to sing it backwards and turned around and sang it again.
This was her way of announcing who was singing next and an attempt to be funny.
Random memory - but the title of this post made me think of it.

Anway - I'm trying to be so good. Eating out is our downfall! It is unhealthy (as it is usually DQ) and terribly hard on the pocket book. So this week I am going to attempt to blog what we actually eat for supper. I may sometimes tell you what the plan was and what actually happened as they are so often different. Not one night should be "we went out to eat". Ah - accountability

So: Monday....Sloppy Joes, corn on the cob, ceaser salad, blackberries
The plan for Tuesday (tonight): Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, baked beans, nectarine
(Now you will know when I post after supper whether or not the plan worked).