Monday, February 28, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
A strange request, but okay. If you really want it in your senior yearbook someday.....
She got really sick last week, and even after a week on antibiotics she isn't back to normal. Everyday, twice a day, I have to give her The Medicine. Her 15 minute fits have been reduced to just a minute or two of panic and hysteria thanks to an M&M chaser.
Monday, February 21, 2011
They aren't too spicy, they just have a nice kick. My experience with the Archer Farms brand has been pretty hit or miss, but this one is a winner.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
There is only one potty that Skylar likes to use, and so it goes with us everywhere. (And yes, I pour the pee out when I hope nobody's looking. We have become our own third world country). She goes in parking lots with the world watching (I attempt to hide her), and she is not ashamed. Afterall, she's seen her friends pee in their potties in their cars. It's what the two-something crowd is doing these days. This picture was taken at Costco. My apologies to the world.
And speaking of Costco, this past week I've been reunited with some of my great retail loves.
First a friend called to see if we were up for making a trip to Hobby Lobby with her and her two kids. She had previously told me there was one an hour away. I had no idea it was so close. Um...hello? YES, we are ALWAYS up for a trip to Hobby Lobby. So into the minivan we all piled, the children were sedated with the dvd player, and an hour later, there I was.......at the gates of heaven otherwise known as Hobby Lobby. Oh how I've missed it. I wondered the aisles weeping for joy. Okay not quite. But almost. I could have stayed for hours.
Then Skylar and I headed to West Point for a few days to visit my parents and while there we took a trip to Costco. Glory, glory, hallelujah. I have missed Stuffmart and the endless aisle of bulk items I never knew I needed. 500 rolls of toilet paper? 10 pounds of frozen ravioli? Tummy toning underwear in 12 packs? Why yes, please.
And lets not forget the snack bar and samples. I mean really, isn't that half the reason why we all go?
Papa hooked Skylar up with some frozen yogurt and we all helped her eat it (hence the mustache in the first picture).......
And finally, on the way back home we stopped in Syracuse to go to Chipotle. (Can you hear the angels singing? I know I can.) They recently opened one, and now a second one is about to open. There are no pictures to document the occasion.....the camera was the last thing on my mind. It was just me and the burrito bowl. And Skylar. She was there somewhere too, it's all a blur now. A yummy, yummy blur.
So really who needs warm weather and sunshine when there is retail therapy to be had?
Monday, February 14, 2011
His uncooperative little Valentine.....
I had to put her on a table to keep her from running away.
She's already making big plans for you when you get home, plans that include going to a hotel. She says your going to do lots of swimming with "big splashes" and "throwing her higher" in the air. So get ready. Because I'm pretty sure your little sidekick isn't going to let you out of her sight again.
We love you!
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
So since there is absolutely nothing interesting to say, I'm just going to post random pictures from our day.
Sabot spends his mornings locked up on one side of the house to keep him from waking up Skylar. He stands there and licks the glass and it makes me a little crazy.
And here is my dinner companion. Really appetizing, isn't it?
And that my friends, is just another day in paradise.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
But the good news is today it's above zero! Barely.
All I can think when I look at this picture is....was I supposed to cut back those cone flower bushes on either side of the walk? Are they going to bloom this year, or did I mess them up forever? Is it too late to do it now? I trimmed back everything else, but these were the last to bloom. (Help gardeners!)
My job is to sit inside the tee-pee while Skylar shuttles books back and forth from the playroom for us to read. I can handle that.
And that is the latest from Narnia.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
There are lots of delicious recipes out there using Nutella.
Ever since I saw this recipe on Giada's show a few years ago, I've wanted to buy an ice cream maker just to try it. But that didn't seem like a good enough reason to buy a new appliance.
I made a basket of chocolate filled crescent rolls for bible study this morning......
Just put a dollop of Nutella on a packaged crescent roll, roll it up, bake it and you have yourself a faux chocolate croissant.......
They are best eaten straight from the oven while the chocolate is all melty and warm.
Warning: do not make these alone, they are addicting. Be sure you have plenty of people around you to disperse them to.