Turkey Eyes

>> Friday, November 28, 2008

Our first Thanksgiving a home just the 4 of us went perfectly.

The turkey was so moist, the sides were delish and my very first pumpkin pie was so yummy. I have always made a good turkey, rubbing it down with a mixture of butter, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. The sides I'm pretty good at as well! The pie, however, I was a tad bit worried about. I got the wrong ingredient for the recipe, grabbing sweetened condense milk instead of evaporate. A very stupid move considering the recipe I was using was right on the can of Libby's Pumpkin!

Chris had warned me that he is very picky about pumpkin pie and if it doesn't turn out good he might be ruined from pumpkin pie for years! I half laughed at him but in reality, I've had a bad pumpkin pie experience myself! Back when we lived in Williams Lake, my parents made a pumpkin pie. They often baked together but this time they BOTH added the sugar in. The result was an overly sweet pie with a layer of melted sugar on top. It was horrible. Because of my ingredient mistake I was so worried we would have a sickeningly sweet pie! I decreased the amount of sugar by half hoping it would equal out.

Chris took one bite and made an awful face. My heart sank a little until I realized the Jerk was faking! He approved of my pie!

After our filling dinner and our pie, we settled down on the couch to watch Home Alone while the turkey worked it's magic.

A few photos our meal

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Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing


Oh Christmas Tree

>> Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My wonderful parents bought us a new Christmas Tree! We brought it home on Sunday and I just had to set it up! The kids helped do the bottom 3 feet, then after they went to bed, I redecorated it properly!


The Good, The Bad and the Injured.

>> Saturday, November 22, 2008

We should start with the good...everyone likes the good first right? One of the great ladies on one of my playgroups(Elizabeth's age) dug through her son's too small clothes and found some snow pants for him! Not only that but a couple of warm clothes and even a winter jacket or two! YAY! She was thankful to get rid of it to someone who needs it and I'm thankful I don't have to loose anymore snow pants to the mail thief! Oh about the mail? They are putting a flag on our address with instructions that all parcels are to be left inside the front door. She is sending her parcels to me through UPS. They are awesome and the UPS guy is easy on the eyes.

With the good there is always bad. And bad would be the two creatures I spawned. I don't know if its cabin fever from it being so cold out or what but these two kids have just been monsters lately! This morning, they were fighting over a car and Christopher bit Elizabeth in the chest. Right on her little boob. She now looks like she was part of some kinky S&M porno!

Speaking of pain. Chris out did himself yesterday. He teased me beyond belief when I nearly cut my thumb off with scissors on Christopher's birthday but now Karma has showered him in his own blood. Wow, that was a little too descriptive.
Anyway, yesterday at work while trying to cut some wires the sliced his index finger deep with a box cutter. At first, he though it's not that bad. That was until he saw the pool of blood on the floor. After soaking through 4 thick towels, they decided it was best to take him to the hospital. 6 stitches, a Tetnus shot and 4 shots of Lidicaine (which he said never worked) he went back to work. After wrappings paw, seriously with the bandages he reminds me of a dog with an injured wrapped foot, with a plastic bag so he could shower I finally got to see. 6 stitches on a cut that is about an inch long right along where your finger attaches to your hand. Stuff like that doesn't bother me a bit but it does him and while I'm looking at it, he is going pale. He doesn't find my interest in his injury at all amusing nor my jokes. Funny how he can dish it but can't take it. Typical man!


And the snow pant saga continues!

>> Thursday, November 20, 2008

Someone is stealing our mail. We had another package from eBay come with snow pants for Christopher, this time with delivery confirmation that never made it into my hands.

We filed a police report but really they aren't going to do anything about snow pants.

I really don't like people at times. Why steal someone else's package? I guess for the same reason anyone steal anything.


Lets get controversial!!

>> Tuesday, November 18, 2008

So my friend Amy posted this on my mommy board and as I watched it I just wanted to stand up and start clapping.


I've been brainwashed

>> Friday, November 14, 2008

A couple weeks ago, I was dreading Christmas or anything to do with Christmas. I hate our tree, all the plastic tips had come off so decorating it was as much fun as wrestling a cat.

My wonderful parents took pity on me, I think because they know how much I love Christmas. They bought me a new tree. Pre-lit so I don't have to fight with the damn lights! I am SO SO excited to get this tree. I'm almost giddy about it! I hope it will be in(walmart site to store) next weekend so I can decorate it on black Friday. I'm going to use our extra lights to string up around the arch way. I already have it planned out, put some Christmas carols on the ihome, make some hot chocolate for the kids and I and trim the tree then settle down with some sugar cookies and maybe a Christmas movie.


Slightly more then a little annoyed

>> Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I bought a pair of snow pants on eBay. The seller listed the shipping as standard, priority both with the option of insurance.

I chose priority thinking, hey don't need insurance on a 7 dollar item when there is track and confirm!

Of course, the pants never came. She didn't pay the .70 for tracking in the office! If I had known, I would of given her an extra .70!! Priority mail is suppose to have tracking!!!

I'm going to wait until Friday, have been in contact with her but she seems to of washed her hands of me, if I still don't have anything by Friday I'll give her some negative feedback and go through eBay to get my money back.


So its no hidden secret...

>> Saturday, November 8, 2008

I am spoiled. My parents spoil me way more then they should but when times are so tough for us, it's so nice to get something extra here and there. Especially when it's for the kids.

Last night my dad bought me a 6x9 black muslin for my little studio in the making. AKA, the place where I save money by taking pics of my kids at home instead of sears portraits.

I am so excited, I can't wait to get it! I have a roll of white salvage paper already so black muslin excites me! I can't wait to pull out some Christmas lights and take the Christmas card photo. Yes, we are those people.


First Report Card

>> Monday, November 3, 2008

Here is the rundown of Elizabth's first report card.

1- I am successful
2- I am improving
3- I am experiencing difficulty

Social Skills:
I respect the rights and feelings of others -1
I demonstrate adequate attention span- 2
I can work and play in a group-1

Reading Readiness:
I can recognize my first name-1
I can identify letters in my first name-1
I can write my name-2
I can identify some letters of the alphabet-1
I can produce some letter sounds-2
I enjoy books and stories-1
I start at the front of a book when I pretend to read-2

Gross and Fine Motor Development:
I hold crayons, markers, pencils correctly-3
I hold scissors correctly-2
I colour with control-2
I assemble simple puzzles=1
I can manipulate zippers, buttons and snaps-2
I can manipulate small objects-2
I am confident with running, jumping, and climbing-2
I can balance and control my body-2
I can catch a ball-2
I take part in games-2
I use materials to build and create-2

Math Readiness'
I can identify 9 basic colours-1
I can identify 4 basic shapes-1
I can identify some numbers-1
I can to- 28

Teachers Comments:
Elizabeth has a pleasant personality and is enthusiastic about participating. She is very helpful and dependable in the classroom. Elizabeth is well liked by the other students.

They also do the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test which she scored 74. Her vocab is that of an 8 yr old.


New Look

>> Sunday, November 2, 2008

I was going change it a while ago but I finally switched from Summer theme to a fallish theme.

If only I could get blogger to put the header I want in properly, I would be set!


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