Wednesday, July 29, 2009
They make up for it with a nice long break in October, and another in April. I like it that way. It makes for some fun in Utah where we can crunch leaves under our feet.
Here are the big kids! Ready for their first day! Note to self: if you are going to buy Abby a cute shirt and cute pants... she needs cute shoes to go with them. NOT her rainbow stripped tennis shoes. . (Check)
We had to book it pretty fast. . in true form, we were late for the first day and missed lining up. . .
You know, I just wanted to see them sweat a little . . HURRY KIDS!! WE ARE TAKING PICTURES AS WE GO!!!!
OK! STOP HERE AND LOOK AT ME! I NEED A PICTURE OF YOU NOT WALKING!!!
The standers by. . . Wade only asked for Abby or, "Where's Abby??" 300 times the first day. . only 289 the second. We are making some improvements. . ..
parting with his other mommy is such sweet sorrow. . .
Next up? 2 BIRTHDAYS (in a row) and a BAPTISM! :)
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Because you are looking like a total and complete idiot.
And if I DID ever feel sorry for you,
because sometimes your wife seems REALLY over the top,
Now, I DON'T.
Because you pierced both your ears (and I am pretty sure you are over 30)
And because I just read THIS story, and it is seriously SO DUMB.
And I think you and Kate have had just a WEE BIT TOO MUCH ATTENTION.
But at least she is not galavanting around the world with a paparazzi pack.
She is at home with the kids.
And right now, she is looking a whole lot more put together than you.
And your 30-something mid-life crisis.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
It could also be that:
I am getting the kids ready to start school on Monday
I am still unpacking boxes
I am planning a baptism
I am trying to get back on a "routine"
I am trying to work out (that isn't happening much)
I am trying to plan/think about 3 birthdays coming up
I am still going through 3 weeks of mail (ALMOST DONE!)
Anywho. . .
For those of you that don't know, my sister and I maintain a food blog. My OTHER sisters are supposed to contribute too (HELLO!) but really, it is just me and my little sis. We love to cook, we love to look at food blogs. . . we love food. But, she says we are LAME because we don't take pictures of our food. I have COMMITTED to adding pictures to our food blog, and so, while I was in SLC, she made me the Leige Sugared Waffle Recipe. You might ask, what the heck is a Leige Sugared Waffle . . and to that I would say, "A PIECE OF HEAVEN!" Here are some pix to prove it.
Just about ready to be shoved in my mouth. . .
It is sooooooooo good I might not waste it on the kids. . .
If you have a small soiree of people coming for breakfast, I would highly recommend pulling this recipe out. It is like a cross between a waffle and a bread? (It is kinda bread-like dough) and you put these special sugar crystals in it (found at your nearest European market) and boy. . . does it make for one FABULOUS CULINARY EXPERIENCE.
Thanks again Hillary for making them for me. . . L.O.V.E.D. them. Believe me, these pictures, as good as they look, don't do them justice!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Here goes. . .
You give your toddler a hot chocolate chip cookie! He smiles in delight!
He looks at the cookie and tries to imagine how he is going to eat it, because it is warm, and not quite set up.
He looks at you in frustration, because it seems as if you are pulling an evil trick on him. I mean, warm cookie, gigantic mess. . I mean. . how is he supposed to get around THAT one?
You start to snicker, because it seems kinda funny and. .
You start to feel bad so, you take a picture of the person who thinks it IS funny,
(because, really, it was)
And you have to sneak one more in of the cute girl with the curl RIGHT in the middle of her forehead!
Check back soon for the rest of our summer adventures!