Thursday, October 30, 2008
Posted by Elaine at 10:02 PM
I know this is cheesy, but today I made chicken noodle soup. I love to cook and bake, but I had never made my own chicken stock before - and I decided it was time to try it. While I rinsed the chickens all I could think about was the pioneer women starting with live chickens. Being able to flap the wings around on an already clean chicken is disconcerting enough. I was proud of myself just for doing this. BJ said maybe when we get our chickens we can use a live one too. Ha! Anyway, the soup tasted great, thanks to my mother-in-law's advice and recipe. And it will be a real time saver having cooked chicken in the freezer.
Posted by Elaine at 9:48 PM
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
John was showing me the different settings on my camera.
Justin is doing a trick with daddy. This doesn't make me nervous anymore. :)
Posted by Elaine at 9:28 PM
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Posted by Elaine at 11:49 AM
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Throughout today's mix of normal routine tasks and the unexpected, my thoughts keep drifting to my brother-in-law and his wife. They are flying to Hawaii right now...... BJ woke up Monday morning with strep throat and today he is finally starting to feel a little better. This was a hard week for him to be sick because of a major jr. high all-nighter on Friday and Catalyst tonight. He will have a ton of catching up to do in the next couple of days. So, our week has been a little out of sorts without his help. Then this morning Jared fell out of his seat while doing school and bonked his chin. I didn't really look at it because he never complains about pain too much. After I noticed the bleeding would not stop, I sent him to show BJ who thought he needed a stitch. I had to cut J.R.'s physical therapy a little short and we were off to the pediatrician's office. The boys and I waited for quite a while in the office, then they put numbing stuff on his chin and told us we had a half an hour to grab some lunch and return for the stitches. (It was a lot of in and out of the van with four boys!) During our wait for the stitches, BJ called and said the Wohlds just had their baby! (I love new babies!) I am so happy for them and sure hope I can squeeze in a visit while they are still in the hospital. Anyway, Jared was brave during his stitches, the boys were great at the doctor's, and now we are home. Oh to be in Hawaii, laying on the beach next to a healthy BJ with the sun beating down and my four calm boys sweetly building sand castles next to me! I hope Joey and Alison have a wonderful time - and I really hope they bring me home some chocolate covered macadamia nuts!
Posted by Elaine at 2:47 PM
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Doesn't Jesse look like a natural? Maybe he should do more than just sort the laundry for me!
Posted by Elaine at 9:28 PM
Friday, October 17, 2008
Just thought I would add this shot of J.R. He ate his whole dinner tonight!
Posted by Elaine at 7:03 PM
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Posted by Elaine at 10:29 AM
Friday, October 10, 2008
Jesse is really into money. The kid finds change everywhere we go! Just the other day at Wal-mart he found 32 cents. Every now and then I will find a penny, but Jesse finds change on the ground all the time. He is always on the hunt. Many clerks have asked me if my son has lost something because he is looking around so intently. Anyway, all that to say that when I told my son that someday he might make money using his musical talents he got really excited. I think he thinks that after a few more lessons he will be ready to play at weddings. :) Anyone recently engaged? :)
Posted by Elaine at 12:51 PM
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Praise God that tomorrow is a new day - and Friday!
After a movie for the boys, baking cookie bars for me, Daddy returning home, and bedtime, life seems better already! :)
Posted by Elaine at 6:58 PM
Friday, October 3, 2008
1- Eating sweets (hopefully with permission :) )
2- Picking berries in our garden (he picks all the strawberries - even the green ones!)
3- Rubbing J.R.'s hair ( he won't leave his brother's head alone)
4-Singing a little song
5- Helping mommy ( every time I am baking I can count on Justin to pull up a chair and tell me he wants to help. Which really means he wants a lick:) )
Happy Birthday Justin! We love you!
Posted by Elaine at 11:26 PM
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Posted by Elaine at 11:07 PM
Posted by Elaine at 10:41 PM