Saturday, February 28, 2009
I had this bag of mini M&Ms, and I was too lazy to go track down the scissors to open it properly. I figured I could just open it without them. In a total comedic moment, the bag burst open and there were mini M&Ms all over my desk. This photo is of the ones on my keyboard.
I'll probably be finding the little Ms for a while. Or one of my guys will. ;)
Friday, February 27, 2009
The first cake ended up being tossed before it was ever frosted. I decided to make another today. It turned out super yummy. One of my favorite parts is the black heart sprinkles. I'm not a fan of the holiday, so they were perfect!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
As I was leaving my parent's house after finally dropping off the boys, I noticed these dark clouds hanging over the valley. Unfortunately, I only had my iPhone with me, so I couldn't quite capture what I saw. One day I'll learn to take the good camera with me everywhere.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
It was driving him crazy to not know what we were going to do, so I asked him what he would find fun to do. He wanted to go to the library. Once he got the idea in his head, then that's where we needed to go. Momma didn't have a problem with it, since it's free and brought us close to the mall where I wanted to do a bit of shopping.
The pic of the day is of Paul reading at the library. He loves to look through books and could spend a great deal of time finding his favorite characters and stories.
Monday, February 23, 2009
I've mentioned it before, but one of the things I really like about living out here is the wildlife. A blue jay really isn't that monumental, but they're still so vivid and fun to see.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
The boys took to all the family right away. They're nice people, and of course, it was quite the sacrifice for my boys to be the center of attention. ;)
Posing with us was my cousin's little girl. She and Paul hit it off right away, and Paul's already asking when he'll get to see his new cousin again.
Friday, February 20, 2009
This picture is of the seals. The Oregon Zoo has quite a few more water exhibits than our local zoo, and they were all pretty cool. The seals in this exhibit were having tons of fun just swimming around and around. I liked the motion in this shot.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Today's picture is after we got to the hotel and put everyone in their pajamas. This is Matt's first hotel experience. I managed to take an okay picture from my phone while holding Matt.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
I should have realized it wasn't a match made in heaven on the day they came out (at the last possible moment of our four hour window) and the guy cruised on over to the neighbor's house all the while telling me that he'd be right there.
So I waited and watched the time when I needed to leave to take my son to preschool get closer and closer. Finally he shows up and I need to go. I tell him I'll be back in about an hour and he's like, no it just takes 15 minutes, we'll have to reschedule. Um, no. So I was late to preschool.
On top of that, when we moved into the house our cable box had been hit (probably by the moving van of the people moving out). He noticed our box was destroyed, looked at it and never said a thing. I thought, oh they'll come fix it. Um, no.
But the capper was when we started getting really terrible reception. I'm talking, "gee, shouldn't you get new rabbit ears" reception. I figured it was the destroyed box and exposed cables, but a chat with my friends out in the area revealed that we weren't the only ones.
It was time for a change. DirecTV had been advertising quite a bit, so I looked into it and discovered that for just $2 extra a month we could get so much more. The decision was easily made.
We signed up a couple of weeks ago and the installation was today. The pic of the day is of the box in our bedroom.
I'm never looking back! :)
Sunday, February 15, 2009
No one ever could have told me how much these simple little gifts would mean the world to me. It's nice to know that my parents probably really did appreciate those silly little things we made growing up.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
My dear, sweet father brought over (and left on the porch) enough Gatorade for the next big game. The Pedialyte is for my sick baby.
Happy Valentine's Day!!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Why do I share this? Eh, because I can.
Actually, this was kind of an experiment on whether I could successfully snap a pic with my left hand. I think you can see the damaged part under the nail too. It's the dark line between the white of the nail and the pink.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Either way, it was the sweetest thing, and a few days later they're still looking great!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
I set my camera out on the porch railing, put it on the night-time setting, and hit the button. This is one of three shots I took. The flash isn't ideal, but I think it gave the right amount of light to make the rest of the exposure turn out well.
Not the shot of a seasoned photographer by any means, but I like it.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
And here's the picture of me for the month!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
In desperation, I called my mom to find out what she would do for my brother when he had ear infections. We put a bit of oil in the ear, a cotton ball, and secured it with a band aid. It helped a bit and eventually he fell asleep.
Here is the picture from this morning.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I couldn't really decide which picture to use. There are some really cute ones of him, but I have other blogging for them. So for now I'm posting this one of his gifts from dad, mom and brother.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Anyway, here's the finished product.
They are Cookies and Cream Cupcakes. I think they turned out okay. Based on the batter, I think they might be a bit too floury, but they smell pretty good. I also think I might have gone after those poor Oreos a bit too much. It sure was fun to crush them though.
Now I have to figure out a frosting. I want something light. I'm going to try to find a whipping cream frosting. Or maybe mousse.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
We moved a few months ago at probably the worst time possible. It was the end of September and hubby was back at work after being off for the summer - not the ideal time to move. Our move went very quickly and ended up being a lot of people helping us cram a lot of stuff in boxes.
One of the things I like to do for the boys' birthdays is put together a compilation of the videos from their year. Matt's party is on Saturday, and I was sure these tapes were in a particular box.
The problem? No box.
On my "day off" I spent the entire morning trying to track down this box. I touched every single box in the house at least three times and it was no where to be found. I spent so much time on this particular project that I almost didn't get Paul to preschool on time, I forgot his shin guards for soccer, and was an overall crabby mom.
On the way home from soccer, I called Rob and begged him to go looking one more time. By the time I got home he had found my missing box. The box I though I was looking for had already been unpacked. The box for this set of tapes was in a box full of shoes.
Of course. They were in a shoe box after all.