Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Naughty, not me.

I asked Sinclaire if she was being naughty and her response was,

"Nope, not anymore."

I just love three year olds.

Monday, September 29, 2008


I have been waiting for the pictures we took on Saturday so I could post about our ride, but I haven't gotten them yet. So I thought I would go ahead and then maybe put the pictures up later.

Nan and I biked from one end of the Greenway to the other and back again. A total of 54 miles. Do you know what it is like to sit on a bike seat for 54 miles? Oh my, did my butt hurt. We started at mile 106 and biked to Losantville, mile 87. We stopped and had a snack, then we went back. We were almost to mile 106 when we came across this wonderful little place called The Island. This guy had built a little island in his back yard and fenced it off and made it look like you were really on an island. It had sand all over with beach chairs and real palm trees and tropical plants. Of course fake flamingos. He had a little shack where he made some very tasty treats. Nan and I both got the wild berry smoothie with a scoop of ice cream. It was a very cute little place and what a great idea. A much need rest for the rear was appreciated along with a cool drink. Well, we started on our way again and finally made it to Gaston, mile 113.5. We took some pictures and we were on our way. We pulled into the parking lot we were done. I have never moved that much in my whole life in one day I am sure of it. It took about 5.5 hours. I think if we do it again we can do it faster, but I am not sure when that will be. We had a great time and didn't really care how long it took us. Anyone is welcome if we do it again, just let us know if you want to have a sore butt for days.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Family Fun

My sister,her children, and my mom came today. We made bracelets and then we went to the children's museum. We had a great time. Jessie made three bracelets for her little friends and Sinclaire made three for herself, I think. The kids loved the museum. Kit Kat loved the space and just ran around almost the entire time.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Yum, pudding!!!

We had thought about giving Kit Kat a spoon to use, and we held out for a while, but we finally gave in. Look at the fabulous way she just knew what to do with it. And look at that smile, what a happy girl.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New Monitor #2

What a pain. We got the other monitor and then when it was all up and going there was a spot on it about dime size. So we had to take it down and get a different one.

So here is the quilt I have been working of the past couple of months. Finally done. I read somewhere that there is nothing better than folding a finished quilt, I did feel relief if nothing else. It turned out pretty good, it was the first one I have quilted on my machine. I just love all the colors.

Now I just have to finish a baby quilt for my new niece Emma. She was born a couple of weeks ago, so I have plenty of time to finish it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New Monitor

Ok, the monitor has been acting up for awhile now and it finally went down this last week. It would work for a few minutes and then just go blank. It was kind of frustrating. So now I can finally blog all of my good ideas. I will start by sharing the most wonderful recipe for chicken salad ever.

4 cups chicken
2 cups chopped grapes
2 cups chopped red apple
2 cups mayo-I used less
1 1/2 cups chopped celery

1 1/2 cups chopped cashews
1-2 T Ranch dressing powder(or to taste)
1/2 t pepper

It is so good. Thank you Megan, or your mom, or who ever gave it to you. Everyone loved it tonight.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Birthday Girl

The feared machine in the background

I am pretty sure Kit Kat loves "Turtle"
I just love the face

Sinclaire had a wonderful birthday on Wednesday. Grandma took her and Kit Kat to Build A Bear and I would like to say that she loved it, but she was a little afraid of the filling machine. I had to step on the pedal to fill the bear and the turtle. Oh, well she liked washing it and had a great time picking out outfits to dress the bear. I think her favorite things were the panties she picked out. They were pretty cute. We had to get the roller skates. They are just so darn cute.
We then played at the play place in the mall. It is fun and has a really spongy floor. Sinclaire is a little shy of children, but there was this one little boy there that she cried every time he came near. Grandma thinks he snuck in a hit while no one was looking.

Sinclaire picked a sun cake. I was so excited at the beginning at how easy it sounded. Then I began to frost it. All those little "rayes" were terrible to frost. I had just cut the other round cake and made them, well as you all know the inside of a cake is not very easy to frost. By the end I had ran out of frosting anyway, but Sinclaire still loved it. I think the nose was her favorite part. She got lots of new clothes and toys and videos but I think her favorite present are the pair of scissors. Most mornings since her birthday she woken up and asked to cut. My daughter the cutter.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Love being a mommy

Do you ever have those days that you just really like your children. I mean REALLY like them. You sit down at the end of the day and you can't even think of a time when you lost it. Today was that day. I didn't even want them to do to bed they were so good. I have been playing the day back and forth trying to memorize it so we can do it all again, but I am sure that will not happen. Tomorrow we will be going to grandma's. It is Sinclaire's birthday and she is so excited.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Biking Bug

This morning I went for a bike ride. I have caught the bug in the last month and I finally got a bike. So I went this morning. Last night I asked Sam if he thought the greenway was safe and he said yes. I asked him if it was safe in the morning and he said yes. So I was feeling pretty good until I left this morning after this conversaton.

"Just go north on the greenway."

I responed with, "What, you told me I would be safe."

Sam said, "You will be, just go north on the greenway."

So all the way to the greenway I was freaking myself out thinking little men were going to jump out of the bushes. I didn't even make it to the greenway. I just came home. Plus, what was I thinking. You can't even see the road in the morning. It was a wonder I didn't hit a pot hole in this town and die.

So I either need a biking partner, anyone up for it?
Or I will have to join the Y.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

A lot of Canning

These are a few of my peaches. I thought they looked a little like an army ready to strike. I ended up canning 78 quarts. I am pretty sure that will last us for the year. I love them. There is nothing like opening a can of home canned peaches. I think my favorite way to eat them is with cottage cheese. I know when I was little my aunt used to eat them like that and I would think it was disgusting. My best friend in college also ate them like that, and I thought it was disgusting. But for some reason I love it now.

I am not sure why I have such a fondness for them, but I can remember staying at a cousins house when I was little and eating a whole jar of them. Isn't that gross. That is like eating seven peaches. You would think after that I would have gotten sick. But I didn't and I still love them.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Staying with papa is painful

While I was away for the day Kit Kat was injured. Sam is not sure what she cut her finger on, but she bled for almost a half hour. I looked at her pj's and they looked terrible. Blood was splattered all over the front of her shirt. Looks like she liked the band aid. I think she even tried to eat it.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

NASTY little secret

Kit Kat loves the potty. No, not to use it, to play in it. If I haven't heard her for awhile I am pretty sure I will find her in the bathroom. She is not playing in the big potty every time I go in there, sometimes she has opened the little potty and is sitting with her feet in the hole. I would take a picture to make this more interesting, but I think you know why I don't. I could keep the door closed all day to the bathroom, but the key word here is I. There is another little lady that lives here that just can't seem to keep the door shut.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New Camera

I know it has been awhile, but I just stayed away until I had something to tell again. This is the new camera we purchased after one long, 15 minute with two small children, trip to Best Buy and a little reminder to Sam that I needed a new one that week. It is small and a perfect fit. I know the picture I found to post is lame, but the best I could find. So I will try to keep you posted of all the things I did when I took my little three week vacation from the computer.