Sunday, December 28, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Little Cameron finally arrived Thursday night at 10:24. It was a rough day. They started me at about 9:00 in the morning, but the poor little guy just didn't want to come on his own. The cord was wrapped around his neck, and he was facing the wrong way so he wouldn't finish dropping all the way. After trying all day to get me dilated all the way, the doctor decided to do a C-section. He had a fever for some reason too, but he is doing well now. They had him hooked to an IV for the first couple of days and he is in great shape now. He loves to sleep ALL day long and thinks he should be awake at night. His big brothers think he is great and I have a feeling that we are going to have to watch Jay like a hawk around him. I am pretty sore right now and am looking forward to a few weeks of rest before I try to do too much other stuff around the house. There will be more pictures to follow soon I am sure.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Jay enjoying the magical sounds of winter. (as magical as they can be when sung by 5-8 year olds.)
And singing the reindeer song. again, he's the one in the middle.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Kevin turned 31 on November 25th. We had a small birthday party at home with just us and the boys, and it was a pretty relaxing night. He got a new sweatshirt, a new jacket and a chest pack for fishing. I think he was fairly pleased, but I think he liked his cherry cheesecake the best.Next came Thanksgiving. we spent the weekend in Idaho Falls with Kev's family. His sister Kim just bought a house there and she had plenty of room for everybody. It was a lot of fun, and a lot of good food. This is the only picture I have from the weekend. Kev's sister Kim gave him these "daddy and me" aprons for his birthday. So Tyler and him sported them while they made some sushi. We also braved the crowds for the day-after-Thanksgiving sales. It was early, and it was tiring, and it was crowded, but we made it. I spent a ton of money on socks at Fred Meyer and finished up what little shopping I had left, so I suppose it was a productive morning. We'll see if it is something I do again next year. (5 am is VERY early.) I will say how proud I am of Kevin. I showed him something I wanted in one of the ads, and he went (at 5 a.m.) and waited in line for an hour for my present. I think he had to hit the busiest store of the morning. But he was a trooper, and got the last one that was in stock. Thanks Kev!
This picture is from Thanksgiving, too. Tyler put on grandpa's glasses and we thought he looked like "Ralphie" from the movie "A Christmas Story". What does anyone else think?Yesterday we put up our Christmas decorations. My camera batteries were dead, so this picture is actually from today. The boys love having the house decorated, and Jay can't keep his hands off of the ornaments and candy canes. Hopefully everything stays intact until Christmas. Now we are just waiting for the baby to come. Only two 1/2 weeks to go! We can't wait, thankfully all of our Christmas preparations are done, so now all we have to do is sit and wait and enjoy the Holidays.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I also found a cute recipe on the playhouse Disney website the other day for some turkey cupcakes. I decided Jay and I needed to make those today. They are not as cute as the website, but oh well. I am ok with having turkeys that look like they are wearing sunglasses.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Jay doing the football throw
Before trick-or-treating. This is our friends Val and Megan's little boy Jack. Appropriately he was a "Jack-in -the-box".
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Kev's cousin Sara made this for her family last week, I stole the idea because I thought it was so cute. This is our "yummy Mummy Calzone". (Before I baked it)
Yummy Mummy Calzone (after baking, it needs a little help), and our "bone breadsticks"
"Blood Red Jell-o" and of course, our yummy drink-"Green Goblin Snot".
We are also having salad, I wouldn't be a good mom if there were no vegetables offered at the table. However, I wasn't creative enough to come up with a fun name for that. It's not like a tricky name would make my kids eat salad anyway,right?
Tyler taking the guts out. He wasn't going to do it, but we told him he either had to take the seeds out of his own pumpkin or go to his room. After he chose to go to his room, we told him he just had to take SOME of the seeds out himself. That worked a little better, but he still whined when he did it.....woosie.
Ty watching dad carve Jay's pumpkin
Decorating and eating sugar cookies while Kev and I cut the pumpkins
Ty with his finished product
And Jay with his (of course, not looking at the camera)On the porch with their pumpkins ( Jay is thinking he's a little bit scared, and Ty is thinking "Holy smokes, it's cold out here, why did I want to wear shorts for my pajamas tonight?")
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Ty took this picture of Jay and me. Not to shabby for a five year old.
Ty and Jay enjoying the beautiful Fall day!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Believe it or not, this is the majority of the kids dancing
Kevin's football team did win their game also, so that made it an even better dance.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
2 (.25 ounce) envelopes active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 quart vegetable oil for frying
1/3 cup butter
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
4 tablespoons hot water or as needed
Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water, and let stand for 5 minutes, or until foamy.
In a large bowl, mix together the yeast mixture, milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening, and 2 cups of the flour. Mix for a few minutes at low speed, or stirring with a wooden spoon. Beat in remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough no longer sticks to the bowl. Knead for about 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Place the dough into a greased bowl, and cover. Set in a warm place to rise until double. Dough is ready if you touch it, and the indention remains.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and gently roll out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a floured doughnut cutter. Let doughnuts sit out to rise again until double. Cover loosely with a cloth.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in hot water one tablespoon at a time until the icing is somewhat thin, but not watery. Set aside.
Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large heavy skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Slide doughnuts into the hot oil using a wide spatula. Turn doughnuts over as they rise to the surface. Fry doughnuts on each side until golden brown. Remove from hot oil, to drain on a wire rack. Dip doughnuts into the glaze while still hot, and set onto wire racks to drain off excess. Keep a cookie sheet or tray under racks for easier clean up.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
This is the spooky tree that we got to decorate with "scary" monster ornaments. Scary acording to Jay anyway. If you look on the very bottom of the picture you can kind of see part of a spider ring that is hooked to our "spider web". Jay thinks this is real, he will not look at it, will not touch it. He had quite the fit when I put it on to show him it was a toy and a ring. He thought it was going to bite my face and he grabbed it and tossed it to the floor. Apparently plastic spiders are dangerouse now too.
These are the tasty donuts I made for dessert. Can someone give me a shout-out for being so domestic please? All I can say is Y-U-M-M-Y! (Oh, and maybe a LITTLE BIT fattening.)
Monday, October 6, 2008
Tyler and Jay with the happy couple. Ignore Tyler's odd face and Jay playing with the bouquet.
And of course the couple during their dance, I love the back of her dress, it just looks so heavy.