Monday, November 30, 2009

Daddy went to class & we played, shopped & went out to eat!

Larry and Bev had lots of fun stuff to play with including this cool slide.

Picking dandelion this shot of Mr. Fischer

They also had a HUGE trampoline. The boys loved it!

Peek a boo Mom. We went to a great park while we were staying with Kristi's folks.

Hazen riding on top of the seat in Dad's truck. We were on the dirt road, and he was quite happy to be out of his carseat.

Hazy's new favorite thing to do is to tease us by calling us Mommy Do Dah, Daddy Do Dah
For some reason adding Do Dah to any word is really funny!
Love this little boy and his sense of humor!

I absolutely love this picture of Fischer. It captures my almost 4 year old.
He woke up this morning at 6AM and said "Mom, what day is it?"
I said "Tuesday."
"Is that the day the workers come?"
"WooHoo!" (this was said with excitement and joy and a big smile)

We were able to have shaved ice. I think the flavors were tiger blood (a mixture of strawberry and coconut), strawberry, pink lemonade & cotton candy!
After it was gone we had three little boys with red faces!
I have to admit I loved eating it almost as much as they did.

Corbin joining in on the fun.


The boys attempted to climb the ropes. This is what happened! Oops

I think I see their Dad in them? Notice the silly faces while mom takes a picture.

The Snowy Day

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving & 33/52

Yesterday was a busy & lovely day. I was able to set all of my name cards, and I even made a few extras to say Happy Thanksgiving.

21 weeks and counting...

Daddy carving the turkey and Fischer "helping" carve the turkey...

Hazen trying to reach the chocolate bells mom bought for a little treat. The boys devoured most of them before the guests even arrived!

YUM YUM Kristi gave me a recipe for this yummy dessert.

Have you ever used lists on a scrapbook page? If you haven't you should! I know years from now I will enjoy looking back at my lists lists lists!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hippopotamus Yogurt & Hippopotamus Cereal

Fischer and Hazen have been using their imaginations all morning. They just morphed from rhinos into hippopotamuses.
Fischer said, "I just dropped my hippopotamus baby off (Hazen was laying on my bed making funny baby noises) at hippopotamus g'mas house so I can buy some hippopotamus yogurt & hippopotamus cereal. I needed to drop him off because he was driving me nuts. He kept going Waaa Waaa so I dropped him off at G'mas." :)
Goldfish were the hippopotamus vitamins... they are still sitting on my carpet. I think I vaccuum up goldfish as least twice a day.

The boys have also been pretending that my bread/pizza dough rollers are combines. We saw lots of combines on our trip last week with Kristi and Corbin to see her folks.

Fischer and Hazen have also been "reading" to each other. A few of their favorites right now are Pit Pat and Big Red Barn. It amazes me that even at their age they can memorize stories and then "read" them to each other without me.

Also Chris and I caught Hazy quietly feeding his elmo baby goldfish yesterday. He was sitting on the black bean bag ( a favorite to sit on upstairs by the fire).

I love to look up and find Fischer looking at books quietly. He is getting old enough to be able to sit STILL for long periods of time.
I'm also amazed at how long Fish and Haz can play together downstairs. It used to be constant crying and fighting. I think Hazen is getting old enough that he can join in the imaginary games too. I love to hear them having visits and planning out their next imaginary game.

Last night we watched the boys downstairs do "ski jumping" tricks off of their slide. I think Dad and I were having more fun then the boys. It was pretty hysterical to watch them try to land some of their tricks. I brought Hazy's birthday slide in for the winter. Thank goodness for basements! I think it might be a little crowded upstairs for the slide.

I'm feeling a little lost right now without my camera. I left it at Kristi's folks on accident. Luckily, Kristi brought it back with her. I am going to meet her today to pick it up. I plan to take lots of everyday pictures the rest of this week.

We are having Thanksgiving at our house this year. I am really looking forward to it. I have been planning/cleaning all week. I even printed out little name cards from Adobe Photoshop for everyones plates today!!! :) I will post pictures once I have my camera. I better get busy again, but did not want to forget all the happenings this week.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A few things I don't want to forget...

Fischer sayings

"Mom, we should buy a March Tool and squirt it all around and make it March so we can get the baby out."

"Mom, when I eat snow my gum gets hard. I don't know why?!"

"Hey Amelia lets have a visit."

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Even When

Today (and everyday) I am thankful for these two. Even when they are fighting, whining, talking back, spilling food all over the floor, continually creating a mess, stealing my scrapbooking tape and pulling the entire roll out all over my upstairs, keeping me up at night, wetting the bed, and being demanding.
Even then (especially then) I am thankful to have them in my life.

Monday, November 16, 2009


The boys wanted to see my heart that I drew in the snow.

At first they thought they would try to see it by going outside.


Fischer said, "I can see the heart just fine in my warm house!"

This is not such a good idea.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Winter Wonderland & Comfort Food

I'm suppose to have a Stampin Up Party tomorrow. Hmmmm? I'm hoping at least the people from nearby can come. It sure is pretty outside right now. I might even unthaw my other macaroni and cheese pan today. It seems like a perfect day for hot chocolate & yummy comfort food!

As I look out my sliding glass doors, I can see our electric fence doing a little jig because of the weight of the snow. I can't believe that it is not windy! It feels like Steamboat...with all of this puffy snow on everything.

Berry Coffee Cake by Alison From This Front Porch

You can find her blog listed in my blogroll!

So easy and soooo good.
We enjoyed this coffee cake after meeting on Wednesday night & for breakfast on Thursday. Everyone loved it.

Macaroni and Cheese by Tracey Allbright

2 1/2 cups macaroni noodles (I've used big and small macaroni noodles.)
4 T of butter
4 T of flour
2 cups of milk (we use non-fat)
1 t salt
1 t sugar
1/2 pound processed cheese (velveeta) cubed
2/3 cup sour cream (light or fat free is fine)
1 1/3 cup cottage cheese (light or fat free is fine)
2 cups sharp chedder grated
1 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
2 tsp butter
paprika sprinkles

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Cook and drain macaroni and place in a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.

3. Melt butter over heat in medium saucepan; stir in flour and mix well. Add milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until it thickens. This part takes some time-so be ready to stand at the stove for awhile-it is well worth the effort! Add salt, sugar, and processed cheese; mix well

4. Mix sour cream and cottage cheese into sauce and pour over macaroni; mix well.

5. Sprinkle grated cheese and bread crumbs over top. (Makes it extra special with the bread crumbs.) Dot with butter and sprinkle with paprika. May be frozen at this point.

6. Bake in preheated oven at 350 for 45-50 minutes. Serves 6. Makes great left overs!

I actually doubled the recipe, and made two pans of macaroni so I could freeze one pan. It is so nice. I just think if I am going to make the mess I might as well double it so we can enjoy it some other time! You know for that night when you don't feel like making a huge mess and cooking.

Dennis the Menace

I think this may be what the artist for Dennis the Menace had in mind when he was trying to create the stereotypical boy!
Bed Head (love the one little spike sticking up!)
Scab under his nose from falling
Milk Moustache
Food bits on face from breakfast...:)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Who could resist this face?

"Mom, can we please have an ice cream sandwich?"

It would not have been a problem except is was 8:12AM.
Who lets their children have ice cream sandwiches that early?
I did. I definitely (there is that word again :)) could not resist the expression on either Fischer or Hazen's face.
***The boys were awake at 6AM, and they had eaten breakfast. So 8AM is a long time after, right?!? :)


Forever In Blue Jeans

This picture makes me laugh. I had my window open, and Hazy J on my lap. You can tell by my hair that the wind was blowing.

I love that you can imagine Hazy's little expression just from the wrinkles on his forehead. The boys love to ride up front with me when we are on the dirt roads.
I know I will miss this when they are too big to sit on my lap!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Wow I have been spelling this word wrong here lately!
I kept spelling it definately.

I'm sorry but does anyone else have trouble sometimes with the way words look.

Definitely Definitely Definitely

It just does not look right to me. Oh well. I guess we all had a little spelling lesson today.

Yes I know weird things bug me. :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A picture of baby #3

Fischer cooked me a really nice meal last night. As he was bringing it to me he said, "Okay Mom I cooked a really good dinner for you, now don't fuss about it."
I think he has heard this a few times before. :)

This is exactly what I see when the boys are jumping on the old couch downstairs. They love it!

I promised to post a picture of baby #3. I hope you can sort of tell that it is a little baby. Ultrasounds are hard to see sometimes. Don't you just love my Thomas magnet?!?
I am definitely the mother of little boys under the age of 4.