Sunday, November 30, 2014
The bummer about this is that it was the long-awaited "learn to sew AG clothes" day with Auntie Sue. The double bummer was that Aunt Sue also got the bug. This was only good in making Shelby feel like she was not the only reason "sewing with Sue" got canceled. But we do feel very badly that Aunt Sue got invaded by germs too. Thankfully Shelby never threw up and her throat feels better, and she actually moved from her top bunk to the floor this evening (and she sorta smiled for this photo :)). My hope is she is better for school tomorrow b/c tomorrow starts our crazy week of ballet busyness among other things (like our house being inspected for 3 hours tomorrow morning..I cannot keep a pukey kid in the van for 3 hours!) Anyway....so let's just hope and pray the germs stop here. I would have aired out the home on this 60 degree balmy day, but we are having radon testing done and are not to have any doors or windows open. Go figure. I also go no Christmas stuff put up today. Not the productive/healthy day we were hoping for. Sigh. And did I mention my least favorite month is almost here...I am really trying to not be scroogy about the holidays, but I fear I have already failed. I hope Dec. is more pleasant that I think it will be....
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
And now it's time to snuggle in my warm bed. I am quite certain I won't thaw out from this evening til the weekend is over. Yet, somehow I need to make it through a couple more outdoor activities this weekend. Wish my FL body luck!
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The girls after helping me make the Turkey cupcakes. I am scrounging for new turkey/pilgrim food ideas....we have done just about every cookie/cakepop in the book, but oddly enough have not done a cupcake...so that is what we went with for this Turkey Day!
For now, it's off to bed to rest up for lots of food and family time with the Stegs on Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
We sure had a good ol' time and I will have to post more pics later (when my laptop is not overheating every 2 mins). But above is us about to chow-down (or partially chowing :)). We had the most fun prepping for the day with T-day crafting last night and this morning (see the T-day banner behind us made with hand-turkeys from all 5 kids, the wax paper and real fall leaf placemats made by Hailey, the name cards made by Shelby, the napkin rings made by Hailey, and the thankful tree made by us all. And the food made by all us girls! It was scrumptious! Aunt Sue came over about 1pm and we just dug right in. She taught us how to make a cherry cheesecake, then we moved on to all the sides and the main course. I wish I had taken a pic of the menu that Shelby made. It said it all perfectly--yummy parm crusted chicken, scalloped potatoes, creamed corn, cheese garlic rolls....it was all amazing and we almost had to roll ourselves to the couch bc we ate so much! We even had a magic show and dancing/musical entertainment in the basement. :) Then we somehow managed to stuff in the cherry cheesecake and delicious sweet potato pie made by Aunt Sue! It was divine! I feel I could burst now! But, boy, was it a fun day. I think we all agreed that we need to have "cooking with Sue" every week so we can learn how to make food better! She is a great cook and a wonderful teacher. Hailey really enjoyed it (she is our cook in the family)....and I have a feeling we might need to add "sewing with Sue" after tomorrow's one-on-one time with Shelby. Feeling very blessed tonight that I have family in town to spend holidays with...and so grateful we had this special time to cook and eat! Now I'm off to roll myself to bed! lol :)
(p.s....Nina, that stuff in our glasses is Shelby's special "sparkling cranberry juice"...I guess you could call that "special wine" :))