Sunday, March 28, 2010
Adding to the choas and the need to take more things, is a transitional season beach trip when the day to day, sun up to sun down temperatures range from 52 to 92. Not only do I need to pack everyone sunscreen, shorts, and bathing suits, but we will also need long sleeve tees and hoodies.
I despearately wish my nitpicking non-decisive self would take packing advice from my three year old (who actually sat in his car seat for two hours prior to departure). He was SO ready to GO!
Surf board for self.... check.
Surf board for brother.... check.
Baby gate for sister.... check.
Buzz Lightyear wings.... check.
Toy Story sand bucket.... check.
All packed and ready to leave for the beach!
And then once we got there...
All dressed and ready for a day on the beach!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
"Mo-mmy! Da-ddy! There are fuzzy things on Bugs Bunny again! Can you fix the TV?"
I can tell you it did not look anything like below.
Yes. That is my 5 year old on an iTouch playing games and my 3 year old watching himself pretending to be Buzz Lightyear on the Flip Video.
Soooo 2010. I don't even want to think what my grandchildren may be doing in 2050. Dear Lord! I will be 80 then. I'll be lucky if I'm still breathing.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
So, in honor of this tradition I thought I would share a suuuuuper easy casserole with you.
Layer the following in a 9x13 baking dish:
:: 1 pound of shaved corn beef
:: 1 14 oz can of sauerkraut
:: 1 1/2 cups of Thousand Island Dressing
:: 2 cups shredded or 8 slices of Swiss Cheese
:: 6-8 slices of cubed and toasted rye bread
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until cheese melts.
This recipe is SO easy, that you CANNOT mess it up. In fact, you can easily change it to your liking with no fear of ruining the final product. If you like yours more or less meaty, add more or less meat. If you like it more or less tangy, add more or less kraut, if you like it more or less creamy, then add more or less dressing. Well, you get the idea. You really can't mess this one up.
Come to think of it, any other day of the year you can subsitute Pastrami for the Corn Beef. OR, you could even use Ham and maybe Gilled Onions and BBQ sauce with Cheddar Cheese and Texas Toast. Mmmm! Or how about Roast Beef with Peppers, Horseradish, Provolone, and Sourdough? Okay, okay, I'm getting a little off track, but hopefully that will give you a few ideas of some things you could do to switch up this super easy concoction.
I hope you enjoy the meal and all the time you will save!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
All the kids (ages 3-12) were divided into two teams for Survivor Challenges.
The teams were evenly matched. The Yellow Team won the Bocce contest 3-0 while the Green Team filled their container from the water ballon toss in record time. In the end, the Green Team pulled out the overall victory by completing their "TRIBE" puzzle necklace relay ahead of the Yellow Team.
(Seriously, the cake was quite yummy!)
on one of his first attempts at fishing.
How cute is he??
Oh, they grow up SO fast!!
Happy, Happy Birthday Buddy!!!
Friday, March 12, 2010
1) Little Sticky attends a birthday party with classmates. Notice how he is hanging with the girls. Turns out he has at least 2 girlfriends. Hay-a-nah (Hannah) and Tay-wor (Taylor.)
2) Since Little has a summer birthday, we celebrated his "half" birthday with cupcakes at preschool.
3) Big Sticky in his Martial Arts attire. Watch out Ralph Macchio!!
4) Princess after her bath. She loves looking at "Flower Girl" in the mirror!
5) The boys caught me touching up my piggie polish. They decided they wanted their piggies painted too! (Don't tell their daddy!)
Friday, March 5, 2010
And the nominees are...
:: Big Sticky in his role as Big Brother (aka The Boss)
:: Little Sticky in his role as the Middle Child (aka No, I'M The Boss)
:: Princess in her role as the Baby (aka The Real Boss)
Best Supporting Cast
:: Four Lambies
:: Lamby and Teddy
Foreign Film (not the kind with subtitles, more like, something very foreign to reality)
:: Big Sticky for "Boy Who Goes to Bed Early and Can't Imagine A Thing"
:: Little Sticky for "Quiet One That Eats His Veggies"
:: Princess for "Girl That Wears Hairbows and Plays With Dolls"
:: Big Sticky --> Karate Kid Remake
:: Little Sticky --> Urban Cowboy Remake
:: Princess --> Pirates of the Carribean
:: Little Sticky quoting Buzz Lightyear, "To Infinity and BE GONE."
:: Big Sticky saying the blessing at dinner, "And thank you for our DA-VID (daily bread)"
:: Princess of Sticky with "Hmmm bah wha" (your guess is as good as mine)
:: Mommy for remembering not to say dirty words when driving in traffic
:: Mommy for realizing that the oldest will ask what I am saying when I try to spell a "code" word aloud.
:: Mommy and Daddy for remembering not to raise our voices when "discussing" important topics.
Picture of the Year
Monday, March 1, 2010