Saturday, September 25, 2010
Because of my undying love for fall, I thought I would put together pictures of some of the fall-ish things at our home right now. I hope that fall is in full swing at your home too!
The beginnings of a fall decorated porch.
(plus a peek at something else I've not yet posted on)
Entry way warmed up
Lots of clearance candles from T.J. Max - so pretty all lit!
Yummy homemade treats
An Autumn scented Yankee candle is a must!
Some of the last tomatoes from the garden
(Aulora eats them whole like apples!)
Little jackets and sweaters are hanging on the hooks again.
Julia put her scarecrow from school into a garden pot.
These are my staple fall things I use every year and they make me happy.
My "welcome wreath" - isn't it pretty?
Friday, September 24, 2010
My MaMa gave me a recipe she clipped from the newspaper years ago and I made it for the first time yesterday. I had wanted to many times before, but I never had all the ingredients on had. I guess the stars were aligned yesterday though because everything was in my cabinet. (Except the pecans and I didn't want those anyway.)
So here is the cookie recipe that makes the best cookies I've ever eaten in my life!
Monday, September 20, 2010
There's a great school right around the corner from us that teaches in the classical style. It's a beautiful school with great, green lawns that's been around for many years. We would loved to have sent our kids there but it's 7th-12th grade only.
Over the summer they offer a day camp for 4th-6th graders. We jumped on that opportunity and enrolled John David. It was two weeks long and he loved it. It was all about ancient Greece and he learned so much. They had Olympic game reenactments, learned the Greek alphabet, and so much more. Next year is an Egyptian camp and I'm sure he'll be going again!
Friday, September 17, 2010
I've heard it's hard to find good help these days.
I don't agree at all. =)
I think I've posted it before, but here's a link to an article about children helping in the home. It's not just for parents of older kids either. Kids who are only 2 or 3 can help too!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
All of the comments on here and facebook combined with the increasing burning and itchiness prompted me to go to a walk in clinic today. I went prepared to entertain the little ones for a few hours while we waited (which is normally the case with these clinics). We had books and toys and snacks and lots of hand sanitizer.
Lucky for us there was hardly a wait at all and I was told soon enough that the problem is a very infected bug bite. (Of course, the doctor had much fancier sounding names for it.) So now I have an antibiotic to take as well as a medication to help with the itching. It's basically a sedative used to relax a patient before a procedure. (I'm fairly certain I will hold onto a few of those little pills to relax me before my next Walmart trip.)
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Over a week ago I noticed something above my eyebrow. John insisted it was a pimple. I argued it was a bug bite.
Days passed. It grew.
And it itched.
It was obviously not a pimple. And maybe or maybe not a bug bite.
The red bump turned black and blue. I couldn't decide which was worse - going around with what looked like a horrific pimple or putting a Dora the Explorer band-aid on it. In the end I settled on a butterfly type bandage which then looked like I was married to a wife beater.
Over the last couple of days the itching and stinging and throbbing has spread back to my temple and straight back through my scalp. It hasn't visibly spread, but I can feel it.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Poor baby, she inherited my eye sight. Her teacher and I both noticed around the same time that Julia was having a hard time seeing. I scheduled an eye doctor appointment for both her and John David and within a week she had glasses. (John David had to get reading glasses but since he does all his school work in his room we rarely see them on him.)
I let her pick the frames she wanted because I wanted her to love them and wear them all the time. (I hated my glasses as a kid and didn't wear them nearly as much as I should have.) I really like some pink frames that were a bit more chunky and fashionable, but she decided on this pair. Her decision was probably much more practical anyway since these will match anything she wears. And doesn't she look so smart? And cute??? =)
First Day in 2006
John David Starts Kindergarten and Julia Stays Home
First Day of School 2007
John David Starts First Grade
First Day of School 2008
John David Starts Second Grade
First Day of School 2009
John David Starts Third Grade and Julia Starts Kindergarten
First Day of School 2010
John David Starts Fourth Grade and Julia Starts First Grade
(Can you see that John David is getting older and not appreciating this picture tradition so much? That and the fact that it was a rainy morning did not lend itself to any pretty pictures.)
The traditional after first day of school homemade cookies and milk. (To me, that is the ultimate June Cleaver/Martha Stewart thing to do and we do it every year!) (And I do not know why this text is a link to the picture.)
I really love the first day of school pictures. You would think that my love for them would cause me to take some nicer shots. Something about not being late that first day, I guess.