October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Here is a little video that the boys have been dancing around to. Thought I would share it with you.

October 25, 2009


I have a favorite tree in the neighborhood this time of year. It stands alone and is vibrant and beautiful. I captured some of its beauty a few weeks ago before the leaves began to fall. I love this time of year and the crispness of the evenings.

Unfortunately the camera doesn't do justice to the color
I also love caramel apples this time of year

October 20, 2009

For Grandma

The boys are lucky to have a wonderful great-grandma. They wanted to say hello to their great grandma, so this video is a message to Grandma Lucy. Enjoy...

October 13, 2009

Flu Bug

Boy #2 is three years old and he just concluded his third visit to the local ER. He caught the flu bug that Boy #1 had last week, but it came to him with a vengeance. He started with the flu bug at about noon today and then continued every 20 to 30 minutes until we arrived at the ER tonight at 7:30. We went to the ER because in the 30 minutes we were at the Dr's office he had three episodes. The doctor suggested getting him to the ER for some fluids and anti nausea medication. After two hours at the ER we were sent home with a prescription for the medication they gave him and instructions to return if he got worse. He ended up not needing the IV and he seemed to perk up quite a bit during our stay in the ER. Let's hope it's at least three years before he needs to go the ER again.

Boy #2 covering his face with a paper - He did not want his picture taken

October 9, 2009

Pie In The Sky

I have been making quite a few pie crusts lately. I think I have made seven in the past couple of weeks. Some of the crusts were filled with eggs, cream, cheeses, and bacon while others were filled with fruit. I've realized that making pie crust is pretty easy and they really do taste better than the store bought crusts. Here are a few pictures of the various pie crusts with their fillings.

Spinach quiche with some mushrooms and zucchini thrown in for good measure

Bacon, cheese, and green onion quiche - This one is my favorite

My first ever peach pie - I also made two apple pies but I guess I didn't take any pictures of them

October 4, 2009

Tall Tales

Boy #2 is becoming quite the story teller. He says things that have one true thing and everything else is made up. He believes every word of what he says, including that dad told him that doughnuts were nutritious. Dad never said such a thing, but boy #2 is adamant that he did. Anyway, I was recording the boys last week and boy #2 came over to tell me a story. It was so cute that I had to post it on youtube. I guess I could have just shared it here, but I thought it was worthy of something bigger.

October 3, 2009

Man's Best Friend

We have the best dog. He is gentle with the boys and so mellow. Although he does go a bit wild when someone comes to the door or it's time for a walk. Boy #2 decided he wanted to snuggle next to the dog and I thought it was pretty cute.