Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What's the Hoth soup special?

I got the call from school today-- Spencer was sick and needed to come home. He seemed fine this morning but IV was sick yesterday (has the flu) so I assumed it wouldn't be long before Spencer was sick. He is warm, body aches, slight headache and very tired. No other symptoms...yet.

He napped a little and then played Legos. When I had my lunch break, I fixed broccoli and cheese soup. Of course, after I take the time to make him his favorite soup, he took two sips and decided he wasn't hungry......

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Scrapbooking Yeah!

We scrapbooked this weekend-- well, I guess it is better described as all the girls got together for a weekend and we worked on whichever projects we wanted: cards, scrapbooks, jewelry, etc.
I blinged up a denim jacket! Jen stopped by Saturday and we oooohed and aaaaahed over little Miss Khloe! Stacy finally earned her "Priceless" T-shirt and was inducted into the Loo-Loo crew. It was a great weekend....but I am exhausted....

Congratulations Jennie & Ivan

Friday night was Jennie and Ivan's wedding--it was beautiful and Jennie looked gorgeous! Our guys had football this weekend, so Laura and I were each others' dates, and, of course, we had a blast.

Since Jennie is on her honeymoon, it is safe to post a few pictures. Laura and I decided that Jennie will get more than plenty sweet, wholesome wedding pictures, so we would slip in a few pictures to make her laugh.
Here is a sample:

Notice, we even got a few of the other wedding guests in on the action. Poking our fingers in the cake, stealing the silverware, stealing the wedding gifts, rocking the mic, the gratuitous bathroom humour, etc. Jennie will love it!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Little Rembrandt

I signed Spencer up for a new after school art program called "Little Rembrandts." It has three sessions-- each session is 6 weeks long and he goes for 1 hour each Thursday. ($60 per session)
Here is his first project-- a still life drawing of a backpack, ruler, pencils, apple and bottle of glue.
He was SO EXCITED to give it to me and practically giggled the entire time I hung it up on our art wall. I love to see him passionate about something that doesn't involve fart jokes....

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Crazy Conversations

Yesterday, I overheard a conversation between Spencer and my nephew, IV.
I had to hold back the giggles.
It went something like this.

IV: I bet Jesus could sing.
Spencer: What?
IV: You know. When Jesus was on earth. I bet he was a good singer.
Spencer: Probably. He was probably good at everything. I bet he was picked first to be on kickball.
IV: Do you think they had American Idol back then? Cuz I bet Jesus would win.
Spencer: They didn't have TV back then. But I bet they had kickball.
IV: Hmmmm... I want to sing like Jesus.
Spencer: yeah. Whatever.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ticket to Ride

We took Spencer and IV to the Greensboro Fair last night. The boys enjoyed several rides, a petting zoo, a few games and some regular goofing off. It was the perfect amount of fun for a Monday night!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Rock & Roll Jennie!

I poured over the 144 pictures from Jennie's bachelorette party and finally found a few pics safe for the blog. If you want to see all the pics-- you have to get permission from Jennie :-)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fall Soccer has begun

This year, we are the tornadoes. I can't speak for the rest of the team, but violent, dangerous, rotating columns of hot air pretty much describes Spencer and IV so I guess tornadoes is an appropriate name.
Spencer and IV enjoyed their first scrimmage this past weekend-- and enjoyed goofing off with their friends/teammates. Should be a fun season!

Bow-wow-wow-ser's Birthday

Bowser's celebrated his first birthday this week! He got a big rawhide bone, lots of kisses and his very own ice cream cone!
It's hard to believe that he was once a little puppy!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Mid-Week Party

Friends, wine, Bud Light Lime, a few appetizers and desserts and Wednesday night became a party. Oh and Jen was hocking her Premiere Jewelry...haha--but we had fun. It was nice to sit around with friends I rarely get to see! The kids had a FANTASTIC time-- they were so cute together. All the pictures in the collage were taken by Spencer. He is becoming quite the little photographer!

Turtle Brownies

I found an EASY recipe for Turtle Brownies and I thought I would share it here since it was incredibly quick, easy and tasty!

1 package of chocolate cake mix (I used Devil's Food)
1 cup of chopped pecans
2/3 cup of evaporated milk
1 stick of melted butter

Mix these four ingredients (batter will be stiff) and divide the batter in half.
Press 1/2 the batter into a lightly greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

While that is baking, unwrap the caramels from a 12 oz. bag of Kraft caramels and slowly heat the caramels along with 1/3 cup of evaporated milk over medium-low heat until it is a smooth mixture.

When you take the chocolate base out of the oven, pour a 12oz. bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips evenly across the entire base.
Then drizzle the caramel sauce evenly on top of the chocolate chips.
Then take the remaining batter (the 1/2 you saved from the beginning) and drop it in rounded tablespoons across the top on the caramel sauce. It doesn't matter if some caramel is still showing.
Return to the oven for an additional 20 - 25 minutes.
Let it cool completely before cutting it into bars.