Monday, February 28, 2011

Confession - I'm a Cupcake Batter Control Freak

We had the flu and we were feeling so so blue! Nate came down with it first and he told me that if I get it, there is no way I'll survive and he will call his Mother to watch the children.  Guess what.  We all got it.  Children and all.  And there was no way we wanted to pass this along to anyone else.  So I pitied the children so bad because of the neglect they were certainly feeling and on the very first day that I felt better I went for groceries.  For some reason in the baking aisle the Pillsbury Funfetti box was calling my name. It was saying, For a buck, could you do something fun with your precious children? So it was more likely the Lord calling my name. But anyhow... I threw it in the cart with good intentions.   It wasn't too bad letting them mix them up.  And they loved putting the paper liners in the tray. But do you let them fill the liners with batter?  Oh here is where I was once again faced with my control freak in the kitchen disorder. I have a phobia of batter on the tray when it comes to cupcake pans.  I'm serious. It took all that I had to let them fill those trays. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sipping Tea

I am dreaming of warm summer days.  Or fresh early spring ones.
Where everyone is happy and feeling good. 
Oil paintings.  I always want to paint when I can't.  I keep wondering if I painted today would it turn out like a Van Gogh? Cause I'm running a fever so it might? Not that he ran fevers.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Afternoon in the Sunshine

You know, really... this was Stuarts first time walking in the great outdoors like this. 

She's been pretty attached to her valentines balloon. Of course as children do, she left it go.  Cried bitter tears. 

It Certainly Does Make the Place Quiet

Sun Shine

It's a slow go here at our house this week. Taking our turns with the flu.
Goofing around on polyvore. Putting fun colors together only to realize later that I'd never spend that much on most of the items.

Have been ripping wallpaper off of the powder room walls. What do do with the yellow sink and white and gold marbled counter top?

If I feel depressed about that I just head to the basement where there are many shades of green in the bathroom and I am thankful for the powder room dilemma. You'd have to see it to understand.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Belated Birthday

Happy Birthday Nater!
You would be amazed at the way he hated turning 30.  He is still not over it. 
This child is getting 6 teeth right now.  We are workin through it. 

$20 internet glasses from Zenni Optical

She would not stop eating her 100 fruit loops for the picture. 
Celebrating 100 days of school.  2 days late thanks to snow days.