Monday, March 30, 2009
and he got more from his grandma over Christmas.
However, he never showed any interest in them -
Until this past week
Today he started his fifth book -
in about five days.
His mind absorbs them like a sponge
I think he read one whole book in one day.
I love that he loves to read.
He sits in my "reading" spot on the couch
and stores his current book
in the crevice of the couch where I usually store mine...
I'm starting to panic that he's running out of books
and I don't want the interest trend to end
I better start raiding the library...
In other news,
I got two scrapbook layouts done today!!
(thank goodness for idea magazines)
I was feeling really good about myself
(despite the fact that the layouts were for early 2007)
until I was going through pictures on the computer
and discovered that I haven't even printed
some pictures from late 2006...
Oh well, just add them to the pile.
I've discovered something fabulous...
pre-made, frozen dinners.
(I know, some of you have already been enjoying this great time saver)
I did one last week,
then with next week being so busy with family
I decided to do a little planning.
On Saturday, I made two different dinners to put in the freezer
and it only took an hour to prepare them both!
Tonight we enjoyed Chicken Rice Wraps -
which I usually double so we have some
for days we need something easy to eat.
Next week, we'll enjoy another.
I love being able to just pop them in a dish
and put it in the oven.
Saves time, saves pots and pans
I don't know why I didn't think of doing this before.
The only bad part is my freezer
(the little one that comes with the apartment)
is overflowing; you have to be really careful
when opening the door
so that frozen meat doesn't come crashing down on your toe...
and we have to tape it shut (hehe).
One day we came home after being out for a couple of hours
to find the meat that I had just bought that day
on the floor
and the ice melted
and some other things a bit thawed...
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Sleeping in, lazing around, church
Then more lazing around.
Saturday we did chores,
then all the boys got haircuts.
We hung out for a while,
then Mike and Laura came over
for a round of Seinfield Scene it.
The best part of the night??
Me, who probably knows the least about Seinfield
won the game...
I'm never playing again...
(gotta leave on a high note -
In true George Constanza style :) )
This week is a normal one
Until the weekend
Rhett heads to Vernal Monday.
He just got home from three days in Idaho on Friday
Worked half of Saturday,
And he has to leave again.
My parents, little brother, and sister and her girls are coming this weekend
We'll go to Conference
then spend the rest of the week hanging out and
I have so much I want to get done.
I'm planning on scrapping my butt off... :)
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
After days of wiggling and pulling,
wiggling and pulling,
his tooth was finally loose enough to come out this morning.
He couldn't stop grinning
and grinned at everyone he saw.
He's very excited for the Tooth Fairy tonight.
(I just hope she remembers...)
Melissa came down this afternoon from Logan
She needed Andrew's help with her homework.
We picked up Porter for school
then it was to Sports Authority for soccer shoes.
Rhett came home a bit earlier from work;
but just in time to eat, pack the rest of his bag
and head out the door for the drive to Idaho.
He promised the boys he would bring them back a potato...
The boys are in bed
Andrew's watching Caillou and will be in bed shortly
I will probably follow shortly after
I'm so tired.
Monday, March 23, 2009
we woke up to this:
What the...??? SNOW?!?!? Who ordered the cold stuff??
After not snowing hardly a lick all winter,
the white stuff reared it's chilly head
and reminded us all that the best snow in Utah
usually comes in March and April....
I would have preferred to spend the day inside,
however, I had to grocery shop
since it didn't get done on Saturday
(because we were busy doing other, fun things.)
So I braved Wal-Mart with Zach and Andrew in tow.
I really dislike taking the kids grocery shopping;
my patience is usually shot about half-way through.
But we survived two stores
(darn that wal-mart that doesn't have acini de pepe pasta
for my craved frog-eye salad)
and got the jitters out at Grandma's for a while.
Then it was to the school for Porter
and home for clean-up and dinner
and banana bread... YUM!!
Rumor has it it's going to snow/rain all week
We'll stay in tomorrow
then pick up Porter at school and take him to get soccer shoes.
He has his first practice on Wednesday -
He's pretty excited.
We were lucky to have Rhett home tonight
since he didn't have to go to Vernal today.
However, it turns bitter -
He's headed to St. Anthony, Idaho tomorrow
and will be gone til Friday.
So I get to play "single mom" all week...
Sunday, March 22, 2009
The last one is my favorite...
Today, we only have 2 hours of church.
The Draper temple dedication is today at 4:30
and since our church goes until 4:00,
they are cutting it short so those that are attending the dedication
can make it on time.
They had asked Rhett and I to speak
but we found out last minute yesterday that they are making some changes
and need the time for testimonies
But we still have a standing invitation for sometime next month...
Better get moving...
Friday, March 20, 2009
The sun, the warmth,
I'm looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow
Thursday, March 19, 2009
1. Make a double batch of pizza dough - half I put in the freezer for our pizza night on Friday; the other half I divided into 6 pieces and made these cute little cooked pizza crusts for quick-make pizzas. When they were cool, I put them in a freezer bag and put them in the freezer to pull out the next time the boys need a quick pizza lunch!
2. Make a batch of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. If you like the ones from the store, then these are for you. Soft, chocolatly, and super yummy, I'm suprised we still have some left. Zach and Andrew helped, so it was a family affair. What did I do with the rest of the big can of pumpkin? Put it in small tupperwares and stuck in the freezer for use next time! These cookies are really good for breakfast, too!! :)
4. Rhett came home a little earlier than usual, while it was still light outside, so we took the boys and went over to the grassier area and played football for a while. We ended up at the playground for a while also. It was so fun to spend some time together as a family playing!
I even got, with the help of the boys, the apartment cleaned up and vacuumed, and our new Utah plates put on the van. I've even got some scrapbooking done! I've completed two layouts!! Hopefully the motivation and productivitiy continues...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Porter has learned to whistle. I think he whistled the whole time he was home the first day he figured out how. He was chosen as Student of the Month in his class last month for showing the quality of respect. He is doing great in school and reads anything and everything. His favorite thing is dinosaurs and he dreams of "digging up dinosaurs" when he grows up. I guess Vernal will be the perfect place for him. His top front teeth are finally growing in - which I am glad, yet I miss his toothless grins.
This is a common scene on our house: Zach in a cape, gloves and sometimes more with a light saber. He takes on a new character everyday. One of his favorite things is to "build" with his Lego's and he makes some pretty cool stuff. He's become my inquisitive child - always asking questions every moment of the day. He's become very curious about what words mean and has always got something on his mind.
Rhett's been feeling the pain of going back to tax accouting. The poor man is never home. He travels to Vernal every Monday with his boss and they return Tuesday evening. He usually doesn't get home from work until after 7:00 in the evening during the week and is working Saturdays as well. Needless to say, we are both can't wait for April 16th. But regardless, we are very thankful that he has a good job.
I'm trying to maintain sanity in our cave of an apartment. I thought I'd get lots of scrapbooking done, but to no avail. I even made a goal of finishing one layout every week, but that hasn't helped either. I'm much more content reading a book or watching a random movie on TV. Any suggestions on how to get motivated again??