Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
K loves to be crazy at times with one of her brothers or even by herself.
I love that she loves to laugh and that we sometimes can barely stand up straight during our giggle fits.
K LOVES animals.....tame ones and wild ones, big ones and small ones.
I love the fact that I had way too many photos of K with animals to put on this blog. Pictures of her with dogs, birds, goats, cows, pigs, snakes, guinea pigs, etc....
K loves HOT SAUCE on lots of her foods. I love that she cooked these eggs all by herself and that she is learning her way around a kitchen and takes delight in experimenting with food.
K loves water. I love she has worked through her fear of being underwater....and I love the way the water brings out her blue eyes.
K loves science.
I love how she takes the time to be organized with it and loves to learn the hows and whys.
K loves being creative whether it be with a stick and string.....
or a pencil and watercolor. I love how she has found so many ways to express her creativity and she isn't hampered by a mom that lacks the creative bone.
K loves school....ok, maybe not the book work, but she loves when...
...she can take time to create a family trivia game or
decorate cakes to look like maps.
I love that she understands that learning is not all about the books and that she works hard in that area knowing the fun stuff is coming.
I love that she gives it a shot before deciding that something really isn't her favorite. Along the way she discovers what she truly does love.
K loves cleaning and organizing. I love that she keeps me on my toes and makes me think if I truly love, want or need an item or if I'm just hanging onto it for no good reason. Yes, people...she is that good at it! ;)
K loves the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I love listening to her sing along to her cd. I also loved watching her smile all through the dinner theater performance that we went to on her last birthday!
K loves playing in the snow. I love that she ALWAYS builds snow mamas with a baby or two.
K loves Pluto. I love that even though she knows it's a costume, she still loves this Pluto.
She's a great girl and watching her grow has been a blessing to both me and her daddy. Fortunately for me, I believed people when they told me my babies were going to grow up way too fast. I have always tried to treasure each moment I have with them...I KNOW and I UNDERSTAND that time flies. I am now one of those people that goes around telling young moms to enjoy it and let the laundry wait. Guess what!?! It STILL goes way too fast.....
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Here's an early morning picture of the garden. Every plant has been placed in a spot and is just waiting to get plopped down in the dirt to spread it's roots.
We have 16 pepper plants, so far.....hot ones and sweet ones.
We bought three kinds of squash this year, including these patty pans.
Here's the squash bed...
...the pepper bed and
the full garden shot.
We have bush beans, bush pickle cucumbers, bush cucumbers, regular cucumbers, hungarian wax peppers, jalapenos, red bells, orange bells, green bells, sweet banana peppers, serrano peppers, a chocolate pepper, zucchini, yellow squash, patty pan, Mr. Stripey tomatoes, better boy, beef master, sweet 100's, yellow pear tomatoes, an orange heirloom tomato, plum tomatoes and a few other kinds of tomatoes. Also, some herbs, radishes, lettuce and carrots. Although...the lettuce looks a little....sad. We'll see. I'm hoping to bring you lots of good yummy pictures during the summer. Wish me luck!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Let's take a peek....
Wait...what's that in the far bed. Is something coming up already? Let's move in for a closer look.
By golly, is it what I think it is?
Our first batch of iceberg lettuce is up! I told you all we were garden masters. Wait till you see what's happening tomorrow in the garden.
HINT....it's quite a bit better then our first harvest.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
K had a plan, though. She told the guys in the house how it was going to be. It involved getting up early, so we could still make it to church for the first service. It involved grocery shopping, following recipes and all of them working in the kitchen doing their part.
I came out to see my roses, a little bear, a wrapped present(more on that another day), a card made with love and a plate full of food. I had eggs made to order with cheese and veggies, a cream cheese and strawberry grilled concoction(a cross between grilled cheese and stuffed french toast) and a chocolate chip muffin. No, I wasn't able to eat it all and I didn't even try. Breakfast was yummy and it was very much appreciated.
I think one of the best parts of the day was hearing from K when she said she was so excited she couldn't go to sleep until 11 last night and that she woke up a little after 6:30 and sat on her bed watching the clock. She knew she had gotten daddy to say he would try to get up at 7 and she knew she shouldn't push it. It touched me to hear how excited she was to show her appreciation and love today. Wouldn't it be something if we were all like that....all bubbly and excited to show our love to others? It's something I plan to work on everyday.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
We didn't have skewers so she used toothpicks...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
K is busy at work catching up on a few worksheets.
Monday, May 4, 2009
So, everyone had to meet at 5am and they carpooled to the marina. I guess you have to really like fishing to be up that early....and on a rainy day to boot. Last weekend we had absolutely GORGEOUS weather. This weekend, not so lucky.
My dad and my brother joined the fishing party, so there were 6 of them altogether. We all had expectations of them bringing home 6 huge fish. My mom was coming over here after the fishing expedition to help bag and wrap the bounty.
Their day started off with a bang with the first fish pulled in soon after they started. It was a 33 inch big boy that my brother landed...or is that boated? Soon after that T reeled in a 36 inch rockfish. My brother is just as competitive as T, so the fact that T's fish was bigger was enough to make his day. Then they waited....and waited... and waited some more. S reeled in two, but they didn't make the cut and had to be released. I got a text from J, my oldest, and he said no one else had caught any fish. I replied back and said I would say a little fishy prayer. Not more then 30 minutes later, J reeled in a.....39 incher! That was the last fish brought in for the day. Still they had fun and made plans to go again when there were no limits and the weather was sure to be warmer.
Fortunately, for my mom and I they had the fish cleaned and filleted at the marina. So our part was easy... just cutting and packing. Actually, at the time, I was kind of glad that they only caught 3. It was dinner time and I was hungry. Next time, I'll at least make sure I had a lunch before they get home!
That's quite a bit of fish on my counter.
Here's one of the fillets from the biggest fish.
Anyone have any yummy fish recipes to share?
Sunday, May 3, 2009
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