Friday, September 19, 2008

Fewer pics of my girl...

...because this is what I get when I aim my camera at her these days. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I have taken multiple thousands of pictures of her in her 8-year lifetime.


In case you noticed, yes, I am avoiding using our real names on the blog. But I really need to come up with "code names" so that it is less awkward trying to reference everyone. But if you read my first ever blog entry (see Growing a Blog), you'll understand why I have not yet done so...
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Body by Big Sister

The kids seem to be enjoying the books we have been reading about Stone Age people and prehistoric art. The afternoon has been spent in tribal fashion (read: underwear and boots) and now they have moved on to body decoration. As she showed off her human canvases, Big Sis reassured me that they were "washable markers, except for one." Oh, good. I wonder which one?




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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What kind of mother am I?

Conversation overheard between my two sons (ages 3 and 6):

3yo: Do you like girls [he actually said "dirls"]?

6yo: Hmmm. Sometimes.

3yo: You do?

6yo: Well, I like to mess up their stuff.

3yo: Yeah, I like to spit on them.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Birthday Dinner

The Daddy-o's birthday was Monday, and he requested Spaghetti with Italian Sausage for his birthday dinner. And then I forced him to add green vegetables. He finally agreed to salad (including home-grown tomatoes) and green beans (also from our garden)cooked Southern-style, that is, cooked for a really, really long time with bacon and onions! I added cream cheese stuffed mushrooms on a whim and thought the resulting meal was rather lovely:


I also made his favorite dessert: chocolate pie. I had to call my mom-in-law for the recipe, which reminds me yet again that I need to organize all the recipe cards, magazine clippings and random scraps of paper with scribbled recipes! While very tasty, the results were not very pretty, as you can see. Let's just say I need to work on my meringue. A lot.


That's the latest from my farm kitchen table! Stay tuned for more food photos and a few favorite recipes- the weather has turned a bit cooler and I'm in the mood to bake!


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Monday, September 8, 2008

First Barber Shop Haircuts

While at the beach (we're home now!), I decided to take the boys for their first haircut at a barber shop. That is, their first hair cut not done by me! My 3-year-old has been asking for "spiky hair" like his big brother for awhile now, so we headed to downtown Manteo to Reynolds' Barber Shop to visit and get haircuts from a friend of mine from high school and his dad.

After watching their grandaddy go first, my six-year-old climbed right up and little brother clung to my neck- opposite reactions from their usual personalities! So 3yo got his hair cut while sitting in my lap. I think the only reason he did even that was because of how important getting "spiky hair" was to him. When we got back to the house, he talked Grandaddy into spiking his hair up, too!

So, 6yo has updated spiky hair (and a huge grin every time he looks in the mirror) and 3yo's precious curls are gone (sniff, sniff) and big boy, spiky hair is in their place.




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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Beach Trip-Day 3

Jockey's Ridge State Park



More fun at the beach

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008