Thursday, October 30, 2008
You know why I am on the computer right now? I'm searching for funky/spooky food to make for dinner to be a fun mom for Halloween.
I thought it would be fun to do something neat and festive before the kids head out to have the annual thrill of dressing as something from their imagination and gathering obscene amounts of candy.
And then I read this story, a headline on my home page...
Kids in Pakistan quake beg for food
I don't feel as festive as I did a few minutes ago.
I had a tough parenting decision to make last night.
I had to evaluate a child and their worthiness for something, so to speak. I vacillated for a couple hours and then decided I had to be the bad guy, say "NO", and make it a teaching moment.
I prayed for guidance to use the right words and it really helped.
It wasn't popular but I believe he understood.
I know it's rough to be a kid sometimes, and that you feel a lot of the time that your parents just don't *get it*. But I also know that it's my job to guide and direct. Natural consequences are my parenting friend. I love it when it works out so that I can logically explain my reasoning. "Because you chose A, you will experience B".
But it's still very hard to have that talk with the "student". It hurts my heart a little.
Even though I'm doing the right thing.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I love all of it. I wish I had more trees near me - I'd be walking through crunchy leaves right now as well. I made a great Thanksgiving decoration last night that makes me want to leap right past Halloween and into Nov! Okay, candy first.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Ahhh, sweet victory!
The highlight of our weekend was watching our #3 Penn State win an outstanding game against #9 Ohio State. Always a great Big 10 rivalry, these teams did not disappoint with their defensive battle. It was fantastic.
Here is the family:
Hubs and I with sister Wendy
Ok, not family, but he blends in well. Bro's bud Steve.
Ash (Don't know why she's frowning)
Baby sis Jessica with hubs Tyler
And here's the cake I made. Tough to see, but those are Jello helmets facing off on either side of a chocolate football :)
With BYU currently playing like they can't find their chin straps, it's nice to still have our main team tearing up the turf!!!!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I totally fell in love with these items, and I can't wait to use them.
That bread box is big and very cool. I'm a bit obsessed with distressed black wood right now. The birdcage is gorgeous. I love the arched faux door. The oblong tray will be great as a centerpiece or a serving dish. And OH I love this fabric!! It's a long curtain panel, but my window is short, so I'm hoping to get two out of it :) Oh yeah, and I need to figure out how to sew. hehe
Total for this stuff: $11.00
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I'm doing a bit of bedrest for a day or two. Just making sure my little contractions are practice ones and not going anywhere.
After a short episode yesterday they seem to have died down.
We are pretty sure everything is okay - yes, I have plenty of people taking care of me :)
Just going to guzzle water and put my feet up....
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Anybody else in Utah feel completely in the dark when it comes to which judges to retain? Yeah, me too. Until I started asking my dad, an attorney, his opinions. As far as he is concerned, all should be retained with the exception of Judge Lindberg (3rd District). So if you have no other opinions on which to base your vote, there is one for you!
Friday, October 17, 2008
We had a family picnic and fed the ducks at Wheeler Farm yesterday. It was fabulous fall weather and we had a ball - for free :)
And while we're at it, some funny animals...
This guy above was sitting in his food :)
And this mallard-gone-afro dude was hilarious!