Monday, March 31, 2008

Wee Tiny Sock Swap 2008

At the end of last week I signed up for a swap. It is the Wee Tiny Sock Swap 2008. The Ravelry group site is here if you are interested in looking at it. Here is my sock in pictures...of course.

Since this was my first time ever doing a Wee Sock I thought that it would only be fitting to use the left over yarn from my first sock. I really liked how it turned out. It's already in the mail and I hope that she likes it. My person has already contacted me and I now know that mine is winging itself across the US to me. I'll post pictures here once it has arrived. This has been a lot of fun to finish a project so quickly.

What A Weekend Of Music!

Saturday I spent the day participating in a Handbell Festival with one of the handbell choirs from church. What a day of music! We practiced from 9:30 in the morning until right before the concert at 4:00 that afternoon. The concert at the end of the day was wonderful. Not to mention that hubby, Sam and my sister-in-law came out to see it.

Sunday at church not only did we have the usual (choir and orchestra) but we also had a women's ensemble sing. Then this Sunday started the beginning of a new sermon series "Celebrating Our Heritage" and along with it we sang only hymns written by Wesley! How wonderful it was to sing those songs.

Then Sunday evening we were treated to an organ concert by our organist at church and dear friend.

What a weekend!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Baking Bread

I've been baking a lot of bread this week. When Sam and I were at my parents last week Sam started eating wheat bread with his sandwiches and for toast in the morning. He hardly ever eats wheat bread much less bread period lately. So I decided to try some homemade bread with him. I decided that I needed to make some bread with some flavors to them. The first one that I did was a Chipotle Bread. Sam LOVED it! The next day I did a Pizza and Parmesan Cheese Bread. Devoured it! In fact in his prayer that evening at dinner he stated how much he loved the bread and hoped that I kept making it. Yesterday I made some Honey Wheat Bread which he liked but not as much as the first two. Today Andy came up with the idea to make some turkey and avocado grilled sandwiches which had a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and a little bit of Miracle Whip Light on them with the honey wheat bread. WOW! They were just soooo good! Here is a picture of the sandwich for you. A big shout out to the wonderful sandwich maker!


Earlier this week I made a second loaf of the Chipotle Bread because it had already been completely eaten. Tonight I'm making some more Honey Wheat Bread as that loaf is almost done. Guess I'll just have to see what comes to my mind to make next week. Stay tuned!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Charlie Bit My Finger

Stacey over at Jamee Forever, which is just a wonderful blog to read if you haven't already done so, had a wonderful post today. She had up a You Tube video that just had me laughing. Thought I would borrow it to share with all of you. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Spring Break Is Over

Spring Break 2008 is now over. Actually it was over early Monday morning when I had to drag Sam out of bed and get him ready for school. Boy, he sure didn't like getting up that morning or today either. Today is spring picture day and he not only didn't want to get up but he also didn't want to put on nice clothes. Oh well son, you're going to wear them. Let's all just keep our fingers crossed that these pictures come out much better then his fall school pictures did. Didn't even begin to purchase the fall ones because I can't bring myself to purchase them when I don't like them just.

Speaking of pictures I have some to share with you all from our Spring Break trip. Sam and I went back home to Springfield, MO, to visit family. It was a very wet trip. As most of you probably know from watching any news over last week we were pretty much floating away. In fact a town next to where we were made the national news due to the flooding. Luckily on Thursday we had a wonderful day to go to Silver Dollar City. We all had a lot of fun! I would have taken quite a few more pictures while we were there but most of the time there was spent waiting in line to ride the rides that they have there.

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

I'm Going To Participate In A Tap Recital?

Yes, you read that correctly. The last time I had a dance recital I was a little girl. Tonight my tap class that began last September had our first recital. We decided that we would just invite family members or friends that were basically family. The eight of us in the class ended up performing in front of almost forty guests! We even had a reception following the recital. We all had a great time. Here is a picture of us!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Introducing....

I would like to introduce you to the newest member of our family! This is Max. He is a Jack Russell Terrier/Welsh Corgi mix. We don't know his age for sure but the animal shelter had him listed as young. We'll have a better idea in roughly two weeks when he goes in to get fixed. I took these videos this last Sunday afternoon when we were out at Cedar Hill State Park. He had a lot of fun attacking the water.
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Sam's Birthday Party

Forgot to write about Sam's birthday party that we had. But first let me tell you about the success that I had with the cookies that I made. I did cookies on a stick so that the transportation of the treats would be much easier and I didn't have to take plates, forks and knives. I looked and looked around the Internet until I found this recipe. It's an amazing recipe where the cookies have a very thin crisp layer on the outside and are still soft on the inside. They hold their shape! Never did a single cookie "ooze" like some other sugar cookie recipes. I am keeping this recipe even if I don't do them on a stick again. Here are some pictures of the finished product while the icing was drying.


Now on to the party! We went to the C. R. Smith Museum. It is the museum for American Arlines. C. R. Smith was the founder of American Airlines. After the museum we went to a pizza place for lunch and to open presents. Everyone seemed to have a great time. I know that we did!



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Friday, March 7, 2008

Birthday

Sam had a wonderful birthday yesterday. Of course as soon as he woke up he wanted to open all of his presents. Made him wait until after dinner. Here are some pictures of him opening his presents. Remember that you can click on them to see them full size.
This is a sword balloon that his principal at school made for him once he arrived that morning.

The "loot"!

Harry Potter "Scene It" game. I was looking through Toys R Us when I found this on clearance for only $10! I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw it. I snatched it right up.

Books from Grandma and Papa. He has already started reading them. In fact one of them went to school with him.


These are "Kings Corner" a card game, "Craft n Play" Formula One race cars that he can build then paint, Tony Stewart race car and magnet.

Legos! Built it last night and has played with it quite often already.

A plug n play game that includes Ms. PacMan, Pole Position, and a few others. He is stuck on playing Pole Position and Ms. PacMan.

A Hot Wheels Race Track. Andy and Sam put it together this evening. It's pretty cool!

Here is the cake that I made for him. Boy is it ever good!


Sam and his cake. The second picture is him being embarrassed while we sing to him.

I don't know what I said to him but I caught him rolling his eyes at me. Boy does he ever have it down.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I'm Back!

Guess it's finally time to update this blog. I wasn't planning on taking such a long break. I wrote entries in my mind just about every day but sitting down to actually write them just kept slipping by. So now I'm going to do my best just to do a long update and then keep it up again from here on.


We never found Gilligan. We do however feel in our hearts that he is somewhere in our neighborhood (or surrounding neighborhood) just as happy as can be. He will always be missed and I will still always look for him but I just can't keep up looking for him every day at three different shelters. It just wore me out physically and emotionally.


Since I stopped blogging Sam has been one busy boy. He has built a bird house with his boy scout troop. It was a great afternoon of "male bonding" with some of the fathers and the use of power tools! At one point when they started to paint their bird houses some of them took off their shirts in the sun to paint. Sam made his so fast that I didn't get a chance to take pictures of him actually putting it together but I did get some pictures taken. Here are a few pictures:





Sam also ran the Cowtown 5k a few Saturdays ago. At his school they have a running club which Sam begged to be involved in. I couldn't say no. Every Monday after school he participates in the running club and has really learned a lot. He loves his coach and it doesn't hurt that his teacher is also involved in the club. I also made Sam a hat for him to wear at the marathon since it was quite cold when it started. As usual I took pictures!





Check out that stride!



I have also finished some knitting projects this past month too. I didn't get a chance to photograph one project as I did it so quickly. One of our good friends was in a play at his church and asked if I could knit up a scarf and beret in red. I did both of those in the time frame of 3 days. Whew! I'm hoping that some day I'll be able to get a photograph of them. I have also finished two hats for Sam and have still been working on my socks. Again...here are some photos:






Last but not least....SAM TURNS 8 TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe that he is going to be 8 already. It seems like just yesterday we were picking him up from the agency and stuffing him into his car seat. That is a story for tomorrow.

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