Sunday, November 26, 2006
Thanksgiving was wonderful this year. Rather than go out for our usual breakfast & rush home to take care of our part in the family dinner, we made some changes. We stayed home & had a wonderfully lazy breakfast. Erin has had an amazing appetite recently & ate an entire half a bagel with cream cheese & lox. After breakfast, Erin & I started our preparations by making a sweet potato casserole. Usually my family insists upon me making my grandmother's sweet potatoes, but I told them that was too labor intensive since I always go home with too many leftovers. When the casserole was done, Erin & I baked dessert - 2 apple pies. David always helps out with the crust, & I do everything else. This year we all tried to deal with the crust but ended up throwing out 3 batches of pie crust & using a store bought shell. I was so disappointed since I've always made my own crust.
We went over to my cousins' house for dinner later that day. Erin got to play with her cousins Fallon & Joshua all afternoon. David & I got to visit & chat with my aunt & uncle & my cousins. It was a nice day. When we got home, Erin passed out & slept all night long. Life is good.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
I found this on a link from my friend Sandra's blog. Since both of my names are spelled wrong according to almost everyone I have known over my life, I thought I'd check it out. It's pretty interesting. Go on. I know you're wondering about your name too. Check it out!
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Saturday, November 04, 2006
What do you do when your 4 year old daughter comes home sick from school on a Monday & is still sick on Saturday?
Hope & pray that Sunday she's feeling better. Because if she isn't, you're going to go nuts. Why you say? Well, my normally well-behaved, sweet-natured girl has turned into whiny girl.
Uh oh! I guess I'm starting to get whiny myself! Erin is usually so well-behaved that it can be scary. David & I expect, & usually receive, a high level of manners & good behavior. My MIL tells me that I'm like a drill sargeant. This past week Erin has turned into a normal little girl who is sick - whiny, crying all the time, screaming, you name it & she's done it. Tonight she even tried to throw her blanket at me. That earned her a nice talking to.
I was supposed to take her to a Craft Day tomorrow with my mother's group. Unfortunately, I can't see taking her with me since she's been tiring so easily. I guess she'll just use tomorrow as a rest day since she has to be in school on Monday.