Thursday, January 29, 2009
Here's a clip. Mr. Wilson, the principal, says what his teacher wrote on Owen's certificate ,"Owen is doing some amazing writing these days and he continues to be a tough one to fool with most math questions".
My certificate would read, "Amy has never used her camera to record anything (obviously), but she tries" (not entirely successful, but you all know me- I lack a technology gene!)
I'm signing out ...time to watch The Office.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Ever had one of those nights that you just couldn't think of what to make for supper? It had been a long day at work and another -20C kind of day. So the boys suggested hot cocoa and pancakes
Things started off fairly normal...well, normal for us...
And then it turned into a scene from some "G rated, Phi Sigma Epsilon pledge week" movie! They say it's not a party until the whip cream comes out...and who better to educate the boys in the finer points of whip cream etiquette than their father!!
Here's a pic of supper...that's right, that's melted Toblerone! For one night only I was the coolest mom on the planet.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
DS got a DS!! Dean was thrilled to get a red DS Lite. He has been very nice to share it with Owen. They have had fun rockin' out on Guitar Hero. We have all had our brains "weighed" on Big Brain Academy. We'll just say that we can all become smarter this year!
Ochi (and Dean) love hockey. Last year, he cheered for Zetterberg and the Red Wings and they went on to win the Stanley Cup! That said, he is pretty fickle and changes his "favorite" team/sport weekly. The boys would be the first to tell you their favorite channel is TSN. I have even caught them watching the Championship Lumberjack Sawing Competition!! He was excited to get his jersey.
"What are those?" you may be asking.These round pancakes (ebleskievers) are a specialty at our home during the holidays.We had a nice little brunch on New Year's Day...fruit, bacon and ebleskievers topped with powdered sugar and your choice of syrup. If it sounds tasty make sure you stop by our house New Year's Day 2010!!
And what do you think we did while we ate our breakfast? Watched the Winter Classic, of course. Red Wing vs. Blackhawks outdoors at Wrigley Field! In a million years I never thought I would sit and watch a full hockey game and now...well, what else do you do when you are outnumbered 3 to1? Truth be told, it was great fun.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I realize that my boys have not come looking for me. I guess they are contentedly playing Lego Star Wars (their fave Wii game du jour). I got a morning hug, but that is the last I've seen of them. I am beginning to wonder how long this could go on for...
Bruce and I just started reading "Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder" A qoute from a 4th grader says it all " I like to play indoors better 'cause that's where all the electrical outlets are"
I think it is time to UNPLUG and go have a snowball fight! Here's hoping that you have a great day doing something you love outdoors