Sunday, August 15, 2010

Oh blessed day!


Yes, it's my favorite time of year, 
for once again...

 SCHOOL is in session!


How can any mother be so cruel, so calloused, you may ask?

Perhaps it's because the following is a prime example of how things have been around here lately:





(Thelma seems quite relieved as well!)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Our trip to San Diego





















When 'teaching responsiblity' bites you in the butt...

 The other day I walked into the kitchen to find this:


What exactly is going on here?  Our dog, Thelma, is eating dirt covered popcorn kernels off my kitchen floor.

And just how did that come to be?



I'll tell you!

Noah made himself some popcorn, (he's so independent, that kid), even remembering to dispose of the bag in the trash can without being told.  (See the evidence?) After spilling a good portion of the popcorn on the family room floor, I asked him to clean it up.


And he did.  He even  independently operated the vacuum cleaner.

And after vacuuming up the popcorn, he decided it would be helpful to empty the canister of the vacuum cleaner into the already overflowing trashcan, popcorn, dirt, dog hair and all.

And this is how he left it.

So Thelma was pleased.

And I just keep on counting down the days until school starts...

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Snickerdoodles on Sunday


I dug out my old family recipe for Snickerdoodles to make with the kids today.
 
Snickerdoodles

1 cup margarine
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

2 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

Cream margarine and sugar.  Add next 6 ingredients and mix well.  In a separate small bowl combine 2 tbsp. sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon.  Shape dough into small balls and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture to coat.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes.