Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Great Day!

On Monday night, the kids and I made cookies for Amelia to take to her class on her birthday! We had a great time doing it...although, the kids ate most of their cookies BEFORE they were even cooked! Consequently, we only sent the ones I made to school. Luckily, no one has come down with salmonella in spite of the load of raw cookie dough they consumed! Yuk.!



Sorry for the poor quality of pictures, but, I didn't feel like fooling with the flash or contrast!! As you can see, Amelia made a huge mess....but she had a great time! I'm still sweeping up flour!


Nathan and Olivia made their own mess at the other end of the table! Yes, that's a Jax Jags jersey! No, I did not buy it for him....it was a gift!!!

We made "A's" for her name! I wrapped each one in a cellophane bag and closed it with a sticker. They really looked cute and she had fun passing them out to all of her classmates. This reminds me of reason #756 for "why I want to home school my children"----no more baking, licking, sticking, gluing, cutting, tracing or creating for the entire class...just my family!! I know...very selfish of me!


We had crock pot beef stew and home made biscuits for dinner. I made the cake from scratch (I guess I was in a baking mood). We'll have a party for the extended family on Friday.


Yesterday was also the Feast Day for St. Blaise. We did not make it to mass yesterday morning (we are down to one car....long story) so we did not get our throats blessed. Let's hope no one chokes between now and next February 3rd!! We did do the St. Blaise coloring pages from the Waltzing Matilda though! Those are always fun!


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Today, it was really cold here. It was 34 degrees when I got to work and the news said that with the wind chill factor...it was 19 degrees. I must say, for Jacksonville, that's darn cold!!! It is 41 degrees right now and is expected to go down to the low 20's. I must tell you....I like it! The hot, humid stuff will be here before we know it!!!


I'm counting down the days till my surgery....13 days! I'm trying to get some things finished around the house. Amelia's birthday present came just as we finished dinner last night! Amelia saw the UPS man coming and just about knocked everybody over to get to the door. Here is what she received from Dan and I. We are in the process of trying to get the girls' room situated. This helps and gives them a place to sit and color...other than my dining room table!

3 comments:

Therese said...

We would so bake together if we lived closer!!!

Sarah (JOT) said...

Happy be-lated Birthday! That table set is awesome!

Carrie said...

I love that table! Lucky Amelia. Your baking looks yummy and like it was lots of fun.