Friday, September 25, 2009

Napolian Dynamite??

I promise you we feed our son. He literally eats like he is starving to death, however stays stick skinny. Lately he has been coming home from school with leftovers from his lunch in his pocket or backpack(YUCK). The first time he did this he came in with a chip bag from lunch with 2 chicken nuggets. He said he didn't want to waste them. As he proceeded to eat them. I thought he was for sure going to wake up in the night puking. I have tried to explain to him that he can't bring his food home. I guess the talk didn't work because a week later he came home with a WAFFLE. How on earth do you sneak a waffle out of the cafeteria?? So every week I am a little nervous to see what he might have brought home. I swear if anyone discovers what he is doing we will be reported to child services, they will think we are not feeding him. Oh the joys of motherhood. I guess I better check his pockets before washing, I might find a corn dog and some tots.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Pumpkin Cookies

I love pumpkin cookies. These are my favorite. The secret is the butterscotch chips.

3 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup shortening

3 cups sugar

2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp nutmeg

2 tsp salt

2 tsp cinnamon

2 cups pumpkin

4 1/2 cups flour

1 bag chocolate chips

1 bag butterscotch chips

bake 375* on greased cookie sheet 13-15 minutes.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tooth Fairy

The tooth fairy finally made a visit to our house last night. Porter was so worried all last year that he hadn't lost a tooth. So finally he lost one in second grade. Good thing since I promised him that second grade was his year to loose a tooth. (since his brother lost his first one in second grade, I thought that would be a promise I could make.)Oh the trauma you have to face when you are 7 years old. I know I was grateful for all my late tooth getter's, since I was breastfeeding. All of my kids got there first tooth at 11 months. He was sure that he would never loose a tooth. Yesterday he woke up and noticed his tooth was loose, not very loose but loose just the same. I told him to keep wiggling it and it would come out soon enough. I guess he worked on that puppy all day, because when he got home from school it was just hanging there. I helped him wiggle it some more. But I'm not the adventurous type that will just grab it and yank it. So when Mike got home he asked to see it, he grabbed hold and yanked that sucker out. He was so excited for the tooth fairy to come he even went to bed early. When he woke up to change to make a dollar instead of a crisp bill, he was little disappointed. Mike told him the recession must have affected the tooth fairy also.:)I remember just getting a quarter for my teeth from the tooth fairy. Wow how things have changed.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Our 12th Anniversary

Mike and I celebrated our 12th anniversary September 6th. Wow where has the time gone?? I look back at those old pictures and can't believe it was so long ago. I am so lucky to have a great husband that is a worthy priesthood holder.

We had a great day. Just hung out and had agreat time at home with the kids. Here is to many more years to come.