Dear Kids… (March 2012)
Another month has gone by and Amy and her 5 kids (which include a set of triplets) are at it again. I wonder if she played the MegaMillions or tries her luck on a site like Party Casino so she can go on a well deserved vacation by herself? I doubt it, but I’m glad she has a great sense of humor and that you enjoy these updates as much as I do. This month I’ve even included some pictures.
03/29/12 – New Punishment for screaming in our house is picking up dog poop! It’s about to get a lot quieter around here!!!!
03/29/12 – Dear Kids~ I am way to old (and out of shape).. to be participating in obstacle course type maneuvers while trying to run out the door and off the front porch for your bus! Please remove all shoes, socks, toys and other items from the porch. Thank you for contributing to my sanity and physical well-being! Always the killjoy, love Mom
03/28/12 – Dear Kids~ Were you planning on getting dressed and eating breakfast in the neighbor’s lawn? When I went outside this morning.. I found a sweatshirt, socks, and a cup of yours ..in their lawn (mind you said neighbors have no children at home and a neatly kept lawn). Lets try to at least keep the mess to our own yard…and depreciate the value of only our own property, not the whole neighborhood!!! Always the killjoy, Mom
03/27/12 – Drew to Zoey: “Zoey look what I wrote in the dust (on the coffee table!).” Perhaps its time I do a little dusting… though I hate to do away with something that encourages writing activities! :)
03/27/12 – Thinks her kids should work for Martha Stewart… I’m sure she would just love the big glow necklace they hung from the ceiling (well the attic door on the ceiling… which means they probably had to pull it open to get it there…. but I’m not asking).. to light the way for all those who enter our home through the garage entrance! Why have a chandelier when you could have a glow necklace! :)
03/26/12 – And I ask myself yet again… “why oh why did I actually pay money .. on two separate occasions (aka two moments of insanity)… to purchase these idiots we call our dogs and whom have somehow ended up sleeping with us in our bed?!”
03/26/12 – There is nothing more maddening than….errr I mean no sweeter sound than.. all 5 kids practicing their instruments at the same time!!
03/25/12 – Zoey to me: “Mom I can’t believe there is spaghetti on the ceiling!” I looked up and sure enough…. there is spaghetti on the ceiling! (Gotta love a house full of boys… never a dull moment) And, yes, it’s still there b/c I am, well, not gifted in the area of height, or as a friend used to call me “vertically challenged”…and even on a chair.. there is no way I can reach it…. so I might have to break out the ladder. Then again …whats a little spaghetti on the ceiling… adds character to the kitchen!
03/24/12 – Dear Kids~ To all who whine & complain they can find no sharpened pencils and no pencils with erasers.. check the washer next time. I found one with both qualities in there today. Its squeaky clean now too!
03/23/12 – Along with the beautiful weather has come the front to our mailbox! It blew away a few weeks ago.. and today.. I found it on our front step!
03/22/12 – And once again… it’s about perspective… instead of being upset that my boys overflowed my laundry tubs… I am going to be thrilled that my laundry room floor got cleaned (when they mopped up said spill!).
03/22/12 – It’s all about perspective.. and I am changing mine… the various items that currently litter my front lawn.. 2 tipped over kids chairs, 2 cups, a bat, 3 soccer balls, a football, a frisbee, a pair of crocs, a pair of sneakers, a sock, and a croquet ball… to name some… are not “a mess” but rather signs of a yard that is well played in and where fun is had!
03/16/12 – Something even I haven’t heard before: “MOMMMM HE THREW MY LIBRARY BOOK OVER THE ROOF!!!!!” All I had to say about that is I sure hoped it didn’t land in the dogs fence (in a pile of dog you know what) on the other side!! I know its 10 cents a day for late books… not sure what they charge for books that have landed in a dog “pile.”
03/15/12 – LOVE this pic Zoey took today when the kiddos were all out playing in the mud today (see post below this one)… (We have a big pile of dirt still from putting the pool up over the summer.. and they were standing on top of it when she took this)! Very fun!
03/15/12 – Dear Tim~ Yes, that is our child up in the tree with JUST socks on his feet. But I’m really rather thrilled b/c if you look at the bottom of the tree.. he made the wise choice to actually take off the roller blades he was wearing before beginning his climb!!
03/14/12 – me to (to remain nameless) son: “Get out of your sisters purse!!” (as he is rummaging through pulling things out left and right) To remain nameless son to me: “I’m just organizing if for her!” hahaha gotta give him credit for his creative response… but nice try kid!!!
03/11/12 – was in the bathroom (at our house).. with a line waiting outside the door… heard one sibling offer money to another to cut in the line!!!
03/09/12 – LOVES when her children come in to snuggle in the morning… however, she may have to move her coffee machine into her bedroom… because the talking 100 mph is difficult to follow and handle before a cup of coffee.. especially if its more than one child! :)
03/08/12 – Guess we won’t need to worry about finally taking our big Christmas Wreath (that I thought of soon decorating with Easter Eggs) off of our house.. the wind has done it for us!! Now… to get it off the lawn! :)
03/07/12 – Noticed this morning that my flower beds have been busy collecting things over the winter… a sock, a pair of boots, an art project, a shoe, a couple of those bricks that are used to build snow forts, a cup, and a pair of gloves to name a few. I have decided that this is actually a great way to add color to the otherwise drab appearance of the place where my hostas belong (and yes … my flower beds consist primarily of hostas… the best ever you can do nothing to kill them landscaping!) I wonder what Martha (Stewart) would think of this new revelation!??? A new trend in gardening perhaps?!
03/06/12 – is quite sure she grew several grey hairs this morning… not sure whether it was a trumpet case being tossed down the stairs (during a spat between our two trumpet players), the fight over a bagel, the foot that got slammed in the bathroom door, the fight over a pair of pants, or the one that I heard going on… as I’m sure did the neighbors… while I showered…. or perhaps a combination of them all! If current trends in our house keep up.. not so sure Nice and Easy (hair dye) is gonna cut it for me anymore!!! :)
03/05/12 – What you don’t want to wake up to: “MOM! MOM! I think Stella (one of the dogs) dropped a pile of turds on your floor!”
03/04/12 – is thrilled that she SAW the tack on the stairs before she STEPPED on it!!! Perhaps it was a bad idea to buy 5 children each a bulletin board and a bunch of tacks for Christmas!!
03/03/12 – Our kids just had a sibling meeting (they have a “club” made up of just the 5 of them… which I love). They have emerged from the meeting and are each cleaning up various parts of the house… I have two thoughts occurring simultaneously… “this is awesome..and what do they want!?”
03/01/12 – As I heard my son say, “what is wrong with me… I looked in the cup cupboard for my cereal bowl, and I almost threw my spoon out!,” I realized that in this case.. the apple has not fallen far from the tree!! We are not morning people in this house! :)-
Here are the updates from the previous months.
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- Venison Sausage, Chorizo and Sweet Potato Chili
- Pinot Pistachio Soup
- Egg and Onion Cups Topped With Bacon
- Mediterranean Tilapia topped with Feta, Olives, Onion, and Tomatoes
- Scallops with Spinach and Tomato (and bacon) over Pasta
- Caldo Verde – Portuguese Kale Soup with Chorizo
- Creamy Chicken Alfredo with Spinach and Kale Over Pasta
- Nueske’s Baked Potato
- Beer Braised Venison Stew
- Spanish Clam and Shrimp Paella
Foodie Sites I Like
- Dear Coffee, I Love You
- Dining 14850.com
- Eating Ithaca
- Eggs On Sunday
- Ithaca's Food Web
- Jamie Oliver – Food Revolution
- Kayotic Kitchen
- Marion's Vintage Bake Shop
- Punch Fork
- Smitten Kitchen
- Taste Portugal
- Tasty Kitchen
- The Cook's Atelier
- The Kitchn
- The Picky Palate
- The Pioneer Woman Cooks
- The Yellow Table
- Zesty Cook