October 30, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .


Outside my window. . . little girls playing red light, green light.

I am hearing...some one eating oreos.

I am thinking. . .Things are going awesome.

I am thankful for. . .having a working husband.

I am remembering. . .nice people from the library.

I am hoping. . .to lose some weight.

I am creating. . .hopefully kind children.

On my mind. . .dentists.

Noticing that. . .It's nice to live in a house.

From the kitchen. . .pumpkin mac and cheese, collard greens, spaghetti squash, pumpkin cheesecake.

One of my favorite things. . .festivals.

A few plans for the rest of the week. . .Getting ahead with Lela's school, and moving more things from my dad's house.

What I am reading. . .email.

Picture for thought I am sharing. . .


RJ at the Haysville Fall Festival 2012

October 29, 2012

Noah had donuts?



I go to the dental surgeon today. I'm a bit scared, but also relieved to finally start getting some things fixed. The girls get to see my childhood dentist now that we live in Kansas and he's still so much fun and so nice. So glad they get to see him. As I hated the one in NYC, she would literally be 3 hours late even getting to the office, we waited one time for 4 hours out in a dirty hallway for her to even come to the office. A 9 am appointment and she didn't come till around 1 pm! And then when we finally seen her her office was filthy and she would not listen to me at all. Kept saying Lela ate too much candy and drink too much juice. When at the time she was exclusively breastfed and didn't have either one at all! And I repeatedly said she didn't drink juice or eat candy at all! And she would just repeat her self that she ate and drink too much of it! UHG! Didn't like her one bit. Brought her up to see Dr. Moore and right away he found the problem with Lela's teeth was a fall she had, had made her root bleed and stain her tooth. Grrr.

Any way...it's been a good weekend, I finally bought myself some chewbeads, in orange, which really surprised me were the color that looked best on me!  I never would of guessed it. Belle and RJ love them. I got some awesome sales at Catherine's last week too. A beautiful new sweater only 4 dollars, and new nightgowns only 90 cents. They were so cheap I bought all the kids their own leather purses there too, they were small ones, and I bought myself one too, cause it was really cute, and only 90 cents. So we will all match. I'm not big into a lot of purses. But, it will go with some of my other color wardrobe. I have a red leather one that I've been using for years now, and so now I will have a yellow one for when red won't go.

I am ALL caught up on laundry completely still. So I went to Sweet Cheeks and bought a bunch of used diapers. With in two weeks we will be going back to exclusively cloth diapering. And I am so excited about that. I feel bad I had Belle in disposables for so long. But, with out a washer and three kids, it just got to be too much. I'm glad I was able to exclusively cloth diaper Lela, and wish I could of Belle too. But, at least she will be getting some cloth training pants next week. Cause she is in the middle of potting training. Every one of them is getting so big though. Lela just graduated to a booster car seat. It seems like I was just bringing her home from the hospital days ago!

Saturday we finally made it to Noah's donuts. They are a Daylight donut shop just down the street from my house. I must say the donuts are good but I'm still in love with the Winchell's by my mothers house. Since the new ownership of the old Mexican man, the donuts are awesome there! But, the man at Noah's was extra super nice, in a Cheech and Chong type way though. lol We have never made it there cause they are only open 4 am to 11 am. So this was our first time. He gave us a bottle of OJ, and 16 donuts for 5 bucks! Said he was tired and ready to go home. The kids loved them and they weren't bad, they were fresh. I'm just in love with the texture of the Winchell's donuts since the new guy good over. Oh well, we will probably still visit Noah's with the kids cause they really liked the donuts there, and it's literally with in walking distance.

This week I made us my pumpkin bread pudding that I made up the recipe to myself and the kids loved it. So for sure going to have to make that more often. Lela said she wants to take it with us to the pumpkin patch next time we go. This week I'm going to work on tweaking a healthy pumpkin cheesecake to mimic the insanely delicious one at Olive Garden. And also working on a zucchini quiche like the one this lady in Tops used to make in Long Island, I loved that quiche, but she would never give me the recipe. haha Any way hoping to get them all yummy soon, and tweaked just right.

October 23, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook. . .


Outside my window. . .crisp fall air.

I am hearing...poor RJ throwing a fit

I am thinking. . .we will have a long day on Thursday.

I am thankful for. . .for such a good school program.

I am remembering. . .our beautiful time at the pumpkin patch last week..

I am hoping. . .to get to feeling better soon.

I am creating. . .hopefully some happy kiddos.

On my mind. . .dental work.

Noticing that. . .We have a lot of stuff from the school district.

From the kitchen. . .chicken and cous cous.

One of my favorite things. . .small town festivals, loved our fall festival!

A few plans for the rest of the week. . .Going to the library, a play group, hmmm not sure what else.

What I am reading. . .some books I bought at the fall festival.

Picture for thought I am sharing. . .
newly weds...fun day at my favorite park, when we were only married for a year.

October 11, 2012

We Love Calvert. . .



Calvert just keeps getting better and better. Received another huge box from them today, with lots of fun learning aids. Lela was so excited. Thankfully I bought yet another shelving unit last week other wise we wouldn't have any where to put every thing. Funny thing is I went to Sam's to buy another one like we already bought and they were out of stock and not getting any more. I went from store to store to store, and finally found some like them at Menard's. However it was only the display that they had left. I kept asking the price and they couldn't find the price. Finally they said 50 dollars cause they couldn't find a price. I bargained them down to 44, cause I said that I had bought some like them except for they were brown instead of black and I only paid 37 at Sam's. Any way, they went down to 44. I got them home, and oops, they are like three times the size I got at Sam's. So huge score for me! And boy do I need the extra storage space as well with all these books and aids! I also bought some things from Highlights, (the children's magazine), just love their stuff. Funny thing about that, is I bought only 14 dollars worth of merchandise, and they sent me 20 dollars worth of "free" gifts! haha I am really excited to use the things I bought. I bought a book on creating "learning centers", a book on teaching Cursive Writing just in case Calvert decides not to since it seems most schools are no longer teaching it. And a package of these little writing aids that helps kids read, and write. It keeps them on the line they are reading when they use it to read. And helps them put the right size space between words when they are writing. I am hoping it will help Lela cause she has been working on the spacing. Then they sent me thousands, literally thousands!, of stickers for free. It was funny cause the UPS guy had to bring 4 packages today. When Vince got home he said so did UPS have 1 package or 2. I said four! haha He was like four? I do though wish the school would give us a heads up when they are sending big packages. I was totally not expecting it at all.

Any way, been having lots of fun with Calvert. And going to the MVPS group pumpkin patch field trip. Since last time we were there the food lady was really slow and the concession stand food wasn't even warm (and it should of been!) we are going to take our own food this time. I think I'm going to make beef noodle soup, cause it's one of Lela's favorites. And bring corn bread crackers, all the kids love those. Apple cider, and maybe apple fritters, will have to see. Julie is taking us. And I will be meeting up with my step brother Mark, his wife Cheyanne, and their daughter Lily.

Went to my LLL meeting tonight. Haven't been in a month and it seemed like forever. So glad I got to go back. One of the leaders daughter's just had her first baby. Only 13 days ago. She is a really sweet leader so we are wishing her daughter the best. This same daughter was there for RJ's birth and was really nice and helpful with RJ as well.

And now last but certainly not least, I am finally completely and utterly caught up on laundry, for the first time in our marriage. I want to shout from the rooftops how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE having my own washing machine! It makes keeping up with the laundry so much easier! I love it!