Thursday, October 30, 2008


Benson looks like his feet are on backward!

I don' t have a whole lot to say about these except, LOOK HOW CUTE HE IS! Oh goodness he is so cute. And there you have it.

And right now he is at the mall with Nana and Grandpa which makes him even cuter to me.

Also, these photos look really gray and washed out on here and I swear they don't look like that on my computer. Weird.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

carving pumpkids

Banks did not want to touch the pumpkin guts

But he did want to kiss the pumpkin

Benson chose a baby pumpkin and cleaned it out by himself

The End

This was Benson's first year carving pumpkins and he loved it. Holidays are so much more fun with kids, and if you have some you know what I mean. Anyway, he drew the face on his pumpkin all by himself and then I carved it but I followed his lines exactly. Doesn't it look awesome?! Then we lit them and put them outside and Benson and Banks sat by the door and looked at them for a good half hour. It's so much fun to see them get excited about traditions.

Monday, October 27, 2008




All this ado over the one kernel of corn Benson was required to eat before getting down from the table. I swear I've never met a child who didn't like corn.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

lookee there...

right over there. See that nifty labels widget? Thats so you don't have to search endlessly anymore! Lucky you.

I should warn that not all the posts under there are actual recipes. Some are links and some are just about food but I'll add more so you can cook up a storm. I thought I had more recipes on here than I do.

today a recipe

tomorrow a tag. be excited.

This one is for my pregger sister, but they are super yummy so I thought I'd put the recipe here for all of you to enjoy.

French Breakfast Puffs

1/3 c. butter or shortening
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 c. milk
Blend all ingredients in order. Scoop into greased or papered muffin pans (makes 1 dozen) and bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 20 minutes. Do not brown. Remove from oven and dip tops in 2 Tbs. melted butter and then cinnamon sugar mixture. Let cool slightly before eating.

Topping (mix together)
1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

Monday, October 20, 2008

sounds like someone's got a case of the mondays

Ugh. Is today over yet? I'm supposed to be in line at the DMV right now, getting a new license to replace the 1 week expired version I currently carry but after Benson's shenanigans all through the night and pooping in his undies this morning, I just don't have it in me. I'll stay home and make treats today and think about driving tomorrow.

In happier news we are starting to see the dawn of health on the horizon and it looks so inviting. I can't wait to be healthy again.... So we can be sick again because it's that time of year. Yaaaaay!

In other happier news, Banks is the cutest little almost 19-month old ever. He has been the only chipper person in the house for days and Ben and I arm wrestle over who gets to snuggle with him in the evenings.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

ever so sorry

By pure coincidence I got the attractive "sniffy face" on camera. Classic Benson.

Ugh. Sorry about the extreme lack of blogging lately. We are all s-i-c-k and trying to get better. Hopefully we'll be back on track soon.

A tout a l'heure faithful readers,

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

happy birthday to meeeee

i ate a yummy cake.

i received some beautiful cards + a puzzle that made me smile.
thanks to all you thoughtful and sweet people who thought of me.
you made my birthday something more than every other day, and it touched my heart.

i turned 25 and it was lovely.

the end.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

benson's first soccer game

Well, his glistening career as a soccer star has begun. It's pretty impressive. hahaha He sure did have fun though. By the way, he's the one without a uniform because they didn't have enough for everyone and Benson missed the first two games, so he didn't get one yet. Luckily he didn't really seem to mind, although he really fought against wearing the shirt you see because, "It's BORING." He's just too fashion forward for gray shirts I guess.

Friday, October 10, 2008

all in one day

1. I got my comeuppance for surfing the internet instead of eating lunch with my children like a good mommy. That would be a blueberry yogurt-dipped Banksy.

2. Benson heard track number nine on my newest awesome cd from one of my oldest awesome friends (thanks a mil, mel and there were no repeats that I heard) and said, "Mommy, I like this one! Turn it up!" And I just knew Melissa would know that I'm raising my children properly.

3. Benson also pointed to a cloud and said, "Look, it's an ant cloud," and I wished I had a camera with me because it really was. He is so clever.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

today's to do list

1. make warm fuzzies.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

and we're back

I couldn't take the camera so I have only the picture my sister took with her cell phone:

Which is not uploading and I'm feeling lazy so you'll get it later.

ha. How's that for a report?

But we had a great time full of family bonding (just the sort of trip I love) and I officially drove 20 hours by myself. Go me.

Large apologies to those we didn't see in Utah (which is pretty much everyone except those who drove to my parents house, namely Melissa and Nate) but we really do love you and we'll see you at christmas. And

happy birthday roz!

the end.