Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

We had quite a feast. I gave Max a few peas to play with while we ate.

He tried, but none actually made it to his mouth.

I did save some sweet potatoes for him, so maybe we will give that a try over the weekend. He is 7 months old! I'm not ready for him to be eating!

Maggie was happy to have Carbon over. (We all were)

Sean suprized everyone by eating the sweet and sour cabbage and the spaghetti squash. He didn't eat anything else though, except the olives.

Sean seems to be over his fear of Grandpa.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Survived the dentist...

Maggie had her teeth cleaned a few weeks ago and today she had a cavity filled. She was NOT happy about it, but somehow we made it through. The good news is she did not have any cavities in her permanent teeth which means our flouride treatment is working. The bad news is that her 6 year old molars haven't fully erupted so we can't put sealants on them yet. Hopefully they will make it through to our next checkup in May. In the mean time, Maggie is faithfully brushing her teeth in the hopes that she will not have any cavities next time.

Tonight Maggie helped me make the pumpkin pie for tomorrow. And I just popped the apple pie in the oven. The house is still a wreck and will perhaps remain that way. At least the Thanksgiving tablecloth will look pretty. Now its time to do some mainainance on my pc...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Nice day for a walk.

Sometimes I forget that my camera has "movie mode" until Maggie reminds me to take a movie of her.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Train Park

Our first family picture with all 5 of us! I know, its not the greatest, but its a start. Thankyou to the guy sitting in front of us on the train.

Sean's favorite thing to do on the playground is still swinging. It makes it very easy to keep track of him. Poor Maxwell has a runny nose and the chilly 65 degree air made it worse. By the time we got home, his face was all red like he had been out in the snow. I guess the acid from the nose mucous plus all his drool is irritating his sweet little face.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

After school fun!

The kids were so busy after school today. From playdoh, to arts and crafts, to blocks, to face painting. They were so busy that they (shock) were able to sit still at dinner and actually eat! Max and I just kicked back and watched the whirlwind around us.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Quotes from the day.

"Sisters are for loving, not for hitting." -Me, Glen
"Uh oh, now you have milk in your sausage" -Me (after Sean dumps his milk onto his plate)
"I want to wipe it" -Sean (Discussing the milk on his sausage)
"Don't throw your trains at Maggie. Throw them into the toy bin!" -Me
"Yes Maggie, you have to wash your hair." -Me
"We'll clean your room tomorrow." -Me
"Daddy killed a rat in the garden." -Maggie (A rat??? Yipes!)
"Mommy, theres poopy on my fingers" -Sean
"I have monster book" - Sean (Wanting to read his favorite, "Where the Wild things are")
"I'll never lose this!...Oops" -Maggie, reliving her favorite line from the movie "Up"
"I think we had better go to Chuckbox for dinner" -Glen

Friday, November 13, 2009


Maggie's school had "Family Movie Night" tonight. So we packed everyone up and headed out. I wasn't sure how Sean would do. He isn't really into watching tv or movies, but they were showing it outside on the playground so I figured he could play on the swings (which he did). Once I bought him some popcorn though, he settled down on the blanket next to Maggie and ate and watched the movie. Max fell asleep. A good time was had by all. The movie was really good too. It was called "Up" and about an elderly man trying to live the dream his wife and he always had but never got around to. I'd definately recommend it. Tomorrow we have a soccer game and a birthday party, but otherwise, a nice slow weekend.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day

So all the kids' schools were closed today, and Glen and I had to work. Well, I decided to take the day off and I took the kids to the Tempe Veteran's Day parade. The big parade is in Phoenix. The one is Tempe is mostly girl scouts, shriners, and highschool marching bands. There were more people in the parade than watching it, but we had a great time.

Despite Sean's expression here, he was very happy at the parade. Especially when the police motorcycles drove by and the brownies handed him TONS of candy.

Look how grown up Maggie looks here! In the car on the way home, Maggie said "This is how you spell Jeep; J...e...e...p. Do you know how I know? Its right here." WHen I glanced at her, I expected her to be pointing to a sign outside, but she was pointing to her headband. At the stoplight, she showed me a fuzzy blue headband than Grandma Carolyn used to wear. I hadn't realized she was wearing it. I guess she had been exploring my box of past hair paraphenalia. So her next question was why the word Jeep was on her headband, so I told her how that was Grandma's camp name, and how Grandpa use to drive a jeep. She was very interested in it.

Sean had fun with playdoh today. And Maggie had fun watching the new "Electric Company" on PBS.

We had a fun day. We just missed Glen as he actually went to work today.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pumpkins and Cranberries

Maggie and I decided that two holiday foods, pumpkins and cranberries, should be enjoyed more and not saved for only Thanksgiving. So, we made pumpkin pancakes this morning. Even Sean liked them. They are more dense and hearty than regular ones. We added extra spice to make it more fun. Maggie was also quite thrilled that I let her flip the pancakes over in the pan. For dinner, Maggie made cranberry sauce to go with our roasted chicken. I didn't help her at all, except to tell her the recipe. She washed the cranberries, put everything in the pot, and cooked and stirred them to perfection. Maggie is becoming quite useful in the kitchen. Sean's contribution to dinner was helping to open and eat the can of olives. Holiday foods have come early this year.

On the menu for later this week includes cranberry and peanut butter sandwiches as well as pumpkin and chocolate chip cookies (yet to be made). Yum!