Thursday, July 30, 2009
This year instead of a Lego Contest the library held a Lego Show and Tell. I am always amazed by the kids creations and I loved hearing their explanations about their creations. I was amazed that #1 Son got up there and used the microphone and had a very concise explanation of his creation. There were 26 entries. I am missing my camera. At least I have the kids digital to use but no zoom. Hopefully the camera will be back by the time we go on our trip. Both kids won a door prize which was nice. Here is the link to last year.
#1 Son - Legend of Zelda Triforce
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
#1 Son trying to stay dry
I loved all the drill teams, the Chinese dragon, and the pirates at the end. I was worried that the booming from the pirate ship at the end would be too much for #1 son but he said, "I love booms." We managed to make it home by 12:30.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
We also found a letterbox there too. Mrs Smarty pants saw a snake. The lake is really beautiful with lily pads and an abandoned beaver dam. Maybe next time we will make it up to the beaver pond.
I had camera problems and only managed to get a picture of some scat that we (Mrs Epi) thinks might be bear or cougar. I think there is a certain irony here. The pictures for this post will follow in a later post. I don't know what the tech is going to say when he finds the only picture on my camera is of poop. Lucky that I had my phone with that takes pictures. Mrs Smarty Pants if you are reading this I have no idea how to get these off of my phone - Help! I am a lot electronically challenge. Maybe it was a good idea that my hubby got the extended warranty on my camera. I wonder if I have insurance on my phone.
The most precious part (emphasis on PRECIOUS)of the trip was on the way back home. Mrs Epi was telling her son, Bones, that he couldn't play Star Wars in the van and she didn't want to hear anymore Star Wars talk. Without missing a beat, Chuckles, said, " THIS VAN SUCKS." Mrs Epi and I about passed out with laughter. I don't like the word "sucks" and I did tell him that wasn't polite. His timing however was perfect.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I so blog lifted the title from a thread on 2 Peas in a Bucket. I think the saying is true, all you really need is one zucchini plant. Our plant is definitely a producer. So far, I have made zucchini bread, chocolate zucchini bread, and fried zucchini. My go to recipe for regular zucchini bread is found at all recipes. (here) On a whim, I decided to try making a chocolate zucchini bread recipe found in my MOPS cookbook. It turned out ugly but delicious. I tried the fried zucchini found on the two peas in the bucket link. It turned out pretty good.
It is funny how food triggers certain memories. I still remember my cousin discovering that my Grandma had left out the zucchini of her zucchini bread. Just for the record if you leave out the zucchini it doesn't turn out so great.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Space Needle Picture- June 2009
#1 Son is also interested in computer programming. I have been looking around for some resources on that for him. He is only 10 so there isn't much out there for that age group. I ran into the free program called "Scratch". It lets you create animations, games, and stories. We have played with it quite a bit. I have to say it is pretty awesome. I pretty sure that even I could create something with this. Here is an article with more resources.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Dresser was given to me by a neighbor. The mirror was purchased but the frame was found at a garage sale and repainted The rusted sifter was found by my hubby and holds my sewing scissors and whatnot's. I did purchase the rusty scale for $15. The spools of thread are in a ice bucket with the initial "H".
Dresser = free
Everything with arrows was basically thrifted or re-purposed with the exception of the cutting table. The shutters were repainted with OOPS paint.
valance (repurposed from the nursery)= free
brackets (garage sale)= $10
Oops Paint= $8
cutting table =$90
The wall above the bed needs some work. I would like a headboard and maybe some plates above the bed. The bed was a barter of babysitting services for the bed. The sewing table doubles as a night stand when I have company.
bed = free (bartered with babysitting services)
sewing table= $15
bedding (including bed skirt)= $50The bookcase was from Pappy's house. The Saint Bernard Planter is one that my hubby had in his boyhood room.
GRAND TOTAL= $253
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
This summer I have slowed down on my couponing. Having the two man wrecking crew on my shopping adventures is kinda crimping my saving style. Money Saving Mom had a good post on this as well. My whole saving style has been boiled to get in and get out.
I having been doing some easy reading of the lawyer/mystery books by Lisa Scottoline. If you like Janet Evanovich then you will probably like this author too.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Plane by Chuckles- XO55 Fighter Plane