Sunday, September 23, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
These are "them crunch-ees" I mentioned earlier...!
While these two only go for the chicken planks (anti-fish), they're still part of the club! (I happen to fall in the same category as they do!!!!)
Bub and the girls, so precious. :D
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
...and based on the photo below...she just looks like a star. (Don't get me wrong...I'm not one of these parents looking to make their kid famous and live vicariously through them...ha ha ha)...the picture just speaks for itself!
Risa’s Pumpkin Bread
1/2 cup oil
1/3 cup water
1 cup canned pumpkin
Mix together the above ingredients. In another bowl, mix together:
1 2/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup nuts (optional)
Add the dry mixture to the pumpkin mixture. Pour evenly into greased and floured pans (1 large or 2 medium). Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.
--I'm thinking of trying to use creamed honey (instead of white sugar) to sweeten it the next time I make this. I'm not sure; however, what that will do to the texture...but that's what baking is all about--experimenting!
I was cleaning up the kitchen when I turned around as Sofia had just kindly placed her lock 'o hair in the garbage (thank you, Sofia for not leaving it on the floor--good girl!). I literally screeched. Not screamed, screeched...more like the sound one makes when hearing nails go down a chalkboard.
In the end, I have to admit that I think she got the idea from me. This morning I trimmed her bangs before she went to school....I've done that before, but I guess the idea to do it herself hadn't occurred to her until today. Silly Sofia. I love these moments...they make me happy to be a MoM.
p.s. I'm sorry about the My Chemical Romance song attached to the slide show...I couldn't figure out how to get it off! It's a cool song, though....just doesn't really go with the slide show.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
...and we have our first "parent" meeting tonight. So, I'm a little nervous but so dang excited. Sofia is going to LOVE school and I can't wait to see how excited she gets when she realizes "la escuela" will be a regular thing and she'll get to play with the "niños."
Tonight, as we were putting Sofia to bed I thought perhaps I should take her to get her hair cut tomorrow before her first day. I totally remember getting my hair cut AND PERMED right before the first day of school. Yeah, I was quite the looker back then. Maybe I'll find a killer picture of me with my hair all permed and my favorite bugs bunny shirt to post on the blog...SIKE! Oh, the memories of back to school time! Can we say, "Nerd-o?!?!"
Monday, September 3, 2007
Aunt Patty came to visit us the first week of August all the way from China. En route to Texas to spend a few weeks with her daughter's, Tara and Meredith, and their families, she made a pitstop in Oregon/Washington. It was a lot of fun to spend time with her. When it was all said in done, I was left scratching my head, thinking, there really is something to genetics! After all, I've not seen my Aunt Patty very much in my life--due to distance--yet we talk, look, and and alike. Ryan even said, well, Storm, now I know what you'll look like at age 61! And, he is right.
My mom loved having her middle sis for a visit and I loved seeing my mom SO happy. It made me feel so good and it was fun to watch her relate with her sister. We spent a day in Tillamook Oregon (home of the ever-so-famous Tillamook Cheese Factory) We spent time playing on the beach and enjoyed some killer Tillamook IceCream. Lots of laughs, gabbing, sampling cheese, and enjoying each other filled the entire day. Here are some of the highlights:
Two sissy's, Aunt Patty and Mom
Sofia and her Great Aunt Patty
We missed you, Papi, we were thinking of you!
Josh--he thinks he's so cool! Can't imagine where he got that from...hmmm lemme-think--Grandpa??? Ding ding ding!!!!
The three amigos, on the ride home--Josh, Careese, Allison
Sofia about to throw a rock in the water and then runaway as the waves crashed the shore...her favorite part. :)
Missy moo couldn't stop hugging the cows and saying, MOOOOOOO
Me and my Aunt Patty
Two very happy sissy's
A lady named Ruth, bought her for $600. On the day Ruth and I traveled to the DMV to change the title and registration over, Ruth commented on how she had been praying to find a car that would just get her from home to work and the store...and she knew Princess was the one. I felt so good to know that Princess would bless someone else's life! (Cheesy--I KNOW!) I committed the buyer, Ruth, to continue to call her Princess and explained she wouldn't respond to any other name. The only sad thing about her new mom, Ruth, is that she's a smoker and now Princess would become a smoker's car.
So goodbye, Princess. Here's to 7-years! RIP.