Sunday, August 31, 2008

Why Didn't I Think of That...Plant Tip

Here's another good idea...I don't have a green thumb and therefore don't have any plants at my house, but maybe some of you can use this one...

Plant Tip

Saturday, August 30, 2008

O Happy Day...

Let's get ready for some football...


Last weekend we took a trip to Arcadia to Pops on Route 66. It is a gas station/diner that has become an historic landmark.

There are over 400 soda pops to choose from...It's really overwhelming trying to figure out what flavor you want.

I wanted a Root Beer or Cream Soda. The website says there are over 43 varities of Root Beer and over 50 varities of Cream Soda...See why I was overwhelmed.

This is a 66-foot soda pop bottle that is out front of the gas station. Look close, Cole is at the bottom...

Cole really liked his Root Beer...
Again he was asleep before we got out of the parking lot...Another successful trip!

Here is the website

Friday, August 29, 2008

YUM-O!!! *Rice Krispy Treats*

Rice Krispy Treats/Honey Nut Cheerio Treats
3 TB butter
1 - 10oz pkg marshmallows
6 cups cereal

Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
And cereal and stir until well coated.
Using a buttered spatula or wax paper, press mixture evenly into a 13x9x2-inch bakink dish coated with cooking spray. Cut into 2-inch sqaures when cool. Best if served the same day.

For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
1 - 7oz jar marshmallow creme can be substituted for marshmallows.
Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
Store no more than 2 days in air tight container.

Cole approved.


"I will not be defeated...I will eat this Cheeto"

(Sorry this is so shaky. I was laughing so hard, I couldn't hold the camera still.)

Thursday, August 28, 2008


A few weekends ago, Faron and I took Cole to the Zoo.

Father and son having a moment...

"Where did the Gorilla's go?"

This was the funniest thing I've seen in awhile. The big Silverback Gorilla came running down the hill and just stopped right at the glass and stood and stared right at Cole for about a minute. Cole let out a sqeel and tried to crawl up his Daddy to get away.

The stare down...

He fell asleep before we even got out of the parking lot. It was a successful trip...

Thoughtful Thursday

"Children are our most valuable natural resource." - Herbert Hoover

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

First it was the purse, now it's the heels...Daddy is getting worried.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Smurf Village

After all the rain we got last week, our yard exploded with fungi. I kept watching for those little blue creatures to appear...

Starting early...

It' never too early to start hitting the books...

Monday, August 25, 2008

YUM-O!!! *Grilled Okra*

Jr and Amy definitely get credit for this one, but I just have to spread the word.
Drizzle a little olive oil and whatever seasoning you like (they used Tony's) and grill 2-3 minutes a side. The key is to use the little, tender okra.
This stuff is sooooo good.

Major Meltdown...

This is what happens when Cole only gets a 20 minute nap at daycare...

Needless to say, he went to bed a little early Friday night.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Cookie Monster...

Keeping a very close eye on Wheeler...
I'm still watching you...

Wheeler and Ellee really want Cole to drop that cookie...

Why Didn't I Think of That...Tooth Fairy Jar

Tooth Fairy Jar

I found this idea while doing some blog stalking...A Tooth Fairy Jar. I know Cole is still a while away from loosing his first tooth, but I already don't look forward to touching the little thing. I think I will store this in the back of my brain to use when the time comes...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Popcicles & Kiddieland

The same weekend Faron went to Colorado, Cole and I went to Marlow to see Nana and Papa.

Thoughtful Thursday

"Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve." - Roger Lewin

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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