Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A little late this week - I was away for a couple of days.

Monday - kids had frozen lasagna (well, I think it was cooked when they ate it)

Tuesday - saucy chicken, rice, peas

Wednesday - spaghetti and meatballs, caesar salad

Thursday - shrimp pad thai, chicken satay, cucumber salad

Friday - meatloaf, baked potatoes, broccoli

Saturday - ham supper at church

Sunday - ribs, beans, cornbread (carry-over from last week, we ate out that night)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rachel's dance class

At Rachel's last "Creative Movement" dance class the parents were allowed to observe.  We could see that she has a great time moving creatively!  

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Monday - homemade pizza

Tuesday - sweet and sour meatballs, rice, green beans

Wednesday - herb rubbed sirloin tip roast, potatoes, carrots

Friday - southern grilled barbecued ribs, cornbread, beans

Saturday - breakfast for supper - sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes

Sunday - garlic prime rib, mashed potatoes, green beans

Molly's birthday party

To celebrate Molly's first birthday, we threw her a little party!

Her "brother" Cosmo celebrated with her...

Her "grandparents" and "cousins" were here...

She had a special birthday cake just for dogs - peanut butter and carrot, frosted with cream cheese.

Even the hamster was in attendance, and he enjoyed some crumbs of cake too.

For presents Molly received some toys, bones, and even bows for her hair.  Yes, it was a little silly, but we had fun.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Smiling bichon

This isn't Molly, it's just a video we found on youtube. The kids laughed their heads off at this, so I thought I would post it.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Molly is 1!

Molly just turned one year old. Since all the kids have videos, I thought the fur baby should have one too...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Jamie is traveling this week, so it's mostly simple kid-pleasers.

Monday - BBQ chicken, potatoes, broccoli

Tuesday - chicken quesadillas, salad
Shamrock shakes for after-school snack

Wednesday - tacos

Thursday - chicken fingers, french fries

Friday - hamburgers, salad

Saturday - Thai chicken soup, spring rolls

Sunday - Steak, baked potatoes, salad

Friday, March 13, 2009

Three years

Darling Rachel,

Three years ago we held you for the very first time, and you became our daughter. We smiled so big when we saw you, and you have made us smile every single day since. We feel so blessed to have such a smart, funny, beautiful girl who gives the best hugs in the world! We love you more than words can say.

Here's a slideshow I put together of pictures from the last year.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A baby brother in Vietnam

No, not for us! A family from our travel group is in Vietnam right now meeting their new baby boy. If you like reading "gotcha day" stories as much as I do, you can follow along at "...and one more makes four!"

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Monday - Broccoli salad, brown bread, salmon cakes (didn't make on Sunday)

Tuesday - Herb rubbed sirloin tip roast, mashed potatoes, carrots

Wednesday - Homemade pizza, salad

Thursday - Different chicken divan, rice

Friday - Beef stew (from Company's Coming cookbook), bread machine bread

Saturday - Crock pot chicken with black beans and cream cheese, rice, salad

Sunday - Tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches

Some other recipes for the week: Creamy rice pudding (very yummy, using up leftover rice from last week), Crockpot steel cut oats, Banana chocolate chip muffins, Rice Krispie squares, oatmeal ranch cookies

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Sleigh ride

This afternoon we went on a sleigh ride. The weather was nice and mild and we had a lovely time.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

My baby boy is 9!

Today was Quentin's birthday, and he celebrated with a "spy" party. He and his guests went through some spy training, then on a mission to find a stolen diamond. Big brother Harrison created all the codes and clues for the mission and was a great help at the party. We had quite a houseful!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

It's March Break for the kids this week. We have lots of fun activities planned, so I'll be making meals that require minimal preparation.

Monday - Pork fried rice, eggrolls (from last week, ate out on Saturday)

Tuesday - Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes and Ham, green beans

Wednesday - Baked ziti, caesar salad, garlic bread

Thursday - Q's birthday party - Homemade pizza, ice cream cake

Friday - Chicken quesadillas, mexican rice, salad

Saturday - Potluck (will probably take Catherine's Spicy Chicken Soup)

Sunday - Broccoli salad, brown bread, salmon cakes