Saturday, April 27, 2013

What's Cookin'

Mon~Spicy Sausage Pasta, salad, carrots
Tues~Farmer's Casserole (F), salad, fruit
Wed~Daddy's making dinner.
Thurs~Pork and gravy (F), brown rice (F), corn
Fri~Have to bring a snack to pass to Engelsma get together.
Sat~Ham, cheesy potatoes, salad, green beans, rolls for my Dad's birthday
Sun~Chicken noodle soup, rolls

Monday, April 22, 2013

Spring is here!

For now, anyway.  :-)  We'll see what the rest of the week is like.

I sent the boys outside at 9:30 this morning.  It is now 2:30 and they are still out there.
And from the looks of them, they aren't coming in until bath time!

Digging in the flowerbed since it is under construction right now.  Cousin Jayden came to play for the day.  Good thing he wore play clothes!


Why, yes, Andrew does look like he's been bathing in the mud!

Cheetos and dirt.  Yum!


Jayden and Joel are closer in age, but Jayden and Noah also play really well together.  Not so much all 3 of them together, but today they are doing great.  Must really be enjoying the nice weather!

Now, time to get boy #4 up from his nap and start back at potty training.  No wins in that area yet. :-(

Saturday, April 20, 2013

What's Cookin'

In an attempt to eat healthier, we've been eating salads with every dinner.  And when I say we, I don't just mean Chris and I, the older 3 boys have been eating salads too.  Ok, I have to force them to eat it and I put cheese and tons of dressing on their's, but it's a start.

Mon~Lasagna, broccoli, salad
Tues~A friend is bringing a meal.
Wed~Ham, mashed potatoes or cheesy potatoes, asparagus, green beans
Thurs~Sloppy joes (F), oven fries, salad
Sat~Pizza, cold veggies
Sun~Veggie beef soup, bread

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


From Andrew's prayer tonight:  "And please help mommy to do her exercise because she is still a little fat..."

Kids, they tell it like it is! :-)

More from Morrie's


I haven't been to Morrie's since last summer.  It is kind of out of my way to go to, and ever since I got pregnant with Luke, I've been avoiding taking all of the boys grocery shopping with me.  But yesterday I saw on facebook that they had gotten a dairy load in and big bags of romaine lettuce for only 75 cents, and since it was a no nap day for the boys (including Aaron), I loaded them all into the van and gave them very explicit instructions on how they were to act in the store.  They did great!  Of course, a promised treat when we were done shopping didn't hurt either.

Anyway, here's what I got yesterday:
2 huge bags of romaine lettuce for 75 cents each.  In retrospect, 1 probably would have been plenty.
2 bags of frozen diced onions for 79 cents each
10 fruit n grain bars for $1
10 bags of apple slices for $1
Chobani greek yogurt for 50 cents each
Dole smoothie shakers for 89 cents each
Large jar of unsweetened applesauce for $1.99
Chip bags for 10 cents each
Animal cracker boxes 6/$1
Dove chocolate bar 50 cents
Salami slices 89 cents

I also saw ground beef for $1.99/ lb in a 20 lb tube.  Probably pretty fatty but would work well if you browned it and drained the fat.

I timed my trip and it took me about 1 hr so it may be worth my time to check it out every month or so.  Their inventory changes all the time, but if you keep an eye on their fb page, they sometimes post different things they have stocked.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Happy birthday!

Wednesday was my grandpa's 87th birthday.  We celebrated with dinner at Cracker Barrel.

Happy birthday, Grandpa!

And on Thursday, it was Noah's 6th birthday.
Playing with his playmobil that mom found at Goodwill.

He requested pancakes, bacon, and sausage for his birthday dinner.  Cousin Jayden came to stay overnight.


Luke slept through the festivities.

Race track cake in the shape of a 6.

He looks pretty pleased with his cake, but he still declined to eat a piece.  No sweet tooth in that boy at all.


Happy birthday, Noah!  We love you!

What's Cookin'

Mon~Enchilada Lasagna (F), salad, chips and salsa
Tues~Farmer's Casserole (F), fruit
Wed~Crockpot Beef Goulash (F), mashed potatoes (F), green beans
Thurs~Roast beef and gravy over brown rice, asparagus, carrots
Fri~Lasagna, garlic bread, broccoli
Sat~Frozen pizza, cold veggies
Sun~Chix noodle soup, bread

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Blandford Time: Bird life cycle

The boys had their class at Blandford again this past Monday.  

The rain scared a lot of people away.  Noah and Joel only had 4 boys in their class.

I think Joel is telling another story here.  He also asked the teacher if she'd ever seen Wobin Hood and did she know that Wobin liked to take money from the wich for the po'?

Recent pics

6 weeks old!

Aaron watching his big bro. 

Big blue eyes.

Lunch with friends over spring break.

Aaron and his friend Julia.

Daddy and Lukey.

Monday, April 08, 2013

First smiles (and first tub bath)


He has yet to smile at his mama, but seems to think Daddy and Andrew are pretty funny.



Trying out his new towel.


Thought the Canadian cousins would enjoy these socks.  :-)

A funny thing

...has been happening at our house.  I keep finding boys hiding in the bench!


Mommy, I in here!


And the funny thing is, it always happens when Daddy is around!

Sunday, April 07, 2013

What's Cookin'

Mon~Cracker Barrel for my grandpa's 87th birthday
Tues~Beef and Mushrooms (F), egg noodles, broccoli, salad
Wed~Lasagna for church potluck
Thurs~Noah's 6th birthday!  He requested pancakes, bacon, sausage, and eggs.  Maybe we'll throw some fruit in too.  :-)
Fri~Taco salad, fruit
Sat~Pizza, cold veggies
Sun~Chicken noodle soup, bread

Monday, April 01, 2013

What's Cookin'

I have it real easy this week.  :-)

Mon~PF Chang's with friends
Tues~We have a groupon to Boulder Creek that we have to use (a golf course out towards my folk's house)
Wed~Pizza anniversary party for Chris's parents.  We're bringing chips and pop.
Thurs~Baked Chicken Penne (F), green beans, bran muffins
Fri~Chicken Spaghetti (F), corn, applesauce
Sat~Pizza, cold veggies
Sun~Chicken noodle soup, bread