Thursday, October 22, 2009

Seen and Heard Lately

Seen, Heard, and Eaten Lately

My nephew Pierson couldn't have drawn on a more perfect black bean goatee.
The kid loves beans.

my niece, Winnie...look at that little face

the Chicago Diner cheesecake my sister brought with her from Whole Foods in St. Louis Thank you, again!

In not so cute puppy news...they are like completely different dogs when they are soaking wet from their bath. I told the kids it's just like in Harry the Dirty Dog. (Harry gets so dirty they don't recognize him; they think he's another dog.) If I didn't know any better, I would never assume these were ours.

Here we are excited about our 15 pounds of Daiya cheese we got in the mail. I seriously cannot keep Sissy from making these crazy faces in pictures sometimes. She and Dash are experts in absurd faces.

We also had to try Allison's Gourmet Fudge...since we were paying for the freezer pack with shipping anyway. It was yummy. I probably wouldn't order it again just because it tastes like fudge I can make. What I WOULD order again (so if anyone needs a Christmas idea, hint, hint) is Allison's Gourmet Almond Toffee. Mmm.

THIS is what we saw on the road in front of our house.
I'm surprised Dash didn't want to scoop it up and bring it inside.

THIS was the first day in awhile that didn't require coats or umbrellas. I insisted that we go outside and soak in the goodness...and again, today I sit here, looking at the pouring rain outside my window.

Tornado planned this activity all on his own. He told us we were going to go on a nature walk and find leaves, pine needles, etc. to make pictures. All I had to do was bring out the glue, crayons, and paper, and they stayed outside, busy with this for quite awhile.

We were excited to get our 2 sets of popsicle molds in the mail. We only had 5 individual molds before, and that was clearly not enough. Now it's easier to make bigger batches at once. These are BPA free and a lot better than our old ones, as far as removing them from the mold. However, it still takes a bit of effort to remove them. I think the silicone kind can be removed without running it under water...if anyone needs another Christmas gift idea, hint hint...

I've been looking at this thing for weeks. Dash brought it in and said he wanted to add it to his cicada shell collection. Do we have a cicada collection? Oh, probably around here somewhere.

At a b-day party for a classmate, Dash got to have Mom and Dad to himself for a few hours. It was at Johnston's Pumpkin Farm near Greenbrier, and they had so many great activities planned for the kids, including a hayride and pumpkin story.

Dash, with his veggie dog...We brought our own "weiners" since they were going to be roasting hot dogs over a fire. And interestingly, there was a man who asked if he could have one. This was...well, let's just say, not someone we pictured eating a veggie dog. However, he had experienced a pretty bad heart attack a few months earlier and was trying to eat better. I was proud of him! He said it wasn't bad. :)

Look at these fun Organic Ladies we bought at the store.
They weren't the greatest tasting apples we've ever had, but they sure were cute.

This post has been edited/shortened from its original posting on my other blog.


  1. Really and truly those pictures were just for me? Hooray! I loved them! I think that it is hysterical that you photoshopped out the dirty faces!! This I think is my favorite post ever!! I do have to tell you that you have done a fantastic job not over indulging your kids! How do I know? Their exuberent,amazed, delightful faces holding their cheese!!! If they are that grateful for cheese then you have done a terrific job!! I am working on getting rid of the "me-ism" around here! Not an easy job! Thanks for updating your blog!

  2. 1) Ethan the Dog. Ha! Ha! Ha!
    2) Love the goatee.
    3) Jenny!!!!! A little warning would have been nice!! Sheesh!!!! What are you trying to do to me???!!! I'm just scrolling along, minding my own business, when out of NOWHERE!! I have to see THAT???!!!!???? I'd type out a little expletive here using #'s and @'s but I always think it's rude when people do that.
    4) I'll never forget how much Tornado loved collecting things for our art project that time at the cabin on our Thomas trip (Noah at 3, Tornado at 5).
    5) What IS my son doing in that pic??
    6) Those pics you posted of your house? Ah...sweet relief! (...knowing you aren't 100% perfect 100% of the time--just maybe 95%)

  3. Love Sissy's face in that one. Looks like someone else has been bitten by the Daiya bug.