We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day.

Monday, May 25, 2009

In Memory of...

The last 2 weeks!
Warning...long post to follow!
I really hate when I do this, I just get too lazy to post and now I have a lot to catch up on...so here goes, hope you can stay with me.
Mother's Day
Was lovely. I was sent to get a pedicure on Saturday (one of my favorite treats) and then on Sunday, Danny and the kids made me a yummy breakfast. Danny also helped me make dinner and made a delicious pie for dessert. Here was the spread:Sorry, didn't get any other pics, but dinner was so very yummy! Don't you love the raspberry happy face on the Lemon Raspberry pie.
Here are my little helpersIn an attempt to eat a little more healthy, I bought a bunch of veggies and came right home, washed them and cut them up. Now the kids can only have fruits or veggies for snacks. Grace and Dyl were great helpers. It took a little longer, but it was worth it.
Danny turns 35!
On the 17th was Danny's 35th birthday, now he's as old as me (for about a month, anyway!) Instead of a cake, he requested a fruit tart. I had never made one before, but I think it turned out pretty good...it was really yummy, too!As always, the kids get to help blow out the candles!
Last day of school!
Here's Jess getting off the bus for the last time for the next three months. Now what do we do!? I am looking forward to a fun, productive summer. I would love to hear ideas of some things you all are doing to keep your kiddos busy this summer. I don't want it to be wasted on TV or constantly hear "I'm bored"! What are some of your summer plans???

And just for your viewing pleasure...a photo montage!Ain't he sweet??
Okay, so that wasn't as long as I had expected...I probably left a lot out. I will be better at this!


Rosey Posey said...

I miss you all so much! I'm glad you had a Happy Mother's Day. Sounds like Danny's birthday was great too. I left him a message on his cell. I figured he was out partying, you know Danny :) James is getting so big so fast. Have a fun summer, here is a thought. Like in school... have a cirriculum planned around a letter of the week or day, whatever you want. Then you can spur some ideas from there. Lots of love.

Emily said...

what a fun update. I'm doing a post on summer things soon. Still brainstorming. Fun mother's day. Cute helpers (love Dyl's grin)
And wow, James is getting big! And oh so cute!
Good job on that fruit tart--never heard of them.
And Great job Danny on that pie...the smile was a great touch!

Fellars Family said...

I am also trying to just have my kids have fruits and veggies for snacks, so far it has been really good.

For summer, I went to set up some sort of schedule, so Monday will be pool day, Tuesday will be park day, etc.

I can't wait to see what others have planned for the summer.

Jessica said...

that fruit tart is making my mouth water! i can't believe your kids are already out of school! ethan still has until june 5th. that just seems too long to me.

i haven't even THOUGHT about what kind of schedule we're doing this summer. i'm thinking most days will involve heading over to the ymca to swim at the pool.

good to hear your update!

laura said...

i will read your whole post no matter how long you make them, so keep 'em coming! that fruit tart looked pretty incredible. nicely don! i'm jealous that jessie's out of school already. my kids have 1 1/2 weeks left. no fair!

Becky & Joseph said...

Mmmm, that picture makes me want to make a fruit pizza now! That looked awesome. James is so cute! As all your kids are, of course. :)

Karalee said...

I am so glad you finally posted because I was starting to get really worried about you! You are normally posting quite often and the lack of posts concerned me that something was really wrong. Glad you are well!
I wish my kids were out of school already!!! THey have till the middle of June :(

Joanne said...

I really, really want a fruit tart now. That looks so good. Also, I love the pictures of your kids washing veggies - that's a good idea to prep them all right away. I have too many vegetables go to waste because I never want to get them out and deal with them.