Sunday, January 31, 2010

The hoop

Brian surprised the kids and brought home a basketball hoop this week. He and my dad spent about 4 hours putting it together last night... even after dark they were determined to get it up.
The Red Volcanoes had Game 2 yesterday and are pretty fun to watch. Eight kindergarten boys running around being silly and playing a little basketball.
Ben likes it too but needs a little boost.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hot Story

Brian had a little ditty on the news again yesterday...

Monday, January 25, 2010

I am getting tired of the same old dinners.

So tonight I made Ina Garten's Chicken Pot Pie which was SO good but took almost 3 hours of prep time. I followed this recipe but added potatoes and cut down the butter. This is definitely not the most healthy but fun to try for something different!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Today was Sam's first ever basketball game...

It was both fun and entertaining to watch the Red Volcanoes. They had a great time... and did you know kindergarten boys spend half the time playing with their shorts, have their hands down their pants, and spend a lot of time on the ground?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I so needed that!

We actually saw the sun today! It has been so grey and wet... but today the clouds parted and we saw BLUE sky. So I ran outside and let the sun shine on my face and didn't want it to disappear behind the clouds. But then the rest of the clouds left, and it was a gorgeous afternoon! The kids played outside...bikes, scooters, tag, ball, pushed the fertilizer cart around etc. It was great. :-)


Ben was painting the other day while I was making lunch, cleaning up the kitchen etc. Then I heard "Mom... I am finger painting!" He dumped the whole bottle of paint out on the paper and went to town. He kind of looks like the hulk....but yellow.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mmmmm Chocolate

Someone enjoyed a brownie this weekend...

Sunday, January 17, 2010


I have been neglecting my blog. Nothing too exciting has been happening around here and I have hardly taken any photos. It has been dark and wet and we haven't seen the sun in a while and the boys are asking when it is going to be spring. We took the kids bowling Friday and they had a ball. Brian is golfing today in the rain. The boys are napping and at the moment I am doing absolutely nothing! That's the update.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Sam had his first basketball practice yesterday. He loved it and has been practicing this weekend... lots of balls in the house lately!

Hurry up muffins!


My curly haired boy still LOVES trains. He spends hours each day moving them around the tracks.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

11 years ago...

Brian and I said our I dos. Geez we look young!
We spent a week in Sonoma and San Francisco before packing up the rest of my stuff and heading to Arizona! Here we are somewhere in San Fran. Brian will be home tomorrow... the boys and I are missing him.

New Years Eve

We had a pretty mellow New Years Eve this year... Brian has been in California for the Rose Bowl, so the kids and I were flying solo. My parents and sister's family came over to liven up the party. We celebrated at 9pm with the east coast - here is the gang as we rang in the new year. Pretty rowdy bunch.