Tuesday, December 29, 2009
You Know You're a Mom (or) Dad When...
1. You plan your day according to when Sesame Street is on.
2. You have signed a check with a crayon.
3. You find Goldfish crackers in the glove box of your car.
4. You wipe other kids' noses.
5. You have accidentally brushed your teeth with Desitin.
6. You have caught spit-up in your hand.
7. You leave for a date with your husband carrying a diaper bag instead of your purse.
8. You have memorized the entire lineup of Saturday morning cartoons.
9. You have finally paid for all of your groceries and are heading out of the doors when you realize one of your kids has lost a shoe somewhere in the store.
10. You can recite Goodnight Moon and Green Eggs and Ham by heart.
11. You let your baby sit in his dirty diaper until Oprah is over.
12. You have shared a fifteen-minute conversation about your baby with a complete stranger at the grocery store.
13. You filled up your child's baby book before her first tooth appeared.
14. You silently curse people if they call during naptime.
15. You forgot your mother-in-law's first name because you now only refer to her as "Grandma."
16. You arrange your travel itinerary based on McDonald's Playland locations.
17. You are just as surprised when you sleep through the night as when your child does.
18. You consider the person who invented the Sippy Cup a genius.
19. You see a mom from your child's playgroup at the mall and know her son's name but not hers.
20. You consider it a major triumph if you shower by noon.
21. You justify every excessive crying spell with teething.
22. You pick up the phone and call your mother when your baby rolls over for the first time.
23. You have kept your favorite babysitter a secret from other mothers in your playgroup.
24. You have your pediatrician's telephone number on speed-dial.
25. You own the entire Baby Einstein DVD collection.
26. You find yourself humming the "Rubber Duckie" song in the shower.
27. You have dressed your baby in whatever is on top of the clean laundry pile.
28. You cry at Johnson & Johnson commercials.
29. You have considered trading your whole life savings for just one good night of sleep.
30. You see your parents in a whole new light.
31. You consider parenting to be the best job in the world.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Later on today, I want to do some cleaning and a little more decorating...found another box of things I had I forgot to put out. I also have to order our ham for Christmas Eve dinner from Honey Baked Ham. I almost wasn't going to this year but my daughter Brittany said, "what Mom, no ham on Christmas Eve." so needless to say I am ordering the ham.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg **
1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
2.Mix flour and salt well. Gradually add water, stirring with a large spoon. Finish mixing with hands. Knead until soft and pliable.
3.Roll out on floured surface about 1/8 inch thick. Cut shapes with cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheets. With a toothpick make a hole in the top of the ornament for threading string. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) until hard, about 1 hour. Decorate with paint and varnish to preserve.
4.When your ornament is dry, you can paint and decorate it. Add a coat of varnish to add shine and preserve the ornament for future years.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Chocolate Chip Cookies....mmmm Yummy!!
In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt
Using an electric mixer, in a large bowl, beat together the butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Then beat in each egg one at a time.
Gradually add flour mixture to the lagre bowl mixture
Stir in the chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto an un-greased baking sheet (or) onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet which is the method I like best.
Bake in a preheated oven set at 375 F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes about 4 dozen.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
I am leaving soon to take David to the gastro doctor. It seems his stomach has been acting up again. He has been doing really well for a while but the past week he missed two days of school. It may just be a flare up with the chrons disease he has a mild case of it now but I don't want it to get any worse than it already is.
I'll post more about that later when I have more time to write.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Saturday, we picked up Brian and Peter at the train station and drove to Point Lookout to go to The Fisherman's Catch for my Aunt's 80th birthday. It was a very nice dinner and she was very surprised to see everyone as she thought she was just going out for a small dinner with her daughter and my parents. I have to get those pictures up on my Flickr account to see.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
After working hard on this years Long Island Heart Walk, we are just 6 days away from our walk. This year has been great. We have raised more money than last year and have 32 awesome family and friends walking with us! The support is amazing!! It is a cause that is so close to my heart. Just to think that our daughter Kaylee was so close to death and now she is so happy and healthy!! I pray with the funds we raise that other children do not have to go through what Kaylee had to go through at just 6 weeks old.
It is not too late to donate. Please go to Kaylee's Heart and donate.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Day started off pretty nice...though my sinuses were bothering me from this crazy weather we have been having. My sister Michelle and her boyfriend stopped by to drop off a really nice knife set that I had been wanting. It is a pretty expensive set and really sharp. Can't wait to make something with the new knives. They cut through a potato like cutting through soft butter! Michelle also took Kaylee and Brittany back to my Mom and Dad's house for a couple of nights. They are going to have a sleepover with Katie their cousin and bake some cookies and watch a movie.
Alan and I went to dinner at a nice pizza place in Merrick. Now we are home and I am playing with new software the Adobe Contribute. I am really liking it so far. Alan has a new website that will be launching soon and this software makes it so easy!
Well off to see what is on tv tonight.
Friday, June 19, 2009
• ⅓ cup water, boiling
• 1 box sugar-free lime gelatin
• 2, 6 oz fat-free key lime yogurt
• 8 oz fat-free whipped topping
• 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
Crust: Coat the pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs all over the dish. Once the crumbs are covering the whole plate, spray the top with spray butter (5 pumps). Bake at 350º for 10 minutes. Cool completely.
Filling: Heat until boiling and add key lime jello. Once completely dissolved (at least 5 minutes) add yogurt and fat-free whipped topping. Fold in until well-blended. Pour into pie shell and refrigerate until set.
Change up the flavors ... strawberry yogurt and gelatin, blueberry, lemon. Make your family's favorite flavor.Nutrition Facts
• Serving Size: 1/8 Pie
• Servings: 8
• Calories: 117
• Total Fat: 1g
• Cholesterol: 0g
• Sodium: 309mg
• Carbohydrates: 22g
• Fiber: 1g
• Sugars: 7g
• Protein: 3g
• POINTS: 2pts
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Anyways...Alan and the kids surprised me with a nice breakfast in bed...flowers...dinner out. It was truly an amazing day!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I am happy too that we finally we can see the sun again after many days of clouds and rain. David went back to high school today after five months of being on home schooling. He got home today at 2:30pm and said things went pretty good. They still have to switch him into an astronomy class because he couldn't take earth science at home because of the labs.
My knee is feeling better after the fall I had 2 days ago. I still can't believe I fell and split my knee open like that. I probably could of used a few stiches but I really did not feel like going to the emergency room. I ended up putting a few butterflies on it and so far so good.
Off to make dinner!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
When I got home, Alan was just finishing up breakfast, so I called my parents to let them know Alan would be leaving to get them shortly and my sister answered and said that the house next door was on fire! I said "what I was just there 10 minutes ago" guess that is all it takes. Apparently, the neighbor who smokes emptied her ash trays into a garbage bag and put them out in the trash bin. Well it must of caught fire and the whole side of their garage went up in flames. A neighbor came and knocked on my parents door and my Dad ran out and threw the hose on it while someone called the fire dept. Thankfully my parents were still home because with the way the wind was blowing had my Dad not got out there when he did things could of been much worse. Thankfully they weren't.
After my parents got off ok, we headed over to the Milleridge Inn for Easter dinner and met up with my sister Lisa and brother-in-law Darren and little Ryan. Michelle ended up going to her boyfriends house. This is the first time I've gone to Milleridge Inn for Easter. It was set up really nice especially for the kids. They had a little petting zoo, free pony rides, the Easter Bunny, someone juggling and someone doing balloon animals. The kids loved it! By the time we got through all of the fun stuff it was time to sit and eat so it worked out great! Dinner was excellet and I still want more of that Virginia Ham!! It was so good!
So now I am watching the end of a Harrison Ford movie "The Fugitive" and relaxing for the rest of the evening. Hope everyone had a Happy & Blessed Easter with their families!
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Saturday, April 11, 2009
Today, I am running out to go and get some chocolate Easter bunnies. I like getting them from a place by me called A Taste of Home right here in East Meadow. They have such good cakes, and a new chocolate shop that opened everything is so yummy. We are also going to finish baking our sugar cookies and then color Easter eggs. The girls are really looking forward to it.
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Friday, April 10, 2009
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 3/4 Cups Milk
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
4 Tablespoons White Sugar
4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract
Preheat waffle iron. Beat eggs in a large bowl with hand beater until fluffy. Beat in flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla, just until smooth.
Make sure waffle iron is seasoned so it doesn't stick (non-stick cooking spray).
Pour mix onto hot waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
Serve Hot. Makes about 10 waffles depending on waffle iron size. Enjoy!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
1- cup whole pecans
pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. (this is important-don't wait 'til you're half-done with the recipe)
Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested He was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read John 19:1-3.
Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. vinegar into mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross He was given vinegar to drink. Read John 19:28-30.After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to His mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, It is finished: and He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost. John 19:28-30
Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read John 10:10-11.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the Good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep. John 10:10-11
Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27.
And there followed Him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented Him. Luke 23:27
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Well I surly haven't posted anything here in a long time! I have been doing good. The kids start their spring recess as of tomorrow until April 20th. I am trying to think of things to do with them to fill all that time. I hope for good weather and maybe we can make a trip or two to the park or maybe the beach.
Kaylee's first holy communion is coming up on May 16th. I have been busy planning a celebration afterwards. We are having it at the Irish Coffee Pub in Islip. She is really into magic these days so I got a magician to come and preform at the party. She is so excited.
This Easter my parents are going away on a cruise to the Bahamas so I just talked to my sisters today and we decided that Lisa, Darren, Michelle and my family will all out that day for dinner at The Milleridge Inn. Which happens to be my favorite place. They have the Easter Bunny there hopping around the villiage so I think it will be nice evening.
As of right now, I am working on baking chocolate chip cookies and then I will be making cut out sugar cookies for Easter. I figured it would be fun for the kids to decorate the sugar cookies. Well off to finish baking!