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!