Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Children's Museum

This year the family pass is to the children's museum. The kids think its great. We went today and there was maybe 30 people there, it was wonderful.
And isn't she cute? Next week she'll be six months old already.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Back to normal!

Where oh where does the time go? Last week we took the whole week off of school, and boy it was nice. School only takes us about an hour and a half but if I don't wake up long before the kids it seems by the time school is done most of the productive part of the day is gone. So last week we declared a vacation week. All weekend and Monday I baked for the employee goodie bags. Tuesday we assembled goodie bag for the hubby employees, thanks Sharon and Tina, and then the next day I had to bake again for thanksgiving and clean the house. Thursday was Thanksgiving which was going to be here but two hours prior to dinner got changed to the in-laws. So we carted over the turkey, pies, apple crisp, stuffing, green bean casserole, corn, mashed potatoes and all the other little stuff. So to say the least by Friday I was worthless. I wore sweat pant and a ponytail ALL day (something I try not to do-anymore:)). The hubby was home all day Friday also so it was great.

So now it back in the swing of things.

Racky is starting a Lego class tonight. How cool does this sound?
Using LEGO Educational Division Materials and LEGO® Technic elements, this class is appropriate for children ages 5, 6, and 7-years-old. Children will learn by doing. Course covers gears, levers, wheels, axles, structures, forces, and simple machines. This is an integrated science and math class and is the first class lead­ing up to the Robotics Academy, where children will build robots and program them with a computer!

The three older kids are in swimming lessons which is great. Racky was in swimming lessons once but they were a waste of money, and trust me I am a huge advocate of swimming lessons, he sat on the step and kicked and blew bubbles. This time they are in the water the WHOLE time and the kids to teacher ratio is much higher, I think Lula's class is three teachers and six kids.

Well after about 1 more hour of "leaves" they should be done and life will be "normal" again. Yeah right! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 16, 2007

The things they say!

The other day I was teasing Lula and told her she had big biscuits! She said, "I don't have big biscuits you have big biscuits, they cover up the whole toilet seat!"
Well at least she is honest, not too tactful though.

And you know you say home too much when Racky said this:
"mom when can we have a babysitter?"
Really are we that bad that the 6 year old needs a break from the parents.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Burger King is calling my name

Horrible isn't it, the wifey and I are sitting here dreaming of eating a big fat juicy whopper (yes the kids are in bed and we will be splitting one). I am trying to convince the wifey to go while I write this blog, but she is not biting. Not sure if I will go or not still working up the courage after reading the ingredients.


Enriched Unbleached Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour Or Alpha Amylase From Aspergillus Orizae, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid), Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup Or Liquid Sucrose, Yeast, Vegetable Oil (Canola And/Or Soy) Or Soybean And/Or Cottonseed Oil. May Contain 2% Or Less Of The Following: Salt, (Vital) Wheat Gluten, Soy Flour, Corn Starch, Yeast Nutrient (May Contain One Or More Of The Following: Ammonium Sulfate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate) Dough Conditioners (May Contain One Or More Of The Following: Wheat Starch, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sorbitol, Sodium Chloride, Magnesium Stearate, Distilled Monoglycerides, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Ascorbic Acid, Azodicarbonamide, Mono- And Diglycerides, Ethoxylated Mono- And Diglycerides, Calcium Peroxide, Calcium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate, Datem, L-Cysteine), Enzymes, Preservatives (Calcium Propionate And/Or Sorbic Acid), Vinegar, Sesame Seeds. Does not contain animal ingredients. Contains: Wheat and Soy.

Ok now that I have seen the meat ingredients (100% USDA inspected Ground Beef (Fire-Grilled) I can talk myself into going down to BK and only slightly poison our bodies. Wifey says the meat is not real but that is not what BK says. At least it does not contain animal ingredients?????? Maybe that is why she thinks the meat is not real.

Anyhow she is begging (JK) me to go to BK so I need to leave you all now.

The infamous hubby that wants a whopper!!!!!!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Pork Day

The next and final day in our rotation diet is pork day. I know it not the world best stuff for you but it sure is tasty! This day is great because we eat the beloved white potato. Me, Lula and Biggie LOVE the white potato. The hubby and Racky not as much as the rest off us. When pork day falls during the week we eat fish, usually perch. Here is the list of what we eat:
Potatoes, mashed, baked, cubed and baked, shredded and fried in olive oil, organic tater tots- just found these and the kids love them.
Potato chips- cooked in a non trans fat olive
Asparagus- kids and myself
Beans- hubby and I
Oats, O's breakfast cereal, oatmeal, granola
Pork roast
deli ham
nitrate free bacon ummmmm!
Oranges if in season
So for dinner tonight the kids are having left over roast out of the freezer and some form of potatoes- probably shredded and cooked in waffle maker with ketchup. The hubby and I will eat something else just not sure right now.

There are some foods that we don't rotate. Rice milk, ketchup- Lula and Biggie put it on everything. Some fruits like pineapple, strawberries and watermelon we just eat it when we have it. Wheat is a treat, about once a week.

That's it, that's what we eat!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Turkey Day!

I thought I might finish the rotation diet series I started here and here.
The next day in our rotation is turkey day. Turkey is the crazy food in our little world. If it isn't "clean" it can and usually does cause nightly bladder spasms in Racky, aka bed wetting. (By clean I mean with out additives and free range not necessarily organic.) He can't tolerate turkey deli meat either must be the solutions that they pump into it. So that leaves cooking the whole bird or ground turkey. So ground turkey it is. I do occasionally buy a "clean" turkey and cook it and freeze in meal size portions for lunches and weekends when I try to be a lazy as possible in the kitchen. So on turkey day the kids get:
rice cakes
apple butter
apple sauce
apple juice or cider
olives, black or green
rice noodles
spaghetti sauce
rice crackers with dip (apple butter)
All or some combination of the above.
I shop the "meat" store once a month that sells local "clean" meat and I try to cook all the turkey on the first turkey day of the month. It comes in frozen one pound chubs so I just drop them in the crock pot and add some water cook until done. They hold their shape so I lift one chub out at a time into a frying pan and brown it a little and crumble it. I then freeze it in one pound or small servings. So every time its turkey day after that (about 6 or 7 times a month) I just pull out some already cooked ground turkey. We all have spaghetti or the hubby and I have taco's. On spaghetti day we have three different kinds of noodles going, rice, wheat and corn. When we have tacos the kid have plain turkey over brown rice with broccoli and applesauce. Easy enough!