Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
1 1/2 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup molasses
4 cups flour
4 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp salt
Of course ... we always DOUBLE the batch. Eat them as soon as possible, or freeze them. You can keep the dough in the fridge for about a week and pull it out for fresh out of the oven cookies over the next few days too.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
um ..... that is pretty much EVERYTHING ... the racquet I wanted was E-Force, yup, that's excluded. Well, the second choice was Ektelon ... oh, that's excluded too ... let's see ... Head ... they had some of the cheaper ones ... nope, excluded .... Oh well ... I took a chance and went into the store and apparently while there still are SOME exclusions, it's not nearly as many, and I was able to pick up the racquet I wanted, with the $25 off (still ... $100 for a racquet!). Gray and I went to play and he even let ME use his brand new racquet. It was nice, very lightweight, I'm happy that he's happy with it. Unfortunately ... I don't know that I played any better *Ü*
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
It's the end of basketball season ... well, at least until the Spring session starts up ... next week. Callahan has been so happy playing basketball all year round. During the winter months, he played the traditional Jr. Jazz (upper level comp, they came in 2nd place) and also played on a Superleague team (also came in 2nd place, just played that championship game tonight). The pictures here are all from that team... go Utes! Callahan had two practices and two games a week, and he LOVED it. Spring, Summer and Fall seasons are played at the Gene Fullmer Rec Center and I have to say I really like their basketball program. Callahan is our basketball boy! ... THANK HEAVENS for digital cameras! It's so hard to try and get any good shots ... on the court (and off!) *Ü* Check out the Basketball Backlog for the team photos through the years.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Being the designated chauffeur for the family, it's very nice when we're able to create a carpool to help eliminate some of the running around. Getting the kids to and from school is one of the main tasks. There isn't a bus, but it really is too far and unsafe to have them walk, so ... carpool. Sometimes it's easier said then done, especially if you have a large family. We have a suburban, but, we pretty much fill it up. If I don't have hubby or #1 son, I can fit in ONE extra ... two if one of the kids sit in the front seat. But anyone I carpool with needs to have room for THREE of mine. Luckily, I can usually find someone to work with. This year, I get my mornings off and I'm on pickup duty. Last year, my extra seats were filled by a couple of the girls next door. They had a very orderly rotation of who got to sit where (nobody wants to sit in the back). This year, with a couple of neighbor boys ... it's anything goes! It's a mad rush to the car, a race and push to open the door and plop into the prized seats. I've suggested taking turns, but to no avail. I have had to tell them to wait until I at least stop the car!
Unlike the school carpool, the preschool boys actually prefer the back seat! As I pick up a couple extra little boys on the way to and from preschool, they all move to the back ... the center seat, squished between the two carseats is the favorite spot. Go figure! The conflict comes when it is time to get out of the car and ring the doorbell. I try to keep track of who's turn it is, but with three kids and preschool just twice a week, it's hard.
Then there's the SCOUT carpool ... FIVE eight and nine year old boys! Even though it's a very short trip ... it is CRAZY!
And finally, basketball carpool. Callahan was asked to join a Taylorsville Superleage team. It's been a great experience, made better when his basketball buddy also made the team. I was happy too, I'd have someone to carpool with! And I even lucked out on my leg (the drive home), as the practice let out about the same time Daddy heads home from work, and it's right on his way... so I seldom even had to head out for these particular practices. The carpool also came in handy for a couple of games (benefiting both sides). I don't know if it's because the boys are tired after practice, or because there are only two of them ... but THIS particular carpool ride ... is very quiet, especially compared to any of those listed above!
I'm very grateful to have people to carpool with. Let's save a little time and gas where we can.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
This was Father's Day breakfast in bed ...
With all the brothers (above) and camping (below) ...
The striped pajamas have made the rounds...
Now Keaton kept getting bigger, but the pajamas of course, did not. They are a size 7 ... he is now 9 ... but he just could NOT give up his striped pajamas. Part of the problem was that he didn't really have any replacements. As the older boys got bigger, they stopped wearing pajamas and just started putting on basketball shorts and a white t-shirt for bed. While Keaton would do this occasionally ... he would always revert back to his striped pajamas. About a week ago, after doing his laundry, I took the pajamas and put them in Cooper's jammy drawer. Not being able to find his striped pajamas, Keaton did put on his red basketball shorts and a white t-shirt without a fuss. But then, a night or two ago, Cooper found the striped pajamas in his drawer and came out wearing them... Keaton did NOT handle it well. We actually had to have Cooper go take them off. The last couple days, I've been looking all over to try to find some NEW pajamas for Keaton. After a couple of tries (I had to make some returns & then still had to put my sewing skills to use changing "pants" to "shorts") I think he is comfortable in a new pair (or two) of pajamas and perhaps ... at some point ... he'll even be able to say goodbye to his striped pajamas... but not quite yet.