September 30, 2009

Garden Update

Here’s the last harvest from the garden.  Unbelievably, the garden grew even though it didn’t get planted until the end of June.  We’ve enjoyed, salsa, bruschetta, plain tomatoes, salads, and peppers for the last 6-8 weeks.   It’s been a great project for the kids, they’ve loved picking what we need for supper, and watering the garden every now and then.  It sure helped that this summer was pretty cool and had a good amount of rain.
The highlight of the tomato harvest I have to say was the Krim tomato.   It doesn’t look like anything at all.  It is blackish green on top when it’s ripe, the pulp is even green. DSCF4132 So it appears as though it isn’t ripe.  But with a little touch of salt, it’s one of the best tomatoes, I’ve ever come across.

  Cheers to the harvest!

Harry Potter Cupcakes

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It’s Pumpkin’s 9th birthday tomorrow.  To celebrate I’m taking in cupcakes for the 23 kids, and their teacher.  These are the famous Weasleys’ Every Flavor cupcakes, that I’m bringing to her class to celebrate her birthday tomorrow afternoon.  They are decorated with the Gryffindor colors and the Every Flavor jelly beans (from Harry Potter) for decoration.  I wonder which kid is going to find the ear wax bean.  Aren’t they cute?
DSCF5102 I digress, as I was finishing up the cupcakes, I realized my rows didn’t match.  I counted up my cupcakes, and there is one missing!!!  Somebody snuck down this evening and had a snack.  Now using my NCIS training, I’ve discounted Sport, since he is much more of a follower in these types of matters.  Since the baby isn’t crawling, that leaves Pumpkin.  I believe she had the motive and the means to commit the crime.  So now the question is, since there isn’t enough for all the kids and the teacher, do I make the birthday girl give her cupcake to the teacher. Or do I  let her think I didn’t catch her and let her enjoy her sneakiness.  I’m leaning towards not letting her know that I know there are 23 cupcakes instead of 24.  But then there is the chance that she will enjoy a life of crime because I didn’t stop her now.  I hope she gets the ear wax bean :-)

September 21, 2009

So how much candy did you get????



Cleveland has this little gem of a store off of Interstate 480, it is called b.a. Sweetie Candy company. I think every known American Candy is within it’s walls. There are the typical M&M’s, Jelly Bellies, and the more exotics such as clove gum and candied crickets. Yes, the crickets were real.

I was in the neighborhood, and since I have two birthday parties, Halloween (our neighborhood has to have 200+kids) and a little decorating project all in the next month, I decided to take my kids and a friend to the Candy Store.

So, here is the loot…


Do you think we need anymore candy in the near future? I’m sure I spent less than if I had gone to Target. I am sure, that this year, trick-or-treaters won’t get the run of the mill candy from us. That has to be worth something right?

Oh and by the way, here is my little decorating project that was the primary reason for the trip.


I am Back!!!

Ok, so it's 1:15 a.m. and I can't sleep, because a) I had an incredibly emotional day. Really had to do some soul searching on what I believe in and that has resulted in some incredible restlessness. Why didn't anyone tell me that this would still be going on at my age... b)I feel like blogging all the posts that have gone through my head over the past month or more. So I have decided to take that next step and BLOG finally, because I just love it. I don't know why I love it, it's partially because yes it documents my life, and my children's life. But also it clears my head and helps me figure out what is important in life. And after today I really need that. So here is to you, my one or maybe 100 readers, and I hope you get some enjoyment from what I have to say...