Saturday, September 29, 2007
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Friday, September 28, 2007
but after watching that one, i went through & watched a bunch of other videos by the same guys. They were pretty funny. I especially enjoyed this one:
Thursday, September 27, 2007
But here's what *I* found out, for any of you may be hunting for the perfect apple:
Royal Gala: Delish! :~P crisp and sweet, w/an extra fun little extra taste that I can't describe. My favorite.
Southern Rose: also crisp and sweet. my 2nd favorite
Braeburn: mildly sweet and sour. And not as crisp
Honey crisp: crisp and tart - but not like a Granny Smith.
Granny Smith: crisp and SOUR --Gideon's favorite. :)
Red Delicious: used to be my favorite until I tasted the first two. Compared to them, it's only a little bit sweet. --but on the bland side. Crisp.
Fuji: used to be another favorite, but compared to the others, it's soft and a little bland --just a touch of sweetness.
Ernest Hemingway was once prodded to compose a complete story in six words. His answer, personally felt to be his best prose ever, was "For sale: baby shoes, never used." Some people say it was to settle a bar bet. Others say it was a personal challenge directed at other famous authors.
This was very thought provoking to me. What great stories can *you* tell in six words?
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
so now his tongue is normal. he can move it up and down & way out just like ours.... but he can't. if we ask him to stick his tongue out, he still curves it down over his lip. And when we asked him to point it up, he couldn't figure out how. it was pretty funny. :)
Sooo, Saturday, we packed up our things, and went camping. so fun! This was a big deal, because, I've refused to go camping, ever since Chloe was born. it just seemed like way too much work to do with a little baby. Well, now we don't have a little baby anymore! so we went and had a blast. --all except for the drunk people in the site next to us, who stayed up partying til 3 in the morning.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
This is another song from the same album:
Nothing is innocent now
update: okay... i just found that you can listen to the album on a little window that I found on their website. So.. you *have to* click on "listen to the album" above, then scroll down & listen to "Let's Spend the Day in Bed." beacause I love it! It makes me feel like i wanna spend the day in bed. :) While you're at it, you can listen to "Don't wait for Tom" which is fun. :)
I'm having a hard time adjusting. I can't quite figure out a groove, yet, so it's all rather chaotic. *sigh* it makes a big difference, doing two kids this year. I keep reminding God that He's the one who had me do this, so He's gonna have to figure it out for me. I'm watching expectantly to see how He does it. :)
Today, we're trying out a P.E. class at the YMCA. I think that should be fun. :)
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Here's the recipe:
one whole shredded chicken
1 can crushed pineapple
2 or 3 stalks of chopped celery
2 med. apples chopped into small pieces
a tiny bit of diced onion
a couple dollops of mayonnaise
1T sugar dissolved in 1T vinegar
salt & pepper to taste
I served it with bread & cheese slices -- And cookies for the kids who ate their food. ;~)
What did you have?
Monday, September 10, 2007
A week or two ago, I had to call poison control, because I found Evelyn eating from a bottle of anti fungal ointment. About an hour later, I decided not to call poison control again (because it would be too embarrassing to call twice in a row), after finding that she drank a bottle of sulfur (which had been prescribed to me for my acne). Shortly after that (and many times since) I caught her playing in my make up.
That all happened in one day. It was just the beginning. No matter how I try to keep my eye on her, and keep things out of her reach, she's always getting into stuff! Aside from her regular activities of playing in the toilet that the boys forgot to flush, getting into the flour & sprinkles in my baking drawer, and playing with my make-up; in a matter of just a couple weeks, I caught her walking around in Chris's socks:
using the Desitin as a facial ointment:
Can you see it in her hair? (!)
playing with the Q-tips:
and sitting in the sink, playing with toothpaste:
Friday, September 07, 2007
Thursday, September 06, 2007
The friendly skies... makes me think of a flock of sheep. :)
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
After looking into it, we found that Key Largo is about a 4 1/2 hour drive from where we were, which is a long drive. But, when we're *that* close, how could we not go? So we left Discovery Cove a little early, went to the hotel to pack up our things, & took off toward Key Largo. We drove 1/2 way there, & stopped in Miami.
of course, we had to stop at some point to take pictures of our awesome ride:
The majority of the drive down was on the big long stretch of road called the Florida Turnpike. It's a really great fast-moving road, but you hafta stop about 10 times, or so, to pay a toll --& i'm not talking about a 25 cent toll. at one point we paid like $12! Anyway, the toll stops became such a regular part of out trip, that we figured we should photograph it. :) We tried to get a picture of the lady who took our money, but she told us no. --and then suddenly changed her mind as we were driving away, but it was too late.
driving along some more, we passed tons of palm tree farms.
Finally, we made it to Key Largo. If you have Google Earth (a really cool, free program that i would recommend to anyone), you can type in "Caribbean Watersports" under businesses & it'll take you there. If you look toward the water, & see the pier that we were on. Then, look out further into the water to see "Butternut Key." See the island way off in the distance, below? That's Butternut Key. :) (this photo is now what we use for our computer desktop)
The mangrove trees send out tons of roots into the water, in order to get enough fresh water to survive. If you click on this picture to see it larger, you can see a bunch of white stuff down toward the bottom of their roots. That's salt that the trees have filtered out of their system from the ocean water.
Another shot of the stunning sky & water.
As we boated around, we saw 2 sharks in the water (can't remember what kind), some barracudas. needlefish, & other fun things. The guide said that he sees dolphins every couple days, but we didn't see any. Next, he took a net & scraped it along the floor of the ocean (the water was only a few feet deep), & pulled out all sorts of fun, tiny little creatures, including seahorses! it was hard to focus through the plastic tub that we put them in, but here's a fuzzy picture of a seahorse:
Another: you can see his head on the bottom right.
After that, the guide took us to an area covered in jellyfish. These guys all sit at the bottom of the ocean, with their tentacles sticking up. Apparently, they're not all that toxic, so if you hold them, all they'll do is make your hand itch. So we caught a couple & had a look. I was too scared to hold one, so I took the pictures. :)
floating down to the bottom, after we threw him back.
Another, bigger guy, feet up.
This is the porch of the hotel in Key largo. I liked the look of all the cool fans. Also thought it was interesting that the fans are all tied in place (see the wires coming out around the sides?), so they don't get blown around during a hurricane.
Driving back home, the stretch along the keys is a little 2 lane road that's under construction. They must have problems w/people, because we passed these staggered signs a few times:
Another sunpass stop.
We called the Florida turnpike, "the Florida Autobahn" The speed limit was 70, so people easily went 80-100. A couple times, when the road was clear, chris floored it for a little fun. I snapped this picture a little late. His top speed was actually about 160. :)