Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Last November (I am pretty sure) My fabulous friend Shannon, who lived in my complex and I put on a tea party for the girls in our neighborhood and then went out to the movie Enchanted. My favorite part was making all of those bite size treats and of course the movie, great for all ages of princesses.
I tag: Emily, Jen and Jenny
Monday, October 27, 2008
Diana has such a gift for listening to the spirit. When she was in sunbeams she would tell the other children in her class to please be quiet so she could listen to the teacher. Still today she does the same. I was not as diligent and willing to listen as she is at this age. I am amazed at this little girl who entered my life almost 8 years ago and has enriched every part of it. The kids that us mothers today have the privilege of raising are amazing and were meant for the latter-days. Hold your kids close and let them know you love them everyday because everyday with them is a gift from our heavenly father.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
A new and Improved Rachel coming to you soon...... :)
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Chloe wanted a picture of her as well :)
She is all decked out in halloween colors for fall.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
"New York Times/CBS News poll released Tuesday night suggests that the McCain campaign's negative attack strategy may be backfiring on the Republican presidential candidate.
In the poll, 60 percent of the voters surveyed believed that McCain had spent more time attacking his rival than explaining what he would do as president. In contrast, nearly two-thirds of the voters surveyed, 63 percent, felt that Obama has spent more time explaining his policies than attacking McCain. CNN's Ed Henry previews the last debate »
Ayers has been working for educational reform in Chicago. Obama's senior Obama adviser Anita Dunn says: "What they are arguing is that somehow the fact that these two people, who both served as educational reformers in Chicago, both who did have their paths cross professionally as well as neighbors occasionally, that somehow this association is a problem because of Bill Ayers' past and things that happened in the 1960s when Barack Obama was 7 years old."
A CNN review of project records found nothing to suggest anything inappropriate in the volunteer projects in which the two men were involved.
Ayers has strong defenders in Chicago -- including Mayor Richard Daley, and the city gave Ayers its Citizen of the Year award in 1997."
Good Luck McCain because America is TIRED of a President who does not hear the American Families needs. We are tired of a President who does not see that his nations schools are going down the toilet. We are tired of a President who does not believe in federal regulations and leaves the market to the freedom of greedy investors and CEOS, leaving retirees loosing all their life savings. I AM TIRED and I want change and I am sorry if you do not side with my view, I respect that. We live in America and have freedom of speech and thought. Three Weeks from now I will be voting with my kids future in mind. I am voting for Obama! God Bless America.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Kids on the tractor after picking out pumpkins
Diana Buried in the Corn
Daddy and Taylor Racing their Ducks
The only thing missing at this pumpkin patch was the freshly made doughnuts and apple cider. In years past we went to another place which makes fresh doughnuts....Yummmm! I guess I will just have to make some at home! Now in a week or two...it will be time for carving! :) Dont you just LOVE FALL!
I look forward to being Enrichment leader because I think there is a real need to reach out to the inactive and less active sisters in this ward. I will be able to with the help of the lord to create activties and functions that will bring the sisters together as well sometimes teach on sundays! I have some fun ideas already such as a playgroup, talent night, progressive get to know you and etc. A different path than being in primary but one that I think was well needed.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Taylor was put into a smaller class of four students, all girls but him. I think that is just how his luck runs :). He really enjoyed the water, especially jumping into the swimming pool at the end of class to have his teacher catch him. He learned how to blow bubbles, kick, float on his back, bob his head under water, and move his arms. We got back his little completion certificate today that said he passed all but 4 of the requirements...not bad for his first time. It said on the bottom ** very energetic ** LOL
Ever since moving here I have loved discovering all the fun and exciting little tidbits about Albany. Our Neighbors told us that the high school community pool here in S. Albany does swimming lessons for an very inexpensive fee so I went and I signed up All three kids up for lessons. This was Chloe's first time doing a water baby class and SHE LOVED IT. She loved kicking and splashing me. By the end she even went down the swimming slide (she did not like it though!)
I was impressed with the high school students . They did a great job as swim instructors and keeping Taylor's attention at all times (something not always easy to do:)! It was fun for him and something I think that is very important for him to learn. Diana does not start her lessons until Nov, after soccer is over!
The girl on the end cried the whole time. Poor thing and poor mom :(
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Another view of the focal wall
Oh the other three walls I painted them the three colors of the focal wall: pink, purple and Limegreen. I had fun with decorating and my girls love it, calling their room the fairy room. Now I just need to make them some cute matching quilts for their bunk beds :)
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
A favorite soup of mine is Taco Soup. So for todays tasty tuesday I give you my FAVORITE soup. ** Very delicious with fritos and a dallop sour cream on top **
1/2 lb. ground beef 1 pkg. taco seasoning
1/2 c. chopped onion 1 can kidney beans
1 c. sliced carrots 1 can chili beans
1 c. chopped celery 1 large can diced tomatoes
1 can cream of potato soup 1 can tomato sauce
1 can beef stock 1 can corn niblets
Brown ground beef and onion. Add all ingredients except for corn. Add up to 3 cups water, depending on how thick you like it. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 1 hour. Add corn and serve with grated cheese, a dollop of sour cream and Fritos.
Also great for nights when you are busy. Just cook in crock pot for 2-3 hours. ENJOY!!