Monday, April 20, 2009

Our A-Day Outing

On Saturday, Trent, Laci and I traveled over to Tuscaloosa, Al with my mom, dad, sister and nephew for the University of Alabama's spring football game or A-Day game. Basically, the crimson team scrimmages the white team. We started off the day with a little boy who wasn't feeling so hot, but he got to feeling better after we got there. It was a dreary and windy morning, but then the sun came out and it did actually get a bit warmer. (It was a very bad hair day. I straightened it and then it rained. Can we say puffy and frizzy. Yikes!)

We walked around campus and took a tour of the Paul Bryant museum, which was interesting. Then we waited in line for the gates to open at Bryant-Denny Stadium. We picked us out some good seats and enjoyed a flag football game and then the actual game. The kids really liked seeing Big Al, the Al mascot. We all liked hearing the band and doing the wave, too. It was fun to go to the spring game again. We used to go when I was younger and I always remember how much fun it was. It's a bit different now, but still fun. We had a great time! I can't wait for the fall and some Al football.

This is Laci at the Paul Bryant museum. She just had to get her picture taken with that Orange Bowl trophy that is full of oranges. Fake ones! They look real though.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

We took ourselves out to the Montgomery Biscuits second game of the season last Friday night. The Biscuits are Montgomery's AA baseball team. We had been looking forward to it all week. However, we knew the weather might be a problem, but it still hadn't even rained when we left so we thought we might be home free with the weather. Everyone was enjoying themselves. The kids were lovin' it. Even William, who is so not into sports, was into it. Okay, kind of into it. Trent even had his glove to hopefully catch a foul ball. Well, by the 3rd inning it started to drizzle, but we were covered somewhat by the upper deck. Wheww! Thank goodness. Then the announcer tells us their is a severe thunderstorm warning and to get to the concourse, but we didn't see any lightning so we just stayed in our seats. Fourth inning now, it is pouring, so the tarp comes out, we move to the concourse, wind is howling, the dippin' dots cart is blowing away and spoons are flying everywhere. I thought it was coming a tornado. I guess that's why they then asked everyone to move into the public bathroom stalls, which myself and the kids are crammed into with about 6 other people. Lots of fun!!! Meanwhile, my husband is where??? I dunno. Probably trying to take a picture of the tornado.

It finally calmed down and they suspended the game after 4 innings. I think we were all a bit let down, but we did have an adventure! I think we'll go back when the weather is nice and calm!

Laci wanted to know all about the game and what everyone was doing, so I answered a lot of questions that night. She also thought she needed to sample just about every food item they were selling, but that was not happening! Can we say expensive!! We got a couple things , but next time we'll bring our own munchies. I might have to have one of those chicken and biscuits they were selling. Yep! They sell biscuits at the Biscuits game.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Girl Time

Last week Laci was awarded a coupon good for a tea party with me. So we pulled out the fancy goblets and plates and had ourselves a party. Since we don't drink tea, it was more like a milk party. Laci and our friend Thea wanted to stay in her room until I had it all set up so it would be a surprise. When they opened their eyes they found a pink and lace tablecloth that adorned their dainty little treats; vanilla meringues, little cakes with strawberry filling and rolled wafers with chocolate centers. It was very simple, but they thought it was grand! I filled their goblets with milk (and showed them how to hold them) and the party began. We had fun drinking our milk with our pinkies out and saying things like," It's delicious dahling." They couldn't wait until they could have more girl time and have another "milk" party!


Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Fun

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter celebrating Christ and His resurrection. Of course, a little bit of bunnies and eggs are always fun, too. We had our egg hunt on Saturday. I had a little extra help from Ivy while I was hiding the eggs as she went behind me and picked quite a few of them up. Little stinker! The kids had fun and found a lot of eggs. I have to say, I'm a pretty good egg hider.

On Sunday morning after the kids were all ready for church, we gave them their baskets which they were excited to get. Since it was conveniently so close to time to leave for church, the treats had to wait until we got home. Planned that one! After church we came home and finished up our Easter meal, which was delicious. It was a great weekend for family and memories!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

A New Magazine Discovery

The last couple days have been busy, busy, busy for me, so I haven't posted. However, today I have a few minutes. I thought I would share my latest fun find with you. I discovered the premiere issue of Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade a little while back after my sister visited and brought down a stack of magazines for me. I enjoy her show on Food Network, so I thought the magazine would be good , too. I was right. She has a little bit of everything in it as you can see from the cover. So many recipes, but also craft ideas, decor tips and more. I'll definitely be looking for the next issue.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Mini Strawberry Angel Trifles

Today I want to share yet another dessert with you. I guess I've had strawberries on the brain lately. We can't seem to get enough of them.

Angel Food cake is great served up by the slice with whipped cream and strawberries, but for an extra touch try serving up these Mini Strawberry Angel Trifles. They're really simple. Nothing fancy really, but I think they look fancy served up in cute sundae cups. I've talked about my fascination with mini and individual sized food before. I love making it!!! Love it!!!No exception here. This dessert is also light and refreshing. It's fairly low in fat. Like that!! Try serving up this simple dessert for your next "get-together" or for a family dessert.

Mini Strawberry Angel Trifles
angel food cake cut into small cubes
sliced and chopped strawberries
Light Cool Whip

In sundae cups or mini trifle bowls, layer ingredients starting with strawberries on the bottom, angel food cake, strawberries, cool whip. Repeat with another layer of each ingredient ending with Cool whip on top. You could also put in a sprig of mint for a fancier touch. (I never have mint, so I didn't do that.)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Our Little Singer

That's Laci in the middle sitting down, excuse her music director's head.

Last Thursday night was Family Rhythm & Dance Night at Laci's school. We got our dance on with a sit down square dance, the hand jive and we even had a soul train line. We went a little old school with that. All of it was so fun. We had a great time!

After the limbo from the school clown troupe, the elementary school chorus performed three numbers, Puff the Magic Dragon, Take Me Out to the Ballgame and some dog song(don't remember). They did so good. They sounded awesome! Laci has always been our little singer, though. She was in an Orff music class from ages 3-5 and then it ends when you start kindergarten. She really misses it, so when it came time to sign up for school chorus, she was all for that. Laci is so cute when she sings. She sounds pretty good, too. Sometimes I'll catch her singing away in her room or the bathroom with not a care in the world. I love to hear our little singer!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

This is before we went into Family Rhythm and Dance night outside the school. I told her I would like a picture of her so she struck a pose. She likes to do that, too.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Works For Me Wednesday- Scalloped Punch Basket Labels

So, why am I showing you all these baskets and that lovely can of Raid? Well, it's Works for me Wednesday time at We Are That Family and I thought I'd share my scalloped punched label tags. I recently organized my laundry room shelves a little more and used these baskets with handles to contain all the "stuff."( I actually still need to add a few more.) I didn't want to put a label directly onto the basket, so I thought these large tags would work well. They are punched using my friend's Marvy Uchida Giga Scalloped Punch.(Love that punch. Gotta get it for myself)
Then I just wrote on them what the basket contains and then tied them onto the handle with black grosgrain ribbon. I'm really liking this. My shelves weren't really messy before, but adding more baskets with the labeled tags makes it look so much neater and cleaner. My husband even noticed them and said it looked good and now he actually knows what's in those baskets. I do like to organize and like it even more when I find my materials, like these baskets, on clearance (happy dance!) and cute ways to make it pop, like the labels. Give 'em a try!

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