Tuesday, June 26, 2007

'Be careful' taking advice

Two days ago, I had a stamping class at our house. As usual, I was hurrying to get my supplies prepared and the house presentable. In the midst of the chaos I remembered a 'tip' for cleaning up in a hurry--if you have dishes on the counter, just stick them in the oven. "Brilliant! That will save me from having to unload and load the dishwasher!" I stuck them in and forgot all about them, literally.

(since it's Summer, we rarely bake)

Fast forward to today--I had made lunch for the boys and was anticipating my own lunch of leftovers from our date last night, so I started the oven. About 10 minutes later, the boys were done and tearing through the house and I saw that I hadn't put in my lunch yet. I opened the oven and...you guessed, there were my dishes!--all nice and 'toasty.' There were some Pfaltzgraft dishes, a soup pot, a casserole dish, and a big rubbermaid bowl. Which one do you think couldn't take the heat?! I REALLY wish we had a digital camera so I could show you the result of baking a plastic bowl. Anyone have a advice for getting melted plastic off your oven??

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tonight's funny:

(Jesse & Rachel are cleaning up after dinner)
Jesse: This dining room is disgusting!
Rachel: Wonder why?! (as Athan throws a half eaten carrot across the room)

Monday, June 18, 2007


Here's a picture of the boys enjoying the summer. We were at Meijer Gardens where the boys learned about how chocolate is made and saw real cacao trees. Ambrose's favorite was the jungle green house--he was thrilled with the enormous leaves.

*the cute little one in the orange is our friend, Caden

Friday, June 15, 2007

What I've enjoyed this week

Whenever Friday rolls around, I reflect on all the good things over the past 5 weekdays. This week, there were some great times shared with family, friends, and alone--some included:

*Strawberry picking--all 5 of us went picking and returned with 20 pounds of berries!

*Strawberry eating!

*Visiting various parks--I try to take the boys to several different parks each week. It's fun to watch them progress in their social & physical skills--and equally as nice to tire them out for naptime!

*Stamping class--I taught a class last night in our home; we made Father's Day gifts & cards. I enjoy teaching and am so glad that I'm back into stamping.

*Wine + husband--Jesse and I frequently open a bottle of wine after the boys are in bed. We've been married almost 8 years and are still crazy about each other.

*Daydreaming--speaks for itself, I think.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

They grow up so fast

8am this morning--

me: I really need some coffee
Athan: Me too!

The funny thing is, he really meant it. He is the 3rd biggest coffee drinker in our house--and he's only 2! He'll drink it hot, cold, sweetened, black, anyway he can get it.