Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
I think it was the grumbling I did over the Christmas holiday that ended in something like, "Now I know why we never got these things when I was little--they're a pain in the neck to make!"
And so, on the Spring Break dinner wish list, Nick's only request: Swedish Meatballs.
Monday, March 28, 2016
Elaine, zip lining out from the tree house on a Saturday afternoon. While Ben waits for his sister below.
Then it turns out that the green thing up there was a Nerf crossbow, part of her weapon stockpile, and Nicholas was there waiting to defend her with some other different weapon. She had been chosen to go on the re-supply mission and had to zip line over the zombies (Ben) and then make it back to the fort before being captured.
A little more complicated than capture the flag.
The sweet part?
When she clearly wasn't going to accomplish her mission and make it back to Nick, the zombie (Ben) suddenly fell over. And then I heard,
"Don't worry sister. The zombie didn't see you, and then he fell over. You still have time to make it back!"
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016
He came home from church and slept for an hour and half.
His dad had to work.
When it was time to go to the skating rink, I had a conundrum. Take the three, leave the fourth home to sleep it off alone?
He answered for me: woke up, wiped the drool off his face, and announced he was ready to go.
He felt crummy, but he knew the others wouldn't get to go if he couldn't.
I think he must feel crummy from aging about five years in the last three months. Kid is going to be a handsome teenager, even when sick.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016
Randomly assign pizza fixings chosen by number from secret mother number assignments
Make your pizza.
Bake your pizza and build total anticipation of the disgust about to arrive.
Nicholas: The most theatrically disgusted by his most pizza-like pizza.
Pizza sauce, olives, crunchy Asian noodles, and mozzarella
Elaine bravely biting into alfredo sauce, bacon, jalapenos, and cream cheese.
Alida. Well lady, you lost.
Sweet and sour sauce, peanut butter/pretzel bites, anchovies, and cheddar.
You were a good sport, and we all tried it.
It was terrible.