Wednesday, May 26, 2010

End of Baseball Season

Sunday night we attended the end of the season banquet for Luke's baseball league. They played the following movie...Luke is in a couple of the shots. He is #23 for the Cubs.

ISO Baseball Review from Istrouma Baptist Church on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kelly Moore Camera Bag

If you’re looking for a super cute, stylish and versatile camera bag, consider a Kelly Moore bag.  Kelly is an amazing photographer based out of Louisiana…it’s even more amazing that she lives in the small town of Ruston.  Kelly went to school with my sister Sara.  I follow her blog so I can hopefully soak up some of her creativity!

Be sure to check out her new line of bags here:

Kelly Moore Bag Store

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cubs Baseball GAme #6

Saturday was Luke's last baseball game. It was really hot so I'm glad it was the last game. The other kids enjoyed drinking out of ZeeZee's bubba keg...just water and later diet coke! Luke played catcher one inning...ZeeZee said he looked like a bobblehead!

Micah’s Birthday

Friday Luke wanted to make Micah a special breakfast. We made blueberry pancakes from the recipe on the muffin box.
Friday night we had PawPaw, ZeeZee & Aunt Sara over for tacos. Wednesday was PawPaw's birthday so Aunt Sara bought them a cake for dessert. PawPaw & ZeeZee gave Micah a bag full of presents, and Aunt Sara got her a backpack with her name on it.

Cubs Baseball Game #5

Thursday night Luke had a make-up baseball game from the rain out last Saturday.
What did the other kids do? Cameron flirted with Allie and watched the game some, Miriam ran around with her shoes off and got something in her foot, Levi & Micah hung out with Paw Paw, Miriam & Levi were excited about some seashells they found (although they were just pistachio shells).  I love what good friends Luke & Cameron are…you can see that Cameron was giving Luke a high five through the dug out fence!Photobucket

Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday Micah!

I can't believe she's 2 already! She's about to be in for a rude awakening when her new sibling comes along. She will have been the baby the longest out of all my children. She's becoming a prissy little girl...she loves to wear jewelry and dress up shoes and of course she has to have a purse...just like her big sister! She's finally starting to talk...or at least she's trying!

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Last week

Just thought I would post some pictures of the kids from last week…for Aunt Laura!

  • Playing with the dogs more since the baseball field got moved in front of the barn
  • doing school work outside – even Micah wanted to do some!
  • Swinging – they enjoyed doing the spider as Luke called it
  • They loved playing with the leftover pipe from the ditch work…sometimes they would get inside and push each other around
  • Micah, that fence is there to keep you out!
  • Friday night we went to eat dinner with Uncle Lee & Aunt Lauren at Boutin’s…Miriam enjoyed dancing with Uncle Lee
  • Miriam visited with baby Grace on Saturday afternoon and helped feed her the bottle
  • On Sunday, we had a Sunday school fellowship and Miriam got to help make the homemade strawberry/banana nut ice cream!Photobucket

Mother’s Day

I'm just now updating all my pictures from last week. Here are some shots from Mother's Day. Daddy made lunch for us: grilled steaks, grilled zucchini and squash, and pineapple. You can see my gifts below: a flower from church, a headband from Sara, a note holder that Cameron made in Sunday School, some bath products that Cameron picked out, a card from the kids, some “ruby” earrings from Daddy in honor of the new baby due in July, a silver fleur de lis pendant that Luke picked out, and a card Miriam made in Sunday School.  Luke being a good Lindsay told me the pendant only cost $13…LOL!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Thursday’s School Projects

Colonists didn’t have closets, because they were counted as rooms and they were taxed per room!  They used chests instead.  In our Colonial Kids book, it suggested painting a chest.  I found this one at Hobby Lobby that had letters on it.  I was looking for something to store my alphabet stamps in so I figured this would kill 2 birds with one stone.Photobucket We’re wrapping up our study of the colonies so the boys wanted to play a couple more of the games in the Colonial Kids book.  They tried a game of horseshoes…which was more like a ring toss.  We used mason jar lids and plastic bowling pins.  They never made one!  Another game was target practice.  Luke really enjoyed throwing the paper ball at the bowling pins.  What did Micah do?  She thought the mason jar lids were bracelets!Photobucket
If the native Americans hadn’t introduced the colonists to pumpkins, they might have starved!  So another recipe in the book was to make pumpkin pie…so we just cheated again!  Photobucket

Wednesday’s School Craft

Colonial children made copy books by sewing pieces of paper together. They used these to practice their handwriting. Once they were old enough to write, they would keep diaries. We made some by gluing some fabric to a composition book. Then they used foam stickers to decorate them. These will be their notebooks for church. Photobucket

Cubs Baseball Game #3

Tuesday night Luke had a makeup game that was rained out 2 weekends ago.

Fruit Pizza

I made this dessert Tuesday for Bible Study.
Fruit Pizza
1 (18 ounce) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup fresh blueberries
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
2 medium bananas sliced

1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1 teaspoon lemon juice

On a greased 14 inch pizza pan, press cookie dough into a 12 inch circle. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.

In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread over cookie crust.

Arrange fruit in a patter on pie.

For glaze, in a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in pineapple juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or unitl thickened. Cool slightly. Drizzle over fruit. Refrigerate until chilled.

Note from my sister Sara: Soft cookies are awesome!

Tuesday’s School Projects

It was suggested in our Colonial Kids book to make ginger snaps. However, we cheated and just bought them! Spices such as ginger are the reason that North America was found...they were looking for a shorter route to the Asian spice markets.
Photobucket Early colonists didn't have suitcases so they carried their belongins in cardboard or wooden boxes. Band boxes were used to store white collars and ruffs, called bands.  We used paper to make our own band boxes…although I wished I had just cheated and bought the paper mache craft boxes at Hobby Lobby.  Pretty boxes were used to store hats as well…and thankfully I’m a pack rat and had one to show the kids.Photobucket

Colonial Kids Recipes

Here are some of the recipes that we made on Monday night from the book Colonial Kids.

1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 425 F. Mix the cornmeal, flour, and salt in the bowl. Stir in the milk, egg, and oil. Beat until it's a smooth batter. Pour into the greased pan. Bake at 425 F for 15 minutes. Cut into pieces and eat it while it's warm with butter!

Baked Apples
4 large apples
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
butter or margarine
3/4 cup hot water

Preheat oven to 375 F. Wash the apples and cut out the core. Use a knife and spoon to scoop out the center, or better yet, use a vegetable paring tool. (I used an apple corer.) Don't cut through the bottom of the apple. Trim the peel away around the top. Spoon brown sugar into the center hole of each apple. Sprinkle cinnamon in the centers, too. Put a thin slice of butter on top of each apple's center. PUt the apples in the baking pan and pour the hot water in the bottom of the pan. Bake for 1 hour. (Small apples may not take as long to cook.) Apples are done when an inserted knife goes in smoothly. I served our with some caramel sauce on the top...would be great with icecream too!

Monday’s School Projects

Because paper was hard to come by in the colonial times, every bit was saved and put to use. Colonists from France brought the art of decoupage to North America. We also talked about how students used chalk slates at school.
Photobucket Last week, we read the book Life in New France about the French colonies in Canada. There was a recipe at the end of the book on how to make maple candy. Settlers would drizzle the candy over the snow to let it harden.
Photobucket For dinner, Luke & I made some of the recipes from the book Colonial Kids: cornbread, spanish rice or paella, baked apples and apple cider.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Saturday morning while PawPaw was doing some work at our house, what did the girls do?  They sat in the road watching him…in their pjs!4x6-0410 1075

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Riding with PawPaw

Saturday morning my dad (PawPaw) brought his company's backhoe to do a little work at our house. Afterwards, he took each of the kids for a ride on it down the street. Can you tell they enjoyed it?

Cubs Baseball Game #2

Luke had his 2nd game this Saturday. Like I said before, it's hard to take pictures through the I'm trying to watch all my other kids while Craig helps out in the dug out. PawPaw came to the game this week and distracted the kids with candy and his diet coke!