Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Here are the boys with their cousins all hamming it up for the camera in their cool shades.
This isn't the best picture, but if you look closely you can see that Igor is grinning ear to ear, I think Hubby must be getting a lot of water up his shorts or something.
I'm sure this picture involved Sonny Boy trying to talk Igor into going down a slide.
Hubby decided to sport the cool shades that the kids had.
In a previous post I wrote about my endevours for a birthday cake for my Father In Law. Well it turned out it was close to my nephew's birthday as well so I made him a hockey puck cake. For those interested it is chocolate ganache tinted black, a print out from the internet for the hockey team design and the hockey stick is fondant. This was sort of a last minute cake but I think it turned out well.
Friday, January 15, 2010
I just read an article on Yahoo and there is some unrest concerning the upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine. Hopefully things will go smoothly and the Ukrainian people will choose the leader that is best suited for them in the new decade.
This week has been both long and short. I've been battling a nasty bout with the TMJ, migraines and insomnia. I'm starting to feel human today, yay just in time to do a mountain of laundry and try to catch up on a few chores. Hubby has been working massive 12 hour days the last two weeks and even on Saturdays so he has not been able to take up my slack. I don't even think little Igor has seen him as he's been in bed when Hubby gets home at night.
Otherwise things have been pretty quiet. It seems as if we will never get back into a steady routine at least in January. The kids attended school for two days and then were out two days for snow, today is early release so Igor does not atttend at all, they are out of school Monday for MLK and we will pull them for our Dells trip for a couple of days as well. Ug, I don't think Sonny Boy's morning issues will ever resolve without a consistent routine forming. I don't remember getting out of school so often when I was a kid, they seem to have at least one early release day a month not to mention the various holidays etc. The kids also get really odd holidays that I don't EVER remember getting out of school for, Veterans Day, Presidents Day, and some odd holiday called Casimir Pulaski Day in March. I have a history degree and have no idea who the guy is, guess I should google.
Well I'm not getting laundry or any other chore done sitting here pecking away and watching Sesame Street.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Hubby came home from work and pronounced it a Coot which opens a whole new realm of possiblities for a birthday cake.
The weather here, as in most of the country is miserable cold. Not out of the realm for Wisconsin but unusual for here and there is no snow. At least when there is snow it covers the ugly. Also by this not being a "cold" area the kids are not allowed outside to play when it's under 20 degrees so the kids are literally bouncing off the walls by the end of the school day. For the record Sonny Boy's preschool cutoff in WI was 0. However I will say I trudged boots, snowpants, hats, gloves etc off to school with him and that was a major pain. Here we don't do that. I'm torn which I prefer. I also think most kids in the area don't have all the gear which is prerequisite for a WI winter and also impossible to find a good selection past October.
Well I suppose that's all for now, I must get my rear in gear and get prepared for the snow storm in a good southern girl fashion, you know you must go to the grocery and stock up on bread and milk before a snow! Regardless if you need them or not - but I do need bread and milk just bad timing, I hope the rush on the grocery store is way south thing and not here.