Archive for September, 2011

art swim football

Worked on getting the art project ready today, then hung out doing art in Nick’s class for two hours. After took Nick to swim. Finally, Friday Night Lights Flag Football. Pooped.

Joe LOVED sitting out there are 22 players so everyone sits out 2 quarters. He had a blast!

Nick is an offensive lineman and sometimes center….today he ran the ball. I happy screamed the whole time!

September 30, 2011 at 8:45 pm Leave a comment

Football Pictures

Tony brought home his football pictures after practice today. I can’t believe how big he looks in his uniform. Zikes.

Hubba took Joe to Swim today and they practiced water safety. They had Joe throw the lifesaver pad thingie in and his instructor grabbed it, then he put the rope over his back and pulled her as hard as he could. Hubba said she looked like she was waterskiing, he was pulling so hard. They were laughing hard. All the other kids had to sit on their knees!

September 29, 2011 at 11:38 pm Leave a comment

Bike Rodeo

The Bike Rodeo was today at the Elementary School. The boys were super excited. I thought it started right after school so we were early. Nick, Joe, Harrison, and Dane played on the playground until it started. Then they were off! So fun to watch the kids on two wheels!

September 28, 2011 at 8:28 pm Leave a comment

A day

football for Nick and Tony.
Joe blew off swimming for a playdate with his buddy Logan.

took nick and Joe to the Y after homework and dinner, forgot my camera…but snapped this right when we got home….chlorine smell’n boys!
days are starting to swirl and blend together…

September 27, 2011 at 9:16 pm Leave a comment

Trying a new roast recipe

Pioneer Woman is on Food Network. And she had a Roast recipe this week… I already use a couple different roast recipes but, I’ve never done one in my dutch oven….so I’m given this one a try tomorrow!
Perfect Pot Roast
2011 Ree Drummond
Prep Time:15 minInactive Prep Time: — Cook Time:4 hr 15 min
6 servings
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
One 3 to 5-pound chuck roast
2 or 3 tablespoons olive oil
2 whole onions, peeled and halved
6 to 8 whole carrots, unpeeled, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 cup red wine, optional
3 cups beef broth
2 or 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 or 3 sprigs fresh thyme
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
Generously salt and pepper the chuck roast.
Heat the olive oil in large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the halved onions to the pot, browning them on both sides. Remove the onions to a plate.
Throw the carrots into the same very hot pot and toss them around a bit until slightly browned, about a minute or so. Reserve the carrots with the onions.
If needed, add a bit more olive oil to the very hot pot. Place the meat in the pot and sear it for about a minute on all sides until it is nice and brown all over. Remove the roast to a plate.
With the burner still on high, use either red wine or beef broth (about 1 cup) to deglaze the pot, scraping the bottom with a whisk. Place the roast back into the pot and add enough beef stock to cover the meat halfway.
Add in the onions and the carrots, along with the fresh herbs.
Put the lid on, then roast for 3 hours for a 3-pound roast. For a 4 to 5-pound roast, plan on 4 hours. The roast is ready when it’s fall-apart tender.

September 25, 2011 at 11:40 pm Leave a comment

seahawks football

Tony is a nose tackle now. It’s a denfensive position opposite the center. Watch him go…

September 24, 2011 at 9:24 pm 1 comment

flowers for me

I can’t remember the last time I got flowers, which makes these even more special! Each boy picked me flowers at different times this very day! Makes me feel pretty special.

September 23, 2011 at 9:16 pm 1 comment

Picture Day

I remember being so excited about picture day as a young girl. It was hard to get to sleep,and my pix always came out like crap. Now the boys could care less! I went into Joe’s room and took a picture of every kiddo because today is the day they all look their absolute best!

Hubba had to drop me off at the school and I walked home after because his car was broken and he had errands to run. To my delight, I saw Joe playing basketball at recess. He looked so happy. I love that.

September 22, 2011 at 9:24 pm Leave a comment

pen ball

Harrison and Nick wrtoe all over the tennis balls I got each of the boys at the grocery store 75% off. Nick had a devil on one side and an angel on the other. Harrison stuck with penguins. Joe was pooped today so he was relaxing and playing legos. Tony was knee deep in homework!

September 21, 2011 at 11:51 pm Leave a comment

Slurpee tongue

Tony went to visit his 6th grade teacher with two beautiful young ladies. I was there picking up Nick and Joe so when he came back out from visiting, I gave him a couple bucks to treat his gals to a slurpee. I didn’t make a big deal, didn’t look any of the middle schoolers in the eye, didn’t take a picture, I didn’t ask about their day or how school was….i think I did a pretty good job of being a middle school mom. When Tony got home I asked him in the privacy of our home for every gory detail:)

September 21, 2011 at 3:42 pm Leave a comment

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