Archive for May, 2012

Track Finals

Pictures in Nick’s class of the kiddos and the Teach, then a quick stop at the grocery store and off to the Track Finals. Tony decided at the end of this meet, next year he only wants to do one long run and then another activity. He came in 5th in the 1600, and 8th in the 800. It was fun to watch!

May 31, 2012 at 8:26 pm Leave a comment

Payday before Birthday

We celebrated Hubba’s Bday tonight, but before the festivities Hubba played a mean game of Payday with Nick, his buddy Harrison, and Joe.

I made a cinnoman roll cake but it didn’t get taken out of the oven when I went to get Hubbas balloons soooo it was burnt! The boys ate it anyway and said they loved it, I was so disappointed, that I sulked like a stupid baby. Hubba got a BBQ from Uncle Jimmy—so happy for him!

May 30, 2012 at 10:55 pm Leave a comment

Track, Pilot Cup, Boy Scouts and a Birthday

Happy Birthday Hubba! I met Hubba when he was 19 years old and now, this very day he is 39! Just wowzers. We had breakfast together, went to a movie…then we picked up the kiddos and started the after school shuffle!
The Track Prelims were today right after school. Tony didn’t have to race in the 1600(everyone got in), so he raced the 800 and placed 4th… after the track meet hubba raced Joe to a soccer game and I raced the other two to a Boy Scout meeting where Nick got his totin chip “license” to use an ax,saw, and knife safely on campouts and other Boy Scout activities. Then dinner at Ruby’s at quarter to nine at night to support the school’s fundraiser. Joe had the shivers….couple hours later and he was in our bed with a fever! Busy bees!

The cubs wrestling in the grass while waiting for Tony’s race at the track meet.

May 29, 2012 at 5:26 pm Leave a comment

Back from Camp

O.K. so the boys returned today and I wanted to bake them something that would make the house smell wonderful, and say “Welcome Home” with out a lot of wordiness! As luck would have it, they walked into the house 5 minutes after I took the muffins out of the oven….still warm and fresh. And as luck wouldn’t have it the last one in was soooo mesmerized by the smell they forgot to shut the back door….each boy and hubba got a muffin, Boomer got 8 muffins. I shake my head!
Julie’s Sweet Banana Muffins
 No heavy vegetable oil to make these moist, so it’s more cake like than banana bread! The Boys like them, lots!
  • 2 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/2 cup applesauce(the 4ounce kids cups)
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (a little over)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt(kosher)
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • Directions:
No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F . With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas and applesauce in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into cupcake tins sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 25 minutes in our oven which runs hot, usually 30-35. Cool on a rack. Serve while warm. Makes 12.

May 28, 2012 at 11:21 pm Leave a comment

San Onofre Recreation Beach Camping

The Cub Scouts and their families got to go down to Camp Pendleton and camp right on the beach. Joe has been planning this trip with his buddy Yamato for awhile! He was so excited. He brought his ghillie, wooden guns, camo clothes….and much, much more! He went on a hike with Hubba, Yamato, and Matthew. An ice-cream truck showed up and they got a frozen treat. They saw lots of sea cucumbers, and Hubba spooked them about an Indian burial ground—they awoke the spirits…all camp style fun!

Nick and Tony, along with friends tried to build a bridge in the lagoon—they came close to finishing it. Hubba said Nick worked six hours straight, just digging up sand. Tony was a good sport with all the itty-bitties wanting him to play and he even went on a long run in preparation for his next track meet.

May 27, 2012 at 11:09 pm Leave a comment

Trampoline farewells

Beag looks sad, I put the Trampoline on Craig’s list today. Hubba and the boys are camping so I thought I’d get some stuff done! Someone came, disassembled it, and carried it off in less than 2 hours. It feels good to look out the window and not see the worn out net and the sad looking trampoline that everyone stopped playing on a year ago!

May 26, 2012 at 11:00 pm Leave a comment

Salt Dough Maps

Nick made a Salt Dough Map of Minnesota, he will paint it once it dries. The 4th graders did a map of California and the 5th graders did one on the state they picked for thier States report.

For Friday Art we worked on Tessilations,it came easy to some, not to others!

I love Fridays! Oh and Happy Birthday to my Pop:)

May 25, 2012 at 10:46 pm Leave a comment


Took a picture of Nick and his classmates sitting on a stack of books….all that learn’n in one year(kinda looks like they are going the bathroom on um!. I’m going to miss this class …they are a particularly good group of kiddos!

May 24, 2012 at 10:41 pm Leave a comment


Tony will be going to a dinner soon for National Junior Honor Society and they needed a picture for the slide show. I took him to the beach on Tuesday without the memory stick in the darn camera soooo I tried to get one this morning before he left for school…I didn’t do so great, it’s blurry—man he’s growing up fast!

May 24, 2012 at 9:52 pm Leave a comment

Joe as Walt Disney

My camera didn’t have a compact flash in it, I wanted to scream. Joe looked sooo cute and he was sooo excited. He brought a dvd of goofy cartoons, a sketch pad, and a board filled with pictures of Walt! He wore shiney black shoes, a baby blue sweater, and a suit with a tie! Slicked his hair back and was looking mighty fine!

May 23, 2012 at 11:35 am Leave a comment

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