Monday, January 31, 2011

my crazies

I let the kids use my computer to take pics of themselves in photobooth application last time we had a party. This is what they came up with.

pretty cute boys

cute girls 

I don't get it? 

This is normal for him. 

 see they do love each other

 gross... saliva in the ear.

Seth was being a vampire? I love the look on James face.

This is just what I do all the time. Elle gets bugged with me sometimes.

The tongue thing again? gross.

 Yes. She is a dolly - doesn't she look like James when she smiles?

Good Kids!

 James and Paige were recently recognized for perfect attendance. That is not a type-o, it's true. Perfection in attendance.

I know my mom is flabbergasted reading this (considering I didn't really go to school my senior year) - I feel like it's proof we've kind of had a boring year... stayed at home a lot (Because of pregnancy and new baby) and we didn't have any cool trips to show for it.

I feel kind of like a failure as a parent. Yep. My kid has perfect attendance because we haven't gone anywhere or done anything fun. Well, all that is changing. We are making up for good behavior and missing a couple days the end of this month to go to Disneyland. I will teach my kids school to reward them for good behavior...

 We'll not be thinking of school as we ride on Indiana Jones and duck from getting eatin' but the enormous snake or sing along with the birds in the Tikki Room.

Paige is an ace student, you know that old saying, "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree" - I'm thinking for our family it would go more like, "this apple fell from the tree and rolled into the smart kids orchard"

She won the Principal's Pride award in reading - which means she's a super duper reader and if you try to talk while she is reading a book on the way home from carpool she will shush you like a librarian with a megaphone (true story - happened today).

 Here she is again getting another smart 3rd grader award. The only thing I remember from 3rd grade was standing on a chair in the middle of class singing, "Oh Mickey your so fine, your so fine you blow my mind! Hey Mickey! Hey Mickey!"because the ADHD kid of the class dared me to.

James won 'the most handsome 1st grader boy in the audience' award, presented by his mom.

Here is Paige with her 2 bff's.  - Chrystal Anderson (Jason knew her parents growing up), and Kaylee. We are so glad they moved in.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cooking Club - party for MLK day

Since the kids were out of school for MLK day we decided to have a party - a cooking party. Carla, Paige, Tessa, Seth & James. I decided to make them all aprons last minute.

 I made these two aprons out of dollar store dish towels with zebra trim and bias tape at the top.

I had bias tape left over from old projects that I used to trim these aprons with. Paige insisted we make chef hats. I used card stock cut in half and taped together for the band with tissue paper for the poof. They turned out cute.

Abbey didn't get an apron (I already have a few 2T aprons lying about) but she was serious about getting her own hat. Tessa's apron matched the boys and was made from left over scraps, rick rack, and bias tape. 

This girl is such a poser. Turn on the camera and watch this diva shine. 

 "You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life

See that girl, watch that scene, digg'n the dancing queen..." - that's Tessa.

Chef Seth and Chef James set to work on the appetizers.

Chef Seth uses a hands on technique to get the peanut butter in the celery.

Chef James goes the traditional route using utensils to constructs his "ants on a log"

Chef Paige (a professional smoothie maker) teaches Chef Carla and Chef Tessa the fine art of creating the perfect smoothie. 

 For the main course they each make their own pizza's.

 Chef Seth goes light on pizza sauce and cheese, but heavy on pepperoni.

Chef Paige "decorates" her pizza making a smiley face with hot dogs.

Don't those look appetizing? They passed on fresh veggies and went straight for cheeses, hot dogs & pepperoni's (I don't get it).

Fine dining at its best - smoothie & pizza's

Chef Paige proves its edible.

Chef Tessa nibbled her pizza but downed her smoothie.

Chef Carla content with a good day of cooking & pirating. 

Chef Seth (also a nibbler) loved his smoothie. 

Chef James loves the company of his fellow chefs. 

Fine dining critique Abbey, exploring textures, uses her hands to "drink" her smoothie.