Friday, January 22, 2010

2nd Nine Weeks Report Cards

The Chicklets brought home their report cards the other day. Once again they both did really well.

Chicklet #1 received all A’s and 1 B this nine weeks. She received a B in reading.  Chicklet #2 received exceeds and achieved in all of her classes. She had more exceeds than anything which means that she is performing above the required expectations for her class. Both Eric and I were very proud of them. Lets hope that they can keep up the good work.


Bad Hair Day

Every mother dreads walking into the bathroom and finding this on the counter.

DSC_0276Eric has been telling the chicklets that they need to get their hair cut. Chicklet #2 took it upon herself to cut her own hair because we were taking too long to take her to the beauty salon. She now looks like this…

DSC_0272Thank goodness she cut it long enough to still go behind her ear. Crazy Girl. 

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Merry Christmas 2009

We all hope that you had a wonderful Christmas this year. We did. We had family over for Christmas Eve to eat with us and Eric smoked 2 turkeys and fried one. Needless to say, we still have turkey in the fridge a week later.

DSC_0217Don’t they look delish. One of them was injected with Rosemary Garlic Butter and the other was basted with a Maple Brown Sugar glaze. Eric outdid himself this year. 

DSC_0223The chicklets sure love their Uncle Michael.

DSC_0224Amy helped me cook when they got there. I was about to fall out I was so tired.  I had to work the night before and Eric got up early to cook the turkeys so we were wore out by the time everyone arrived.

DSC_0257Chicklet #1 get a guitar from Santa. She has been wanting one for a long  time. She was so excited. She has played it every day since.

DSC_0260 Chicklet #2 got a new DS from Santa. She really needed a new one. She had to hold hers just right to keep the screen from flopping on her.

They also received Bibles from us this year. Chicklet #1’s Bible has science experiments and other things to make learning more fun. Chicklet #2’s is a “Read the Bible in a Year for Kids.” She has already read the kids Bible that she has twice so she was excited to get a new one.

It was a small Christmas this year but a good one. We really stressed to the chicklets that it was about spending time with friends and family, not the amount of presents you get.  think they are starting to get that. I really want them to know what the real reason for the season is.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sweet Treats

This year the chicklet’s and I had loads of fun baking all kinds of goodies.  I went overboard but it sure was good.


We made fudge with and without pecans.


We made my favorite, Date Balls.

DSC_0212  Divinity

DSC_0215 Spritz Cookies

DSC_0268 Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

We also made a Butter Pecan Cake that I did not take a picture of. Chicklet #1 said that she did not know me anymore because she had never seen me bake so much. If I would have had time, I would have made sugar cookies with them too. If anyone would like the recipes, just let me know.