Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Isabelle had her 11th birthday last night!!

My pictures came out awful, as we had a evening mexican party for her and it was too dark for good pics!!
She had choosen a mexican meal, and we cooked almost all day! We took the menu from The Pioneer Woman Cooks!
We made the whole meal, tortillas, refried beans, pico de gallo.. everything.. YUM!! Even margharittas for everyone.. (booze in the adults of course!)
The only thing not mexcian was her cake, she asked for a cheesecake, and boy was it ever good!
She ate so much cake that she had a belly ache that night!! LOL

Sunday, August 15, 2010

So, It's our anniversary tomorrow.. Not sure how many years..but I still know that I love him lots!!

We had a fun day today at the beach, all the kiddos swam in the ocean and played in the sand!
Heck, even I went in for a swim! Holy Land it was cold!
We got in late tonight, 8:30pm, but I had put on Osso Buco in the slow cooker, so we came home to a nice warm juicy stew! I've never tried it in the slow cooker before but it turned out great! whew!

As I was putting the little kids to bed, this was our conversation:
"you know, tomorrow is a special day..
tomorrow is mommy and daddy's AN N-I-V ER-SA RY...!" ( I pronounced it very slowly..)
Can you say this word??" With wide eyes they pronounced very slowly like I did.. ANN I VER SARY" lol
Do you know what an "Ann-i-ver-sary is??
They simultaneously said Nooo... with a mouthful of toothpaste and now completely engrossed in this word...
I said " that is the day that mommy and daddy got married a long long time ago it's called an Ann-i-ver-sary!" "Can you say that word again?? Anniversary??
They both slowly said.. Ann I Ver Sary proudly!
Then I asked them.. "Do you know what happens on our Ann I Ver Sary??
They both replied Nooo????? They were so curious and excited now about this word.
I said " All the little boys and little girls all over the world are very nice and kind and don't whine and fight on thier parents Anniversary!!" "Can you say that word again??"
"let's say it together" "ANNIVERSARY!!"
I said "It's such a special day, this anniversary, that all the children are really nice and kind to their mommy's and daddy's!"
By now, I had them changed into PJ's and climbing into bed.
As I kissed them good night, I thought I better recap. So I asked them..
"so what day is tomorrow?"
they said: Anniversary!!
and what happens on our Anniversary?
they said "All the children in the world are nice and kind to you and daddy!"

SCORE!! Now lets hope they remember this tomorrow!!
of course unless it rains.. then we'll celebrate Tuesday!
I'm hoping to make a nice meal with Duck confit, and pate and goat cheese and champagne with cherries and amaretto and the girls want to hang white lights on the trees and have candles and music but it's calling for thunder showers tomorrow night, so we might have to post pone it for a day..
I don't mind, all I want is a nice quiet day/evening where all the children in the world are nice and kind to me! LOL

Thursday, August 12, 2010

On our last day in Quebec, black and grey clouds suddenly rolled in and we had a huge rain and hail storm! It was so cool! The little kids thought it was amazing that ice cubes were falling from the sky! lol

The hail was so big and came down so hard that it dented the hood of our truck!