Monday, December 5, 2011

SICK KIDS & Menu Planning

OK SO weve been blasted with a sickness! All the kids have been very very sick and thats why Ive been so absent. We had a pretty crummy weekend here...sick kids...grumpy Daddy...Trenton was feeling better though. Of course he was feeling better...he passed it on to his brothers and sister!Nice. Anyways...Hoping for a better week and HOPEFULLY we will finally get the Tree up!

Ive been trying to figure out an easy way to menu plan and make meals work for us. Since hubbys schedule is so crazy and we all want to eat at different times...and on school nights the kids dont want to eat hardly anything at all...I was thinking...maby Ill make smaller meals on school nights or the days hubby works and then on his nights off maby do some real cooking. Try new recipes..actually eat together...etc. I think it might work out. Im going to be working on Januarys Menu soon....if I can snag a few hours in.

Tonight we are going to be making some ornaments with the kids. We will see how that turns out!.

Friday, December 2, 2011


Trenton was suppose to be in a parade tonite. He was going to dress as a snowman and parch in the parade. When he got home from school he was in tears and said he didnt feel good. He really wanted to go but I insisted he stay home...ecspecially if he was crying becuase he didnt feel good. I told him there was always next year. Im pretty sad becuase this is the first year that Trenton was able to march and next year he will most likely be homeschooled :( On a good note...he layed and slept most the evening away...woke and had some toast and then went right back to sleep. Love u Trenton...Hope you feel better!!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Well here it is December first already! I am a bit behind on planning for the Holiday. I just started planning fun activities that we can do for the next few weeks in the lead up to Christmas. Ive done a ton of printing and laminateing of the wonderful printables I find online for the kids. Ive gathered all of our Christmassy crafts supplies. I just need to work out a plan for all the fun stuff I have planned. And with the Big boys in school....It makes it very difficult.

All of our Christmas books have been pulled from the bookshelf and into a basket so the children can read and look at them whenever they want! Every year I buy one or two to add to our collection but this year I found some really nice cheap lots on we have lots to read here this year!

We havent even gotten our Christmas tree up yet. I do plan on putting it up tomarro...but with Hubbys Crazy Work schedule and the big boys in school...I just cant seem to find a time to do it. Im thinking maby tomarro night but then Trenton is in a Christmas Parade tomarro night so most likely we wont get to it until Saturday afternoon.

Ive been adding Christmas Movies to my Q on Netflix and we can start watching Great Christmas Movies!

I hope to have the children learn a few Christmas Carols this year now the older boys are old enough to memorize! Maybe a poem and a Rhyme or two as well.

Cant wait to share our fun with you!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Traveling Homeschoolers

So Hubby and I have been brainstorming and we would really like to be one of those families that can travel with their wonderful homeschool children and show them the world. We really would love to get an RV and travel all the time but unfortunately that just wont work for oue family :( Which I am very very sad about.

So we did some talking and thinking....Hubby has a job where he can transfer into many many other we were thinking....we could move every 2-3 years to another state. That would give us plenty of time to travel the state and really see whats out there...maby find a home to rent and stay for 2 years or so..

There needs to be lots of research and planning before we go (I THINK) thats what I will be working on the next year or so :) I can hardly wait though! LOL


It was another great day here in NY! WHOOT WHOOT! 
If this keeps up we might have a Green Christmas!
Anyways...we took the kids to a different park today.
They had a ton of fun and didnt want to leave
I ended up getting a great picture of all the boys together....
And Hudson he just loves to swing and he does such a great job for only being 2 years old!
After playing at the park we took them to another park across town and went for a stroll through it..we went over a big wooden bridge..Well I didnt...
My legs shake to much!
Hudson loved walking with Daddy...I think he thought he was a big boy!
About 4:30 a storm passed through. It didnt rain much but the wind was RIDICULOUS!
We let the boys stay and play until it started raining really hard. 
It was still a great day!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

AT The Park

It was beautiful here yesterday. No snow, No rain and at the end of November...who would have known? Usually it is all snowy and cold outside...but this weather has been great lately..just a small chill.
It was so nice out yesterday...we decided to take the kids to the park...seeing how we had only been a few times this summer.

Daddy even got in on the fun!

And of course Rylan hung out by the train most of the time!

This picture makes me smile. 
Hudson really did a good job swinging himself and didnt want to get off
Lets hope for more great weather....
Its suppose to be nice again today!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thanksgiving Plans

So...We changed our Thanksgiving plans this year. Usually we are all over the place....bouncing from my moms to his moms and then back home early. THIS YEAR...we have decided to switch up things and start our new family traditions.
We are staying at home and Im cooking dinner, Hubby has to work from 7pm-7am black friday wont have much time to do things but I plan on trying to do as much as we can.
I plan on cooking the turkey overnight Wednesday and getting up early to start the food. Im hoping we can eat by noon.
I rented the movies Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Wizard of Oz to watch with the kids. We dont have no Parade for us! I plan on putting up our Christmas tree, the decorations and the lights outside. Then maby in the evening I was going to maby have the kids write their letters to Santa Claus...but we will see.
As for our Menu...we are haveing the following:

Mash Potatoes and Gravy
Candied Yams
Deviled Eggs
Dinner rolls
Cranberry sauce
Scalloped Corn
Pumpkin Pie
Apple Pie


Friday, November 11, 2011

And she sleeps.....

Princess fell asleep in her exersaucer yesterday. AFTER her big brother decided it was necessary to give her a sucker!