Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Peanut Butter Rant

This is the most random thing to write about EVER, but I'm SO MAD at Henry's for switching to that stupid "Sun Harvest" label. Why? Because their peanut butter sucks!!! Henry's used to have the ONLY non-stir peanut butter that didn't turn to an oily mess as soon as you took it out of the fridge. It had the same consistency as the peanut butter that has bad stuff in it, without the bad stuff. And since Caleb pretty much relies on peanut butter and dairy for protein, we NEED good peanut butter! So now we're back to the oily mess or Skippy "natural" which I'm sure is not natural at all and definitely has sugar in it.

The funny thing is that I was sharing this with a friend, and her cousin was just complaining about the same thing.

Henry's, why hast thou forsaken me??

Other than that, vacation is great. How's yours? =)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas to All!

I hope you had a merry Christmas! We did, even though it was rather different. My parents left to go on a cruise through the Panama Canal for our ENTIRE break, which I think is fabulous for them and rather lonely for us. Still, we had a great time. My aunt invited us over to her house for Christmas Day, so we got to spend time with all of the cousins (a rare occasion these days!) for a few hours after church. Then we came back and watched the Chargers WIN AGAIN!! =) Devon left after the game, so our wonderful neighbors came over and helped us sing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus and eat cake.

Caleb got Rock Band for Christmas and a great time was had by all pretending that we knew how to play instruments. I have to say, though, that we went out and bought Lego Rock Band because it received reviews saying it was more family-friendly. I'm grateful that my five-year-old no longer has to sing along with people with tattoos and piercings who are wearing skulls and ripped clothing. Unfortunately, Lego Rock Band doesn't come with instruments, so you're kind of stuck making a purchase rated "T." If you're going to buy it and you also are not a fan of skulls or piercings, I recommend the Beatles version!

Nikki has been reading, reading, reading, and reading. In between, she plays with her bunny and puts in a few songs on Rock Band. She is having quite the vacation, which ends tomorrow when she has to get to work on her science fair project and catch up on her chores. When she's done, she can go back to loafing around.

We are looking forward to visits from many different people this week and look forward to hanging out around the house. May your week be filled with friendship and fun. Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Almost there...

We have two more days of school until Winter Break. HOORAY!!!! Because I have a LOT of things to get done during that break. Things like Christmas shopping, Christmas cards, Christmas baking, Christmas wrapping, Christmas decorating, and maybe even some Christmas fun?? That would be nice. We also still have a LOT of trim to paint and a LOT of pictures to put up on the wall and a LOT of organizing to do. I'm thinking I may not have time to do all of this, and what I'd really like to do is spend some quality time in my bathtub, but I fear this is unlikely. Oh well.

Emma is still with us and still wonderful. We actually went on a DATE on Friday, and nobody called to tell us that we needed to come home because Caleb was having a meltdown. It was fabulous. We'll miss her when she goes home for vacation.

Nikki is at a dance tonight. She is getting so grown-up. Where does the time go??

Caleb is still very unhappy with us that he still has to go to school and he still can't open his presents. I tried counting angels to show how many days are left but he got mad at me because I was counting 1, 2, 3, 4 when the angels said 15, 16, 17, 18. I felt a mathematical explanation was probably overkill so I just gave up. It's hard to be five.

Two more days, two more days, two more days...

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Scott and I were trying to have a quiet moment together in the kitchen when Caleb marched up.

Caleb: Hey guys! Hey guys! Hey guys! Hey guys!
Scott: [Realizing that ignoring him wasn't going to make him stop] Give us five minutes.
Caleb: How about one?

And so it goes.