Sunday, August 30, 2009
Swine Flu/H1N1 vacation.
will be at Harvest filming live all day. It is a day in the life of a school after being closed for Swine flu. They will be showing our school, teachers, students, parents, etc. online and on TV all day, so if you get a chance you may want to check us out.
Just remember no autographs please. :)
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Ready for the Train Ride
Playing at the playground
Waiting on the puppet show.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Last week, my aunt and uncle passed along their children's table and chairs for Katie Lee to use since their children are now grown and in college. We got it Saturday night. I could not wait for Katie Lee to see her "prize" from Freddy and Charlotte. She got just a sneak peak of it before church on Sunday. After church, while Katie Lee was taking her nap, I set the table for a little girl and teddy bear tea party. Needless to say, she was very excited to see it when she woke up.
I set it up in the playroom.
I used a light pink tablecloth.
Thanks to my friend Amber for sending Katie Lee yummy cupcakes. I served these on a bunny silver tray.
The plates are Noritake China in Maywood. These were my husband's aunt's china. I tied a sweet bow around a simple white napkin. Katie Lee is too young for tea so we had pink lemon-aide. (That is her favorite treat.)
The blue carnival glass was my mother-in-laws. The little pink bouquet of flowers in a mint julep glass was a gift from a student several years ago. I just change the flowers out as needed.
Katie Lee was very surprised at her treat.
We have had a tea party every night since. I think that we will be having many more.
In the last few weeks, I've tried a new make-up.
This little jewel is my new favorite. It is the Max Factor Pan Stick. You apply it with a sponge, so no messy make-up hands! It stays on all day with out touch-up. It is less than $10 at Wal-Mart.
Along with my stay on make-up, I love stay-on lipstick. This is my favorite.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Chocolate Chip Pie
1 uncooked pie crust
1 stick butter melted with
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients together. Pour into uncooked pie crust. Bake 325 for 45 mins. Serve with ice cream.
It is not the prettiest pie to look at because it always falls but the taste makes up for its looks. :)
Friday, August 21, 2009
This afternoon, Katie Lee and I made cookies. I love cookies!! They are probably one of my favorite sweet treats. Today we made super easy Cake Mix Cookies. I used Sprinkle cake mix today. These are great cookies to sandwich together with icing or make chocolate and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Cake Mix Cookies
1 box of cake mix (any flavor)
1/2 c. oil
Mix together. Roll into balls and bake at 350 for 10-12minutes.
Katie Lee after her third one. :)
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
If you want a glimpse of Southern life,
Come close and walk with me;
I'll tell you all the simple things,
That you are sure to see.
You'll see mockingbirds and bumblebees,
Magnolia blossoms and dogwood trees,
Caterpillars on the step,
Wooden porches cleanly swept;
Watermelons on the vine,
Strong majestic Georgia pines;
Rocking chairs and front yard swings,
Junebugs flying on a string;
Turnip greens and hot cornbread,
Coleslaw and barbecue;
Fried okra, fried corn, fried green tomatoes,
Fried pies and pickles too.
There's ice cold tea that's syrupy sweet,
And cool, green grass beneath your feet;
Catfish nipping in the lake,
And fresh young boys on the make.
You'll see all these things
And much, much more,
In a way of life that I adore.
Copyright 2008 Patricia Neely-Dorsey
from Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life In Poems
Katie Lee is so excited that it is Poppie's Happy Day. She gave him an Elmo card that sang happy birthday. I really think that he liked it----just because it came from her of course!!
I wish Daddy many more Happy Birthdays.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Katie Lee was so excited about Wez's happy day gifts that she about opened them herself.
After supper, we all went out onto the front porch. Katie Lee had a ball playing with Dusty the cat!
A few hours earlier, I picked her up from Grammie's. They were all outside. She was sitting on her chair (side table that goes to mother's patio furniture, but is the perfect size for her to sit on). She has her legs crossed and her hands folded just like a beauty queen. Once she gets settled nicely in her chair she so casually leans over and spits in the grass!! I think my girlie girlie has some tom boy in her too. This we can thank her daddy and poppie for. She also thinks that if the windows in the car are rolled down it means that you have to spit out of them too.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Today, Katie Lee had her 2 year old check-up. I cannot believe that she is already 2. Time just flies by these days. Katie Lee quickly decided that she really did not want to be there. She cried the entire time Dr. Dudley was in our room. As soon as she walked out, she stopped crying. She did not hardly cry while the two nurses and I held her down for her shot. As soon as it was over, she sat up and asked a sticker and a sucker.
She weighs 28.7lbs and is 35 inches long. She is in the 75% for both. This is the first time that she has not been above 95% since birth.
I thought that I would share some of the funnies for the week so far.
1. Yesterday, while on car line, a little boy maybe 1st grade came out when his number was called. The teacher asked him if he could find his car. He pointed to one. She replied, "the gold car?" The 1st grader said, "No, the one with the red lights on the back."
2. Today, my fourth grade co-worker came out of her room while my kids were at the bathroom. She just had this look so I asked what was wrong. She told me that a little boy in her class had cried all morning long while they were trying to work on writing their names in cursive. She asked him what was wrong and his answer was.
"I am just trying to cry though my pain." He was not talking about writer's cramp.
I am sure that I will have more funnies to share later.
Monday, Katie Lee's actual birthday, turned out to be quite the party too. She and Grammie made Elmo cupcakes that morning. She could not wait for me to see them when I got home from school. Mother had supper for all of us. Katie Lee's favorites---Chick-fil-a nuggets, fries, rolls, beans and potato salad. We had "Melmo" cakes and ice cream with lemon-aide for dessert. She also dressed in her favorite clothes for her party. Don't you wish you could spend your birthday in a t-shirt. I know that she loved every minute of it.