Sunday, December 9, 2007

This, That and the Other

This morning Steve and I tore out of bed to go eat breakfast for the Volunteer Fire Dept. We had a choice of: omellettes, french toast, sausage, toast, coffee, juice and milk were our choices. My brother in law cooked, he did a good job! We ordered like in a cafe, and they firemen brought it out to our tables.

We went back home where I started to clean and organize the kitchen for my annual Christmas baking. I had some leftover pretzel sticks from the open house I helped do last weekend. Isaac was hanging out talking to me, so I put him to work. His first challenge was to bet me $2 he could hold 4 pretzel rods together without touching them so they could drip over a bowl. I of course fell for that, he held all 4 without any trouble. His hands are HUGE:




I continued to up the challenge to see if I could earn my money back, so he did 5:



Then 6, he got hand cramps and I won, but it was after I lost double or nothing, so I still owe him, should quit when I am ahead, which is something I am sure you hear at most Gambler's Anonymous meetings:



Karen sent pictures of Little Miss Olivia in the dress I got her, I have been dying to see her in it, but she is not inclined to jump into a dress on a whim, so there was a little bribing involved:



Here are the shoes, they are so darn cute, soft brown ballet slipper type shoes, she loves them, they are nice and soft. I couldn't resist, I got 3 pairs of shoes for her, along with 3 dresses. I had to force myself to leave the store and not buy anymore. Noah is not a clothes person, I had a terrible time finding him anything, so he was left out on clothes, but scored in the Transformer dept. Secretly I am sure he was relieved!:



Here is a black and white image for Grandma Thuy, I am not crazy about them, but she likes them:



I also made a HUGE pan of homemade vegetable soup for dinner, it is sooooooo good when the weather is all foggy, with ice pebbles and sleet coming down. THe house is all warm from the boiling stew. The boys are just hanging out, Steve sleeping in his chair, Isaac has been sick with a cold. He is finally starting to feel a little better. Have a good week!

3 comments:

Deanne said...

I absolutely love that dress on her! I had some photo paper here at work so I printed it out and hung it on my wall. I wish she had been posing the same in the color photo as she was in the black and white one. She is such a doll!!

grandmacarnes said...

Thanks, Sis, I think she is, too. She cracks me up, the closest Mr. Noah Benoah will get to a camera is the last one you see with him under the table with his rearend to me. He is pretty sick of the camera. He is also not into dressing up. She isn't either, she got a pretty decent bribe, though. HAHA

grandmacarnes said...

Thanks, Sis, I think she is, too. She cracks me up, the closest Mr. Noah Benoah will get to a camera is the last one you see with him under the table with his rearend to me. He is pretty sick of the camera. He is also not into dressing up. She isn't either, she got a pretty decent bribe, though. HAHA