Monday, October 31, 2011

Menu Plan Monday


Another week has come and gone. This weekend British Summer Time (daylight savings) has come to an end, so darkness will fall at 4:30pm. At least we have a little more light in the mornings for a few more weeks.

This weekend we carved pumpkins... pictures coming soon. Tonight the kids are trick-or-treating with our AWF friends before a Halloween party at a friends house.

For the next several weeks, Darren will be gone on Thursdays evenings, so I decided to make it a kid's cooking night. Last week the mac n cheese was a huge success. The kids are so excited and were more capable than I had at first thought. I'm looking forward to cooking dinners with them ... not to mention that they love eating food that they made themselves. This week we are making fish cakes, inspired by 'I can cook' on (a TV show they have recently been enjoying).

Well, here is the menu for the week.

Check out more great meal ideas at Organizing Junkie.

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall, Friends and Fun

During the autumn break from school, we occupied our days with friends and fun! Here are some our fun moments over the last few weeks. These pictures are all courtesy of Emily (Miss Mommy, on the left, my BFF in Scotland. She is sooooo awesome, and I just love her!! Her two children are simply fabulous as well.) Ha!


Abigail and Luke dressing up! These two are great pals. They attend nursery school together, and church not to mention just about everything else. They get so excited around each other. I think we (their moms) have decided they better not sit together during the children's sermon at church any more. Last Sunday we had some jumping, dancing and just exuberant fun!


Not sure what Abigail is pondering here, but it must be something great.


And another set of costumes. I love the Rebekah in full armor over her bridal gown, and the knighted chicken and ballerina! Wonderful!


And the kids winding down in front of a movie after a busy day of fun!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Menu Plan Monday


The kids return to school today.They are both so excited. I'm a little sad to have Joshua gone all day again, but am looking forward to the peacefulness that school brings to our house. Both kids are happier when they have the routine and activity of school, and they get along with each other so much better when they have had some time apart during the day.

Well, here is the menu for the week.
Check out more great meal ideas at Organizing Junkie.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Joshua's Lost a Tooth

Joshua lost his first tooth today! 


After it fell out, he literally lost the tooth as well... We can't find it anywhere!

Instead of being excited, he was so upset about his tooth that he didn't tell anyone and curled up in bed this afternoon. Without even knowing his loose tooth had come out, I sent him off to a friend's house while Darren and I went on a date. When I picked him up, my friend was totally surprised that I hadn't told her about it! I was shocked that Joshua never told me.

He is quite excited about it now. He has figured out that this is a good thing and he can get something out of it. In spite of Abigail's claims that the tooth fairy is not real, Joshua wrote a letter to the tooth fairy explaining that he can't find his tooth, but asked if he could still get a prize. He is sleeping with the letter under his pillow right now. So cute.

UPDATE 10/21: The dentist said it would be more than a week before the tooth fell out, so I was a little unprepared. But Joshua was pleased with his prize. He woke up to find a new Thomas the Train toothbrush and a £1 coin. I have never seen him so excited to brush his teeth...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Menu Plan Monday


Another week gone.... This week the kids have been home from school on the October holidays. I recently heard that this two week break dates back to the potato harvests when the kids needed to be home to help dig up the potatoes.

Joshua, Abigail and I have had fun together this last week. It is fully Autumn here and we have enjoyed the changing colors and cool evenings, though we have appreciated the mostly sunny days.

We had some great craft times this week, mostly with friends and their brave mothers. We made leaf collages for the window and of coarse, leaf rubbings.We also made finger-print corns, though the little kids turned it into full-on finger painting, and Joshua used up all the extra paint painting a train and a fire station.

I am struggling with my menu planning. I'm bored with all our usuals, but having trouble finding the energy to try new recipe. What do you do when you to freshen up your meal plan?

Well, here is the menu for the week.

Check out more great meal ideas at Organizing Junkie.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Menu Plan Monday


Has another week passed already? This has been a very busy week for everyone. Darren has enjoyed the first week of school, but has so much going on that he will have to be very careful with his time in order to make progress on his thesis.

The kids are on break for the next two week. After all the busyness of school, I might have a hard time keeping up with them.  We are hopefully going to have plans most every morning.

AWF has a great group this year. There were almost 10 new people! We start up Bible Study this week with 12 people signed up. We are looking forward to a great new year!

Here is the menu for the coming week. There are a few repeats from last week because of some last minute change of plans.

Check out more great meal ideas at Organizing Junkie.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Menu Plan Monday


Check out the recent updates I posted earlier this week...

Here is the menu for the coming week. There are a few repeats from last week because of some last minute change of plans.
Check out more great meal ideas at Organizing Junkie.

Happy Monday!

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