Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Passed on to our family

Yes I love this kid, but dude.. some days. In our house we put up with a lot of girls. I mean Liam will be the only boy in 5 girls. You think he puts up with us? Yeah, maybe sometimes.

At dinner the other night, we had honey mustard chicken, butternut squash, peas, and carrots. The chicken is served over rice and Liam has started to veto rice. Yep, you guessed it, I don't care. You can't veto a staple food, your going to be unhappy if you decide you don't eat rice and you are going to be hungry too. My parents were coming for dinner so I made something that I could share with them. Liam was mildly upset about the rice, pretty irritated that he got shunted to the kid table in the kitchen away from the adults. I have to remind you that we don't have a huge table so it doesn't fit a whole lot of people other than my current family and we are squished.
All of a sudden we heard hysterical screaming and crying from the kid table. Liam was screaming and the girls were laughing. Liam came in from the kitchen saying "The girls are torturing me, they are eating all my peas". I have to laugh, we all laughed. It was really funny. I had to give him for peas... the girls still kept eating them. Maybe he should eat more and complain less.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mom and Dad visit Deklan Blessing

I have a new sweet nephew, Melissa and Taylor's baby Deklan. He is the cutest thing ever. My Mom and Dad came to visit for the blessing and we got to hang out with them. Here are a couple of cute pictures.

We went out to dinner at Applebees. My kids have never been to a real restaurant besides the local taqueria  I was very nervous about how they would. react and it made me grumpy. But they had a ball and surprised me how good they were. We got their 2 entrees for 20 and it came with 2 dinners and a appetizer. I had to do that twice, and I hoped that would be enough to feed my 5 hungry kids. These are adult sized dinners not to be confused with  the kid platters. The kids ate, and ate, and ate, They ate all their dinner and then told me they wanted to eat my dinner. Crazy, but I have a few funny anecdotes.

Evelyn who ate a ton of food (I mean all of hers, some of her sisters, and some of mine) said as she was eating more "Mom, I am feeling full, but my belly doesn't hurt yet and so I am going to keep eating". What?

Liam who ate all the appetizers that he could by himself, and I mean a lot of food, started crying. He ate so much he almost threw up. Clif took pity, I thought it was silly to eat so much. 
He also kept saying "I love this restaurant, can we come back? The food is so good". I would have to feed my kids before we went out to dinner so that they didn't cost us a large fortune.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Crafts because I have too much time on my hand

I have been working on some crafts that I am pretty proud of. One is alcohol inking, I made homemade alcohol ink with rit dye and used small tiles from Home Depot. I used these as coasters or wall hangings. They are heavy since they are ceramic tiles. But seriously cool to look at.