Saturday, September 17, 2011

Still getting caught up...

The day my parents left, the 7th, I decided to cut school short and treat my Young Men to KungFu Panda 2. They'd been wanting to see it and having the $1.50 theatre here makes it easy. I loved just spending time with them and hearing them laugh.
John and Jordie's first games for soccer were Saturday the 10th. We're really liking the program at Colonial. My favorite part is that games begin with prayer. It's great to see the kids unite in prayer with God before attacking the ball. It's nice to see everyone playing and great sportmanship being kept a priority. Of course, there's nothing like teamwork to put that ball in the goal! (as long as it's not ours!!!)

Our cat, Lily, has her own 'mouse' to play with. It's stuffed with catnip. Was she ever 'happy!' She pounces around with her prized possession often. One of her favorite places to rest after is on the quilt I made for Granny on Granny's chair. I love sitting on this chair to read or do my quiet time. From it I have a peaceful view out of our bedroom.
Upon completion of reward charts in school, I took the boys to Monkey Joe's one day. We had never heard of it before. MJ's is made up of many different inflateables ~ bounce houses, slides, climbing, and mazes. What a wonderful place for kids to run and play! I loved seeing the beat red faces.

I'll close this post with one of our favorite breakfasts. Oatmeal. Back home, (oops.) Back in the North, we'd buy our oatmeal in bulk at the Mennonite store. I do miss Martin's Store! Occasionally, I'll make Baked Oatmeal, but usually this is how I fix it... cranberries, cinnamon, cayenne, a little freshly grated nutmeg, brown sugar (not too much), and some butter. My Men love it! It's a combo of Dad's fixin's and my own. There would be nuts in there too, 'cept for a couple of boys I know.


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