Monday, May 31, 2010

Revenge on the Wasps!!!

Going in for the kill!

Many of you have read the post about Josiah getting stung by a wasp a few weeks ago at church. Even though it has been a few weeks since this happened, he still talks about it. And let me tell you, it has effected him. He is now scared of anything small flying by his face, especially those pesky house flies that come out to play during this time of year. This past Sunday we were driving home from church and I asked him what he had learned about at church. He told me that they went to play at the playground but that Mrs. Frances got all the wasps:) YES, Mrs. Frances and Mr. Jim are Josiah's hero's now. And they are mine too:) The day after the big "sting" they went in for the kill (as you can tell from the pictures). I just want to say "THANK YOU" to the both of them for loving the little ones at church-especially mine:) And taking care of those pesky wasps for us. THANK YOU!!!


Mrs. Frances's wingman cuts down the persimmon tree to eliminate the fruit that attracts yellow jackets in the late summertime.

Monday, May 17, 2010

A Fight With A Wasp!!

Yesterday was  Sunday, so that means church. And since it was the 3rd Sunday of the month I had to work in the nursery during the service. While everyone was trying to get the kids ready to go home, Josiah's teacher comes in and tells me that his class was outside on the playground and he was playing inside the big pirate ship we have. While he was there, he evidently got stung by a wasp-TWICE!! Once on the cheek and once on his hand. He looked so sad:( He was crying and just wanted to stay with me. On the girls I was working with in the nurser, her mom is a nurse. So she went and got her. We put some after-bite stuff on the bites and he seemed to be doing fine. His eye did swell up a little bit. But not too bad. We stopped by CVS on the way home and got him some children's Benadryl and he seemed to be fine for the rest of the day. Then this morning he woke up and I think his eye was about doubled in size!!! Poor kid:( He looked like he had been in a fight. But I don't think it his hurting him. Thank Goodness!  I guess I'll give him some more Benadryl today and keep an "EYE" on it!

Friday, May 14, 2010

My Pink Stamper Color Challenge!

So, My Pink Stamper is having a color challenge today and I decided to join it. This is my first challenge EVER and thought it would be fun to join in. Especially since I have been making some cards the past couple of days. The challenge was to use 3 colors- Green, Yellow and Brown. You can make whatever you want just use those colors. So...this is what I came up with!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day 2010

When I woke up on Sunday I got out of bed getting ready for church (you know how it is on Sunday morning with 4 kids- you get up and get it done or you will be late). But Terry immediately told me to get back into bed so he could get the kids and they could give me their mother's Day present(s). Josiah came running in yelling "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, MOMMY". And he had a box in his hand. So after everyone piled onto our bed (luckily Nellie was outside) I got to open my card-which they all signed and colored:) and my present. They got me this necklace with four children on it and their bellies are their birthstones. It is so beautiful. I love it. I love being a mom to my four beautiful kids. I am so blessed. God has really given me 4 beautiful children:)

After church we had "Fried Chicken Sunday" for lunch and then after lunch Terry and the kids went to go pick up mom from her house so we could celebrate mother's day at our house and I could make dinner. We had a good time and I think she did too. The kids were excited to see Oma at our house and I am sure it was nice for mom to get out of the house too. After dinner, we all went and sat outside and had ice cream. It was very nice. The kids got to enjoy some ice cream and run around while the grown ups got to talk. Tony and Marlene came over for a few minutes too and got to see mom and hang out. It was very nice and relaxing. It was a nice mothers day!

Having dessert outside-patiently waiting for daddy to pass the ice cream out.

Mother and Daughter.

Josiah & Jesse enjoying their ice cream cone:)

We love playing with Mr. Tony!

Brother and Sister.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"Sweet As Dough" Recipe

Yesterday afternoon I decided to pull out my FAVORITE Sweet Dough Bun recipe and make it for either dinner or breakfast (it all depended on if I got it done before dinner-and I didn't). I love making this recipe mainly because it has yeast in it and I love working with yeast. I love making bread, I just don't seem to have enough time. I wonder why??? Anyway, here are some pictures of my experiment.
Mix the dough for 5 minutes. The recipe said to do it
by hand but I used my handy-dandy Kitchen Aide.

This is what the dough looks like after about 2 hours of rising.
Can I tell you, I LOVE the smell of yeasty breads:)

Spread the mixture.

Doesn't that look good???

You think he likes it?

I think so!!

Helping me roll.

Lay them on a "well buttered" pan and let them rise again!
WOW, they look good!! Cooling down for a few minutes so we can indulge!!
I think they are happy!

Thank goodness for leftovers:)

Here is a copy of the recipe.

Sweet Dough Bun Recipe:

Before starting, heat 2 cups of milk (Hotter then luke warm) and add
3tbs of yeast. Set aside for 5 minutes.

Mix together 1/2 cup of sugar; 2 tsp. of salt; 2 eggs; 1/2 cup of soft shortening and 3 cups of flour. Mix well and then add the milk/yeast mixture. Beat well. Then add another 4 1/2 cups of flour. Knead on counter until smooth and elastic - about 5 minutes (I used my kitchen aide with the dough hook).
Place the dough in a large greased bowl (I used olive oil) and cover, till dough is doubled in size. Punch down and let the dough rise again. Roll out dough for cinnamon mixture.

Mixture for Cinnamon Buns:
1 cup of soft margarine
11/2 cups brown sugar
3 Tbs. of cinnamon

Spread on and roll up. Cut into 3/4 to 1" slices. Lay on a well buttered pan; Sprinkle with brown sugar (which I forgot). Let rise.

Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes and ENJOY!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Season Of Field Trips

Yes, the school year is coming to an end so that means all the grades are trying to get all their field trips in over the next couple of weeks. This past Friday I got to go with Joel to The Battle of Columbia with his Eagles class.
Can I tell you, we had so much fun! This actually was not the reenactment of the battle because they did that this past weekend. But Friday was "Education Day". They had different stations where the kids (and adults) learned what kind of weapons they had; the different kind of uniforms they had; what an average soldier was like during that time. Very interesting things. I believe Joel had a great time too. I do have to say, Joel is growing up. This was the first time where I felt "did I really have to come"? Because the majority of the time he was hanging out with his friends and I was kind of "left behind". But every so often he would look for me and talk with me for a few minutes and then go back to his friends. I guess I better enjoy this because next year is his last year in elementary school and who know if he wants me to come with him then on his field trips:)Anyway, I hope next year our family might be able to go to the actual battle reenactment. I do have to say, it is VERY loud. While we were there they just did a couple of cannon's and guns and let me tell is LOUD!!!  So I can't even imagine what it would be like if you are there for the reenactment. I think the little kids would be scared to death!! Maybe when they get a little older we will have to do that.