Jaime is working on reconstructing the blog. It's really in need of something more appealing, now that the template designer can be used. Expect it to look a little--errmmm--out of place and strange for a while!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Michael, Michael, Motorcycle

Mikey is leaving soon.  He stayed with us about seven months.  Now he's leaving.  He'll be leaving on Sunday, March 28th, in the afternoon, just before his 2nd birthday.  He's going to Texas to live with his--grandma?  Yeah.......sad.......

Our Aunt Caren  offered Mikey's dad a home, cooked meals, partially payed-for child care, and more.  Sooooooooo, he couldn't say no. 

But, of course, I think the saddest part is, Mikey'll remember little to nothing about Jai Jai (Jaime), Weel (Will), Corny (Courtney), An Mizzy (Aunt Missy) sometimes called Annie for short, Utta Beel (Uncle Bill), Annie, and Leetle 'un (Little One, our bird).  Oh well, I guess I'll get over it.

I hope everyone remembers to practice Mikey's animals and sounds and things.  Mikey learned the sounds of ducks, dogs, cats, snakes, birds, chickens, cows, horses, pigs, sheep, donkeys, and lions.  He can recognize elephants, giraffes, sharks, octopuses, fish, turtles, crabs, dolphins, seals, whales, and starfish.  When Mom sweeps, he says "Dirty, dirty, dirty", and when he brings us Bibles, or cleans up toys, he says "helpin'".  He knows head, nose, teef (teeth), eeurs (ears), hair, hand, foot, toe, sock, shoes, and pants.

Well, I can't tell you of everything, so I'll stop there.  


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mikey, Dorey Park, and Ketchup (Pictures)

Hey y'all!  Here are the photos from my last post, "Mikey, Dorey Park, and Ketchup".  Enjoy!

 In the back of the car.

Vroom vrooom!!

JJ on the see-saw.  =)

Mikey, honk if you're about to run over someone!!  Sheesh!  Could have warned me, ya know...

Mikey going down his first real slide.  At least, the other ones he went down were kind of little...


I think he looks cute here.  =P

Boo!  =O

So, Mikey, wha's for dinner??  =9

Having a blast on the swings.  =D


Ducks!!  Quack quack!!

Look at the ducks, Mikey!  (He was probably thinking, "Why do I have to hold their hands..?")


Friday, March 19, 2010

Mikey, Dorey Park, and Ketchup

Hey, you guys!!  =D

Guess what we did today.  Yep, we went to Dorey Park.  Mostly for the Mikey man.  Got me some photos too, but I still need to upload them to the computer as of yet.  Well, I DID just get home, so you can't give me too much grief.  =P

After we went to the park, we decided to head out to Mickie D's and meet Dad up for some dinner.  I think it's so cute when Mikey says "chicken noogets" and "fwench fwies".

On the way to Mickie D's, we discovered that Mom had some Swedish Fish in the car (which she had forgotten about, go figure).  

It was pretty funny.  I was counting up the candy out loud.  We got 10 per person.  So I was like "1, 2....7, 8, 9...", then all of a sudden Mikey goes "10!!".  Haha!

Pretty soon, we arrived at the restaurant.  Restaurant...ha!  Sounds funny saying that about MacDonalds.  But maybe it shouldn't...?  I don't know...

At any hoot, we ordered our food.  I got me some chicken "noogets".  And...of course I managed to embarrass myself by accidentally dipping 3 of my fingers in ketchup while reaching for my nuggets.

Yeah, I was kind of like...what is thisss???  I couldn't really see the ketchup so...my fingers just kind of dove into it.  O.o

Later, after I had manage to wipe every last blob of ketchup off my fingers and out of my nails (GROSS!), I made my french fries walk around to entertain Mikey.  Then, of course, I got scolded for teaching Mikey to play with his food.  Lol.  =P

It was kind of funny when Mikey put his french fry on the table and called it a "snake!  Sssss..!".  

When dinner was finished, the parents of pure awesomeness decided to get us some fudge sundaes.  Dad didn't want his nuts so I gladly took them off his hands....well, they were actually out of the bag, but I think you know what I mean.

Then I kind of thought it might be a bit boring for Mikey to just sit there and eat "Aun' Missy's" ice cream, so I gave him some of the lids to play with.  

He stacked 'em on top each other...and then started shooting them everywhere!!  And umm...Mom's ice cream was thrown into her lap.  Luckily though, it didn't spill out, so there was no mess.

Besides all that...we did the "What do the Illithids do?"  That's a little something I made up.  I got it from a fantasy book.  

The Illithids, also known as Mind Flayers, are magical creatures with octopus heads.  It's kind of disgusting what they do.  You can probably guess anyways, so I won't say.

Any hoot, what I do is put my hands in front of my face, wiggle my fingers while making a sound by wiggling my tongue, and put my hands around his head and vibrate them a little.  He loves it!  =D

Well, guess that's about it.  Should be uploading some Dorey Park pictures one of these'm days.  Over and out!


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pizza Breadsticks Recipe

Hi everyone!!!  I just thought that I would post a recipe (if you want to call it that) for how to make Pizza Breadsticks.  They're really tasty and pretty easy to make.  Here you go......

Pizza Breadsticks


2 packs Great Value pizza crust
1 cup hot water
mozzarella cheese
parmesan cheese
pizza sauce (for dipping)
garlic salt


Stir both packs pizza crust with the hot water in a medium bowl, and then cover bowl with towel.  Put covered bowl in unheated oven, to keep air from hitting it, for 5-10 minutes.  Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Spread dough in oiled pan in a rectangular shape, and then cut it into fourths, and cut each fourth into fourths longways, creating 16 strips.  Spread thin layer of oil on top of dough, then sprinkle with garlic salt.  Cover dough with mozzarella and parmesan cheese (not too much parmesan), then sprinkle with oregano.  Place breadsticks on bottom shelf in oven for approx 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted.  Heat pizza sauce and serve with breadsticks for dipping.  Serves 4.  Enjoy!


Friday, March 5, 2010

The Ocean Box

I just thought, since Court and I haven't posted much lately, that I'd do a post about my ocean box.  The ocean box is a project I do for science.  After reading the chapter (which takes about five days), I do a notebook activity and then my ocean box.  The ocean box is just a plain cardboard box painted blue, and once every two weeks I make a couple clay sea creatures (the ones I had just learned about) and add them to the box.

It's a good refreshment, this science book of mine, from the average science book.  The book has some neat activities and the author isn't afraid to make a joke every now and then.  And for about the first time in my life, I love doing science!

Anyway, here are some pictures of my almost completed ocean box.  I only have a few more chapters in science, and therefore, only a few more animals to make.

 Here is the inside of the ocean box.
This picture shows the animals on the surface, and the way
the blue whale is partially above water and partially below.
Here is the turtle, octopus (one of my favorites), clam,
crab, stingray, and Courtney's sea monster thing.
Here is Dory from Finding Nemo, made by Courtney.  
(I had to hold dory still because she kept spinning!)
 This is my squid, one of my favorites.  
I recently discovered they have ten arms.

Here is my seal, also a favorite.  As you can see,
he got a little dusty from sitting on top of the box.
And, a close up of Courtney's sea monster.  It 
terrifies Mikey, as hard as we try to make it 
harmless looking--so we keep it away from Mikey.

And, those are some pictures of the ocean box.  Hope you liked them!  Oh, and, by the way, I would recommend my science book to anyone in grades 1-6.  It's called Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day.  It's a Christian book and has older and younger student activities.  Hope ya like it!