Friday, August 28, 2009

He wants to be a rock star

I'm going to leave you all with this song for the weekend. Have a wonderful weekend.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

The first child fears

Being first born is rough. They are the ones who pave the path for the younger siblings. They are the ones that test the waters one toe at a time. When it comes to the second or even third child the waters have been tested and now parents feel more comfortable to let the younger siblings just jump right in. I know this because I was the oldest of three and I watched over the years how I paved the path for my younger brother and sister.

Now that I am a mom and I have one child, I understand how moms have the first born fears. I have one shot and only one shot at making his life as perfect as I could. He is unknowingly going to experience the full force of all my fears. I am an overprotective mother that analyzes his surroundings, skeptical of everything, trust only the trustworthy, not afraid to immediately ask questions concerning him and I worry about him when he is not with me. There is nothing more precious to us in this world than our little boy.

This brings me to say last year the Cisco kid had a few of his friends take the school bus to and from school. He begged me to let him ride it. He would always ask when he could ride it. My standard answer has been.... When you're twelve!! I thought my Kindergartner was just too young to ride the school bus. Now that he is in first grade and he thinks he is all grown up, his passion for riding the bus is even greater. I think there is a certain level of responsibility a child should have that follows riding the bus. To ride the bus or not to ride the bus that is our fear of the week. I will keep you posted on our final decision..

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Where is that smell comming from?

Wednesday is always good for a mid week laugh. This is the day where we could tell everyone about our children's outrageous and downright embarrassing moments we will remember and continue to laugh about when our children are about twenty. It’s “What would your children say?” Wednesday.

Imagine this!!!!! I'm sitting at my computer, typing away when I hear my sweet little boy say….. Mom, smell my butt. I turned around in shock, thinking…..What!!!!! He has is pants down and his backside facing me. When I asked him what he was doing. His response was. I want you to smell my butt, I sprayed air freshener on it and it smells pretty. Where, I ask.... Where do they come up with these things?


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The 1st day of School

Yesterday was the first day of school.

A mother’s worry!! The superintendent of schools left a message on my cell letting us know that the health department is anticipating children to experience flue like symptoms. What I heard was, the health department is anticipating children getting the H1N1 virus, aka swine flu. Now if that isn’t bad enough, check this out. Yesterday I took The Cisco Kid to his class. I overheard another parent ask the Teacher…. Do you have antibacterial wipes and do the children use them often? The Teacher said YES!! The parent then said, I have two infants that are very sick and they are both in the hospital. Talk about raising the hair on the back of your neck. Her little boy sits two desks down from my son. I was told later that day the infants do not have the swine flu.

My little baby is growing up. This year it is 1st grade and it was just yesterday when he started pre-k for 3 year olds.
Friday was orientation and meet the Teacher. We had fun finding his new class, meeting his new Teacher and seeing all his friends. When we got into the classroom we found where he was going to sit and Mrs S. had a homework sheet for them to complete by Monday. We couldn’t leave before we stopped by to see Mrs B. She was the Cisco Kids Kindergarten teacher from last year. She was so happy to see him and he just loves her.
Yesterday: the first day of school. Everything is so busy at school. There were people everywhere. I walked The Cisco Kid into School and to his class. I’m so glad I wasn’t alone taking picture. There were about 100 other parents snapping away.


One of his friends from Kindergarten

New Class

New Teacher Mrs S.

She has them unpack all their supplies.

1st paper work for the year.

New Class

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Almond Crescents

This is the first of twelve posts on my Family Heritage Christmas cookies. This recipe is my mothers and they are absolutely delicious. They are so light and buttery with the taste of almonds.

12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks)  unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
teaspoons almond extract
 cups all-purpose flour
cup (4oz) sliced almonds
cup powdered sugar for dusting after baking

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Add the almonds, sugar, flour, salt, and butter to the bowl and mix.  Add the almond extract and continue mixing until the mixture begins to leave the sides of the bowl and forms a soft ball of dough.

Carefully remove the dough from the bowl and gather it into a ball. To make the crescent shape, pinch off walnut size pieces of dough and roll them into 4-inch long ropes the thickness of your middle finger. Form a crescent or "C" shape and place them on the baking sheets, spacing them about 1 inch apart.

Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 20 minutes. They should be firm to the touch when done, but not too browned looking. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet to firm up.

Sift the confectioner's sugar into a 1-quart bowl. Roll each crescent in the confectioner's sugar, coating them well.
Everyone loves these Crescents so what you are seeing here is the recipe quadrupled.
Roll into balls first then shape into crescents.
Dip in Powdered sugar.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Giveaway Winner

We have a WINNER for the photo necklace. Thank you everyone for participating in the giveaway. Please see the video and you can hear the winner being announced. Thanks again,

Congrats Nicole, Buga Boos


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