Sunday, September 26, 2010

This and That

This is Braden when I stayed with him a week or two ago.  I gave him his bath, then dressed him in the green outfit since I had not seen him in green.  And his onesie said, "Daddy's Caddy" which I thought was cute.

Tamara came to CC with Abby to have her hair cut.  They and Paige ate out at noon and spent the afternoon which I was really jealous about.  When Braden was awake, I told Tam and Abby that he was starting to smile.  Then my mom saw him on Saturday morning and said the same thing, so I was not crazy.   I know it looks kind of ridiculous with me holding the car seat, but we had forgotten to take a picture of his first trip to Clay Center, and he was already buckled in and we weren't about to take him out for a picture. (Yes, I got my hair cut.  I think I like it.)

Some of you might be wondering about the Walking Tacos.  We had a great day and raised over $300 which will help pay for our national and state dues as well as our t-shirts.  The kids did were diligent but I forgot to take a picture of the group until just before the parade and I only had one around.  I sent the others, and eventuall her, to watch.  I was just happy to sit.  The weather went from cold and almost sprinkling to hot.  One of our member shouted for about two hours, "Walking tacos, come get a walking taco.  Help support FCCLA."  I figured the Celebrate Recovery booth beside us was about ready to scream or return to an old habit, but they were great and very understanding of our middle schoolers.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Taco in a Bag Anyone?

    I am getting a daily reminder of why I am not in the business of providing food for the masses this week.  We have a club time at CCCMS now, so I thought, "Why not start an FCCLA chapter?"  Since I gave up my club time of SSR (Sustained Silent Reading) where the kids and I brought a book and read (I know, what was I thinking), we are now planning money making activities, t-shirts, community service, etc.  Our local fall festival, Piotique, is on Saturday and the chamber of commerce guy says no one is selling tacos in a bag.  My group was all over that!  There is only one tiny little problem.  They are also in band, drill team, etc. so it has been interesting scheduling their times to work.  They are enthusiastic, just have to be at Medicalodge from 9-10 for dress rehearsal, then at noon the performance on the courthouse square, then in the parade at 2pm.  Last weekend I browned 40 pounds of hamburger.  I have no idea how many to anticpate selling.  So if you are in CC, come on over and support our group because anything you eat I don't have to carry back out.

On another note, Braden will be at Grandma and Grandpa's house on Friday.  His mom is getting a haircut at noon and her hair dresser is having an open house later in the day.  Aunt Abby is making the trip with her.  I will need to zip out of school to get my holding time in!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Random Dozen

1. Do you do garage sales? If so, tell me about one great find. If not, tell me why not.
I do garage sales about once every five years, then I remember why I don't do garage sales and swear off them again for five years.  It is just other people's junk, and I have junk of my own.

2. Name the last thing you fixed.
The last thing I fixed was pillows for Blake and Tamara.  They had splits in the seams, so I sewed them back up with a needle and thread.  I am their go-to girl for sewing.

3. Name your A) Favorite item of makeup OR B) Favorite tool
B - Favorite tool is my tiny Swiss army knife.  Kyle's dad gave me my first one many years ago, especially since he has been gone since 1985.  I really like the little tweezers.  

4. Which room in your home needs organizing more than any other?
I am pretty organized, but I have noticed the storm shelter is getting rather crowded with this and that.  I also put all the kids old toys under the fireplace, so I will need to get those out before you know it.

5. Which room could use re-decorating?
I would like to get rid of the popcorn ceilings in my house.  But I don't want to deal with the mess.  

6. Share something unique about your town.
We have an old fashioned bakery that sells the most amazing pastry treats - Tasty Pastry - isn't that a catchy name!

7. If you could send a one-sentence message to your great-grandchild, what would it be?
Your dad is asking for me all the time right now :) 

8. Do you Facebook?
Yes, and I really like it.  I can keep up with cousins and friends from the past.  Also, I can see pictures people post which is fun.

9. Describe your favorite shoes.
I have worn these black Reebok flip flops for years.  I tried to find them on the internet so I could buy them up like Bill Snyder buys up the old white tennis shoes.

10. Do you listen to more talk radio or more music radio? What kind of station is it?
I listen to KCLY 100.9 on the dial for my music.  Unfortunately, KFRM doesn't come in in Clay Center.

11. How far would you travel for a really good (favorite) meal?
It wouldn't be about the food because I don't care about that as much, but if we were with good friends, I would travel to be with them.

12. If you were totally honest with yourself (and us) what should you probably be doing right now instead of blogging? 
Driving home.  I came to Manhattan after school to keep Braden while Tamara went to class, and she is back, a friend of her's is over and holding Braden, but I am busy blogging here at Blake's.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Lake Fun

We had a family day at Tuttle on Sunday.  By the time we counted the number of people along, we realized the boat wasn't going to be enough, especially since there are no beaches at Tuttle.  So we rented a pontoon with a shade and then had plenty of room for people to lounge and take turns skiing.
It was hard to get actual skiing pictures from the pontoon, but here are Blake and Abby after they went together.  Blake was in the back, so he could lift his pull rope for Abby to duck under.  They only had one big crash.
 Braden and Tamara hung out on the pontoon.  He slept all afternoon and we could move him around to keep him in the shade.  The temperature wasn't too bad and we found a fairly secluded spot right below the dam where we had a nice breeze, but it didn't rock the boat.
 I don't know if this is Abby or Lori.  Jenna is in the boat with the flag.

On our way back in.  I didn't get any pictures of Paige and Russ or my sister, Darci, but they were along too.  We had a little picnic lunch on the pontoon and a lot of fun.