Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fun snack idea!!

I went to Abby's class to day to read them a story. I also took them a little snack that was SOOO easy and a tremendous hit. 1 box of wafer ice cream cones (24 in box), 3 cups popcorn, 2 cups multi-grain cheerios, 1 cup dried fruit, 1/2 cup yogurt covered raisins. Mix popcorn, cheerios, fruit, and raisins together and scoop into cones. To transport, I covered each with a small piece of saran wrap and secured it with a rubber band.
Her class loved it! I feel like it was pretty healthy (I just added the yogurt covered raisins, they were an afterthought b/c mine love those) We had quite a bit of filling left over, so i served it with their lunch today!!
Happy snacking!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Knoxville to see Mamma and Pappa

We went to Knoxville to spend some time with my grandparents. We had gorgeous weather and spent Saturday outside enjoying it. We took the kids down by Neyland Stadium so they could see the thousands of tailgaters and the people who come in for the game on their boats. If you have never been to a home game in Knoxville, it is a great experience! Then we headed on over to a nearby park, for a picnic and lots of fun. That night we went to Pigeon Forge for the Dixie Stampede! We had a great visit!!Abby log rolling!
doing the slide together!
Jacob up high!
coming down the tunnel slide- excuse Abby's head, I love his expression!
Nathan w/ mamma and pappa at the park
Jacob loves Pappa's riding lawnmower!!
writing and drawing together!
they were like 2 little old men sitting on the porch- talking and looking around!!
at the Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge- such a fun treat for the kids. It's a dinner show complete with cowboys, Texas Longhorn Cattle, Square dancing, pig racing, ostrich racing, lasso contests, dancing- they LOVED it!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A few I forgot

So, the more I listen, the more I want to make sure I remember.

J: Q-monger (cucumber- one of his favorite foods!)
J: modomycle ( motorcycle)
A: eyetacs (what she calls my contacts)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Things you need to know if you visit the Byrds...

Here is a translation for some of the adorable words my little ones use.

A: peckerwood (her version of woodpecker- it's one of the few mistakes she makes now and I love it- can't bear to correct her!!)
A: ridiglious (her version of ridiculous- wish you could hear her say it. So sweet!)
J: dingbell (doorbell)
J:rolley balley (volleyball)
J: blink blink (blinkers)
J: wipe wipers (windshield wipers)

I have been noticing lately all the funny things my kids say and I'm so afraid I'll forget them if I don't write them down. It's mostly Jacob now b/c Abby is all grown up and in her words, "a big girl." Thanks for humoring me, this was more for me....

Monday, September 15, 2008

It must be a boy thing...

Nathan today... he loves to help unload the dishwasher!!
Jacob doing the same thing almost 2 years ago!
I don't remember Abby ever doing this!!