Monday, July 27, 2009

Glob = Magic on a plate

When we were young, my sister and I were latch key kids. My Mom worked all day, so after school (when we were old enough of course) we would come alone. Grandma Helen was just downstairs in her apartment, so it's isn't as if we were really alone, but we felt like it. My schedule consisted of finishing whatever homework I had, then settling in to watch that days episode of Days of Our Lives that I had dutifully taped. Around 5ish my sister and I would begin to prepare dinner for my mom, making whatever she had left instructions for. Though I know there were many different meals, the ones I vividly remember making were Glob and Hamburger Helper. Hamburger Helper is pretty self explanatory, but the following is a recipe for Glob:
2 cups elbow macaroni
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 can tuna drained
Cook pasta in salted boiling water, drain, add soup and tuna and mix altogether. Then spoon a "glob" onto everyone's plate.
I know you may be judging me, thinking that it sounds gross, but instead it is like magic on a plate. Last night when we had an unexpected long afternoon, the hubby took over cooking duties and my plate was filled with magic three times over. And it was so good.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Oh No She Di-int

This morning we were a little late getting out of the house for swim practice, what else is new. I was hurrying up breakfast and told Sister there would be no time for her usual two waffles with syrup. Instead I made this suggestion:

Me: Sister, I'll make you a PB&J sandwich on waffles, it is so good.
Sister: Have you had it before?
Me: Oh yeah, I used to eat it all the time when I was young.
Sister: They had waffles back then?

Yep, she went there.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Quote of the Day...Mom Style

The kids aren't the only ones allowed to say funny things. Tonight when I was requesting that Sister get out of the tub, I pulled out a doozy.

Sister: I can't get out of the tub without your help.
Me: If you can't out of the tub by youself at the age of seven, then I am going to have to take you to the doctor, and I'm sure whatever is wrong with you will require major surgery.

Score another one for MOTY!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Quotes of the Day

"We like to eat wienies"

"Mom, how old will I be in the future?"

Bet you can't guess who said 'em!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Week in Pictures

It was quite a week, one that we probably won't forget.

It started with some hardcore, bedhead-inducing sleep.

Followed by a performance of Once Upon a Lily Pad.

With a little time spent with Grandma afterwards.

Then on to Monday's swim meet. Sister and Boo love the team spirit aspect of the meets. Mostly this includes writing "tattoos" all over each other, everyone's favorite being "Eat My Bubbles". The downside of having a bunch of six and seven years olds writing on your back...sometimes they misspell stuff - note Sister's back.

Boo swam in his first meet.

And was named Swimmer of Meet for his age group!

Tess-a-Bess played with her cousin's dog, dispelling the fact that all our children are afraid of dogs.

Towards the end of the week, we headed into the city partake in some downtown fun. We walked past Millennium Park to get tot he Taste of Chicago and saw this cute duck on a small park pond.

We ate lots of good food, and tried some new things (sesame beef on a stick was the big hit). Boo and Sister loved their treats from Aunt Diana's.

And Tess-a-Bess loved the pizza from Home Run Inn.

We checked out some sculptures at Millennium Park.

Posed for Mom

And pretended we were statues.

Then we all decided to get a little wet!

The week was rounded out with a little fireworks with good friends.

Other things that were not documents by pictures (mainly to spare you the gory details) was Tess-a-Bess's penchant for pooping in the tub. Three baths in a row we were graced by the sudden appearance of "floaters" in the water. Nothing makes for more fun than being home alone with three kids in the tub, when one of them drops a brick in the tub. You can imagine the shrieks and cleaning that follows.

Finally, while running on Monday morning, I helped another runner on the trail. She happened to have had a massive heart attack, and with the help of another woman, we were able to give her CPR and keep her with us until the EMS arrived. The last I talked to her family, she was doing well, but still had some recovering to do. I was happy to be at the right place at the right time. The experience has been another one that has helped me appreciate those around me and understand how truly great life really is!