Thursday, May 13, 2010

Trivial Matters that Matter

After Mitch and Ethan hanging out at Lego.com, Ike checking his scores on espn.com and trying to beat the computer at chess, it was my turn for the computer.  But alas, my turn was cut short as I noticed out the window Mitch and Ethan making several trips to the garage. When I saw Mitch running with the pogo stick I had to go investigate. A scene straight out of our family favorite movie The Sandlot was in play. A ball had landed in our neighbor's backyard---A backyard with two barking dogs. The neighbors weren't home but the boys could see the ball through the fence and thought if they used enough brooms, pogo sticks and smarts they could retrieve the ball themselves. Meanwhile the dogs were barking enough at the fun things being jimmy-rigged their way that I thought doggy seizures were imminent.
That little paragraph was just to share a moment of the excitement that is our life.
***Onto some more exciting news...we had Mom's Day. Love this day. Here's me and my brood.

And here is this year's Mother's Day flower pot. The flowers are a little too planned out this year and I am suspicious that Hub was influencing the kiddies too much at the gardening center.....


***I was in charge of our family night treat this week and went all out by making some peanut butter bars. I didn't have a recipe I loved and didn't feel like reading everyone's reviews on allrecipes.com where they 5 star the recipe after changing most of it (does this bother anyone else?!) So I went to our ward cookbook. There were two nearly identical recipes, but one called for a whole cup less of sugar. I was in a healthy frame of mind and made that one. 5 days later this is still sitting on my counter:

Moral of the story: Cut out a whole cup of sugar and be amazed at your ability to not chow down on peanut butter bars. Of course you might get angry that nobody else will eat them either....

***And in more unrelated news....Syd had the most awesome hair this morning. I just had to share. (Her loud outfit was not supposed to be part of the picture, but she was playing 'dance class' with Noelle and had to wear a leotard over her clothes.)

12 comments:

DKAZ said...

Is Syd going for the faux hawk? That's so 2007! Please sign them up for a real dance class. It breaks my heart that they have to "play" dance class.

From the always good advice giver-DKAZ

The Allreds said...

I am laughing...thanks for keeping a smile on my face.
Too bad we still didn't live there, I would have happily launched the ball back over the fence : )
Your Mom's Day picture was darling! You look like a teenager, nice complement after 5children, right!?!?
Sorry about the pb bars - yes, why is that the more sugar or butter something has in it the better it is???

cold cocoa said...

I love it when something in my life plays out like one of my favorite kid movies. Lucky you.
I hope Noelle knows some good dance moves but with her brothers as examples I'm doubtful. Do you want to borrow Zoe's Dance Moves? Paula Abdul choreographs!

T Daley said...

MEG... YOU LOOK AMAZING!!(And your kids are pretty cute too) I am so jealous that 5 kids later you are still a size 00.
I think we tried the same "less sugar" PB bars NOT a hit with us either, even after I put triple the amount of frosting to try to make up for it :(

Nicole said...

I love to read your blog. It always makes me laugh. And I love Syd's hair. You should do it like that more often.

LC said...

Hard to imagine PB bars on the counter for more than a day. Did the boys think to feed them to the dogs?
Loved the Sandlot story. Hope they got the ball back with a lot of dog slobber on it.

stephanie said...

syd's hair looks fantastic! And goes really well with the leo. She reminds me of Sonya, the choreographer on "So you think you can dance"
I like your mothers day photo. You look like such a nice, pleasant family.

big8smiley said...

Your kids are so smart. Did they ever get their ball? LOL I love the flower pot. Did he really put it together or just buy it that way? Either way, hub is smart too! BTW, I LOVE allrecipes and how people put their reviews! It helps me decide how I want to make it. I guess next time - when in doubt - throw in a cup of sugar.

T said...

Syd's rockin that hair do... but I gotta know, did they get the ball back before the dogs died of excitement?

Lady Di said...

Claire said about Syd "Oh, she's pretty" and when she saw Noelle said, "There's my friend." Good times are ahead!

Sher said...

I hate making something and then discovering it really isn't tasty. ARGHHHH. They did look good though. I enjoyed reading your post as always.

rut said...

Holy mama--Leon has an enviable gift with assembling planters. That's nice!

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