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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Just Some Rambling

I'm making a cake for Grant's class today. A "100" cake for their 100th day of school tomorrow. I'm thinking about trying homemade buttercream frosting. I've only ever made homemade chocolate and caramel frosting before and I'm kind of worried....but I didn't buy any cans of store bought frosting for back up so I hope it works. I've seen a few recipes here and there that look pretty good, but somehow all these yummy baking blogs make their cakes look amazing and I know mine will never look like theirs!

Eli and I are home today waiting on the Dish Network guy to come out and work on our dish. We've been having trouble with it for a few weeks....the one channel that we can't get to work {that we really need} is Nick Jr! Kind of crazy that the channel watched most in my house is the one that is messed up! So we are waiting from 8-12.

I was sick last week.  Like really sick. Apparently my low immune system means that when I get something like strep throat it really hits me hard. I seriously didn't get off the couch for almost three days straight. I only left the house one time between last Monday night and yesterday and that was to pick up my antibiotic at the pharmacy.I don't think I would have survived if my mom hadn't watched the boys for me last week though. She picked them up at school on Tuesday and kept them until Friday so I didn't have to deal with drop off and pick up each morning and afternoon. I'm feeling much better today, though I'm still a little tired. I guess that's what a fever, sore throat, and lymph nodes swollen to the size of house will do for you:)

We got a new puppy the week after Christmas. I tweeted a picture of the boys with her a few weeks ago, but I still haven't gotten around to taking pictures to share here with you. Our new pup's name is Phoebe and she is actually a pretty good puppy {and this is coming from me the not really a dog person}. She is a tiny little thing that is part dachshund part beagle, and she plays really well with the boys. Even Eli who is technically scared of dogs love to play with her and pet her. When we got home from dropping Henry and Grant off at school this morning, Eli reached down to pet Phoebe and said "I missed you Phoebe". Isn't that the sweetest thing ever?!?

Jason took the boys to sign up for soccer last week. Henry and Grant {who are just a little over 16 months apart} never seem to be able to be on the same team! It seriously blows my mind that they can be that close together and still fall into different age groups. It mostly has to do with their birthdays though. For spring sports Henry's birthday is three weeks ahead of the age cut off, and for fall sports Grant missed the age cut off by 22 days. That means in most cases, Henry has to move up but Grant is too young to move up so they end up on different teams. So we are back to the same thing we had to deal with during football....Jason is coaching Grant's team and Henry is hopefully going to be on the team that our friend is coaching.

There are still a few traces of Christmas hanging around my house. I still have out some cute green polka dot {with red accents} napkins out, and I still have a Christmas printable in my kitchen frame. I have been brainstorming some ideas for a cute picture printable similar to the "I am Thankful for..." printable that I made for Thanksgiving. I have also been trying to think of a cute {original} Valentine for the boys to take to school, but so far I've got nothing!

The boys got their report cards last week. They both did really well and made all A's. I made a copy of their report cards before I returned them so we can get some yummy free donuts at Krispy Kreme one day this week. Krispy Kreme is so not on my diet, but a yummy chocolate iced donut sure does sound good right now:) I need to get back on my diet after being off for a week while I was sick...though I actually lost about three pounds while I was sick because I all I did was drink Diet Sprite and each chocolate pudding!

Now that I've talked about donuts and pudding, I'm hungry...so I'm off to find some breakfast. Have a great day! I hope to be around soon to check up on all the bloggy goodness that I missed last week!
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Anonymous said...

Ack. I got strep throat 2 Friday's ago how horrible. Fever, chills, sweating, and a sore throat. My doctor said I had it to the extreme. Hope you get some energy back.

So proud of your boys, that makes us mamas so proud!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Poor Kelli...no fun when mom is sick. And no Nick Jr?? That's almost worse. ;) I think my girls would threaten mutiny!!

So excited about your pup. We ended up having to give Annie (the Yorkie) back on the 4th b/c T's mom found the owners (long story). Her real name is actually Phoebe. :s

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

I hope you're getting rest (and feeling better).
Can't wait to see more pictures of the puppy!

Dee said...

Oh no! I hope you feel better and I can't wait to see some pictures of the puppy!

Myya said...

I love that your school allows you to make homemade items, our school is "must be store bought" Booo, it never takes as good!

Sorry to hear you ahve been sick, glad you are on the mend. Awesome that your mom was there to help!

Ahhh a new puppy. I am jealous!

I am not looking forward to when my girls will be on different teams... how does a mom whos hubby works every night manage that??? I guess in a couple years I will find out huh. LOL.

Darcie said...

SOOOO sorry that you were that sick! Not fun at all, but thank goodness your mom was able to come to the rescue.

Can't wait to see pictures of that little pupyy!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I'm glad you're on the road to recovery.

I am going to have to log on Twitter (I'm really bad about checking on it) to see the new puppy.

I think that's so sweet (literally) that you're making a 100 cake. Will you blog about it? I'd love to do that for my middle one's kindergarten class.

Kmama said...

I'm sorry you were sick. Thank goodness for moms, huh??

I can't wait to see pics of your new puppy! How fun (and so much work!!).

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

I hope you're feeling much better!
Great job on the report cards, boys!

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