Cooking Up a Storm ~ I have made a variety of soups and muffins as staples for back to school. We also explored making homemade tater tots and cinnamon rolls. I better eat a lot of salad with all of this feasting.
|Homemade tater tots|
|Homemade cinnamon rolls|
|Ham and pineapple for Christmas|
|Little Red Riding Hood got lots and lots of Rainbow Loom rubber bands.|
|Tim and Tom Sawyer love Basher books.|
|The kids got a vintage Pachinko machine (Japanese arcade game) dating from the 1970s. Their aunt and uncle gave it to them and they love it.|
Goldilocks Turns 14! ~ Goldilocks turned 14 Christmas week. We (the parents only no siblings) took her out to an Asian buffet and then to a local park to feed the geese. We had a calm time and it went fairly well on the surface. We learned later that she was actually pretty upset about a few things we had talked about and had started having looping thoughts. As usual, she covered those feelings while with us because she doesn't trust us. During the visit, she told us two conflicting things -- (1) she would like to come home but can't yet because we are too hard to live with and (2) she wishes her mental health foster mother would keep her forever (she is an only child in that home).
Projects and Building ~ We moved around the furniture to make the family room work better and put all of the Lego blocks in one corner. The kids have spent lots of time building with K'nex and Lego during the break. I also got through a few other projects listed below.
|Now that's a lot of Lego blocks!|
- Touched up the kitchen cabinets
- Put fresh caulk around the bath tubs
- Put in new light bulbs
- Cleaned out the closet under the stairs and put in moisture barrier
One More Picture ~
|Boomer looking so cute with his bow on!|