Friday, July 25, 2008

Duncan on two wheels

Duncan has mastered the balance of riding a Razor scooter, so we had removed one of his training wheels to help him get the feel of balancing on his bicycle. He was doing so well that he asked me to take off the other wheel. With a little push, he was off.

In other news, Xander is now a Yellow Belt in Kuk Sool Won.

Monday, July 14, 2008

T-Rex at Peter Pan Golf

On my last day of sabbatical, I decided to take the boys miniature golfing at Peter Pan Golf. We ate lunch at P. Terry's (great hamburgers) down the street, and then golfed 18 holes. It was scorching hot, and we didn't keep score, but we still managed to have a great time. The boys look forward to going back!

The T-Rex is in guarding the second hole.


Last Monday, I took the boys bowling. Xander had bowled before, but Duncan has only played Wii bowling (which he rocks at).

Xander did well, but Duncan had trouble because the 6 pound ball is 1/5th his weight! Duncan much prefers the Wii version. ;)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

I don't know whether to be mad or not

We put the buys to bed at 8pm this evening, and here it is edging on 9pm and I hear one of their doors shut. I go to their rooms and I hear whispering and see the light on in Xander's room. I go in there and Duncan is in Xander's room and Xander is reading/showing him a book. I told Duncan to go back to his room and Xander that it was "light's out" time.

It was sweet to see them getting along, but frustrating that they hadn't gone to sleep.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Dinner July 6, 2008

For dinner tonight, I made Sloppy Joes and The Lady and Sons Okra and Tomatoes. The boys didn't like the okra at first, but Xander eventually gave it a fair shake and liked it (after I pointed out that it had bacon in it). I made the Sloppy Joes with ground beef from the beef share we purchased from the CSA and onions from our garden. The okra, tomatoes, garlic, and onion in the okra dish came from the CSA.

Sloppy Joes
1 lb Ground Beef
2 small onions
1/4 c brown sugar
1/4 c yellow mustard
1/4 c ketchup

Brown the beef and onions together, then when they are done, add the brown sugar, mustard and ketchup until the sauce is thoroughly mixed. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve on toasted buns (keeps them from getting soggy).