November 26, 2019

Speaking Of Baking…


Thanksigiving is only a couple of days away, and once that’s over….


My list of cookies is looooong this year.

November 25, 2019

Half Day Hijinks


One of the more complicating features of Thanksgiving week are the half days for elementary school for parent-teacher conferences.  The older kids find this annoying, while the little boys are reveling in the shorter days.  Since I took care of the parent-teacher conferences last week, right off the bat, Rerun and Thumper and I have some free afternoons together.  Well, Rerun and I do – Thumper still has his regular therapy schedule on the non-holiday days this week.

So, I put Rerun to work.

We doubled the recipe so – gasp! – Rerun was doing MATH.  Muhuhahahaha, Mom is so sneaky!!!

Rerun’s patience lasted exactly through finishing one tray of cookies from into the oven to out of the oven, and then into his mouth.  Then he was done.  That’s pretty typical for a nine-year-old.

November 22, 2019

Flashback Friday


We are only days away from Thanksgiving, and it is SO late this year that a lot of people (cough cough, I see you, Hannibal) have already put up trees or outside displays for Christmas.  So far, I have not caved in, but I might start working on some of the indoor, non-tree decor this week.

A late Thanksgiving has no promise of snow around here, so I’m remembering the time that there was a Thanksgiving snowman.

It was 2010, and Rerun’s first Thanksgiving.

Sorry, kids, I don’t want snow on Thanksgiving this year.  Too many headaches.

November 21, 2019

Another Tooth Bites The Dust


Thumper learned a valuable lesson yesterday.  Never try to pull open your water-bottle valve with your teeth, especially when you have a loose tooth.

That is the other center front tooth, which was the next one up… but it wasn’t ready to be pulled.  Thumper doesn’t wiggle his loose teeth – at least, not yet – so this one was still relatively firm.  With his first tooth, we were really working it to make room for the already-erupted adult tooth.  This has just left a cute gap in his mouth.  It’ll fill in eventually.

Still, lesson learned!  I hope.