The Week In Pictures: July 24-30

Big Brother/Little Brother shirts -sadly, this is the best picture I got! eating lasagna at Carino’s with Grammy & Grampy drinking a Sprite (gasp!) like Grampy and wearing a cool new tie-dye shirt from his friends!

eating some Baby Mum-Mums

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We Love: Newtons Fruit Thins

This is a cookie fruit thin.  I love these things.  They are de-licious.  I picked them up because I had a coupon.  And at $3.50 or more a bag, a coupon is well needed…but seriously, these things are soooo good!  They have 8 grams of whole grains (see the flax seed?), have fruit (duh!), and are just oh so yummy.  Even Captain Fussybuckets agrees!  I’ve only tried the blueberry brown sugar, but there are also some other flavors….like Fig and Honey, Cranberry Citrus Oat, and Chocolate Raspberry.  I think I’ll stick with my blueberry cookie.  Okay, yes, it IS a [...]

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Review: Parent’s Choice Formula

The choice of how to feed your infant is a very personal choice, but sometimes it isn't a choice at all.  We all have heard that breastfeeding is best, but when it simply cannot work, then baby formula is the next best thing.   I feel comfortable in telling you that Baby D is a Parent's Choice formula user.  It wasn't a decision, but a necessity.  I was upset because I thought "oh, we're wasting so much money on formula" and it [...]

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Cooking With Captain Fussybuckets: Monkey Bread!

Remember this post? Who Made The Breakfast Rules, Anyway?  Well, keep that in mind while you're reading!!     I know many people know and love Monkey Bread.  I, however, did not know about this (or had forgotten) until I was looking for a special Christmas recipe a couple of years ago.  This recipe is right up my alley…simple, sugary, and YUMMY!  When we worked at the children's home, this recipe was a HUGE hit.  Even the time that it didn't get cooked all the way through in time for breakfast….the boys actually picked it apart and [...]

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Ocean In A Bottle: Arts and Crafts FAIL!

The other day, I was blog surfing and I came upon this link:  “Deal”icious Mom: Ocean In A Bottle Craft.  How awesome!  Captain Fussybuckets has been asking to go to the beach, so I thought that this would be the perfect Mommy-Son while Baby D is sleeping craft!  I saved a sports drink bottle, found some Baby Oil in the cabinet, and we went in search of shells and cool rocks outside.  I knew that there were two snail shells in the front garden, because CF always picks them out and wants to “go check [...]

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Talk About Procrastination

The browser window to remind me to order new checks has been open on my laptop for three days.  I opened it to start the process of ordering checks and somehow got sidetracked (with this blog maybe??)  We moved well over a month ago now and we need new checks.  But wait…..the checks that we are using are from … wait for it….the address of the house we lived in BEFORE moving to Cherokee!  We haven’t lived there since January of 2010!!  Seriously, just order the checks, woman! I’m not usually this horrible at procrastinating.  Most things really, really [...]

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Remembering Mr. Danny

It has been six months since we lost a dear friend and boss, Danny Duggan.  We were working at Cherokee Home For Children in Cherokee, Texas as relief houseparents.  Danny suffered a brain injury while playing basketball alongside his friends, coworkers, kids living at the home, and the visiting Aggies for Christ volunteers.  It was a horrible shock that rocked all of us at the home, and thousands of others who knew and loved Danny.   After Danny died, some of our dear friends sent us a plant in remembrance of him.  Well, that plant has been growing and [...]

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The Week in Pictures

We love to take pictures with our iPhones and post them on Facebook.  It’s easy and fast, and it helps the relatives see what’s going on in our house.  So, this is just a rerun of the week…in pictures!  Fussybuckets gives Baby D’s car a wash! Not everyone can have this awesome bedhead! The captain requested and [...]

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Homemade Waffles!

Our family LOVES homemade waffles.  We eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!  I grew up eating homemade waffles, so I wanted to share this recipe with you!  We always substitute white flour with whole wheat flour.  They're still yummy and a bit healthier than way! I can't promise that you and your family will like it with whole wheat, but everyone in our family does!  So, leave the Eggos in the freezer, whip out your waffle maker (or go buy one for around as low as $25) and whip up some delicious homemade waffles!   This recipe is [...]

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You Just Never Know

There has been a common theme in our lives for the past few weeks.  You just NEVER know.  I’m not talking about with our kids, but that is obvious….  I’m talking with everyone we come in contact with.  I’m trying my hardest to remember this always.  You can’t read people like books.  You just don’t KNOW what’s going on until they tell you.  You know the lady that wouldn’t move her basket or acknowledge my presence when I said “excuse me” AND “sorry” at Target yesterday?  Maybe she was hard of hearing or spoke a different language…OR maybe she [...]

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