Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Really Nick at Nite?

I know they are reruns, but do you really have to show the exact same episodes two nights in a row??? Some people did't see them the first time around and even though you don't show them in order, we still like a little variety!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Is It Spring Yet?!

I am so over the snow and wish it would go away!  It has not been my friend lately, beginning a few weeks ago when I lost control of my car and almost ended up in a ditch.  Thank God that didn't happen - I just ended up facing the other direction on the other side of the road. 

Yesterday I was carrying some things into the house and fell walking up the slight hill in our yard - it happened so fast I didn't even get to put my hands out.  Not that I could have since they were full. 

This morning when I left for work, I slid and fell into the shed - spilling my drink in the process.  Thankfully not on me - just on the ground. 

I'm usually not this off balance! 

It is only 8 o'clock and I am ready for bed.  Hope everyone is staying safe and warm! 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Apple Pie Training

Today is Poppy's birthday, so as per usual, I made him an apple pie.  It's his favorite thing for me to make. 


Alli pointed out that we should make 2 so that his doesn't get all eaten in one night by all of us.

So, I made the first one, and the second one was done by Alli and Jon - with my supervising and telling them what to do. 


Alli did the bottom crust and the filling, and so she had Jon do the top.


It was at that point that I got my camera because I asked if he was going to go home and make a pie for his mom and he said something to the effect of, "this never happened."


 So, I had to get pictures for proof!  :)


Alli and Conor did the cinnamon rolls with the left over dough.  


It may have taken a few hours, but we made 2 Apple pies!  I hope they both turned out OK! 


Mancave January 2011

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Conor's Birthday

I posted about Conor's Birthday, but I back-dated it to post on his birthday so it would be easier for me to find if I look for it a few years from now...

So if you want to see it, go here:
http://alikatcorner.blogspot.com/2011/01/conors-8th-birthday.html

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lord Of The Rings Party

The LOTR Marathon was awesome!
Test your skills at some Lord of the Rings trivia.

























Monday, January 03, 2011

Geek Party

We are gearing up to have a Geek Party this weekend, wherein we invite our kids and one of their friends to try to convert them into the geeks that we know we are... AKA a Lord of the Rings Party.  :)  Conor is already a geek, of course.  We are still working on Alli and Ceara. They have both invited their boyfriends, as Jeff has made attendence mandatory (or guilt tripped them into it).  Either they are sure their boyfriends are already geeks, or they may be using this as a way to scare them off.  Who knows?  It may backfire and they will both become geeks and the girls will have to suffer more LotR - not just as a yearly (or semi-yearly) event. 

Jeff, the die-hard geek that he is, wanted us to have everyone dress as a character from the movie.  As much as I do love the LotR movies, I nixed that quickly.  I am certainly comfortable being known as a geek, but not a role-playing, theme party dressing geek.  Not that there's anything wrong with that... it's just not for me.  Or my wallet, as those costumes are expensive and having to pay for 5 people to get them is just not in the budget.  Wait... no!  It's because I am not that big of a geek.  Not because it's expensive.  I didn't mean that! 

And yes, I am fully aware that I have not yet put Conor's birthday party on here... don't you guys know me well enough by now?