Wednesday, July 30, 2008

We Found Her!

Maybe I shouldn't be so thrilled. Maybe it's too good to be true? But I met with a gal named Holly today and she seems like a great fit for our family. She was able to commit to the school year and because she lives locally, she'll probably be able to work for the summer too. Should I hold my breath for the other shoe to drop? I hope not. So, for now, my nanny troubles are over. Now, it will be a few weeks of craziness till the kids learn how she works...then I hope we have sanity back in the house.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rock and Roll!

Today the kids experienced their first earthquake. We had no damage, nothing fell or even came close to falling. At my parents house, 4 miles from the epicenter, it was a different story. Fortunately, it was only minor damage.

Here we go again

Tomorrow we start our new nanny search. I've got 2 interviews lined up for tomorrow. Wouldn't it be great if one of those gals were the one? Get me out of the interviewing process early!!!! I have learned quite a few things about what to ask during the interview. Here are just a few things...

1. Can you discipline?
2. Do you change diapers?
3. Do you know how to make a bottle of formula?
4. Can you put them down for naps? Even if they are screaming that they don't want to?
5. Will you play with my kids and not just plop them down in front of the TV?
6. Can you create an environment of creative play? Help the kids use their imaginations?
7. How long can you commit to investing in the kids lives?
8. Do you have dependable transportation?
9. Are you one to get overwhelmed and back out of commitments?
10. Are you a creative lunch maker?
11. Would you be willing to work some nights so that my husband and I can have date night?
12. Are you comfortable working in our home while I'm here?

Has anyone interviewed for a nanny before? Do you have any suggestions for questions?

Saturday, July 26, 2008

What does your inner M&M look like?

To find yours click here

Doin' Karissa Proud

Our old nanny isn't able to come back and work for us this coming school year and we're so bummed. She's off to bigger and better things but we'll miss her so much. Here's to Karissa. Hope Gabby is doin' you proud!

Gabby's idea for snack

Is my girl healthy or what???

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The newest addiction

Of all the things we had to become addicted to, why did it have to be a yellow sea sponge that wears pants?

Sunday, July 13, 2008

10 months and 6 days

The little guy is 10 months old. It's really hard to believe that he's that old already. The time has flown. Pretty soon, he'll be off to kindergarten, just like his big sister.

The Flower Girl

Gabby was in a wedding this weekend. Well, it was a family affair. ShaSha was the pianist, I was the soloist and Gabby was the flower girl. It was a crazy busy weekend. We had fun, but I'm glad it's over.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Where's the Mommy?

Lately, we've been watching a lot of Max and Ruby and I've been wondering, where's their mommy? Grandma makes an appearance every once and a while. Bunny Scout Leader is there, even friends Louise and Roger. But no Mommy and Daddy. If you look closely at some of the pictures on the wall in their house, there is a family photo. Did Mommy and Daddy get eaten by Mr. MacGregor?

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Handbags for your body type?

I had no idea that there were rules for choosing a purse.

Click here to read an article and get smart about choosing a purse that makes you look slimmer.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

And we're off!

We're leaving today on our 2nd RV adventure. We're off to Butterfield Ranch in Julian, CA. We'll be there till Monday. It's supposed to be 110 degrees out there this weekend. Thank goodness for air conditioning and for the 3 pools they have. I bet we'll be swimming or hiding inside most of the weekend. Will post pictures when we return.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Fourth!

As you celebrate with family and friends today, let this be a simple reminder of how thankful we should be to live where we do!

Red, white and blue
Red, white and blue
That's the color of our flag
And we love you!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Breakfast, my favorite meal of the day

Tonight I was surfing the web while my cake was in the oven (Don't ask why I was baking at 11:30pm) and I came across this recipe for an egg casserole. It's from The Pioneer Women, whom my sister adores, so I know this recipe has to be a winner.

If anyone tries it, let me know what you think. I'm putting it on my menu for next week.

Sleepin’ in Omelette

6 onion rolls
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 8 ounce package cream cheese
10 eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
dash of cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chopped chives

Generously butter 9 x 13 baking dish. Tear onion rolls into chunks. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese, then tear cream cheese into small piece and place over the top. Cut 1 1/2 sticks butter into pats and place over the top. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over the top of the dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning, bake at 325 degrees, covered, for 45 minutes. Then remove foil and continue baking at 350 for 10-15 minutes.