One of the boys received a dinosaur egg for their birthday, it was either Zachary or Parker. It's the kind of egg you can put in the bathtub with you and watch it hatch (fizz and create sweet smelling bubbles). When it is all done you are left with pieces of a dinosaur you can put together.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Posted by Vicki at 10:51 PM
I had to laugh when I saw this. I could hear Mason calling for me, he sounded far away almost muffled. I found him in his room with the door shut, I had to open the door. Apparently he had too much bag balm on his hands to be able to turn the door knob!!! I thought about Bethany Adams and her episode with the Vicks, she was all shiny, well so was Mason. He had tried to rub it on his legs, arms and tummy like he sees Mommy does to him after bathtime, but he got a little bit more than Mommy does.
Here I am trying to salvage as much as a can. Needless to say his skin was nice and soft for a good day and half!
Posted by Vicki at 10:49 PM
These are some pictures I've taken over the past couple of weeks of my boys using their imaginations. Hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
Mason really really loves trying on shoes, wearing backpacks, and cooking with mommy. Oh and he absolutely loves keys!!!
Mason Playing the guitar, watch out Uncle Michael!! Okay so it's a sword, but he thinks it's the real thing. He even makes a pretty good sound effect!!
Posted by Vicki at 10:32 PM
This was Oscar's first year participating in the Elder's Quorum Cookoff. He made a Strawberry Trifle that turned out to be delicious and pretty (especially since he waited until the last minute to prepare it). And even though he made it, he liked Kip's best and voted for his for 1st place (he loves chocolate). Here are the winners in the Dessert Category.
Posted by Vicki at 10:19 PM
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Last night Oscar and I went to see the group Barrage. I had heard this was a group of musician's, primarily fiddlers, who were a cross between Stomp and Riverdance, so I had to go see. It was amazing how talented they all were (it shows they've been playing since they were 4 or 5 years old). Their fingers were flying so fast over their instruments while they are jumping, dancing, and singing!!!! I was amazed! Oscar actually said he didn't think it was as dumb as he thought it would be. That's code for he liked it, but he is a big mocho guy and he doesn't want to come right out and say "Yes it was good"! They played bluegrass, jazz, celtic, ukrainian, rock-n-roll, swing, and classical music. My feet were tapping and my hands were clapping to the beat. It was so much fun.
Posted by Oscar / Vicki Williamson at 6:23 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
1 head of green leaf lettuce
1 head of red leaf lettuce
2 gala apples cubed (soaked in mandarin juice)
1 24 oz can of mandarin oranges drained
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup craisins
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbsp red onion finely diced
1 Tbsp poppy seed
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried mustard
Posted by Oscar / Vicki Williamson at 2:40 PM
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Our family tradition for Valentines Day is to have a heart shaped pizza, with red juice, and lots of red and pink heart decorations. We also had the safe food (mac-n-cheese) it was yellow because I wasn't brave enough to put red food coloring in it, plus Parker might not eat it, and if I made macaroni and tomato soup big Oscar wouldn't eat it. We make name cards for our place at the table, this year it was pink hearts attached to a toothpick and stuck into a hershey kiss. I also put the boys valentines from us at the table too.
The day before we made heart shaped sugar cookies for the boys to hand out in school. We had a lot of fun. I put an apron on Parker (wasn't sick yet) and he helped me roll the dough and push down the cookie cutters. He was very proud of his job. Each of the boys got a turn to help, except with Mason we invented stuff for him to do in another area of the kitchen since he was still coughing. By the time we were done Parker had more flour on him than the table. He made me laugh because he kept calling the flour sugar the whole time, no matter how many times we corrected him. I wish I had a picture of him in the apron, but I was covered in flour and cookie dough (I got the sticky part of the deal) so I wasn't thinking of picking up the camera. We frosted them white with red sprinkles, and of course they each got to have a sample of their work before they went to bed.
Here are my 'boys' getting ready to chow down.
This year though we didn't do a lot of celebration since half of us were sick, Mason, Parker and Daddy. We ended up going to bed early. Whooo Hoooo we're exciting aren't we.
Posted by Oscar / Vicki Williamson at 11:06 PM
Saturday, February 16, 2008
We traveled to my home town of Pocatello over the weekend to celebrate my nephew Jaxson's 3rd birthday. We had lots of fun visiting with the family. Here is the birthday boy. He was the most excited about getting Safari animals, especially the Rhinos and the Elephants (I know I took a picture of this, but I think it was with my sisters camera).
Posted by Oscar / Vicki Williamson at 11:16 PM
This year for the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet we celebrated the Chinese New Year. This year it is the Year of the Rat. We had a lot of fun putting this together. Oscar is the Cubmaster, I am one of the Bear Den Leaders, Oscar is a Webelos, Zachary is a Wolf, and we have Parker and Mason hot on their tales. Needless to say, we are involved with Scouting, which has been a lot of fun.
Posted by Oscar / Vicki Williamson at 9:51 PM
Monday, February 4, 2008
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