Sunday, February 23, 2014

this week

To say I have had my hands full has been an understatement.
My two new foster kids are a handful and then some. They both have huge aggression problems, coupled with their behavior issues. Well, its been interesting.
On a more positive note, my husband was approved to go to school spring quarter. So, with any luck he will be done the end of July! He just wants to be done with school. He will be home for a week in April. I have to begin my honey do list, lol.
Yesterday the boys and I cleaned out the garage. I put some stuff on freecyle so we'll see if the people show up like they said they would. We cleaned out enough stuff to by a work bench. My kids ( and hubby when he returns) will now have a space to work on projects. They boys need a space to work on their rc cars. They were working on their cars on their beds, which did NOT work for me. The boys seemed confused why I was upset about them setting objects that had been out in the street in the same area they sleep in.
I think my next project will be to draw up plans for a new shed out back. I want one with a loft. One of my long term goals ( the end of the summer) is to have the shed built and the side of my house organized outside.
I bought a new stove. I am so excited about it. It has 5 burners.
Here is the picture

It has a 17,000 BTU burner which makes me super excited. I figured it will be a bit easier with canning to have a larger burner. The oven is a convection oven. I have not cooked with one before.
It should be here Friday.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


wow. Today was sunny. Too bad the high was 27. right now it is 18 degrees with a wind chill of of 6.
Yeah. Good times.
I got two new foster kiddos 2 days ago. They are brothers, 2 and 4. They are sweet. The 4 year old does have several problems though. Now I am lucky enough to fill out a 13 page assessement to get him an evaluation at UW.
I will be contacting the CHET screener for these two. I am hoping that she will be able to give me a little more info.
I am off Friday. I am pretty excited about it. I am hoping to get my taxes filed. I hate tax time. My goal tomorrow will be to have all my paperwork together.

Off to bed I go. Hope everyone has a great day!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Super Bowl

HIt was sunny here, a nice change from the fog we had all week. It was 26 when awoke.
The boys were excited for SuperBowl.
I made bean dip and cream cheese/ bacon dip.

Here's the boys + puppy before half time.

Here's all but the oldest boy during a commercial.
The boys had a great time.
After Seattle won, TJ ran outside and proceeded to run around the block yelling, "Seahawks won, they won!"
There was yelling and all sorts of fireworks.
Now it's done, I'm ready for bed.

Saturday, February 1, 2014


Here's the boys with their lunch..Started the day out early. Went grocery shopping for food for the Super Bowl. The boys are excited about it.
Ryan's basketball game was early. His team won by two points. It was a good game. The work together well.
Came home, the all the kids loaded up and left for McDonalds. They have small French fries for 12 cents, limit 12.
I made this for TJ..

He is super excited about tomorrow's game.
In fact, this whole area is excited. I've heard more "go hawks" than I think Merry Christmas.

Here's the boys with their lunch.