Mark, Jennifer, Ethan, Emily

This blog is about our family, who have dealt with the loss of two sons with Muscular Dystrophy, the adoption of a son diagnosed with Agenesis of Corpus Callosum and the birth our a healthy little girl. It's a crazy life, but we are loving it.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

So Random!

This post is really random. Nothing specific, just some things here and there.

In my last post I told you that I hurt my hip. In fact, I sprained by left hip. Not sure how, but I did.  I went to the chiropractor, he fixed my hip right up and I felt great. But then the muscles in my left leg, from my bottom down were so painful and sore, I was in some serious pain, couldn't (didn't want to) move and I was down for a while. My new chiropractor is now my BFF. Apparently, my muscles over my hip seized up when I sprained it and now I'm working on loosing these muscles up.

Seriously, this pain has made me one cray-cray women. I apologized to my husband, kids and co-workers for any unkind words I may of spoken out of pain in the last two weeks. I think I'm on the mend now.

Ethan had a really rough week this past week with his behavior and home and school. He received an "N" (needs improvement) at school, he got in trouble on the bus and failed his spelling test. *Sigh*

All that to say, my kids school had their fall festival on Friday night. The hub and I discussed it and decided that Ethan would not be able to go, due to his actions and behaviors this week.

I really, really tried to talk Emily out of going. I tried to bribe her with a new Barbie and going to get her toenails painted at a nail salon if we could skip the fall festival. You know, I've been a crazy women in pain this past two weeks and I had worked all day Friday and I was seriously tired. Mark has been suffering from allergies and he's coughing his head off and he didn't feel like going.

No go. Once this child has her mind made up, she does not change. So, I put on my big girl panties and took her. She really did deserve to go. She has been doing really great in school and has such a great attitude towards everything.

I'll spare you the details of the festival. It was just like last year. You can read about that here.

I did grab a few pics of her before we left. I think I earned eleventy hundred cool mom points for going.

 Afterwards, I took her to Subway (she loves her some Subway sandwiches), went through McDonald's drive-thru for Ethan and finally took myself home. My bed never felt so good.

In other news, I made a new fall yarn wreath for my door.

Please pay no attention to my ugly door. As I probably mentioned before, I live in the 1970's house from Haides! Everything in this house is brown or harvest gold, and the people who built the house in the 70's never updated anything when we bought it 4 years ago. We're slowly trying to do updates.

Anyway, I found the yarn at Walmart and just made a few flowers out of felt.

My Friday cookies that I make for a local bank this past week were these.

Pumpkin cookies with caramel icing. So good. I mean really really really so good!

You want the recipe, I know you do! Here you go...

Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Icing
1 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 c. pumpkin
1 egg
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 ts.\p. salt

Cream shortening and sugar. Blend in pumpkin and egg. Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. Drop by teaspoon on greased cookies sheet. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.

Caramel Icing
3 Tbl. butter
4 Tbl. milk
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. powdered sugar

Cook first 3 ingredients until sugar is melted. Then let this mixture cool. After cooled, add powered sugar and vanilla. Spread a little bit on the cookie and let dry.

I  just dipped the tops of the cooled cookies in the caramel icing and placed on a wire rack with wax paper underneath to catch any dripping of the icing. Makes 4 dozen cookies.

So there you go. A really random post. So Random!

Speaking of random, do your kids watch the show So Random! on the Disney Channel? It's a cute show and reminds me of a kid version of Saturday Night Live, where they do different skits, songs and fake commercials. Here is one of my favorite songs from the show. I'm not sure if it's just sad I like this song and am putting it on my blog or if it earns me more cool mom points.

I think I like this song because back in the day, I totally rocked this look... enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to read about your hip! My brother is a chiropractor and I agree there are good ones and bad ones. He is one of the good ones:) Happy fall to you and your family!