Archive for October 28th, 2007

saturday stuff & zoo & cookies…

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

It’s been a nice Saturday! Perfect weather here. Low 70’s with blue skies and a gentle breeze… perfect!

Our water situation is officially resolved, nothing a new pressure tank couldn’t fix. YAY! I have learned how to make it on minimal water several days this week. Not a lot of fun. The upside to well water is the flavor or lack of. Our water is the best water in the world. Really. When we were in Florida we couldn’t drink the water. It was terrible. It even had a bad smell. I am not sure if water tastes like that in all of Florida or if was just in Orlando?

We spent the morning cleaning. Oh, I almost completely forgot!!! I got a present in the mail today! Matt’s cousin Jana ordered a stained glass for my birthday and it just came today. She didn’t realize when she ordered it about a week before my birthday that they have to make it after it is ordered. I told her it would just be a nice surprise whenever it showed up and it sure was. It is beautiful and I am sitting here looking at it hanging in the window I see from my blogging perch. I would take a picture and post it now, but it’s dark outside so it wouldn’t show how pretty it is. I’ll take a picture soon and post it. It is so pretty. Well, this new item sent me into window cleaning mode.

Here’s Amanda right before she left last night… Amanda helped clean all day. She got pulled over for speeding late last night on the way home from a date (with a new boy!)… This guy is from church and he is really a neat guy. She was running a little late for her curfew and so she will be working off her ticket cost (which we won’t know until Monday but she was going 53 in a 45)!!! I was so aggravated I just had to go to bed. Matt left the discipline of this in my hands. He is normally the disciplinarian. I thought about it while going to sleep and then again all morning until she woke up. Matt thinks the best discipline is to take away cell phone because it hurts the most and gets her attention. She is such a good girl. She makes all A’s, studies all the time and is usually very sweet. I got pulled over so many times when I was her age, I never got a ticket… but I did get pulled over. The main difference was I had a job beginning at age 16. She doesn’t have a job because school takes all of her time, and I think it is more important than a part time job… so she’ll be working for me until she has paid the ticket. That’s her punishment. After watching her work all day long I think it is going to be a fair punishment. Hmmm… it’s hard having a teenager. You want to teach them, but also want to be fair… you know?

I took Emelia & Izzy to the zoo this afternoon. I took a few pictures…

Emelia and Izzy played in the playground.
Mom with Isabelle…
Emelia posing…
A baby hippo, they were all coming in for dinner right when we walked into the building. I normally don’t enjoy going inside because it smells so zoo-y… but it was great timing!

After the zoo I grabbed dinner from mazzios and then ran in the store to buy a roast to cook for dinner tomorrow. Amanda’s new friend is coming over to have dinner with us and then they are going to carve pumpkins. Me and Emelia made some sugar cookies and decorated them after dinner. We had fun!

sugar cookie dough…

red and yellow normally = orange…
not in the is case, more of a salmon, but we went with it.
Here’s some of our crazy cookies!
Emelia really enjoyed decorating them!
But enjoyed eating the icing even more!

That’s all for our Saturday! I’m going to hit “publish post” and then walk straight to my bed! Goodnight bloggy buddies! ? ?