Sunday, October 26, 2008

Our first broken bone

Normal collar bone

Broken collar bone     

About 2 weeks ago Isabelle was sliding down the stairs in a sleeping bag and somehow she fell on her shoulder and head.  Well we watched it for a few days and she could move it and it was hurting less so we thought it was getting better. After about a week she started favoring it again and we noticed the large bump so we thought we had better take her in and get it checked.  I thought maybe it was a fracture, but the x-ray showed that there was a complete break.  So now she has to wear a brace for 6 weeks.  The only complaint I got from her was when I would lift her out of the car.  What a trooper.

On another note:
My friend Jeannie and I made apple pie filling and canned it this week. I just love how it looks in the jars.  Those of you coming out for Thanksgiving will get to have some.

Sarah made this fun orange creamcicle fudge. It didn't last long, it was so good. She is getting to be a pretty good cook.


Sunday, October 19, 2008

A look back

Well, not a lot happened this week except trying to work on the boy's new beds (you will get pictures of that later) So I will show you a picture of Aleena's birthday which was in August. First she wanted a ghost cake, then as we looked for ideas on the web she came up with a hundred other ideas.  She finally decided on a Littlest Pet Shop cake.  I have a friend that told me how to make a fondant cake and VOILA  Aleena and I created this cake.  She loved it.  I will probably be making more of these cakes.  

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Oh, look at this cute little egg.

This is our FIRST egg, Yeah!  We found it yesterday while cleaning out the coop.  We had all the old litter out and the new litter back in when we noticed this egg right by the door. We have no idea where it came from? (well that was silly, it came from a chicken of course.)  I thought we had a few more weeks until we started getting eggs so this was quite a surprise.   So now the kids will be hunting for eggs everyday.   

Sunday, October 5, 2008

We officially have 2 teenagers!


Shem turned 16 Saturday & Dan turned 13 today.  Shem goes in tomorrow to get his official drivers license, which he is very excited for.  We mentioned dating and he doesn't show a lot of interest.  Cars? Girls? I guess cars win. ( I am really OK with that!)  
Dan has been bouncing around the house all day declaring that he is now a teenager. It's a big mile stone, I remember turning 13 and being excited to finally be a teenager. Oh the little pleasures. 
For their presents this year we are doing a room redo. We painted their room and are in the process of making loft beds, we will add comfy chairs, lamps, & dressers after the beds are done. I will post pictures when it is done. (hopefully this week!) 

Oh! on another note I learned to make beans!  We have some very good friends from Mexico,  An awesome family, our kids are the same ages. Anyway she taught me how to cook the beans, make refried beans, pinto bean soup, sopas (kind of like a soft tostada), potato taquitos, & salsa.  Very Good!  We ate them before I could take pictures. I guess I will just have to make them again.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

1st post, Wow I did it!

I have decided to learn how to do a blog so that our families & friends can be a part of our lives. We miss so much being so far away, and my communication skills are not so good.  So I will set a goal to post once a week to let everyone know what is going on at the Sedrick household.  So here it goes...