Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy GREEN Day!!!


We had our annual GREEN dinner last night since Alan had the day off. We had Alan's friend Dan and his son Easton over which was fun. This dinner is always so weird to me. When I cook there's usually a theme. Like if we're having tacos I'll make guacamole and salsa to go with it or if it's a roast we'll have potatoes and a steamed vegetable. Hamburgers would have a side like chips and corn on the cob. They GO together. Our green dinner never makes sense but oh well! The kids pick out a bunch of things they can think of that's green and we cook it all up.
This year we brought back last years favorite shepherds pie (green mashed potatoes on top), paired that with a side of asparagus and chips and guacamole. To drink we had green Gatorade. We followed that up with mint chocolate chip ice cream for dessert.
Today I have had the pleasure of changing 2 green poopy diapers so far and it is only 3:00 in the afternoon. GOOD TIMES!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Pine Wood Derby 2010

Tanner's sweet car! His scout leaders named it The Phantom.

Well this years derby proved to be a learning experience. Tanner built the car all by himself this year and it looked AMAZING. Looks don't always win though. His car didn't do to great and he really struggled to be a good sport. He was near tears a few times. I felt so bad for him but I just left him alone until it was all over. I had to take him out in the foyer and let him cry it out for a few minutes. Then we talked about it being hard to loose but it's important to try to have fun and be happy for the person who wins. It's a tough lesson to learn when your a competitive little 9 year old. I will admit that he comes from two VERY competitive parents. One who will remain nameless has been known to throw a board game a time or two!