Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Disappearing Pie

I made a peach pie tonight. I had been promising to make one since Tuesday but I didn't get started on it until about 7 p.m..

My mom, my sister and I had go to see The Time Traveler's Wife this afternoon and we went for coffee afterward. When I dropped my mom off at home I had to run in to see my dad and that lead to a few games of Kings in the Corner. So by the time I left their house and got to the store for the ingredients for pie it was already 6 o'clock.

I had the crust baked and cooling, the mixture for the bottom mixed up and the glaze cooling when my son and his girlfriend arrived with the game Blockus. We started playing the game, which was easy to learn and fun to play, until I had to drop out to peel and slice the peaches. They were SO juicy and slippery, I knew they were going to make a great pie. The peach slices were piled high and the glaze covered them and I put the pie in the fridge to cool. Everyone was waiting to have a slice of pie but I said that it need to chill for awhile.

Finally, it was time! The pie sliced perfectly and I topped each piece with a generous swirl of whipping cream. My husband pour fresh coffee and we lifted our forks. The first bite was an explosion of flavors! It was like heaven! By 10:10 my son was licking the pie plate. Luckily, I have enough ingredients to make another one, this time to share with others!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Beautiful Summer Say

It was such a wonderfully, beautiful day yesterday and the boys I watch were into Legos. Moe wanted a batman cape for one of his Lego guys and kept asking me for architect paper. His dad is an architect so I thought maybe it was graph paper or the thin paper used for blue prints but I didn't know where any of that was. He was very insistent that I get some architect paper for him and frustrated that I was not complying. Finally his big brother, Qwerty, saw I was clueless! "Do you mean construction paper, Moe?" "Yeah, construction paper!"

After the cape was made I bribed the boys into a walk, stroller, scooter, bike ride around the lake. Little Guy was in a delightful mood (before he fell asleep) and was getting all sorts of attention and comments about what a happy baby he is. (A true statement) He just started squealing with delight and it is such a joyful sound it makes you laugh. Then came the hard part, the bribe was a treat at the store (we were going to pick up some needed groceries) but Qwerty decided it had to be Jelly Bellys. You know they are everywhere when you don't need them! We FINALLY found them at Target. (The Southdale Target has a nice assortment of them if you are a Jelly Belly fan!)

After LG's nap (and dinner prep) the boys' friends came by and we all went for a walk with their mom so I had some time of adult conversation!

The day was topped off with a soup and salad supper with some dear friends, SO FUN!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Are You a Daddy?

I was grabbing my grandson, Emmett as he ran by me and throwing him over my shoulders, holding him by the ankles and pretending I couldn't find him. Then I would pretend to sit down on him and 'find' him. Of course the moment I put him down the game would start again. After a few time Emmett came up to me with excitement and asked, "Are you a daddy?" I laughed, I knew exactly what he was saying and was pleased that I had managed to cross into the PLAY ZONE. That fun, rough, play that daddies excel at, the play the kids long for and mommies don't usually have the time and energy for in their busy day. We played a few more rounds before I tagged Papa. I made it into the PLAY ZONE and I was exhausted!

We were watching the kids while my daughter-in-law Alyssa was putting the finally touches on the wedding flowers and then she went to deliver them. In the meantime Peter, the kids and I went to a garage sale where we picked up some cars and a monster track for Emmett. Eisley would try to get the cars as they came down the track. This was not the way Emmett wanted it to happen so we found some cars for Eisley to play with also.

Peter decided McDonald's was the lunch spot so we loaded the extra car seats in Peter's new car and took off.
Emmett was a little tired after all the fun we had!
Eisley was a little chow hound, she ate everything we put in front of her and when it was gone she rested her chin on the table, so cute!

We ended our morning adventure by taking a flying trip up to the place where Alyssa was delivering wedding flowers, she called when she had discovered she was missing the corsages. The kids fell asleep the moment we started the car! We enjoyed every minute!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Play date fun

Cara has been a friend of my daughter's since they were three. I have always liked Cara but over the last two years I have come to appreciate her as my friend as well. Today we had a play date. The kids had fun but I think I had more fun! Cara treated us to Jamba Juice and we talked and watched Little Guy while the big boys turned into Batman, Transformer and Power Ranger. We laughed at the funny things they say and do. We went for a nice walk by the lake and enjoyed a great lunch (if you like PB & J's) It was sweet fellowship and I miss doing this every week like we use to do.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Grandkids are WONDREFUL! I have been blessed to spent quite a bit of time with all four of my fabulous grandchildren in the last month and my heart is full of love and laughter. Someone once told me a part of your heart is closed until your grandchildren come along and then it opens and expands with each new person. I can enjoy each smile, each stage, each accomplishment without the worries I had as a parent. I enjoy watching my children as parents, they and their spouses are doing a wonderful job in raising their children. But most of all I love when their eyes light up and their faces break into this wonderful smile when they see me!