Saturday, February 16, 2008

A Picture or Two, Gamecube, Cartwheels, and Cheesecake

I wanted to share this with you all...



Isn't he cute? He is modeling one of Maja's patterns for Maja's Heirlooms. If you don't know about her; she and her husband own the house we live in and she creates these beautiful outfits for children. She has asked all three of the boys (Corin and Silas were little and those pictures are not on my 'puter) to model her clothes and I am only too glad to oblige her.


My boys are playing Gamecube with their Daddy. I dislike video games (however, I have been known to play Mario Cart from time to time with hubby). We made a new rule this week that they could only play Gamecube on the weekend because they asked every 15 minutes (during school) if they could play. ALL DAY LONG. Anyway, we decided to give this new rule a whirl and make video games a true privilege and not the expected thing it had become. The music to it is driving me nuts.

Thanks to Parents Night Out at the church (thank you lovely volunteers!), I bowled last night and beat Quinn in a game. Yeah, it was pretty awesome. We went with Josh and Paige Mitchell and Jason and Anne Marie Webb. So fun. He did NOT let me win and I resent that you were even thinking that. I did not win over everyone (Josh apparently bowls in his spare time), only over Quinn, which is really the only part that matters. I did a cartwheel after I got a strike which may cause you to think, "must she be the center of attention always?" Short answer, seemingly, Yes. Long answer, Josh Mitchell (lawyer extraordinaire and deacon at our church) double-dog-dared me to do it. I must defend my honor. Would you turn down a double-dog-dare? I didn't think so. I also was enticed to do a one-handed cartwheel, but was able to do that (even though it's been at least 5 years-maybe 10 since I've done one) with ease-and no injury. I am a pretty good cartwheeler, even if I do say so myself. Isn't that something you wonder about people that you meet? "Yeah, she's cool, but can she do a cartwheel?" Well, I can. Now you know. And, yes, pretty much I'll do one on demand.

I made a yummy cheesecake on Thursday for our lovely dinner. And now it's sitting in the fridge, calling to me at all hours of the day. I had a piece for lunch today, with carrots for a veg. There are at least 930 calories in a slice of homemade cheesecake. And I use 2 and 1/2 pounds of cream cheese instead of the normal 1 and a 1/2 pounds, as the Philadelphia Cream Cheese recipe for cheesecake calls for it. That is between 75 and 125 calories per BITE. Yikes. Honestly, that is the only reason I haven't polished the rest of it off. I am a big cut-off-one-bite-at-a-time kind of gal, but I've had to restrain myself. And I now that I've ruined cheesecake for you forever, allow me to recommend something delicious. Get a slice of cheesecake (highly recommend the recipe I alluded to earlier-google it) with a drizzle of condensed milk and fresh blueberries. Mmmmm.... Cheesecake is not hard to make, but somehow it's gained a reputation of being difficult. Mine are never pretty, but they are easy to put together and yummy. Get yourself a springform pan and give it a whirl.



I wanted to leave you with some cute pictures of my kids (do you never tire of seeing them?).





Si feigning surprise...








Corin doing some schoolwork...



Felix helping Daddy fix the car. With a big hammer.










Good night, bloggers of the world...

12 comments:

care-in said...

I could totally see you doing a cartwheel in the middle of the bowling alley and I would have no trouble at all turning down a dare!

What kind of school work are you making Corin do that he has to bite his pencil? Poor little fella! Ha!

Felix looks just like Corin in that top picture!

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Melissa said...

I used to take gymnastics when I was little. And I was a cheerleader in Junior High but something tells me nowadays not to put my butt above my head.

heather said...

I could never do a cart-wheel ever! Sad I know but I tried and tried and just do not have the cart-wheel gene.

Missy said...

Yeah...that makes me so happy that Heather can't do a cartwheel! Will you make fun of her too?

We are going to Cheescake Factory this weekend with Adam...one piece of the kind I like is a full day of Weight Watchers points.
Why does it have to be like that with cheesecake?
You do make yummy cheescakes.
We should open a dessert business someday.

Quinn...what the heck? How can Kim beat you at bowling?

JBL said...

Umm...we need to talk.

Missy said...

BTW...I've been doing the no xbox thing until weekends, and no TV until 4:00...it's worked great!
It's a good thing to have something to look forward too.

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures - love the kids!! Miss you all!!! Tried to call - Papaw is still in the hospital - will undergo a procedure on Monday to fix a stint.

Mary had the baby - little girl - will send particulars at another time.

love you, Mom

Texas Aggie in Florida said...

I did a cartwheel once. Was double dog dared to NEVER do it again. I obliged.

MattD said...

Question-Did everyone in the bowling alley or just the lanes next to you stop and stare.."wonder how much she's had to drink?"

As for Felix's outfit (Maja ya know I love ya)..but I let Heather talk me into one picture when Jake was 2ish for Easter with one of those type outfits and when I saw the pic..I was like that is the girliest lookin thing I've ever seen..hence forth no more "cute" outfits..jeans and shirts..preferably with holes in the knees..to make sure the boyness is in tact..

Linda said...

Here is another grandmother missing those kids. They are beautiful (even if they are boys!)

The Heltons said...

I love cheesecake. Just wanted to share.