Monday, August 30, 2010


Just a quick note before I go to sleep for the night (gosh I’m tired today!).  I just loaded up my Etsy shop with some awesome grocery bags.  Go check it out!

Domestic Goddess Designs on Etsy

G’night all!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

First day of school! First day of school!

For those of you that have kids and watch Disney movies, what movie is the title line from?

I’m not sure I was prepared enough for starting a new school year, but oh well!  I’ll get more organized as the days go by and I’m sure no harm will come to the girls over it.  Hannah would be especially happy if I had no clue where the dictionary was; I think that book makes her eyes twitch.

We’re starting at 9:00 this year.  We have more work to do and I want more time to play and go do stuff.  I had to wake up my late-sleepers at 7:30 and they were not happy with me at all.  I should have gotten a picture of them then, it was not a pretty sight.

Someone was trying to get back in bed!  Noooooooo!!!!  Get out of bed, Kali!



I stuck some postcards in their mailbox.  Kali’s said “Welcome to 2nd grade!”  She thinks I’m cheesy.  I am.


See how cheesy I am?!  It was a fun way to start the day.



I am good about keeping fairly detailed records just incase I need to show someone that we’re not just sitting here picking our noses. 



Well, it wasn’t rough, but who can pass up Mickey?!



The girls did their math, grammar, writing, and then we sat outside to start history.  They LOVE history.  Why is the little child on the big chair and the big child on the little chair?!?  Maybe Hannah is wondering the same thing.



I do believe Story of the World only goes up to Volume 4.  OMG.  What are we going to do after that!?!?!  We all love Story of the World – the book, the student pages, the extra reading suggestions, and all the other stuff it has.


The girls ended the school day by playing a game.  It’s more for Kali, but Hannah likes to drive her crazy with it.  I figure it’s a win-win.  See all that stuff next to Hannah??  Alex brought it back from the house the other day.  NO MORE STUFFFFFFFF!  It has since found a home here, but I swear I have no more room! 


Today was equally as fun.  Hannah wants to learn Spanish, so I’m going to have her use Rosetta Stone (I had used it with Mary).  She’s excited about it; hopefully she’ll stay excited about it after she starts it tomorrow!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Plan B

On Saturday we had planned to go to Typhoon Lagoon.  However, Alex had ‘technical difficulties’ at work and then it started storming.  By the time we finally got out, it was about 4:00, traffic on I4 was horrid, and it was still raining, so we came up with plan B.  :)

Luckily, we still had money left on our Disney gift card that we got from my parents at Christmas – yay!  We decided to go eat at T-Rex in Downtown Disney.









The food was so cute that I had to take a picture of it.  Alex and I got fish and chips.  Yes, I ate a plate full of beige food; the only thing green was soemthing they stuck at the top.  Oh well.  Today I will eat lots of green things.



Then we went over to the big, grassy field behind La Nouba.  The girls love running around there.



Alex chased them around and wore them himself out.  :)



Yep, daddy’s down for the count!



This was a woman over at Downtown Disney acting as a statue.  She was really cool.



For some reason, Kali still cannot figure out how to drink out of a water fountain.  It was funny.  :) 


Then we went over to the Boardwalk. 



Alex got sucked into a magic show there.  The guy cracked us on our “vacation destination” since we live so close. 



After the sun set we started walking over to the side entrance of Epcot (which is right by the Boardwalk).  I think this is a view of the Swan or Dolphin resort that’s right over there, too.


We finished off the night with Epcot’s fireworks.  I think next time we’ll stay on the bridge, I think there’s a better view from there.



It was so nice to get out, kick back, and have lots of fun.  :)  The girls had a blast and are ready to go back, oh, today.  Speaking of that, I hear I have a hot date on Wednesday night……..might end up watching some more fireworks!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.

I found a recipe for dairy free chocolate ice cream.  I had originally set out to make this for Alex, but the girls and I attacked it and ate it all.  ;)  Good thing, though, since he said he doesn’t like coconut milk anyway. 


The recipe called for 1 can of coconut milk, 2 tbsp. of cocoa powder, and 1/3 cup of sugar.  I doubled it, (knowing my ice cream junkies over here) stuck it in the blender for 30 seconds, and then poured it into a container which went into the freezer for about an hour. 


After that I poured it into the ice cream maker which took about 20 minutes or so.  Um, can I just say HOLY COW!  Or HOLY COCONUT MILK!  This stuff rocked.  I’m thinking next time it might need some chocolate chips dumped in right at the end, or maybe some toasted coconut, or maybe some chopped up macadamia nuts.