Wednesday, April 29, 2009
and today, the kids and I shared a first. Their first taste of Kool-Aid and my first time making it as a mom. I had leftover cherry kool-aid (which wasn't used to make a drink) and it sounded good, so I offered to make some. At first they weren't too excited, but as soon as they saw the big smiling pitcher on the side they knew it must be good. It tasted just as good as I remember and I was quite nostalgic. Remembering my childhood, and the excitment my brother and I shared when getting to pick out our own packet of kool-aid. ( I was a cherry or grape kind of girl, hew was more the strawberry kiwi or raspberry type which I am sure was blue) This happened about once per year usually in the summer, when I guess my mom was feeling quite nice. Other than that kool-aid was one of many forbidden foods in our home. I am going to have to do damage control tomorrow, I am sure of that. I am quite certain that Jameson will request kool-aid for breakfast, and I just might say yes :)
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I really, really love Ikea, and do my best to fill my house with their goodness. I look forward to the whole experience from the underground parking lot, to the golf pencils and marketplace. I read the catalog at least weekly looking for something that I didn't see the last time I looked at it. Bill cannot stand the store. There are always lots of people (which creep him out) and I make him walk around the showrooms everytime we go, even if we need nothing up there. I am constantly changing what style of rooms I want, and whenever this little house stats to get to me, I know that one thing will help...a trip to Ikea. A few new pillows, curtains, or a vase will help me love my house again for a few $. I decided to count some of the things purchased at Ikea in my house. Keep in mind that I didn't open any cabinets or drawers, this is what I could see just walking into a room. My Ikea count was 124. That is a lot for my modest 1250 square foot home. I love thee Ikea and I hope my love continues to grow.