Wednesday, December 15, 2010

For Aunt Helen

Well Aunt Helen Eric had to take food to work today. So that means I had to cook. I made cinnamon rings last night and baked and frosted them this morning so they were nice and warm. Reportedly as soon as the plate hit the table they were gone. I have had several emails about how yummy they were and several emails from sadden individuals who were not there fast enough. Someone had the wise idea my mother taught me to make them.

Something else I learned from Helen "how to be a good kiss a**". SO I made another one and took it to the Special Education Office. This is where my boss is and where the state monitors are right now monitoring Russellville's Special Ed paperwork. I don't think there will be many mistakes found in my paperwork.

Love you Aunt Helen. I took pics of them also but can't upload them from work. I will upload them tonight so Helen can see how good I did.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 03, 2010

Christmas Parade

Ingrid was invited to be in the Christmas Parade. She was on the float for her Dance Studio. Her teacher really thinks she is something and is always saying she forgets she is only 8. Mrs. Paige instructed the girls she wanted them to sing Christmas Carols while the float was moving. Well Ingrid being the creative one she is changed the words to Jingle Bells to include things about the Dance Studio. Mrs. Paige was thrilled and wanted her to sing that through the whole parade. Ingrid taught it to two other girls and they all sang it during the parade.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Clayton came last week and Siggie is missing him today. Sisters are leaving her out and she wishes Clayton was here so she could impart more of her wisdom to him.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Things I learned from Siggie

Fleta came yesterday to get something I had for Hannah. We were gone to a soccer game but Siggie stayed behind to help Aunt Fleta. Last night Siggie told me.....

Fleta wanted to take your new ladder but I told her "No you can't have that one but you can take one of these old wooden ones over here" (those were Pops)

First Siggie told me Fleta was the youngest then she said "No that is wrong. Gigi is the youngest of all but not like 6 or 7 young. She is just young for old people."

I asked Siggie if Fleta went down her slide. She said "No cause she is old."

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I have been finding piles of hair and strings behind doors, under dressers and tables. I think I have all the scissors put up but some how she keeps finding more pairs. When she stayed with Pop before she started back to school Gigi found a 3 inch piece of blond hair under her magnifying mirror.
I thought we wouldn't do this anymore after we cut our hair and talked a little boy into cutting his hair in preschool. When I picked her up that day she cried worried she wouldn't be pretty anymore.
I guess we have just moved on to cutting other things.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Which one do you want Gigi?

First day of School

I took pictures of the sleeping girls before I woke them. Ingrid started out in an outfit with white shorts but spilled her orange juice on them then Siggie had on an adorable lemonade outfit but when I was out of the kitchen her older sister convinced her to snort orange juice up her nose which also then sprayed all over her first day outfit. So I will have to take pictures this week of the outfits that were supposed to be for the first day so Helen can see them.
We followed tradition and had homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast the first day.
Sigrid is loving kindergarten she is amazed there is a "drive thru" her name for the cafeteria line. She also says all the girls at her school are pink and purple girls but she is a blue and green girl so she doesn't fit in with them well. She has a boy named Cade Powell in her room and I suggested she try being friends with him. She has had too many stories to post.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Birthday Girl


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Frontier

Well today I start a new job. Found out about it Friday, Interviewed yesterday, School Board approved me last night and start Today. I will be at the 5th grade where Astrid will be going this year. I will also be in the same building as my husband and my mother. I will be 3 blocks from Sigrid and Ingrid. Some would call me crazy to be that close to all my family but I think I am going to LOVE it.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Peter Pan

Took the girls to see Peter Pan yesterday. They loved it. My pictures are not very good. Eric bought me a new camera for Christmas 2 years ago and I hate it. It takes horrible pictures. I will save my sheckles and get me a new one.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Daddy!!!

Hope my Daddy has a good day. I have a pineapple upside down cake made for him. I guess I will carry it over before Mom and I go walk and he can have it with his morning coffee.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Momma!!!

Well I took Mom a snickers cheesecake me and Ingrid made last night so she could have it with her coffee. Then I took her for a walk. I also took her some Asian salad I made last night for dinner so she can try it fo lunch. I hope she has a good day.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Me: "Siggie?"
Siggie: "Yea?"
Me: "Siggie, You should try to say yes ma'am when talking to an adult."
Siggie: "But yea is my shortcut."

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010


The girls and I made homemade donuts this morning. They were delicious. We may have to do this again. The older two girls bought "maxi" dresses (aka long dresses). Siggie has 10 dollars of birthday money left and she said she was buying one. I sure thought my girls looked pretty this morning for church.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I survived another slumber party!

Astrid had her birthday party last night. What fun they had. They stayed outside the entire time. They played "crack the egg" on the trampoline, "telephone" or "gossip", flashlight tag, and Blairwitch hide and seek. For Blairwitch hide and seek, the hider has a cell phone and calls the house phone periodically and whispers hints as to where they are hiding. Iloved it because they stayed outside. They slept in a tent in the yard but got cold early this morning and came in. Now they are out playing "cops and robbers". There is one little girl here whose mother I know would not approve of her playing "cops and robbers" but oh well.....she has had a smile on her face the whole time.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Happy 10th Birthday Astrid!!!!

Today my baby hit double digits! Hope she has a great day!

Monday, April 05, 2010


We have had an eventful week. Astrid broke her right arm. She cannot stand not being active. It is really bothering her. Then Astrid cut off 10 inches of her hair to donate to St. Jude's. This made Eric very sick.
Siggie turned 5 and today got her kindergarten shots. She was going to be brave. She was very brave on the first two and then the old nurse stuck the third one in the fatty part on the back of her left arm and Siggie screamed that she was burning her and her arm was on fire. After that she went and spent all of her birthday money from Pop and Gigi. I usually make them save some. I said "Siggie do you want to put some in the bank?" She said "Why when I can spend it?" Oh dear!
Ingrid also got her hair cut. She has been wanting "side" bangs and she talked the hair dresser into them. They do look cute.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sigrid is 5!!!!

My BABY girl turns 5 tomorrow. I hope she has a joyous day as she brings so much JOY to her family!!!!

Monday, March 08, 2010


Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true? A: Your heart only good for so many beats and that it...don't waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.
Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables? A: You must grasp logistical efficiency. What does cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So steak is nothing more than efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef also good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And pork chop can give you 100% of recommended daily allowance of vegetable product.
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake? A: No, not at all. Wine made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Bottom up!
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio? A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio two to one, etc.
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program? A: Can't think of single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No pain...good!
Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you? A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food are fried these day in vegetable oil. In fact, they permeated by it. How could get more vegetable be bad for you?!? Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle? A: Definitely not! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.
Q: Is chocolate bad for me? A: Are you crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel-good food around!
Q: Is swimming good for your figure? A: If swimming good for your figure, explain whale to me.
Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle? A: Hey! 'Round' a shape! Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets. AND.....For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies. 1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us. 3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us. 5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
CONCLUSION:Eat and drink what you like.Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Astrid and Ingrid have completed their 1st Marathon

The girls went to Little Rock to finish their marathon. They had fun 25 miles during their recesses at school and ran the last one in Little Rock. Astrid was the first girl from her school across the finish line and Ingrid was not far behind. It was a fun day and I am proud of my girls.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Littlest Sister

Siggie is on the porch crying. Her sisters are mean. Helen can you testify.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010


I see the SUN and the SUN sees me
The SUN warms me up like I want to be
God bless the SUN and God bless ME.
God bless my loved ones and family!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow Days

Well two of my children ran off to Pop's last night. But one sweet girl stayed home. I lay on the couch reading a book about Queen Elizabeth I when she came in dressed in costume as an Officer Gutzman and was wanting to arrest me for not paying my bills. Ingrid has such an imagination and she kept me in stitches with her skits last night. In the picture she is dressed as Officer Gutzman. This morning she braved the snow to make a couple of snow angels. Her sisters have come home so they are all playing together sweetly for now.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Happy Birthday Aunt Fleet!!

Gigi said Fleta likes cream cheese so we are having cheesecake for her Birthday.