Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Easy Peasy Meatballs

I'm very fortunate to have children who aren't really fussy.  For the most part their pretty good at giving most things a try.  Liam has had a difficult couple of weeks.  His colon is being difficult again, he hasn't been sleeping well which in turn has add to his teariness, lack of appetite & just plain bad mood !  In an effort to improve his situation I decided to make a dinner that was all about what " Liam LIKES".  Which = Pasta.  He requested tomatoes sauce & meatballs.  Since I only had frozen meat I decided to pull out an oldy but a goody from Nana.

All you need is some raw dinner sausages( honey garlic in this case), an onion, a can of crushed tomatoes, seasoning & wholewheat pasta.  I cut the sausages into about 1 inch pieces and give them a quick fry, add diced onions and continue cooking until onions are tender.  Add tomatoes & seasoning and allow to simmer for around a 30mins. or so.  In the summer I'll add all kinds of seasonal veggies.

Despite trying my best......all the pics are blurry !!  He LOVES this meal so much that he polished off another large bowl full this morning for breakfast !!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011


This morning my " bigs" are attending their first round of " babysitting training".  They are so excited !  As their Momma I know this is not going to be a direct line to a job.  Keisha & I have had several conversations about this class is just the beginning of many more to come.  I see this as the first of many opportunities to have first aid training & good safety practices reinforced.  They are both very caring people and they're love for " little" people as always warmed my heart.  I'm looking forward to hear all about their day !!

* Update - They both did GREAT. 29 out 30 on there exam. !!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Our 1st Snow Day of 2011

The wind howled & the snow fell just enough to shut things down around here this morning.  To say that they were excited doesn't really cover it!  It was a fun day.  I'd have to say that even I was in to it.  Anthony's just come home...he's been out playing at friends for 8 Hours !!!  That's may been all gone when we wake tomorrow......

Piper LOVES the snow if you couldn't tell from this little movie !!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Baked Beans & Ribs

A favorite of most of my tribe.  Being that it's not a meal I don't care for I thought it was about time to include some of them in the preparation today.  Maybe next time they'll be able to take the lead......

They did a great job !!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


The sun is shining and the skies are clear...not a bad way to start a new year !  We're still working on shaking pesky sinus colds around here and have gone through more fire wood than expected but every things good.  Ana decided that she wanted to participate in this years Polar Bear swim.  I thought the whole idea was crazy and was hoping she'd change her such luck ! 

This years looking to be pretty good.  Our families school saga will be coming to a pretty firm end this June.  We're full of anticipation for the arrivals of Aunty Cheryl's & Aunty Manda's new babes.  The kids are looking forward to joining the soccer league this Spring, Missoula theatre camp and continuing on with Guides/Brownies, Rangers & gymnastics.

I'm not one for making New Years resolutions, however I am a big believer in affirmations & goals.  This year I'm seeing lots of positives.  Friendships that will grow stronger.  Bodies & hearts that will continue to heal and become more confident ! Many new adventures are in the works (details to be shared down the road).

Here's to 2011 !!!