Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tennis, Kids Cook and Hurricane Prep

Yesterday morning the park in our neighborhood hosted a tennis carnival for kids.  I took Faith, Jon and Andrew there.  It was basically some free tennis instruction and treats for the kids. 
I'm pretty sure they had a good time.

 Faith and Andrew together in this group.


WAIT!!!  Something about that picture looks so familiar . . .
Could it be that two years ago I took some of the kids to this carnival and took this picture of Jon.
Too cute!  Funny that he picked the same ice cream treat two years later.

Andrew picked the rainbow pop too. 
Faith picked a banana Popsicle.  She said the girl told her that she was the first one to choose banana.  Hahaha!
For the past couple of weeks I've been doing a meal plan.  It's actually been very nice.  I make up a plan and a grocery list and then do shopping once a week.  It's not a new idea - but I'm just getting used to doing it.  Although I usually stop at two stores, it's nice only going to the store one day. 
Part of the plan has been letting the kids plan and cook a meal on Saturday night.  It's good for them in lots of different ways and they've had fun doing it. 
Last night James took a turn.  He decided to make chicken burritos.  Brian grilled the chicken for him. 

Chicken burrito with homemade salsa and chips. 
The girls made a dessert cake too.  The recipe came from Faith's American Girl magazine.

Matthew enjoyed it.
Know anyone named Isaac?
 Well, we do.  He's a tropical storm that might be visiting this week.  So, we're preparing for his arrival. 
We've had our water stash for quite awhile. 
They recommend one gallon of water per person per day and three days supply.  So, if you do the math, that's 27 gallons of water that we need.

Brian took down some of the branches hanging over the roof today while James cleaned out the gutters. 

Andrew had a good time dragging this big branch in the backyard.

I watched him and Peter for awhile through the window.

Oops.  I got caught! 

Peter caught me too! 
Brian took James, Jon and Alyssa out to fill up our gas tank/cans also and get a couple more things at the store.  So, looks like we'll be set.
In other news . . .   They newspaper reported that they had identified and cited the drivers responsible for the tanker truck crash that shut down the freeway and essentially a majority of the town last Wednesday. 
The guy who caused the accident didn't even have a license.
You can read all about it HERE. 

1 comment:

The Resident Farmer said...

Glad the kids had fun at tennis. I Love The Cake! It's great. I read about the guy in the crash this morning. There are literally millions on the road without or with suspended DL's. Kinda scary. Talk about inattentive driving.