Friday, May 3, 2013

Time is Winging It

Whew...almost the end of a great week. Nothing spectacular about this last few days, unless you count that my house is officially clean from top to bottom. That will last about 18 seconds around here. (And naturally, I'm not counting the garage.)

I thought that I might check off some things on my every growing blog list, especially since some of these items are from back in March.

We had some good friends leave in March, but before they left, we had a huge fondue party. Best. Ever. Cheese fondue, Broth fondue for meat, and of course, chocolate fondue to finish the course. Although, everything was eaten at the same time, so I would bounce back and forth between the cheese and chocolate. Extravagant deliciousness, I declare. Everyone brought something, and I was in charge of the chocolate fondue, so I didn't feel bad taking home the leftovers. (There were leftovers you say? I know, amazing...but I made sure to bring plenty to begin with and we finally ran out of things to dip, really.)

I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the extra chocolate, but when I came home from church, it seemed natural to just gather the kids and have a frenzy.

I found anything available to dip. I think we had bananas, apples, and pretzels. (Maybe our fingers? NO, that is gross. Shh, I never do that.)

We made short work of it, and Ivory was happy to stick around and help with the clean-up.

Also back in March, June's class did a project where they each took a county in Utah and researched it. They had a huge county fair where they displayed their boards and answered questions about their county. (Luckily, June's friend's basement flooded the day of the fair. I say this is lucky because her mom called me a half hour before it started and asked if I could drive her daughter. This was the first I had heard of the fair that evening. June may not be the best message bringer. But, we all made it there, if not a few minutes late.) After all was said and done, there was a huge project wandering around the house. What are you supposed to do with these things? The answer is simple; photograph it and then chuck it. Although I still feel guilty throwing something away that June spent so much time on. Blat.

Here is her county board.

Here are some details about Summit County. I especially like her picture of a mink.

And I like her little key for the map. She did a good job on her project.

Robyn also brought home a large school made item. Her class made Gallon men to illustrate proportions of liquid. What I loved most is that Robyn's was very unique. She made, instead, a Gallon WOman and then had her doing the splits.

I think I mentioned somewhere that there were some teeth lost recently. I remember Ivory lost her tooth at church because she folded it up in a paper and gave it to me after class. June lost some of her bigger teeth. She now has quite a hole in the side of her mouth. The tooth fairy stays busy around here.

Lastly, we made Italian Creme Sodas the other evening. They were slated for one of the summer treats, but Dad requested them early. It took me a while to find the syrup, but they were worth it. Yum, and double yum. Robyn took this picture. Not bad.

So, I took a picture of her. Delicious.

Life just continues on its way. It is hard to keep up, but the good times keep on rolling...


¡Vieve! said...

Whew, you guys are so busy! Fondue always sounds so delicious, but then I wonder if I have the energy that it would probably take to make the fondues, and keep them going. I think I still have a fondue set unopened from like, 8 years ago. Maybe this is the inspiration I needed to finally bring it out!

meganmushrat said...

Can you be homesick for a place that isn't your home? When I read your blogs I get homesick for Utah and the Cazier house. And I would definitely like to try having fondue the next time we visit!