Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Rambles of June

Why is it that children won't eat what you feed them, such as Cheerios, when you feed it to them but afterwards when they are crawling around and you are trying franticly to clean up they will find every Cheerio they have dropped on the floor and eat them?

Whatever the reason may be the vacuum has found a new permanent space, the eat-in kitchen.

We just got back from Target. That's right I took the kids on a real shopping trip to Target. We used one of those huge carts with the upright seats. It went really well. Surprisingly well. We may attempt it again, someday.

Fall is my favorite time of year. Why? Because of Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte (OK, not really but I do love those things). Last year I couldn't have them because I was pregnant and this year, well with the state of the economy it seems a little foolish to spend $8 on a beverage (OK, it always seems a little foolish to spend $8 on a beverage) I may not be having a latte this fall either. But today at Target I found Pumpkin Spice flavored Coffee creamer and bought it. I'll let you know how it is. I hope it will at least be reminiscent of the real thing.

When we got home today our Halloween costumes were here. That's right, we ordered them on line. We don't have a lot of time to be creative this year so we just bought them on-line. We are going to be vampires (I told you we don't have a lot of time to be creative). We were going to be Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Hatchett but that seemed a little too trendy for our blood (Ward wouldn't wear the wig).

I have been cleaning for the past two days on and off whenever I can get a chance as I have Bunko here on Thursday evening. Nearly 30% of our house is now clean, I'm hoping for 45% by Thursday night. Ward said that we should have Bunko here every other month.

Does anyone have a good pumpkin cake recipe? Because I am not busy enough I think I would like to make a pumpkin cake for Bunko.



James said...

My mom used to make awesome pumpkin cookies. I'll see if she still has the recipe...

Mmmm... pumpkin cookies.

wesley's mom said...

Um, I thought the whole idea was to let your kids crawl around and eat the leftovers off the floor. An exercise in immunity building.

Sylvan loves those flavored creamers. He has been known to drink them straight from the bottle. ICK!!

Vampires, eh? Very original. My back injured husband says he's going to be Quasimoto (sp?) and he says I can be the lovely Esmerelda. He obviously wants something, because he really used the word lovely.

I have an awesome pumpkin roll recipe. It has a cream cheese filling. Let me know if you want the recipe. It looks tricky (but it's not) so everyone always thinks you worked really hard on it. Bonus!!

Ward and June said...

Oh, please send both of those recipes, they both sound delicious. I would never have thought that pumpkins would taste so good in baked goods but they do.

James said...

Why does pumpkin taste so good in sweets? Plain pumpkin by itself tastes nasty.