Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey Fun

I cooked my first turkey this year. It was fairly simple. I followed America's Test Kitchen Cookbook's directions and all went well.


We had a nice little feast.
Eleanor got a turkey leg and throughly enjoyed it.
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Pumpkin Fun

I let the pumpkin I was going to use to make pies sit a little too long. I asked Matt to dispose of it. We live on the second floor of a three story house. The dumpster is at the back of our parking lot.

It looks like it's going to make it....
but it bounces off the side.

Real Thanksgiving pictures will be later.
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Monday, November 24, 2008

Chuck E Cheese

Becca and Luke drove down to spend Thanksgiving with us. Today we took Eleanor to Chuck E Cheese for her first visit. Her favorite prat was feeding the tickets into the counting machine.
On the other hand, Matt and Luke really enjoyed the video games.

Eleanor rode this roller coaster simulator. It kind of tilted along with a video. Not so cool. She kept asking, "Why is it a roller coaster?"

It was a fun trip. I think she liked it. I got my skeeball fix, so all is well.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Eleanor has been really into Silly Putty lately. It can be anything from a swimming pool for her Little People, a nest for the eggs, or the food she's cooking. Tonight as I was cooking dinner, she made dinner out of Silly Putty, pancakes I think.

The other morning I asked Eleanor, "How many ponytails do you want, one or two?" She answered, "Five." I did my best.

Monday, November 03, 2008


Eleanor and I were princesses this year. We had to work to get our tiaras straight.
Eleanor really enjoyed wearing earrings (for about thirty seconds).
And a ring. (Yes, the tiara says Birthday Girl, it's the only one I could find at Target.)
Eleanor "Trick-or-treated" at one house--ours. Our downstairs neighbors had tons of candy, so we taught Eleanor to say "Trick or Treat!" Then she asked what it meant. We explained that it really wasn't very nice because it was demanding candy--or else a "trick." She chose to say "Can I have some candy please?" instead.

We went to a party at our upstairs neighbor's house.

Eleanor thought Jimmy's "moose" costume was great. Jimmy wasn't completely happy with that interpretation.