Friday 5!

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Friday 5!
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Fri, 07-10-2009 - 4:21pm

Hello, everyone! I hope everyone had a lovely week. :) Here's a new Friday 5!



1. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best), how would you rate your week?
I'll give it a solid 8 this week. Ian learned how to ride his bike without training wheels over the weekend, so he's been a bike riding fool! It's so much fun. I never knew how fun it could be to watch another person ride a bike. He is so proud of himself (as am I!)!! We've been on a lot of family bike rides this week. Last night, after Brian got home from work, we all rode down to the library. On the way back, Lucy sat in the trailer flipping through a book. It was pretty cute.



2. How did you wind up spending your 4th?
The plan was to go to my sister's house, then walk to a fireworks show, but we got rained out. It was unseasonably cold and rainy. The fireworks were postponed until the 5th. So, instead we spent the evening next door. That was fine because we were just having too much fun to want to leave. It would rain off and on, but it wasn't too wet to put on our own little neighborhood show. Between all of the neighbors, we had quite the little arsenal. The kids had a great time, as did the adults.



3. Does your church do any fun summertime activities?
I am not sure. I keep meaning to check in the bulletin, but I never remember. They usually put together a great end-of-summer/early fall rummage sale that I look forward to. I missed out on last year. I really need to start paying more attention to church activities. I've been really bad about that lately.



4. What was the last movie you saw at the theater?
Transformers 2. It was almost exactly like the first one, except bigger, louder, and with more special effects. Just a fun, mindless movie.



5. What is your favorite summertime treat (not necessarily food)?
Popsicles! I found a recipe for Jello gelatin pops. Those were my favorite when I was a kid, and they discontinued them. We're going to make these today (I hope, otherwise it will be tomorrow). I hope they turn out! Lately I'm all about trying homemade recipes for store bought items. Last week we made homemade Pop Tarts and they were delicious. Plus, the kids had a blast "helping."








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In reply to: cl_jenastar
Wed, 07-15-2009 - 6:13pm

Sure! Here's the recipe: http://asweetfantasy.blogspot.com/2008/01/pop-tarts.html

I got it from the Frugal Families board. The only problem I had was the crust turned out too crumbly, but they were still good. I'm sure it was my own fault, though. I wasn't being very careful with measuring the shortening. Oh, and the size they recommend for cutting the crust? It's too small for the suggested 1T of jam, so I cut them a bit larger. I also wound up having to bake them for longer than 8 minutes. 10-11 seemed to be perfect for us. The next time we make them, I think I'm going to make my own jam and cut way back on the sugar.

Enjoy! :)








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Registered: 09-02-2008
In reply to: cl_jenastar
Wed, 07-15-2009 - 6:08pm

Oh, we missed Monsters vs. Aliens! That was one I thought Ian would have liked to see.

I have never had blueberry peach cobbler, but that sounds like a delicious combination! How does your mom make the popsicles with Jello and Kool Aid? That sounds pretty good! Does she mix up the flavors?








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In reply to: cl_jenastar
Wed, 07-15-2009 - 6:04pm

Renee, I used to LOVE the 3 legged race when I was a kid. And wheelbarrow racing! Ian (age 5) just discovered wheelbarrow racing, thanks to his uncle. It's so funny to watch him because he doesn't have it quite down yet!

We went to see Transformers 2 a couple weeks ago too. I agree, it was very loud. I wasn't disappointed, though. I thought it was just like the first Transformers movie, just bigger, louder, and more obnoxious...but that's what Michael Bay does I guess. I actually think I heard somewhere (probably on ad for one of those E News type shows) that Michael Bay was taking a break because he's tired of people judging the movies before they see them. I was a bit confused by that because that's what he's famous for! Big, flashy, fun summer movies without substance. The IMAX theater was sold out so we had to see it on the normal screen, which was fine.

I wish we had a neighborhood pool. There aren't any public pools around here. Actually, the nearest one is in the next county over. Our neighbors have a pool, and keep telling us we can come over whenever and swim. I just would feel like a total mooch, so we've only been over once and that was when they were out and invited us to join them.








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In reply to: cl_jenastar
Wed, 07-15-2009 - 5:54pm

LOL, Sandra! It doesn't seem like it was so long ago that the Changeling was in the theaters! At least to me, anyway. I was surprised when I saw it was on DVD "already." Time seems to go by so much faster after the kids came along.

I'm glad the kids enjoyed the fireworks. I agree, seeing their little faces light up is like nothing else!








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In reply to: cl_jenastar
Mon, 07-13-2009 - 12:19pm

May I have the Pop Tarts recipe please? I found one for fudgsicles that I'm planning to try.


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In reply to: cl_jenastar
Mon, 07-13-2009 - 9:06am

1. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best), how would you rate your week?
Last week was pretty good - probably an 8, too.

 


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In reply to: cl_jenastar
Mon, 07-13-2009 - 8:16am

I'm three days late but better late than never


Renee


Wife to Scott


Mom to: Madeleine, James,

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In reply to: cl_jenastar
Sun, 07-12-2009 - 8:45pm

. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best), how would you rate your week?


This week probably a 6.

Sandra (proud mommy to 2 boys !)