Just so that none of you think I've given up on weekly meal plans, here's this week....(and in case you are one who might have just thought that I gave them up -- I actually have been doing them; they just haven't made it to this blog)....
**Note: This week's plan is a bit "sketchy." We're not all around for every meal; therefore, there's just plain and simply going to have to be some "rummaging" going on....it'll be different next week!
Monday, August 22, 2011
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Pasta Salad (probably purchased from our local grocery store)
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Wednesdsay, August 24, 2011
Will be eating with my parents
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
**Will be eating lunch in Wichita with Marc (not sure of location yet)
Supper: Popcorn and Orange Julius drinks (made here at home in blender)
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Supper: DATE NIGHT (not sure where we're eating yet)
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Supper: Will be eating with small group -- will be taking THESE COOKIES and cream cheese tortilla roll-ups
And now, a few pics (since it's been awhile)....and yep, they're ALL of Luke (of course)....WARNING: They were all taken on my phone, and I saved them to a lower file; therefore, they're not the greatest of quality.
BUT, we love them anyways!
For those of you who don't live here (as in the state of Kansas), it would be an understatement to say that it's been a HOT summer (and most of you are probably tired of hearing us whine about that).
Today, Wichita hit its 45th day this summer of ABOVE 100 degrees....one more day, and we'll tie a record. Two more days, obviously, and we'll break said record.
Several weeks ago, Marc was at a meeting at church. I needed to run some errands. Despite the heat, Luke wanted to wear a stocking cap. I opted to not stop him from it. I figure -- he can learn on this one. But, that particular time, he didn't learn as demonstrated by this smiling photo.
When I was young, my grandparents (specifically, my mom's parents) had this wooden marble game at their house. My grandfather didn't make it, but he bought it from somebody who had made it (so, it's homemade).
Almost 11 years ago, when my grandparents downsized from their home of probably over 50 years to a small apartment, I snagged that game.
Last week, it suddenly dawned on me that I had that game in our spare bedroom. I pulled it out for Luke as he's excellent about not putting things in his mouth (with supervision, of course).
Luke loved it and has continued to love throughout this past week....the mere sound of the marbles traveling down this "house" takes me back to my grandparents' house as a child.
First, the marbles are dropped into the top of the house.
Then, if you're Luke, you stand back and watch and really observe the marbles coming down.
And finally, after a good 45 minutes of playing with this same game (seriously), if you're Luke, you sit down and enjoy the stinky smell of your blanket.
This past Saturday, we spent the morning in McPherson (a town about 30 minutes north of us)....
Marc participated in a small triathlon. Luke and I went up there to hopefully watch Marc, but we actually missed him because a certain little 3 year-old was difficult to get out of bed and get going. (And, it didn't help that this triathlon was SHORT and very easy to miss)....
But, Luke and I went up anyways because two of our favorite McPherson people, Roger and Karen, invited us over to their house for the morning. (Roger and Karen own the McPherson Dairy Queen, and even though I don't work for International Dairy Queen anymore, I consider them friends).
Our invitation to their home was 3-fold....a) The cycling part of the triathlon went right behind their house...we could've seen Marc ride past there had we been on time. b) Karen offered to make Mickey Mouse waffles for breakfast -- having Luke in mind. c) Roger offered to give Luke a ride on his riding lawnmower; therefore, this ended up being the true highlight of Luke's morning.
Sadly, I took a whopping ZERO pics of the morning (too busy talking and catching up, I guess). Fortunately, Roger took a photo of Luke on his lawnmower.
Yep, Luke has his "e-phones" on -- Luke doesn't particularly care for loud noises.
Thanks Roger and Karen for a fun morning! And, like you mentioned, Karen, we'll have to make this an annual event with the triathlon!
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