Thursday, December 30, 2010

Scenes from Thanksgiving Week

Hannah helped make some chocolate orange flavored cookies.  I'd post the recipe but I have already forgotten where I got it from........yeah, that is how I cook, rarely the same thing more than once.
Thanksgiving morning, Hannah was cooking the cranberries to make a yummy cranberry sauce.
The Thanksgiving table set for dinner. You know you live in Arizona when the front door is open to let the outside air in to cool the house.
A version of my Mom's "Christmas Tree Hunting" lunch (we used to cut our own back in Minnesota).  Mom's were bacon wrapped with the cheese in the middle but I put cheese in Hebrew National dogs and covered them with crescent rolls. 
Hannah wearing the Christmas tree skirt.
Simon with the wrapping from the outside tube lights.
The almost finished Christmas tree.
Simon with a craft project...yes, it is a volcano he is painting.
And he did mix vinegar and baking soda together with the neighborhood boys later in the weekend.

Happy almost holidays to everyone!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

LA in November

Better late than never with my posting lately.

While on our LA junket, we hit Griffith Park and visited the trains....
Saw the Hollywood sign from a distance at the observatory!
I think that might be Mars (OK, I don't know)....
I love that my children LOVE men of science!
 View from the top of the observatory!  You can see HOLLYWOOD far, far in the distance.
Then, it was time to hit the walk of fame.

 Guiness World Records Museum...Simon asked if that outfit made him look fat?? That kid kills me

 This mime was amazing!! All glowing and gold! Simon even tried to touch him.