Sunday, July 26, 2009

More Birthday Pics

Whew! Finally up and running again-----pc had a little down-time. The following are pictures from Amira's birthday party which continued until the next

Amira and Angela
Amira and Grandpa

Everyone should wear their swimming goggles to blow out their

Selflessly giving Ryan a foot massage....:-)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Independence Day!

To most of the U.S., yesterday was a celebration of our country's independence, but to Amira and I it's even more was Amira's birthday! So forevermore the entire country will celebrate her birthday with

She had a fun birthday filled with swimming, pizza, watermelon, mint-lemonade, presents and sugar-free pineapple upside down cake.
Since the 4th of July is a difficult day to gather people together as usually they are spending the time camping or with their own 4th of July activities, we have opted this year to split her birthday celebration into two days. Today, we'll be going to the swimming pool and having some splashing fun with some of her friends.

I just love kids and the things they say. Yesterday we were getting ready to go swimming and Amira wanted to put on her new skirt she got from a friend. The skirt was a little big for her so I suggested she wear one of her skirts she already has in her drawer. She went and picked out her pink shirt and as she was getting ready to put it on, she looked at me and said, "I don't know if it's going to fit because this is a 5 year old shirt and I'm might be too small".

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Having a day

One never knows what to expect during commute time in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Kitchen Advice

Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of an ice cream cone to prevent ice cream drips.
Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for Pete's sake! You are probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it anyway!

To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

Buy Hungry Jack mashed potato mix. Keeps in the pantry for up to a year.

When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake.

Go to the bakery! Hell, they'll even decorate it for you!

If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant 'fix-me-up.'

If you over-salt a dish while you are cooking, that's too bad. Please recite with me the real woman's motto: 'I made it, you will eat it and I don't care how bad it tastes!'

Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.

Celery? Never heard of it!

Brush some beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.

The Mrs. Smith frozen pie directions do not include brushing egg whites over the crust, so I don't

Cure for headaches: take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.

Take a lime, mix it with tequila, chill and drink! All your pains go away!

If you have a problem opening jars, try using latex dish washing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.

Go ask that very cute neighbor if he can open it for you.

Don't throw out all that leftover wine. Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.

Leftover wine??????????? HELLO!!!!!!!