I just wanted you to know that I haven't forgotten about the blog. School has started again so life has been a little crazy. I promise I will get better at posting. Look forward to some more posts later in the week! In the mean time, here is a random picture of us from a recent wedding we attended...
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Ever wonder what dinner at the Donohoe house looks like? Here's a little sneak peak:
It seems like Nolan is eating EVERYTHING these days. Well, everything but vegetables that is. I try to give him a balanced diet, but for some reason he just refuses to eat vegetables most of the time. Anyone have any ideas on how to sneak those veggies in?
This was dinner the other night... we had meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and some sauteed squash/zucchini. You can see I tried sprinkling the vegetables with cheese to get Nolan to eat them, but he wasn't fooled! He mostly enjoyed eating the mashed potatoes. I'm not sure if he got more in his mouth or on his face though! Also notice in the picture above how Boomer is trying to sneak in there and catch everything that Nolan drops.
Close up of the tater-face :)
The clean-up crew:
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
There's not really any eloquent way to say this, so I'll just come out with it. Yesterday my grandmother ("Grandmommie") passed away. She was 89 years old. Grandmommie was a wonderful lady. I think anyone that ever met her would agree with that statement. I don't think I ever saw her get mad or frustrated with anyone (something she passed on to my dad). She was patient and kind and loving, and she brought great joy to our lives. When we were little she would push us around on this little trike thing she had, and whip up a batch of "pancake soup". If we fell or bumped our head on the table or something she would smack it and say "Bad table!" And she had the most genuine, infectious laugh. I'll always treasure my school days when I use to get on and off the bus at her house. In the afternoon she would make a snack of "instant fudge" (yum!) or a bowl of applesauce with a cottage cheese smiley face on top (which I still eat to this day) or a cream cheese and nut sandwich (which sounds gross, but try it sometime - it's really good) or an open-face sandwich (just bread toasted with cheese on top), or a simple peanut butter cup (her favorite!). I could always count on Grandmommie for one of those. And they were always delicious. In her later years she developed Alzheimers. This was particularly painful because she was always in great shape physically, but started to go mentally. There's nothing more painful than being with someone you love so much, but has no clue who you are. I wish I visited her more. Throughout it all though she maintained her bubbly personality. She loved being outside - she was a master gardener and flower arranger; she was great at sewing - I hope one day to make her proud in this area. But most of all, she loved being with family. And we loved being with her.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
This is my last week of summer vacation. Can you believe that? I certainly can't. But alas, the time has come to exchange the beach bag for the school bag. I went in to school a few days this week for a professional development course. It sort of got my mind in school mode, but I'm not 100% there yet. Ready or not though, full time work starts again on Monday! In other news, here are some highlights from our week so far:
This is what Nolan did the entire time Jack was cutting grass.
Sometimes Nolan enjoys doing things that I just can't explain... like carrying this plastic ring around in his mouth all afternoon, or pushing a chair around the kitchen, etc. etc.
Enjoying a nice lazy Saturday afternoon!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
I learned a few things yesterday that I thought I would share with you...
- When Nolan acts hungry all day long, and Boomer looks bloated, it's because everytime I give Nolan a snack he turns around and feeds it to Boomer. Both boys seemed to rather enjoy this ritual, but it isn't good for either of their digestive systems (or my wallet).
- Don't even bother trying to finish painting trim when there is a mobile 10 month old in the house. This should be common sense. But after days of working on this project (I can only really do it while Nolan's sleeping, but since I'm painting in his room, and he is always sleeping in his room, I can't really do it then either - so I can only do it while Jack is home and Nolan is still awake, which leaves a limited amount of time), I decided I would try to hurry up and get this done already. I guess I figured I should be able to keep Nolan away from the wet paint areas. Ha. Yeah right Katie. After about the 3rd time of cleaning wet paint off of his hands, and fixing handprints on the wall I finally gave up. Luckily Jack came home shortly thereafter and I could finish while they had man time.
- If the remote is missing, check the trash. Yes, you heard me correctly. Yesterday I happened to walk by the kitchen trash can and something caught my eye. My inner instinct said "something's not right." That something was the remote control lying face down in a pile of trash. Thankfully I noticed it before it got too covered up, and before I went on a panicked search for a missing remote control. This happened not once, but twice yesterday. Now considering the only people home were me, Nolan and Boomer, I have a pretty good idea of who keeps throwing away the remote (and it wasn't me or Boomer).
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
It's been a while since I posted anything. So... what have we been up to you ask? Here are a few highlites of the past week or so: