Monday, October 27, 2008

Good stuff Weekend

Yesterday, we were at my in laws for a fish fry and Jason's brother and his wife and 4 kids were there as well as Alesha and her 2 kids were there. Yeah with us, that makes 9 kids. Yikes. This was a really cute moment: If you didn't already know, me, Laura, Rachael and then Alesha (in that order) had baby boys within 6 months of each other( and Grady,Nick and Reid are all less than 3 months apart). All 4 are sometimes at the birthdays of on of my kids, but Sunday we got to see the 3 Schultz Boys in action. Pretty good for the most part(Grady is going through a trouble maker phase, and Owen, the littlest one, has the most horrible scream I've ever heard) Nick was a pretty good boy, he's grown up a lot. Loving Grady's "gold chains".
I've been on a baking spree. mostly everything containing pumpkin. These are Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, but I have also made Choco-pumpkin muffins(the cake mix weight watchers recipe)and a Pumpkin Ice cream Dessert. Well, it gives me a reason to use pretty serving plates.

Friday we had our little date night. No plans so we winged it. Favorite mex restaurant for dinner. It was funny because they were so fast that we were like outta there in less than an hour. We were thinking,"now what?" And that jump start on Xmas shopping was irresistible. So what better place than Target. I think we set a record for Jason as far as time spent in that store. We made some decisions on the kids(choosing QUALITY over QUANTITY) the girls are getting American Girl stuff and Grady is getting a train table. That's it. It is so relieving to me.

Anyway, we got done and it was so early that we drove around exploring and talking and listening to music. Finally deciding on Glenside Pub for dessert-Chocolate Fondue(see I always get what I want in some sort of way) But I do want to still go to The Melting Pot, Jason. Consider this a not-so-subtle hint.
So today, Jason is processing his deer. My house is a wreck. I need to wrap up some details on Halloween costumes and decide exactly how to make and transport 28+ eyeball cookies for Summer's class.
And Jason came home yesterday with 5 GIANT pumpkins that need carving. Tuesday, I think. I really thought we only needed 3, but he said he wanted his own and of course I would need one too. So we will be carving pumpkins until dawn. Well, it wouldn't be the first year. I think we started last year at like 8pm. not good. But whatever. You should see the pumpkins my dad carves. Unreal. They are like sculptures. If he does one this year, I'll post pics. And hopeful I'll have some good ones of us carving ours too.


Mandy said...

I can't wait to see what you do with a pumpkin! Glad you guys had a great weekend.

Stefanie said...

Sounds like you had a good weekend :) I love the Weight Watchers pumpkin muffin recipe -- one of my faves! Can't wait to see the pumpkin pics!

Angi said...

Jason got a deer? What did he get? Bet those cookies were great! We've gone on an all zuchini cooking spree before. Too fun. We made z muffins, z cookies, z pankcakes, z bread, breaded and fried z, and even shredded hash zuchini fried up. Was great! Cant' wait to see the pic of your dad's pumpkin. Brent does the same thing. Very eleborate, you know that Freed talent!

Kristin said...

I am glad that you had a wonderful weekend...and all the kids are safe...not sure what Rachael's comment was about, but I bet it's a good story. Maybe you can share it on the way to Chicago...speaking of Chicago, maybe you could make some of these yummy treats you keep showing on the ol' blog. They look GREAT!!!!

Jodi said...

I live vicariously through you. Kristin carved up some doozies of her own. We currently own one pumpkin...losers! I still have Thursday.