Sunday, October 15, 2006

basketball and birthday dinner

Cole had a basketball game Saturday afternoon. This is one of his best friends named Taylor. She is a doll...very much a tom boy, but still as cute as can be.Cole handles the ball more than anyone on his team. He is good at stealing the ball, and he's really good at getting it down court. If it's open then he shoots, if not he is always sure to pass instead of being a ball hog so that his team mates get lots of chances to play. I like that he's a team player.
He got shoved to the ground then he was mauled by all the kids right after I took this picture. He was able to pass it off and keep the ball in play. They won...can't remember the score though.
I went into B&B room this morning and took the baby to the kitchen to hang out with me while I made Brek's cake and got things ready for his birthday dinner. I took tons of pictures of him. I was laughing because I couldn't believe how different each picture was even though they were all taken one right after the other. I can't wait to scrap some pages of him. He is such a sweet baby and we love having him home.
Mommy and daddy feeling pretty tired trying to adjust to their new feeding schedule. Apparently baby Mark doesn't like going right to sleep after he eats. It's going to take some getting use to. My room is just far enough away that I never hear him cry.
We invited my side and Brittany's side of the family over for dinner to celebrate Brek's birthday Sunday night. Brek requested fry bread with all the fixins...beans, hamburger, sour cream, avocado, onion, olives, homemade salsa, cheese etc. Plus I made a huge pudding cake. I was able to feed 23 people with one batch of dough. It makes a ton. As soon as Julie got here I put her to work frying them up while I was rolling them out.
A bunch of them were playing cards while they were waiting for dinner. I wasn't able to get very many pictures because I was too busy. By the end of the evening, everyone was happy and full....sure sign of a good dinner. I'm exhausted! Off to bed!
***Edited*** Some of you asked what fry bread is.... Fry bread is a dough that is fried in oil. It originated from the Indians from a simple flour, salt, water dough. mine is more of a scone dough with buttermilk, yeast, sugar, eggs, oil, soda, and baking powder added to it. You put taco fixins on it...always starting with refried beans to be the "glue" that holds the other stuff on. After you eat the dinner ones, you put butter, honey and powdered sugar on them for dessert...so good... honest!
P.S. I'm not wonder woman...feeding large groups come very easy to me....even 50-100 people is a piece of cake...and I love to do it...I know..I'm weird!

13 comments:

Jen said...

What is fry bread? I never heard of it.

Andi said...

Go Cole!!! Love the basketball player! Basketball was "the sport" growing up in Indiana. Here in Florida all anyone talks about is football. I love a good basketball game. So glad they won.

Your family day sounds wonderful. Not sure I would be up for preparing a meal for 23 people! You go, girl!

The baby is precious!

Amanda said...

JOlene- It must be so much fun to root on Cole, Hunter starts soccer on sat. and I cant wait to be a "Soccer Mom". It sounds like you had a wonderful sunday. I love sunday dinners like that. It looks as though you are enjoying having the baby home. I wish someone would come take hadley for me in the mornings so I could sleep! Would also love to know what fry bread is. I am going to make your cookies this week.

SmileyCarrie said...

Wow you are one busy lady.... preparing food for 23 people! You truly are an inspiration, Jolene! Great pictures, your family is amazing :)

Chris said...

YEAH baby is home...I have been out of town so catching up!! Happy B-day Brek. Never a bad meal at your house no matter how many people you are serving...YUMMY

September said...

Sounds like a wonderful family weekend. Baby Mark sure is darling. :)

Missy's Blog said...

Sounds like a slendidly wonderful family filled weekend.

Dinner for 23??? Oh my gosh ... you a wonder woman!

I'm so glad Baby Mark is home ... and Brek was able to spend his 20th birthday will his son at home.

Coleen Thompson said...

Hi there! Stumbled on your blog quite by accident really. Very glad I did, I have been reading for the last 15 minutes. You have had a lot going on in the last while. Congrats on baby coming home! And condolences to for the loss of your grandma. I will definately be back to read your blog. Feel free to pop over to mine!

Coleen
http://www.snipitsofme.blogspot.com

Pam said...

YUM! It sounds heavenly! I want to move in with YOU!

Denise said...

That little baby is just so very very cute, Jolene! I wouldn't get anything done if he was at my house - I'd want to spoil him rotten! How do you do it!?

Chickenbells said...

Oh how fun that all sounds, I just love big parties, and fry bread yummmy...and the baby is too sweet! I am so releived that he's home...and in time for all the attention too! The banana bread is yummy...and I think the cookies are a good idea to send off...they should last longer! hehehe!

Valerie said...

man...i haven't had frybread since our honeymoon...nine years ago. can i pretty please have your receipe?

i like having tons of people over to feed, too...but i'm SO lazy i like to order my dinner!

Jacquie said...

Man that is the cutest little boy I have ever seen. Nice to see him home, an awesome feeling for you all I bet. Supper sounded yummy!