Friday, January 29, 2010

How cute

So we went to get a little "Professional Extreme Memory Card Reader" last night so I could get my pictures on the computer. Aren't you glad our names aren't that long? So I thought I would start with this darling little picture. How cute are they? They are getting so big, and this was taken about three months ago, so they are even bigger now. The next ones were taken within the last few weeks.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

things I love

I love the day my baby learns to use a straw. It is wonderful.

I also love the day our Nintendo DS's are found. They have been missing for months. I almost gave them away to the needy, how terrible would that have been?!!?

And I know I will love the day I find my little device that lets me put my photo card into the computer. Don't you love how I have no idea what their names are.

I will also love the day Kit learns to use the potty on her own. I think that might be the best one.


I got the Internet hooked up to the tabletop and was all ready to put pictures on here, and then I realized that I didn't have the little device to put the card in. I was pretty irritated. I will have to get a new one, I have no idea where the other one is. Anyway, yesterday in the very nice sunny weather I took my girls out and we swung on the swings. It was fun, I think I only lasted about 11 minutes. Oh well the girls thought is was pretty fun.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sweet week

Last week I made dessert four out of seven days. That is over 50%, that is terrible. It started off with peanut butter cookies for Bob. Then monkey bread for me. Then praline muffins for the elders quorum. Then a gooey cake for the Pages. All were very good. Two were new recipes, the last two, and I am going to share one with you tonight.

St Louis gooey butter cake

Yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1 stick butter, melted
1 lb powdered sugar
8 oz cream cheese
1 T orange zest
2 t vanilla

Last two are optional, I used both and it was fabulous

Mix cake mix, 2 eggs, butter and spread in 9x13 in pan.
Mix 2 eggs, sugar, cheese, zest, and vanilla until smooth and pour over the top. Bake 350 for 30-35 minutes, until center is set. It took 35 for my oven. Serve when cooled.

It was so yummy. Way better than regular cake, but that isn't hard to beat since I am not a cake eater. You really must try it. It is pretty easy too, it hardly takes much more time than a regular cake. I have to give the credit to my mom, she pulled it out of the paper years ago. I snagged it from her table and I haven't made it until now. What a disappointment, I could have been eating this for years.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

We love Asian

Tonight I made asian food. You know, the real authintic kind. I made a salad with napa cabbage, spring rolls with two kinds of bean sprouts, and dumplings. I took the kidos to the store to get the dumplings, which at that time I called them pot stickers. So I had them each carry a bag in the store and we were on our way out and almost in the car when Kit asked where her stickers were. I told her I did not know what she was talking about and to get in the car because it was raining. Then Sinclaire started in on the stickers and wondering where they were. I thought they had gone crazy. We didn't have stickers and we weren't getting any at the Asian Mart. So finally after an almost break down about stickers I figured it out. They were wondering where their stickers were when I had just gotten 4 bags of them in the store. I guess we will start calling them dumplings from now on instead of pot stickers. Sam called them wontons, so maybe we could just call them what ever we want because we all think they have a different name anyway.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I love treats and my kidos

We made monkey bread for treats tonight and when I turned them upside down on a plate Sinclaire's eyes got really big and she said, "Oooooooooooooo, that is sooooooo big." To be a kid again and to get excited about treats. I mean I still get excited about the treats, but in the back of my mind I hear a tiny little voice saying, "Fatty, fatty, fat, fat." Does anyone else hear that voice, or is it just me?

I did something new today. I hired a babysitter. I know, I know I have three little kids and my oldest is four and a half. You are probably saying it is about time. So I will report on how it goes, I am sure it will be great. The girls will love it because they will pretty much get to do what ever they want. And they wont have to beg someone to play with them. And I don't have to put them to bed. I get all this for just a small fee. I am not sure what the fee is yet, do you have any suggestions? What is the going rate for a babysitter these days?

Saturday, January 16, 2010


I must confess. I gave my daughter chips for breakfast. Yes, the greasy, fried kind.

Monday, January 11, 2010

The return

After a bit of a break I am back to the everyday grind of things. I finally got the Internet and the floor is done! When the other computer is set up I can put some pictures on here and get back into the swing of things. We have all been sick for what seems like months. I think it has only been 2 weeks, but it seems like forever.
We had a great Christmas. Sam was off for 10 days and it was so fun to have him with us. We went to grandma's house a lot and played games, games, and more games. The girls love being at grandmas. We also got to see Oma and everyone else. We played games there too. Maybe we should get a new hobby it seems that is all we did. We did do a puzzle that had 3 colors; blue, orange, and white. It wasn't too bad. I really like puzzles, but with 3 little kiddos it is hard to do them. I did however find a miniature 1000 piece puzzle that is only about12x18 inches. It is great, we can just put it on the shelf when we are done.