Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me

That's right it is my birthday, not just anyone, my golden one. So I turned 31 on the 31st and I asked for 31 presents. I got 12 packs of gum and 5 spatulas among others, a pair of pj pants and a bread book(which sam has read more than i have). We had brownie sundaes for dessert that were so yummy. I had two friends who stopped by and brought my treats too.

Last night we went to grandma's house for dinner and cake. She got four flavors to try from The Cheesecake Factory: red velvet, peanut butter cup, white chocolate raspberry, and oreo. Oh how I love the white chocolate raspberry, it is so good.

Thanks for all my treats and gifts. I love my birthday it is so fun.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Another Disaster

I was just trying to get a picture of him in his mess of frosted mini wheats, but
then I realized he was pinching his finger.
What a great sad face he has!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Power Toys

New toys are wonderful, aren't they.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


We came downstairs to find Tiny making a mess with his banana.
We can't leave him for a second without some sort of mess being made.

What a disaster he is. I always wait until the last possible time to let my children use spoons because it is such a mess. So here is Tiny doing a great job with the spoon and mashed potatoes.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Garden Time

On Monday we planted our first seeds. We put in broccoli, peas, and lettuce. We also picked rocks out of the garden and cleaned up from the fall. A great time was had by all, and the weather was so nice that day. I have three great little helpers who love this kind of work in the spring time. Now come the summer they wont want to help anymore so I have to get it while I can.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Sinclaire and I stayed home from church a few weeks ago and worked on Kit Kat's ABC scrapbook. We had a really great time and here it is about 4 weeks later and we are almost done with the whole book. I just need to finish the words and them we can post some of the pages. It was really fun and I am glad to have another project under my belt.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Movie Night

We had movie night last night with some friends little girls that are my girls ages. They had a great time eating popcorn and watching the movie. Babe was the movie of choice and though it didn't hold their attention well we still had fun.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Random Pictures

I think this girl can sleep anywhere

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Vet Girl

Sinclaire had occupation day a school and got to dress up like what she wanted to be when she grew up. Well, she always wanted to be a teacher when she grows up, but when I told her that teachers wear normal clothes she changed her mind to a vet. So she picked the most obnoxious fabric I have to make scrubs and went to school dressed like a vet. I thought she was pretty cute though.

Monday, March 14, 2011


I finally changed the curtains in my bathroom. I was just being lazy and they left some there and so I took my sweet time. Well, I finally did it and it is so much better. The old ones were dark brown and the light never got through. The new ones are a camel color and if there is light outside it comes in through the light colored cloth. Finally, I shouldn't wait so long for stuff like this.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tee Hee

Last night Kit asked me who her babies were going to be and I thought it was so cute. Then it got a bit scary and she asked who their pops would be. I told her I didn't know so she decided that Tiny would do.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Good Food

Tonight for dinner we tried something new: Meat Loaf

Ok, it was just a new recipe from a friend and it was great.

1 pound ground beef

1 box stuffing

1 cup water

Mix and bake. It was so quick and easy and Sam, Tiny, and I loved it. The girls not so much, but hey maybe they will come around. I had some whole milk to use so for dessert we had chocolate pudding. It was the best pudding I think I have had. The blog went on and on about how good it was, but usually it turns out to be just like everything else I make, but this was good. I used 4 oz. of 60% Ghirardelli chocolate and a couple of handfuls of dark chips.

Silky Chocolate Pudding- Smitten Kitchen
Adapted from John Scharffenberger, via Wednesday Chef

Serves 6

1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cups whole milk
6 ounces 62% semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used good quality semisweet chocolate chips; use 70% bittersweet if you want more of a dark chocolate kick)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1. Combine the cornstarch, sugar and salt in the top of a double boiler. Slowly whisk in the milk, scraping the bottom and sides with a heatproof spatula to incorporate the dry ingredients. Place over gently simmering water and stir occasionally, scraping the bottom and sides. Use a whisk as necessary should lumps begin to form. After 15 to 20 minutes, when the mixture begins to thicken and coats the back of the spoon, add the chocolate. Continue stirring for about 2 to 4 minutes, or until the pudding is smooth and thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.

2. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer (or skip this step if you’re a slacker like me who is absolutely certain that there is nary a lump her puddin’) into a serving bowl or into a large measuring cup with a spout and pour into individual serving dishes.

3. If you like pudding skin, pull plastic wrap over the top of the serving dish(es) before refrigerating. If you dislike pudding skin, place plastic wrap on top of the pudding and smooth it gently against the surface before refrigerating. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 3 days (ahem, good luck with that).

Monday, March 7, 2011

Brazilian Bites

I happened across these little gems the other day and I finally got to make them. It only took a two hour trip to my mom's and then another hour to E&S sales to get the tapioca flour. I know I could get it closer, but it happened to be there, so I snagged some. They were very tasty, I think Kit Kat liked them the most.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

February presents

It was like Christmas the other day. Sinclaire wrapped a tub full of presents and we all just sat around and opened them up. It was great, too bad there weren't any new surprises in there. Oh well, I guess I will have to wait until my birthday.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Toy or New Bed?

Sinclaire's old primary teacher gave her this bed, and we are so glad. Of course it is loads of fun. Play time has taken on a new venue, for now. And the girls love to show whoever comes over their new surprise.