Monday, May 30, 2011

Gardening time

I love the garden. And my kids do to. Sam tilled the big one in back and the S, J, and K and I worked in the front one. We have had lots of lettuce thanks to Kara's plant donation. The peas are looking quite nice I think the broccoli should do well. Everything else was planted a bit late, so we will have to wait and see on those. I do have three tomatoes with flowers on them so it shouldn't be long. I love to be outside when the weather is nice and I am grateful I have a big yard so that my little ones can run and play.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Big Helper

Kit was helping me with Tiny's cake decorating.
What a great help she was too.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Made in China??

We got some small plastic bugs and dinosaurs and such at a garage sale and so I had the girls wash them before they played with them. Some of them were made of a soft material and got a bit messy. So I told them they were made of different stuff and maybe they weren't made to get wet. So Sinclaire mentioned that maybe they were made in China. Thanks mom! Ever since I told the girls that Oma won't buy lip gloss made in China they think that everything is made there.

Monday, May 23, 2011

New Mom

The girls decided Pops should be mom for the day and so they covered him in paper and he walked around like this for part of the morning. They have some pretty crazy ideas.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

End of the Year Party

After the party my kids got in the pool for the first time this summer.

Sinclaire had an end of the year party for the girls in her class. A good time was had by all. We fished, made pizza, popped balloons, and had a good time. There are some crazy girls in that class. The favorite game was trying to get the marbles out of the pool with your toes. They just loved it.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Tiny

We had such a great time on Tiny's birthday. Two is such a fun age and he loved opening his gifts. Mom and pop got him an aqua doodle mat and grandma got him lots of cute clothes and some trucks. He loves them, but I really can't tell who likes them more the girls or him. His cake turned out great and it was so fun to make. The girls helped and had such fun. I can't believe he is two. He is such a great little boy and so fun and cuddly. He has begun to say a lot of new words and he really likes to say that everything is yucky. Such a sweet boy.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


We have a couple of ducks that like to visit. Lots of times they will swim in the little pool or if the sand box is filled with water they will stop and get a drink. The girls love to feed them bread.

Friday, May 6, 2011


I love granola and I have not made it since we moved. But, I did this morning and it is so good. So good that I am going to share the recipe.

3 cups oats
1 1/2 cups nuts(i like cashews, almonds, and pecans chopped and mixed)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 t salt
1 T vanilla
1/2-3/4 cup oil

Mix oats, nuts, salt, and sugar. Add rest and mix. Bake at 325 for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. You can add whatever you want, if you add dry fruit add it after you bake it.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Play Time

What fun we have. They made a little bridge with Kit's mattress and had a great time. Made me a bit nervous, but they were just fine.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Grandma's Birthday

Kit helped make grandma's cake for her birthday. It was so yummy. Chocolate raspberry with lots and lots of heavy whipping cream. Yummy!

Gamma Seals

I love new toys, especially unexpected ones. We finally got our gamma seals and buckets for our food storage. And to our surprise the seals came with a giant sticker on them. They played all morning with them and it was wonderful.