Wednesday, May 28, 2008
And then Tab did this!Leave it to my kid to get the party started. He ain't shy about making a mess. Miss Q caught on pretty quick too.I think, this cutie did the most fingerpainting out of the bunch. According to her parents this is a typical eating session in their home, so I'm sure they really "appreciated" the encouragement.I think that Tab had a pretty good time.But really, I don't know why I bothered planning any games...they really just wanted to splash in the mud puddles and poke around at them with sticks.
Finally it was time for the cake. I made Tab some cute cowboy boots for his cake. Didn't they turn out so cute? He seemed pretty pleased with it.He liked blowing out the candles. At least this year he didn't try to put his lips to the candle when he blew them out. I guess he has matured a little bit in the past year.And then he of course got to open presents. He got a lot of new trucks to play with. He was thrilled! Thanks to everyone who came!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
And of course he had to choose a knife with which to spoon the stuff into his mouth.In case you were wondering, this is the "I know as soon as she puts the camera down I'm gonna loose this jar of love and get in trouble and have to stand in time out so I better shove one last bite into my mouth" look.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
They let the kids pretend they were driving the gator. I think that Tab could have done that all day if we didn't remind him that there were horses to ride.They also had the life flight helocopter there. Tab was so excited about that. We had several meltdowns while waiting in the short line because he was having a hard time waiting for it to be his turn. Remind me not to take him to an amusement park until he understands the whole line thing. And as I mentioned, there were pony rides. That boy sure looks good atop a horse...ahem...a pony. (Random Tidbit for you: I can't stand the word pony. Saying it is like nails on a chalkboard. Unless you are saying My Little Pony. And then for some reason, it doesn't bother me so much. Yes, I know I'm weird.)And as if all of the fun free activities weren't enough, they fed us some hotdogs for lunch too.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Jason felt the need to do this weird thing with his face. At least the focus it took to hold his face like that made him mess up.Sarah and I thoroughly enjoyed rocking out together. She was a little hesitant at first when I forcefully made her move up to "medium", but she almost schooled me, almost.Lest you think we ignored our kids the whole time, they had a blast too.Ok, so we didn't pay the closest attention to them and are probably lucky that they did wonder off down the street. But look at sweet Bekah. I just love this girl. She brought me a couple of books to read to her and she just snuggled right up. Why did I have two boys that don't believe in snuggling? Thanks for the snuggle fix Bekah.
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Wow can you see the apple and cookie yumminess. Ok, ok, I'm done gushing.
Apple Pie Ice Cream
8 oatmeal cookies, crushed (I used iced oatmeal- can you really go wrong)
3 Tbs. melted butter, divided
2 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into fingertip sized pieces (the recipe actually says to slice them but I thought that would be too big, so I cut mine into small pieces...perfecto!)
3 Tbs. white sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 cups whipping cream (I subbed in 1/2 cup 2 percent milk and next time will likely do more)
1 1/2 cups half and half
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix the crushed cookies with 2 Tbs. of melted butter and press onto a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. Allow to cool completely and then crumble.
Melt the remaining 1 tbs. of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the apples, 3 Tbs. sugar, and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Cook until the apples have lightly browned, and the sugar has begun to carmalize, about 10 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely.
Combine cream, half and half, 1 cup sugar, eggs, vanilla, and 2 tsp. cinnamon in a large bowl and blend well. Pour into your ice cream maker and sit back and watch. Oh and do try to keep your husband from taste testing while still in the ice cream maker.
When the ice cream has finished , stir in the crumbled cookie, caramelized apples, and walnuts. Add the dulce de leche by the teaspoon while stirring to evenly distribute. Return to freezer to allow to firm up.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
L- Lazy Perfectionist: Many of you have heard me refer to myself as this. I really want everything to be done perfectly, but I'm much too lazy to make it so.
Y- Yo-Yo: I'm a total looney sometimes. Lately I'm crazy because I've got so many things going on that I can't complete a sentance without changing subjects. What do you mean our meeting and my laundry have nothing to do with eachother?
N- Novice: I love to do a lot of things including cooking, sewing, scrapbooking and sleeping. People often think I'm really good at these things. But they are fooled, I really am just a novice at all of these things. Well, all of them but sleeping.
Um, I tag... Rebekah and Rachel...this will give you something new to blog about.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
You can't really tell from the picture but his tray was smeared with poop as well as his hands face and mouth. Gag.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
If, during the game you kicked the ball, or usedany other body part to progress the ball, you had to sit on the floor for 10 seconds. My friend, Tasheena spent a lot of time sitting on the ground!