Sunday, March 29, 2009

I think I over did it today..

I was really really in the mood to bake... now I'm not sure we will be able to it all... LOL Yeah right :). Lets see, It started with lunch.. The other day for dinner I made Stew and these rolls.
Well I had leftover dough so I decided to play with it.. I put a portion of it into a muffin pan and made an indention in the middle. topped with some ranch dressing, cheddar cheese, and ham. Baked at 400 degrees for about 13 min. And they are like mini pizza's. Yum the kids loved them!
Then I made some strawberry muffins.
Wow these were AWESOME!!! though I left out the nutmeg.. I just didn't feel like it today.
Then after I mixed up some bread dough I made some pumpkin bread...
Yum again, This will be a great snack to send to school oh and a great breakfast too YUM!!!
Then Steve requested some cookies. Just nestle tollhouse chocolate chip cookies :). Simple and yummy.
Then last but not least I made 2 loaves of whole wheat bread.
Though it didn't rise like I wanted it too.. I think I killed my yeast. LOL.. hmm I will have to make it again :).

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Adventures in rock tumbling!

Rock tumbling / polishing.. A great way to teach your children patience . The process from start to finish thats 3 weeks 3 days and an over night run in detergent. Today marked the end of week one for us! So today the job was to wash the rocks.. See the changes so far. Put the rocks back in the tumbler for another week! Yay.Oh the big thing with this is you CAN NOT wash them in the sink, the grit used could damage your disposal!!!
ewwwww LOL
WOW!! they are looking better already!!
Hmmm... I think he is liking his Birthday present!
Very pretty!
Now that they are all cleaned up they go back in the tumbler
The fine grit is added for week #2
Water to cover the rocks
And back on the tumbler for another week
Next week we add the Pre-polish Yayyyy!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The boys room

Today I tackled the boys room...
It was scary I tell ya....
No really it wasn't that bad. But let me tell you Changing the sheets on the top bunk isn't easy!

Especially when you burnt your hand while making hamburger helper the other night.. Word of warning.. If the cheese sauce on you hamburger helper starts to boil and splatter, turn down the heat and step back, The sauce is super hot... I know I know(I can hear you all now.. "of course it is hot. It is boiling"). And trust me I thought I "knew" that... I wasn't aware that it would get me this bad.. (and this is Thursday it happened on Monday)
need I say more....

Well hubby worked late so he kept the girl entertained while I was busy...

They got all situated with snacks and drinks and requested a movie...
Brianna choose Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Arc.... It is one of her favorites LOL.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

cleaning today

Well yesterday I spent ALL day doing laundry(about 12 loads.).. We have LOTS of clean clothes now. So this morning I spent cleaning the girls room and changing sheets putting cloths away that no longer fit and so on and so forth..
Now the girls had this cute little wardrobe in their room for their dress up clothes... it was great until one of the doors came off... Missing a door meant that their big dresses no longer would stay in. So it has sort of sat in their room for a while taking up room .. Today I decided to take off the other door and make that corner a small book nook for them.

They are very happy!Yayyy!! (yes mom I know about her hair in her face, we had just gotten out of the shower a little before I took this picture.) :)
Hanging out in beed.. check out the cute cradle!

Caitlynn on her pooh bear bed :)

Now the twin mattress in the middle of their room is our extra bed.. When Sariah is here on Mondays and Wednesdays that is her bed.

Then when we were all done we went down stairs to make lunch and Caramel popcorn for snack today... Yumm!
All in all it has been a good day so far! I hope everyone else's is good too!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Candid Camera

I love it when I get a photo of the kids. They don't know I'm taking it so they don't pose and with no editing it is a gorgeous picture. I mean a picture you can just see the joy and happiness they are feeling at that moment.. I think I got one of those pictures today.
I mean really they are having such a good time, I love the body language the facial expressions. Even the fly away static filled hair... Yeah I really like this photo.. Anyone else???

Again with the bounce house

today after lunch I took the three girls out to play!!! We were out for about an hour. They had so much fun...
check it out!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

And then there was..

Well.. here they are waiting for it......And setting it up....
It's coming....
Almost there....
Gotta love the Bounce house!!!!
We spent several hours on it today..
I personally LOVE the action shots...
Climbing up the slide!!!
And here just in case you couldn't tell how big it was before. Here is my 2 year old on the end of the slide!
All the kids say "Thank you Grandma Karen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Just another beautiful day

So we spent some time outside..
And ran around
Nathaniel tried out his new scooter!

And I played with the girls hair today....

Yes she has 4 pigtails LOL

It got a little chilly when the sun moved behind out house
It was a GREAT day!!!