Thursday, March 17, 2011

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY

                    
My attempt at making shamrock pancakes for breakfast this morning.  It was easy to make them green.  It was not easy to make the shamrock shape. 


Even after making a few of them I still could not get the right shape of a shamrock.  Oh, well.  All that really maters is that the boys enjoyed them.


Green pancakes?  What is this?  They sat and stared. They sat and wondered what it was.  They sat and made funny faces.  You want us to eat this?  As if...then the tasted it and realized they were poison free and yummy!


This squirt bottle I picked up from Walmart the other day came in handy.  I first drew an outline of the shamrock then filled it in with batter.  They tasted just fine!


Eating green food can be fun.  They ate all they could eat.  Well, at least everyone but Jackson.  He just licked the syrup off his plate.  He was happy.

I just realized she looks like she has red hair in this photo.  Oh, no!  I can only handle one of those, please God, not another!  LOL  She ate her shamrock pancakes.  (Yes she is wearing her brother's pj's, When you have 5 boys then a girl you have to make due with what you have.  They don't have coupons for PJ's)    Next we are making Patty Cakes.(cupcakes with green frosting).  Great Home Economics project.  I will make sure you get to see the green mouths from the Patty Cakes!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bounce Magic


 We got to go to Bounce Magic back in Feb. for Jamison & Jackson's birthdays.  We usually do Chuck E. Cheese, but changed it this year.  We spent a long time having fun!  Abigail loved it.  She enjoyed crawling around the bounce houses.


Is that me?  It sure is hard to get your 8 yr. old to take a good photo, LOL.  I bounced too, so much fun!


Jamison did flips and tumbles all over.  The boys really enjoyed themselves this time.  It was worth going to just to watch them have so much fun!


James even climbed in a bounce house and jumped a few times.  It is always fun when Mom and Dad join in on the games.


     A super slide.  Why is it that children enjoy going up slides?  Is it a rule as a child that you have to do it?


                                           Carter & Quin using team work to get up the slide?

                                                          
                                                              Hey there birthday boy!


          She was worn out like the rest of us! Time to go home and take a nap.  She loves her Daddy.


The basket balls were the little guys favorite.  Jackson stayed in this one most of the time cause it had the balls and a  net.  So glad we went.  It was worth every penny we paid.  Glad that parents are free!

Brownie Cupcake Fail


 I was inspired by Paula Dean.  I don't watch cooking shows like I used to anymore.  I get m inspiration from the Internet, friends on Facebook, Family and my 2 favorite cookbooks.  I just happen to record an episode and this is what she made.  Brownie Cupcakes with peanut butter chips in the  middle.  Sound yummy right?  i thought so.  Make the brownies as you normally would.  Fill the muffin cup 1/2 way then add some peanut butter chips.(I used swirled chips) 
 Add the remaining brownie batter on top and the let them bake.  Take them out of the oven and let cool.  Then you can enjoy your homemade goodness...or can you?

At first glance they looked amazing, a success!  Then the time came to get them out of the muffin pan.  Failure, indeed.  The bottoms stuck to my well greased muffin pan.  So I let them sit longer, still stuck.  Oh, well.  What can you do?  Even the most expert chef has their moments.  This was mine, LOL 

Try try butterfly!

Having a daughter is such a joy!

video
Who would have ever thought that after having 5 boys, that the Lord would have given us Abigail?  She is amazing!  She really is.  Any of you who have had a daughter after having boys know exactly what I mean.  Or even a boy after having all girls.  You can tell she is a girl by the way she plays and acts.  I just wish her hair would grow or wish she would keep her head bands on her head, LOL.  For Christmas my Brother and Sister-in-Law gave her a toy purse with some toys inside.  One being a  lipstick rattle.  I showed her how to use it and she does it all the time.  In the video she does it and it is so precious to me.  I am so thankful that God gave her to us!  The boys all love her as much as James and I do.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

dreams

So...is it true that you will have bad or strange dreams when you eat alot before you go to bed?  Cause I just ate a MONSTER SUB!