Monday, November 22, 2010
They broke in their snow gear! It took 15 minutes to get on all of the gear and couldn't help but giggle as Robbie waddled out (Mom! I can't move my arms). Once outside, Robbie lasted about 2 minutes. Ami lasted a lot longer and had a scream. They aren't going to have a shortage of snow playing opportunities. They are thrilled. Me, not so much.
Posted by What's going on? at 9:23 PM
And, here is the crew. Nick was a classy wolf (he he), Ami was a kitty and Robbie was a puppy. I was the Vet to keep everyone healthy. We had a scream.
And, here is the end result. I put the blurry images in so you can get the full effect of the sugar effect. I couldn't get a non-blurry picture. He he.
And the end of the sugar rush. Ha ha. I love Halloween.
Posted by What's going on? at 9:09 PM
Yah, I know. Late post. But who doesn't love soft warm pretzels?
I love Halloween goodies. They are so awesomely gross. These are witches fingers we made for my Mom's work party. The pretzels were delicious and would for sure make them without the icky apperance.
Posted by What's going on? at 8:45 PM
Ahh, carving pumpkins. Obviously, from the look of disgust and horror, Ami doesn't like the guts part. I stuck Robbie's hand in the pumpkin and he pulled out the slime. He looked at me, shrugged, threw it across the table and put the sucker (that he had in the other hand) in his mouth. Such a boy.
Posted by What's going on? at 8:22 PM
Not part of the party, but...super cute.
Posted by What's going on? at 7:38 PM
Friday, November 19, 2010
The Maryland Renaissance Festival is something everyone needs to go to once. We had a great time. We drove into Maryland and when we arrived I had NO idea what a big deal it was! It was a whole city in a different time!
I LOVE funnel cakes and I found out that there was such a thing as funnel cake FRIES! Needless to say I endulged.
Ami the Princess. She loved pretending the whole time. She asked us afterwards if she was "Princess of the World." Yes, sweetheart, you are.
Posted by What's going on? at 7:17 PM
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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Monday, August 9, 2010
I found this recipe for muffins and thought it looked interesting. I am a huge sucker for blueberry muffins so was excited for something new and a little bit more healthy than the normal variety. THESE ARE INCREDIBLE. I found myself licking the bowl because the batter tasted like cake batter. Here is the recipe:
1 Cup All purpose flour
1 Cup Whole Wheat flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Table Salt
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
2 Large Eggs
3/4 C Granulated Sugar
1/4 C Canola Oil
1 C Applesauce
1 1/2 tps Finely Grated Lemon Zest
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
3/4 C Buttermilk (I just used 3/4 Cup skim milk and 1 Tbs Lemon Juice)
1 1/2 C Fresh Blueberries
Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 400 F. Spray a standard muffin pan with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, whisk both flours, the baking powder, salt and baking soda.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar and oil until the mixture is pale and slightly frothy. Whisk in the applesauce, lemon zest, and vanilla. Wih the whisk, stir in about half the flour mixture, then half the buttermilk. Repeat with the remaining flour and the remaining buttermilk, stirring until well incorporated. Gently fold in the blueberries.
Divide the batter among the muffin cups, filling them to the top. tap the pan on the counter to remove any air bubbles. Bake until a toothpick inserted int he center of one of the muffins comes out clean, 20-30 minutes.
Let cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the muffins to loosen them and then unmold. Serve warm or let cool completely and store in an airtight container room temperature for up to 3 days, or wrap individually for up to 3 months.
Posted by What's going on? at 6:41 PM
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Because Nick is studying for the bar, we decided to spend the majority of the time in Idaho so he could study and we could Play! And boy did we! My brother, Joe, came home from his mission so we had a big shin dig for that, the 4th of July went down and just played and played and played in the summer sun. Now, I do use the word "summer" extremelly loosely. IT WAS FREEZING. I never thought I'd have to have jackets and drink hot chocolate to watch the 4th of July parade. It was out of control but we had a scream.
Robbie instantly became Grandpa's best bud. As soon as Grandpa walked in the door each evening, Robbie hauled buns and literally leaped into Grandpa's arms and gave him big kisses.
Here is the 4th of July parade, in jackets. Brr. Ami had a great opportunity to meet 2nd cousins.
Ami played with her new BFF Hunter (Becki's son). The two were inseperable and caused mass destruction wherever they were.
Here are the two kids playing at a park.
The kids loved Grandma. She spoiled them rotten and here was the nightly ritual of reading books before bedtime.
Posted by What's going on? at 5:02 PM
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The weather DID NOT cooperate with us (welcome to early June in Bear Lake) but we made the church look AWESOME!
The reception was super fun and ended up looking amazing!
Clarissa wanted cupcakes for the wedding and lillies were her flower so we did this. I had never made lillies before so it turned out to be an adventure, but they turned out beautiful!
Posted by What's going on? at 6:52 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO AMI!!!! Ami is 4! It is really hard to believe. Our travel schedule made it so Ami was able to have her birthday at Grandma Toni and Grandpa Dave's house. She was so excited to see all of the animals and be in the countryside. She told me 4 months ago that she wanted a flower cake for her birthday. So, here is the gigantic flower cake.
Ami's cousin Megan was at the party too. I don't know that Ami realized anyone was there BUT Megan. Fortunately, Megan was a super good sport and played and played and played with Ami. She even gave Ami a matching T-Shirt for her birthday. It was one of her favorites!
Posted by What's going on? at 6:35 PM
Robbie is ONE! He is gregarious, flirtatious and uproariously funny. He is walking now and heck on wheels. He has an enormous sweet tooth and loves trucks, wheels, cars, balls and anything manly. He waves at big trucks zipping by (even if he hears them while he is inside the house) yet won't wave bye to his Dad in the morning. We love him and his favorite person is Ami.
Posted by What's going on? at 6:15 PM