Monday, February 19, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
We're getting a bunch of snow today (I think we're up to about 10 inches or so right now with more on the way). The kids decided to hunker down and watch some cartoons together in the chair. They're so cute.
It's also Myles' birthday today. Wooooooooooo! Happy Big 0-3, Buddy!
Monday, February 12, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
His trusty sidekick
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Annie's Wonderful Multi-Grain Banana Pancakes
3/4 c flour
1/4 c wheat germ
1/4 c oats
2T brown sugar
1 1/2t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 c milk
1/4 c vanilla yogurt
1 T oil
1/2 T vanilla extract or 1 t vanilla extract and 1/2 t maple extract
Bananas, brown sugar
Combine all ingredients. Pour into skillet. While the top is still wet, add thin slices of ripe bananas and sprinkle with brown sugar (however much you want). Flip and continue cooking until done.
She was planning on visiting her Mom over the weekend and wanted to make some for the two of them. Sounds simple enough, right? I e-mailed her today to see how it went. This was her response.
RE: (no subject)
2/6/2007 10:51:04 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: My friend who shall remain nameless
Sent from the Internet (Details)
It was an ugly experience but the pancakes that I cooked were good. I took all of the ingredients that I thought that I needed but then I found out that mom did not have milk or eggs- had to go to Walmart. She has one skillet which is maybe 6" wide and it's very old (unbalanced, absolutely not non-stick). When you cook with it only half of the skillet sits on the stove so it cooks unevenly and being so small I had a hard time flipping the pancakes. Half of the pancake was burnt and half was gooey. She has only a really small flipper (like a cookie flipper). Then I dropped brown sugar on her stove and flames instantly shot up. I had turn off the burner and wait for another burner to heat up since I did not want to create another fire. I kind of finished 2 pancakes and felt like my head was going to pop off so I stopped. What I did eat tasted really good. I am going to try again at my house this weekend and I promise it will be a much better experience. Thanks for the recipe! See you tomorrow.
I have a very vivid mental picture as to what happened and it is very funny. Very funny indeed.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Yeah, that's a barrette in his hair. Ella just HAD to put it in. Whatever.
Ella and Luke have decided that the downstairs bathroom specifically the shower is a fun place to be. They like to run in and have Super Secret time which includes them running in, shutting the door, and sharing secrets. Luke doesn't have a whole lot to share but Ella more than makes up for him. Sometimes I get invited in but not always.
Last night I left the kids in the shower like this to have secret time. Ella had a Blues Clues toy (see also photo) and she was pretending to write on the wall of the shower with the pen part of the toy. I figured they would be fine in there while I went to the kitchen and made dinner. Seems easy enough, right? WRONG! I decided to check on them after about 15 minutes (please do not call Children's Services-I was only a couple feet away and I could hear them playing the whole time). Anyway, I checked in on them and somehow Ella had ditched her Blues Clues toy and grabbed a pencil instead and was drawing/writing all over the walls of the shower. I screamed ("ACK! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! We have a house showing this weekend!") put Ella in the corner and started scrubbing and scrubbing and scrubbing and scrubbing and scrubbing until I could scrub no more. Finally it came off.