Saturday, April 26, 2008

Baby it's Hot outside

Yeah, I'm sure you are all looking forward to summer. But just think of the sweltering August heat-are you really looking forward to that? We went to James' softball game today and the sweat was dripping down on us non players, I felt sorry for the poor guys playing! We've also been dealing with hazing conditions due to what Kilauea is putting out.
#4 has quite the fascination with toilets. He's not so much interested in using them to go potty these days. They are more useful for other things. For example to get that dishrag wet to wash the table with or to give your baby doll a bath. Bet you didn't know these things, not sure where he learned them either. So if you happen to be visiting I would ask that you please shut the bathroom door because I don't know what he'll come up with next!
You may be unaware that there has been a big debate on what flooring we want to use downstairs. Ok, so not so much a debate but indecision on what to do. When James was deployed I tore out the carpet in the boys room. It was in really bad shape and had to go so they've just had the lovely concrete floors underfoot since then. Concrete is fine, it's cool to touch which is great in this climate. We happen to have a few paint cans downstairs because we took the popcorn ceiling off and are in the process of painting them. The children got the idea to load up some paint cans in their big dump trucks and were driving them around the house. #3 threw a can and it exploded on the floor. It happened to be the concrete floor. So his floor is now half painted. This is the "in" thing now-think we should do the same for the other rooms? Maybe he was being a creative genius and not just a punk kid;)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Lego play

The kids were hard at play while I worked on supper tonight. Although we didn't get around to pictures until after dinner and baths.
Here's #1 and his Star Wars flyer. We had watched part of Star Wars on Sunday so it was high on his mind.

He had started a pirate picture over the weekend. He got the idea from Pirate's things to make and do.

#2 made a house.

#3 and #4 deconstructed their creations before I could snap a picture.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Food and Fun

I made a couple new things this week that got a big thumbs up from the family. First was suppose to be a bacon and feta stuffed chicken breast. But the first chicken didn't butterfly that well so I just cut it up into small bit sized pieces. The next two chicken breast I managed to butterfly well but I went ahead and also cut them up into bit size pieces then drizzled a little oil and sprinkled some salt and pepper and basil and mixed it together. Then I crumbled up some turkey bacon and feta cheese on top and cooked in the oven. Very yummy!!
Now for the next item I have a real recipe for you to follow if you are the type who likes to follow a real plan. I made this bread, so good, especially with some apple butter on top!

#2 and #3, ready for bed last night

One of the new lamps in our home. We have a set of three, all different sizes.

Faster than the speed of's #4!

He loves putting on these boots and dancing and stomping on the wood floor. Grammy, maybe you could look for some in his size this summer-of course he probably won't be able to get those on himself!