Sunday, July 31, 2011

Kids in the Kitchen

More Flour or Water?

I made crepes on Friday. 
The kids LOVE them.
They are time consuming and they wanted to help.

I needed to find something to occupy them
since I don't want them around an open flame.

Flour and water were the first thing to come to mind 
as they are cheap staples in the kitchen.

I put equal amounts of flour and water in a bowl.
They quickly dove in!
 I dumped it on the counter so they could knead it.
Action shot! They were moving so fast! ;)

DOS asking for more flour here.

I asked them if it felt like playdough.
I asked them if they needed more water or flour.

They figured out quickly too much water would make everything stick to their fingers.
Poor TRES. She always wanted more "agua" (water).
Kneading again.
  After many trial and errors, they were very happy!
UNO, Look ma it's not sticking!
The end results!
I am actually prepping them to make tortillas-
since Wela is coming to town next month... 
 she may need helpers!

And they will be alot yummier than this!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

{pretty, happy, funny, real}


It's been a while since I've blogged.
I didn't even start the calendar for July.
I am so out of my rhythm.
I am lost.
I am a mom.
Life goes on.
Dinner must be made.
 The house must get cleaned.
Laundry washed and folded.
 Kids bathed. (lol)
Owies kissed. (AND bandaged!)
We have played.
Splashed in puddles.

July is almost gone.

round button chicken

Thursday, July 14, 2011

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

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~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~

40 pounds of peaches at $ .47/pound!

beautiful color!!
Canning Peaches
My neighbor Grace...LOVE HER...she makes me {happy}! She taught me how to can!!!

TRES and her Pacifier Replacement Mater Teeth
24 half pints of peach jam and 12 quarts of peaches
 = Homemade Happiness!!

Dear Lord, 
Thank you for my wonderful husband and the 4 beautiful flowers you have given me to nurture!
I feed and water them daily with your spirit and love! 
(Please do not judge me by the actual flowers that are on the buffet...I forgot to water them and they are dead.) 
 my Facebook status

Friday, July 8, 2011

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

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~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~

I love this picture of DOS!

water + dirt + kids = happiness!

Owning ND and USC stuff. Football season is FUN here!!
 (OMGosh! I just showed the blog world by junk drawer!!! 
Its OK though because I was in the process of cleaning it out!)

Poor Poor TRES! Her pacifier IS cut!
Oh THIS is as {real} as it is going to get!!
Time to break her of it!!
Pray for us!!

Head over to Like Mother, Like Daughter for more {pretty, happy, funny, real}!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Celebrating the Fourth of July

Red White and Blue Pancakes!


 Apple PIE Cobbler!!
Happy Birthday America!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

These Boots are made for RUNNIN'

Well we packed up the kids and 
headed off to the BIG town for the Boot Race!

Not just any Boot Race...

It was a super, fun time!

DOS and TRES getting a pep talk from Cookie Man
The kids didn't win. 
Sometimes they didn't race when they WERE supposed to race... 
PLAN B...pick up TRES and run!!
DOS ran the whole way!! (crying)
Daddy, you left me...
UNO "flying" in his boots!
Almost at the finish!

Good Job UNO!
other times they raced when they WEREN'T supposed to... 
all in all it was a great big fiasco... 
all tuckered out!
  can't wait for next year!!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

TRES turns Dos

On my new bike... I'm so excited!!!

Today TRES is 2!! 
We celebrated with a parade in her honor!
We called in some friends and headed to the streets. 
Actually it was the Kiwanis 70th Annual Kiddie Parade...

Ready to go!!!

Ice Cream after the parade

TRES is only 2, 
she didn't know the WHOLE thing wasn't just for her.
(I won't tell if you don't!)

Happy Birthday TRES!!
Our Little Princess!
 We love you very much!!
today's weight                         today's height
        28.6 lbs                                 34 3/4 "