Saturday, April 10, 2010

Scratch and Sniff

No, it's not Aidan's diaper:) Although once all the colors meld together it is a rather disgusting color..
It's playdough! Kool-aid play-dough to be exact. The house smells yummy..and since I realized exactly how much sugar goes into a gallon of the colorful drink, playdough is the only form of the stuff that usually enters our doors. This is a recipe that though we've made dozens of times, it's still a favorite.

Kool-Aid Playdough
  1. 1 1/4 cup flour
  2. 1/4 cup salt
  3. 1 pkg unsweetened Kool-aid (just the dry koolaid, don't mix it into juice)
  4. 1 cup boiling water
  5. 1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  6. 1 tsp cream of tarter
Directions: 1. In a bowl, mix flour, salt and kool-aid. 2. Stir in water and oil 3. Knead with hands for about 5 minutes. 4. Store in ziploc bag for up to 2 months. 5. Use like playdough. 6. Smells wonderful and takes on the color of the koolaid.

Garry is MIA in these photos. He spent last night at church at a lock in. He's catching up on his sleep as he went to bed about 4am and got back up at 6. However, judging by his 3 red fingernails (he was a bit irritated), I forgot to tell him NOT to go to sleep at all at the lock-in!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Christmas pics

I found these tonight as I was going thru old pics on my external drive. I forgot we had taken them! Right at Christmas I had decided to have some pictures made of the entire family. The day of, we had a wardrobe malfunction (I forgot to wash someone's underwear--obviously wasn't Bryce; he would have gone without!) and we missed our appointment. Instead, we headed down to Crane's Roost Park for some pics. Not great, but better than nothing. Um...still haven't gotten that family shot yet!

Makin' bread

I was at my favorite recycle shop and came across some canape bread forms. New, still in the package, a whopping $2 is all would be needed to take them home. Knowing that the reason they probably were in the store, still unopened, would be the same reason I had donated so much to Goodwill myself. Cute ideas, good intentions, but after about 4 years one realizes after having to move said purchase again for the 40th time (still in box, unopened) that they will NEVER actually make them. I debated whether or not this would be the case with me. I did a quick search on my handy phone and found it had gotten good reviews for ease of use (comes out of the pan). So, I purchased and brought home. Not wanting these to end back up at the store; unopened, I brought them out today to bake some bread. Note that if I did NOT have my handy Kitchen Aid my hunny gave me for Christmas, I would not even have thought twice about this. But with a switch of the knob, it mixes and kneads it all for me! I followed the recipe on back and and put them in the oven. Surprise! 2 out of 3 bread loaves came out loverly. (I didn't divide it up evenly and the heart was disformed). It came out easy and the kids got a kick out of the shaped bread. So if any of the bread makes it to tomorrow (deformed heart is gone already), we will have star and flower chicken sandwiches for lunch:)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter!

Before Aidan realizes that these are real jelly beans on the tree, I thought I would take a quick shot. Most of the little people are in bed-so these will be good until tomorrow (yummy breakfast!). The baskets are full; all the decorations are up. I always love how God makes even the little stuff work out. Garry has a friend spending the night that I didn't know was staying until about 6:30. When I went shopping the other nite for basket fillers, I ended up getting an extra boy toy (big kid). I contemplated getting it (a good deal, but how good is a deal when you are spending money??) but in the end I had this feeling I should go ahead and buy it, so I did. Yeah! Now I'm just shy one chocolate bunny (daddy is coming thru on that one--update:Thanks Corrine!) and all the baskets are filled and ready to go. Happy Easter! He is risen:)

Last minute Easter craft

Hours of frivolous reading blogs while watching the 1st season of 24 (I'm slow, but I'm finally getting around to watching it, thanks to Netflix instant streaming!) and came across this cute Easter wreath. Since it's just me and the 2 little boys at the moment, I thought I would whip this out quickly. I already had everything needed, and several burned fingers later, it's finished! I think I could use a bow or some flowers (still undecided), but I think it looks pretty cute anyway!
Here's the tutorial: Easter egg wreath

Bryce giving the wreath a much needed hair cut!
Isn't it cute? I have one more to make to put up on my french doors--maybe after all go to bed. I want to use the last of the sunshine to finish another project!

Friday, April 2, 2010


Aidan was sitting with me at the computer as I was blogging earlier and naming all the people on it. I found it amusing that I could not convince him that the pic of him (the 4 kids on the right) he was the baby. He kept saying "Gagie". Of course when I went to take the video he was stuck on dad and wouldn't say all the names. Sorry I didn't get more of his face in the video. I tried to redo it, but at that point he was over it! Some of the video overlaps, but I didn't know how to edit UNTIL I had uploaded it.

He is Risen!

He is risen indeed! We had a great time with our friends (Counting my blessings) making the Resurrection buns. Not to mention sugary sweet! Happy Easter to all!

Patting out the biscuitIt's empty!