Friday, November 20, 2009

Baking and Cooking with Kids

We're on another cooking spree with the boys. Yesterday and today we've made 5 things from cookbooks they've selected. Last nights' dinner was quesadilla bites, tonights' was chicken dippers. Delicious and made by the boys! (I'm the sous chef). We've also had easy cheesy rolls, indoor s'mores and peanut butter bears.I love cooking with them. I took photos of the peanut butter bears making because I think its such a great cute recipe we've made twice now and I wanted to blog about it. Then I realized I couldn't share the recipe from a copyright perspective. But we had fun making them.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Play outside in November

We have had a relatively balmy first two weeks of November. Lots of outside fun.One of the benefits of living in Texas.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Creepy Crawlers & Spiderweb Cookies

We made some tasty spider web cookies with chocolate spiders on them at the same time we were playing with the creepy crawler baker Dinoguy got for his birthday. (Only pictures of the process here, forgot to take pictures of the final product - but the link is here.)
The creepy crawler baker has a thermal lock that won't let it open if there is any residual heat in it. Meaning it took over an hour to make each bug. Which is why we were making cookies while waiting for the bugs to be done. Fixitman cut off the locking mechanism of that lock after a day of that.
Then it didn't take more than 10 minutes to make a bug at a time. Dinoguy and Trainboy were able to create a bug army!
Because what else do you need as a boy than a bunch of icky sticky bugs?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Jedi training birthday

Dinoguy's birthday party was a jedi training party for a few friends. Everyone brought their light saber and engaged in pod races, a jedi training course, light saber training, freeing Han Solo & destroying the death star before having some tasty light saber cake, yoda soda and ice cream. It was declared a really fun birthday party by the birthday boy so it was a success. Amusingly, I made him a jedi cape to wear specifically for his party and while he liked it perhaps it wasn't convenient for running because it was not worn more than the first 2 minutes.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

7 years

Dinoguy is 7 years old now. Here are a couple photos from his actual birthday, which was a happy day.He got some dipped chocolate fruit for breakfast.And a bionicle present mid morning before we went to the park.
Then we had a simple dinosaur shaped cake for dessert, it was the second cake I made that day, the first one completely fell apart, so I didn't get to do a nice frosting job. He didn't care. I love boys.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Dirt pudding

In simple cooking class we made dirt pudding after reading about monster and ghost cooking for Halloween. Here are the kids enjoying their "dirt". It was fun seeing their reactions to dirt pudding for the first time. We also looked thru a fun cookbook called Gross Out Cakes. It is a classic full of fun ideas for icky looking (but tasty) food.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Beautiful baby pics

Munchkin's beautiful hair means that people don't like me to put things on her head because it hides her hair. Which makes me pout some because I waited a long time to have a baby girl and dress her up and make things for her to wear.I crocheted this headband. It has interchangeable flowers, so you can match the flower to the outfit if you like.

I made these baby leg warmers too. They are women's dollar store socks that you cut up to make leggings out of. Munchkin is super cute showing off her push-up skills in them.Sleeping babies who let their mommies lie them down next to each other and take photos. Lots of lovelies.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Horses & goats

We were invited to a fun birthday party at a farm. Dinoguy got to ride a pony, we got up close and personal with a lot of goats and met some other farm animals. I decided it was time to go after the goats tried to eat the sling I had Munchkin wrapped in. They also tried to eat the camera strap and my purse. Anything they could get their mouths on. Goats are not my favorites.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Baby friends

Here Fixitman holds Munchkin and her favorite baby friend to hug. She's younger than Munchkin and not able to defend herself against Munchkin's loving attacks yet. Munchkin really loves to hug her. I don't have any photos of it because we're too busy pulling Munchkin off her friend who does not appreciate the hugs yet.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Bridge building

An activity we did in September was trying out different structures and shapes for basic bridge building. Trainboy really enjoyed this activity and loves his new arch blocks we made out of salt clay.


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