Saturday, January 10, 2009


Tiernan with his Remedy Drive poster that has his name on it and was signed by all the band members. He was so excited!
Thank heaven for little boys (and computers that play DVDs!) who sit still for a whole 10 minutes while watching a video on the computer.

They were all standing at the couch reading different books.

I wanted to get an up-close picture of each of the kids smiling and/or saying "cheese". Here is what I got...............:)

Tiernan was complient......

Brayan was a little bit complient but he kept getting all excited.....

And don't ask me what Caedmon was doing! After I told him to say "cheese", this is what he did......hehe :)

I've been in the "bake something I haven't baked before" mood lately. Yesterday I tried my hand at making granola. Yummy! I included oats, coconut, honey, walnuts, and dried cranberries. It turned out really good! The kids couldn't keep their little paws out of it, and I had it for breakfast this morning with some milk! This will definitely be something I'll keep making!

Then after granola, I found a recipe for butterscotch chip cookies so I made those! They turned out good as well! The recipe I found was actually a "cookie in a jar" recipe that you can give as a gift, so that gave me an idea. With each thing that I make from now on that has several dry ingredients (and I know I'm going to make it again soon), I'm going to measure out two of each ingredient (one to use and the other to put in a jar) so then I will have all my dry ingredients ready to go when I make it next! I've done this already with homemade muffin mix and it works out nice. For stuff that I won't use in the next couple days, I'll put it in a plastic bag and stick it in the freezer so my flour stays fresh, etc.

Then today I started out by making breakfast energy bars! It has yummy stuff in it like oats, honey, peanut butter, flour, coconut, butter, raisins, cranberries, choco chips, etc. I think they turned out nice as well since the kids each scarfed one down after lunch :)

After the bars I decided to take on the huge, messy, seemingly never-ending pretty simple task of making bagels. There's about a gazillion steps but once I started, there was no stopping me!...even while trying to keep 3 busy boys occupied! I chose to make them of the whole wheat apple cinnamon variety!

Bagel anyone??

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