A pictorial walk through my day. There were just too many good shots to choose from.(you will scroll forever!)
Our craft of the day....sorta. It happened at 1 AM last night. I had intended to paint since the kids went down early but just as I hit publish on the last post and got up to get my paints out, a little not so sleepy headed girl decided to wake up and hang out with me.
I went back online and found us a paper craft to do. Something, anything to do other than rock and watch Dora. I chose something I would enjoy and found the pattern here.
We cut circles.
20 of them. Kaitlyn busied herself cutting strips of paper into little pieces and exclaimed over and over, "hooray, lovely, oooo, beautiful, awwwww a piece for daddy."
She cut and cut and finally decided that all the little purple squares that she made were actually coins, hmmmm, ok. Can't say she's not creative.
We then folded and tape rolled them. I am way to impatient for glue.
It was a great trial run and it looks a little rough but I do not care, it happened in the middle of the night so I totally get a break on the perfection.
The next one will be perfect. ;-)
After being up till 2:30 AM with Kaitlyn and then up throughout the night with both kids this was soooo inviting at 9 this morning.
Actually I drank 5 cups before I felt normal and functional today.
We headed out of the house for a few hours. I knew I would crack being inside all day with little sleep and it ended up being a really great day.
"Hey mom, I am melting your heart."
"I have no nose."
We picked up Em and Phil and headed to the library. We loooove books and love the library. Kaitlyn goes a little crazy with 'buying' the books and we usually end up with around 38 to take home.
Then again it takes us only a few days to get through them at 10 books a bedtime reading.
Em found a comfy spot and plugged herself in to her books on MP3.
Ethan found a lady to check out.
Kaitlyn got lost in her books.
Ethan kept trying to escape the kids area despite our barricades.
And he did.
And headed straight for the stairs every time.
We also hit the mall. I got new furry gloves. Sweet huh?! (they were only $1.97......brand new, can't beat that!)
Ethan likes them too.
Kaitlyn is a very involved little girl. If mommy does it she does it and if mommy does something it is cool. I put her to work and she thinks it is fun, ha, ha (evil laugh) if she only knew!
In the pic above is my all time favourite ever scalloped potatoes in the making. The key ingredient to this hit is the dill, mmmmm, it makes it!
I got this recipe from an old friend and if she is reading this I thank her, we love it!
Here it is.
6 medium red potatoes, peeled and sliced.
2 cans mushroom soup
3/4 can water
garlic powder to taste
2 tsp to 1 tbsp dill. Whatever you feel like. I like almost 1 tbsp, but not quite. I find 1 tbsp to be a little much.
A couple rings of onion chopped
seasoning salt to taste
salt and pepper to taste
half a brick of old cheddar
Layer potatoes, mix the ingredients and pour some, layer again, pour more sauce, and layer once more and pour the rest over top. Bake covered for 1 1/2 hours at 4ooC then remove lid and brown for another 30 mins or till desired tenderness is reached.
Adding a little love to the mix.