Friday, January 25, 2008

Chugga-chugga me some goodness

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.

Peek-a-boo mommy.

"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.

"Matching hats!"

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.


The Chatty Housewife- said...

That is funny that you made one of those globes. I had been seeing them around on several blogs and had just bookmarked the directions yesterday. :) Yours is really cute. I have a paper cutter too, which I am sure makes the craft way easier.

That recipe looks yummy, I think I will try it for a potluck.

Family Adventure said...

Can I just say that your comment on my last blog post totally cracked me up!!! :)

I love when you post pictures of your know I'm living vicariously through that side of you, right? And that's why I was a little offended, on your behalf, when you said the craft looked A LITTLE ROUGH?!?! It looks perfect to me.

The pictures of Ethan are adorable, but the ones of Kaitlyn in her furry hood are the money shots this time around! Too cute!

Happy weekend - we are off to the cottage. Hope you have a good one!


Heather said...

The paper globe looks great! I love that crocheted little bauble at the bottom.

Karen MEG said...

That craft is amazing! You are so artistic, you make everything look so easy.

We loved scalloped potatoes here, so I just might have to try that tonight.

I love those photos of Kaitlyn and the hood. So precious. Little man is sweet too - I have no nose. Too cute!

BeachMama said...

Fabulous photo diary of your day. I love your crafts and you do so much in one day! Great shots and sure looks like a great day.

nicole said...

I sent a package to you your mail in 5-10 days.

Kami said...

What a great day! If I had gotten that little of sleep I would have moped around the house whining. I can learn from you:-)

And I make horrid scalloped potatoes, I am going to try this recipe it sounds yummy!

Anonymous said...

must take note ... get OUT of house when it's been a rough night! i often don't and then regret it. midnight crafting ... what great memories are made of! you're a great mom :)

Badness Jones said...

How cute is she in that coat?!!

And I love your craft....maybe I could try that...

Kristi said...

I love that topiary! I can't wait for the day when my little girl is old enough to do crafts (and bake)with me. I'll admit to not being all that talented in that area, but I plan to give it a go anyway.

Great pictoral collage of your day. The library is one of our favorite places to go too. Thanks for visiting my blog the other day. I will definitely return to yours!

Jovi said...

yum, dill in scalloped potatoes sounds delicious! and cute gloves :)

MJ said...

I'm always looking for new ways to make scalloped potatoes! Thanks for your recipe! PS: I noticed Dora rainboots at Walmart South...