Thursday, April 2, 2009

Easter Cookies taken from a fall favorite

We have always made these cookies into candy corn in the fall, and

I have always thought I could make them look like an Easter Egg.

I think they turned out ok.

If you want to see the post and recipe it is here.

Farm Babies and extras

April 2nd

We were able to attend a fun preschool outing with our preschool friends. We went to a local farm that is part of our park system in the county. We were able to see baby pigs, sheep, and chicks. Everyone enjoyed all the animals except Milk Dud. He is really scared of them now.

We were also able to see how they tapped the tree to get sap to make maple syrup.

We also pulled the kernels off of their homegrown corn and made popcorn.


Cribs are for non climbers

April 1st

Ok - this is not joke. I have said from the beginning, "this is a climber." He is my earliest child to climb/fall out of his crib. I had just put him down and he was not even crying. I was in the next room and heard ...BOOM!!

I ran in there to find Milk Dud crying like he was scared and not hurt. I asked him if he was hurt and he pointed to his finger. I looked him over and then put him to bed. When he woke-up he had a nice mark on his forehead and then on the 2nd when I washed his hair I could see the other mark on the back side of his head.

6th Tooth GONE

April 1st

Ice Cream lost another tooth at school. He has been working on it, and we knew it would be soon. What an April Fools day surprise for him. He lost it while in line to leave for the day. He was a little worried but made it to the nurse and on the bus without any problems. We are now working on the other two loose ones.

5 Minute Chocolate Cake

End of March

We are greatful for wonderful friends that find fun things for us to make and EAT!! Friends from our old neighborhood came for a playdate and brought a fun activity for everyone. We made 5 Minute Chocolate Cake. Really, it takes 5 minutes to mix, and cook (microwave), and not much more time to eat. We had a fun time and have tried it 2 more times since.

Here we are sharing our fun with our Tuesday playdate.
We thought Grandma and Grandpa would enjoy it and they did.

They went home with a copy to make it at home.

If you want to enjoy some cake also, here you go...I warn you, read the warning at the bottom before you start.

4 tablespoons flour

4 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa

1 egg

3 tablespoons milk

3 tablespoons oil

3 tablespoons chocolate chips

(optional)a small splash of vanilla extract

1 large coffee mug (We do not have large coffee mugs so I used a soup mug and a small bowl )

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high). The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!

Art Show for Candy

March 19th

Candy was featured in an art show in the gallery at our community center. The preschool had an art show, and it was fantastic. She was able to come up with her own idea. "A Colorful Window" was painted to look like a stained glass window from our church.

We were excited to see her work.
Who knows this might just start something.

St. Patrick's Day ....I know I am behind

March 17th
I know we are not Irish, but how can you not have fun and we Swedes can think green, right? Candy's preschool had a leprechaun come and leave footprints, and green snacks at school and I think the leprechaun decided to come home with us because we had a mess on St. Patrick's Day. The kids woke to find foot prints on their faces, gold candy money all over the floor (his bag of gold must have ripped), and green milk in the fridge. It was exciting for our household.

We had conferences tonight (April 2nd) with Ice Cream's teacher. She had to tell us how excited Ice Cream was on St. Patrick's day and how all the kids were really jealous they did not get gold coins at their house. I am not sure they were excited about the milk.

Milk Dud does not drink cow's milk for the most part. He just does not want it. But turn it green and he was willing to try it. He did not like it but he tired it. The other two children would not even try it. Thanks to Dad for finishing it so it would not go to waste.

We all wore green and had to take a few quick pictures.
Milk Dud turns 18 months tomorrow!