Monday, December 22, 2008

The Big Time...

Next time you are in the checkout line, take a glance at the new Feb/Mar issue of Modern Bride. Page 161.

Let the fun begin!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Updates on the Kiddos!

Hailey -- Yes, she enjoyed the Nutcracker. They had a wonderful date night. She is enjoying Dance class and will have her recital on Dec 15th. Post more about that after the event! Next she would like to give ice skating a try! And a photo of my cheeky girl. This is the best I could get this morning! (She is laying on the couch trying to hide from the camera)

Jenna -- She is getting so active, so very active! She is on the go most of the time just to see what she can find to eat or spill or crawl on! Recently she discovered Hailey's old doll. She loves it. She gives it big hugs and smiles. Super cute!

Jackson -- He is doing fantastic in school and really loves it. He is also in a flag football league. At the beginning of the season, well, lets just say there was room for improvement! He was hesitant and not quite sure how to play! The next 2-3 games he got so much better. He was learning the rules, practicing throwing and catching and giving it his all. It did not matter if he even touched the ball he was trying so hard. Last night, he had a fantastic game. He quarterbacked for 3 touchdowns and got 2 flags. He was so very proud of himself.


We hosted a wonderful Thanksgiving here in our home this year. You can read Christine's version of the days events. I did not get a photo of the boys in their hats....

just a sec.....there you are. The hat. I had to pull Stu away from his font work. It was tough!

When Jackson grows up....

he would be an excellent -- announcer, director, sports caster, behind they scenes guy....

Here he is at his control table as he announces and the directs the morning cartoons! He was especially proud of the "microphone" (aka pencil taped to headset!)

What in a mug?

So lately I have been emailed or read several recipes on baking a cake in the microwave. I am not a huge fan of microwaves, but I thought it would be a fun activity for the kids. So let the science experiment begin....
They selected their mug and mixed up all the ingredients. So far so good....

Next is when the science experiment began. This photo was taken on the downward motion of the cake. It actually got quite a bit taller than this!!

The cake was allowed to cool for just a new moments. And, get this, we actually allowed our kids to eat the rubbery cake. They both eat some, but have not asked for it again!

If you are board, craving chocolate or just want some entertainment. Here is the recipe. Try it at your own risk!
1 Coffee Mug
4 tablespoons flour(that's plain flour, not self-rising)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
Small splash of vanilla
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, and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. 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 share!)