Notice Julia and Jackie forming the balls so nicely while a little thief in the background is taking them out and eating them. Now look in the picture below. Do you see how they got smart and moved the container out of her reach? If you look closely you can see that Jo Jo's mouth is full :).
Are you looking for some fun things to do with your kids this summer? How about teaching them how to cook a yummy snack? Every couple of weeks we make a batch of "Peanut Butter Balls". We got the recipe from the Mouro family (link on the right) and we just toss things in and add new things. The kids can make the whole thing. You don't really need to measure - just toss stuff in, form balls and put in the refrigerator. These are usually the only kind of cookies we have at our house and the whole family loves them. I have listed the ingredients below.
*ground flax seed
We buy the bran and flax seed in bulk at the health food store and then we fill a coffee grinder with flax seed and grind it and toss it in. You can grind all kinds of things and toss them in. Now I go heavy on the oats, bran and flax seed, but at first you might want to start with small amounts until your little tummies get used to it. I have to confess that I even eat one or two for breakfast when I am on the run. My sister and friends make these too and they vary it with different dried fruit or m & ms and sunflower seeds. Sometimes we put wheaties in them - just toss in whatever you have or try grinding some new grains and toss them in. You can't go wrong!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
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I love to see little glimpses of what is going on in their little minds. She also told me the other day she is 1/2 toddler and 1/2 big girl. I guess that is convenient when you are 3 so that if there is something that only the big kids get to do, then she is a big girl, but being 1/2 toddler she can still use a blanky and be held :). She is one smart girl!
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008
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Friday, May 16, 2008
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008
This is the front room that you see when you enter our home. It is my international flair room and I still need to put up some bamboo/matchstick shades. Every single thing in this room was from a garage sale/second hand except for the curtain rods and big mirror.
Just a cute picture of my "Littles".
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Jackie + Joanna = trouble - but aren't they cute? They are so funny together.
Whoa- that is a scary bride! She chased Jordan and said, "Watch out, I am going to marry you."
This will be great embarassment material for when they get married :).
Don't you love the wedding dresses? They used men's undershirts. And they even put down a white blanket.
Jackie and Joanna were excited to see monkey bars in our bedroom.
Javi - painting our master bedroom.
This is the girls' room. Thanks Molly and Lana for helping me paint it!
The first night sleeping at our new house. This is Jordan's and the boys' room.
Jordan asked to have a desk in his new room because he said he wanted his room to look "professional" :). This desk was donated to our garage sale and didn't sell, so we were happy to bring it home for Jordan.
Lot's of reading going on.
The other day Julia said, "Mom knows everything because she got "simple naughty" grades!" I said, "what!??!" She said, "Yeah, you know, you got simple naughty grades in college." Janae burst out laughing and said, " Julia, she got Suma cum laude grades, not simple naughty grades!" I was a little confused there for a while. Then Javi said, "yes and back then it was harder because she had to look things up in libraries with encyclopedias, not on computers." Can you believe that my kids had never heard of an encyclopedia!! They are from a generation that has not needed an encyclopedia. Anyways, they asked what an encyclopedia was and we explained and Jordan said, "oh it is like google, google knows everything." Janae said, "I know one thing that google doesn't know." We were stumped. Then she said, "It can't tell you the names that are in the Book of Life." She is one smart girl.
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