Friday, March 29, 2013

In the sun he melted...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Our March 19th Snowman

Snow day! We woke up to a lot of snow and it's still coming. The girls wanted to go out and play in it. I got them all bundled and was sending them out when they said, "We should build a snowman." I'm a bad Mom we have yet to built any snowmen this winter so what choice did I have.
 "Okay, I'll get on my snow clothes and come help." After I rubber banded my snow pants on. (I'm pass the point of getting even close to zipping them up.) I headed out to help. After a few frustrating minutes it was clear that this is not snowman building snow. It was kinda like trying to build a snowman out of sand. I'm hoping that this is the last snow of the season so I wasn't going to give up yet. Beside you can build things with sand if you construct them the right way.  We started just piling snow into one spot and patting it down. After what felt like a lot of piling and patting we decided we had a large enough mound to decorate.

Here's our cute little snowman:

Catching snow flakes on our tongues

Once we declared him finished Camille asked if she could use the camera to take some pictures.
Here are her masterpieces

Well I think I'm going to go enjoy some hot chocolate.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Rainbow Dinner

Since the Leprechauns turned our breakfast green in the morning, and left a trail of gold for us after church, (which lead to a box of Lucky Charms --Hello lunch!) We decided to have a rainbow themed dinner in honor of St. Patrick's day. Of course, the main course was corn beef and cabbage but the rest of it was as rainbowy as we could make it.

Rainbow fruit platter
Washed and cut by me arranged by Camille and Natalie
Rainbow ice cubes 
(Fail --Seriously I failed at making ice cubes.....embarrassing......I added WAY to much food coloring to the ice cubes so when water was pour is it leeched the excess color and resulted in black water. Lesson learned, I'll try it again with some adjustments. Like don't add food color drops into each individual cube. Mix up some colored water then pour into the trays.)

Rainbow Jello
Pain in the butt--it took me all day Saturday to put this together but tasted good. We will be having jell-o today for lunch and dinner and possibly tomorrow too. Everyone thought it was fun so I might do it again next year.
and of course some
Rainbow Bread

A special thanks goes out to pinterest from which I steal all my good ideas.I'm not creative enough to come up with ideas like this on my own but I like to try out others great ideas. 
(Well, the jell-o shamrocks were an original Karen idea but don't get use to those!)

On Friday Camille sported shamrock hair to school. 
 No shamrock hair happened on Sunday because I had a early meeting before church and had to speak in Sacrament meeting.

Here's a little video of St. Patrick's day breakfast.Click me.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Prepping for St. Patty's Day

We're gearing up for St. Patrick's day around here. Natalie thought we needed some green Jell-O roll-ups. They're so easy to make I couldn't say no. Then when I put some on her plate I realized I could easily turn them into a shamrock. (Sometimes I'm so smart.)

On the Kraft website

Jell-O roll-ups
1 (3 oz.) pkg. jello
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
Lightly spray an 8 or 9 inch pan square pan with non-stick cooking spray and make sure it is spread well.
Stir together water and jello powder in a glass bowl and microwave for 1 minute.   Remove bowl and stir well making sure jello is dissolved.  If necessary, return to microwave for 20 seconds or so to make sure jello is dissolved and stir again.
Add marshmallows and return to microwave for 20-40 seconds or until marshmallows have just begun to puff.  This is the key to a successful marshmallow layer!  If you over cook the marshmallows, they just dissolve and your roll-up will not have two distinct layers.
Whisk quickly until marshmallows are dissolved.
Pour quickly into prepared pan and chill in fridge for 45 minutes or until well set.  Creamy layer will float to the top.
Remove the pan from fridge.  At this point,  the jello should be very firm and easy to handle.  Gently pull one side away from pan and lift entire sheet onto counter.  Starting at one end, roll up tightly.  With seam side down, cut into 10-12 (1/2) inch slices.  I use a piece of dental floss and cut them like I would cinnamon rolls. 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Winter Break Fun

One fun thing we did during winter break was make rainbow bread. I found the recipe here. It turned out so pretty.

Just a few more weeks and we can come up with fun things to during spring break. I think the girls have make more rainbow bread on the list.

Anyone want some cake?

Between Feb 17th and Feb 19th we celebrate two birthdays at our house which equates to a lotta cake.

We made Brad a bulldozer cake which we named the "Bradapillar". It was a hit and I'm pleased with how it turned out.
Brad with his present. (Don't worry I pick out a Blu Ray player for him too.)

Now it's Emmie's turn:

Emily got her own "treasure" box. (She's been jealous of the ones Camille and Nattie got for Christmas.)

She got some awesome pop-up books from Cathy
And a fun Merida doll

Mil and Nat both got a little something from Cathy too
Cake time

Here are some pictures from her photo shoot.
Sometimes it's hard being 2 and having Mom want to take your picture
 I love the tears on her face
Lamby made everything better
At her check up she rocked the scales at 25.5 pounds (30%) and measured up to 36.5 inches (97%). She's long and lean. I'd like to say she takes after me but we all know that's not true.