Monday, July 28, 2008
here is a video of the little guy last week. i realized that he may enjoy using this walker instead of pushing quade's little chair around the house. today he took 3 steps independently. we're okay if he doesn't start really walking for awhile. he's much safer on all fours...but it is cute to see him walking around.
typical morning...watching curious george
quade and stephen playing guitar hero...stephen is quade's hero.
Having 4 kids (and having teenagers) made me realize a few things:
1) you have to be very organized
2) you have to be intentional to have quality conversation with your husband. we are so used to talking about life, work, future during dinner and after the kids go to bed. When you have teenagers around you talk with them during dinner and they stay up as late as you and sometimes later than you do.
3) you get very good at playing video games
4) chaos can be FUN!!!
5) there is a lot of love and laughter with a house full of kids.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
She made these healthy oatmeal cookies that looked yummy. i was immediately inspired and went out that afternoon with the boys to whole foods.
it took me longer than i thought it would to find all the ingredients, so we didn't make them until the next afternoon. but it was worth the wait...delicious!
i grew up on health food (natural peanut butter, whole wheat bread, etc.). something in my body said "thank you for the amazing treat!" after the first bite. what's great is that you can eat them for breakfast or an afternoon snack. amazing.
here is the recipe (i used craisins and dried blueberries instead of apricots and raisins):
HEALTHY OATMEAL COOKIE SNACKS
2 cups whole wheat flour
½ cup ground flax seed
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
1 t cinnamon
½ t nutmeg
½ t cardamom
½ cup (1 stick) organic butter – room temperature
½ cup natural cane sugar
2 organic eggs
½ cup honey
1 t vanilla extract
1 small apple, peeled and chopped
½ cup goji berries or raisins
½ cup chopped dates or apricots
1 cup chopped walnuts or almonds (optional)
1 ½ cups coconut
3 cups old fashioned organic oats
1⁄4 cup applesauce
Stir together dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda and spices).
In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugars. Add in honey, eggs and vanilla. Slowly add in dry mixture and beat together. Stir in oats, applesauce, coconut, fruit and nuts.
Drop spoonfuls onto baking sheet.
Bake 12-14 minutes at 350.
Makes 2 dozen
Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
If you'd like to hear where he learned this infamous 4 non-blonde's ditty, see the video clip below from our new year's eve tacky formal. (don't worry grandma with quade we sing "oh my goodness, did i try...")