"Milk and Cookies"
Monday, March 31, 2008
"Milk and Cookies"
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
This is my all-time favorite picture from Carl's Christmas - isn't this just beautiful? Sometimes I feel like tearing out the pages of the book and sticking them on my walls. Moses has loved reading these books, and I think Brett and I enjoy them just as much as him.
Maybe Moses and Thor will have their own adventure soon...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
As we were coloring together this morning he asked me to "draw God." Well, that's a pretty tall order. I told him "I don't know what God looks like," and as he gave me his curious little stare I started realizing what a HUGE pile of questions that was bound to give rise to. While I braced myself for the possibility of having a theological discussion with a toddler, he seemed to make up his mind about something. "God's a fast runner" he said matter-of-factly, and returned to coloring. Well, yes. I imagine he would be. :)
So, we now have that to add to the list of how a toddler conceives of God:
1.) God put my head on me.
2.) God gots chickens in his back yard.
3.) God gots the sun in his hand and the moon in his truck.
4.) God's a fast runner.
Pretty funny stuff - and that cheered me right up! Enjoy the rest of your day!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Then there was Mister Bear, my youngest brother's blanket substitute. (Apparantly by the time you get to kid 4 you run out of creative names for their stuffed animals.) Michael dragged this poor bear everywhere he went by sticking his index finger into the hole in Mister Bear's throat. (In your mind's eye now add a very small boy to the end of the line of toddlers following my Mother through the grocery store. The first three drag dirty blankets and the last boy drags a bedraggled old stuffed bear wearing a sheep-skin vest.) When Mister Bear's head was finally hanging on by a few frayed threads, Mom reattached it and the process began again. The poor old guy is now beyond repair and has been relegated to the top of Michael's (now 18) book shelf.
This is Moses' blanket. My mother-in-law made it for him. This is actually one example of how great she is: she called me before giving it to him to ask if I minded that she made him a blanket. I'm sure she was thinking of the 3 beautiful blankets I had painstakingly made for him that he wanted nothing to do with. Of course I didn't mind, and of course, this became THE blanket. He sleeps with it every night and drags it all over the house with him. He hates it when I wash it and always reminds me that "it's actually clean." And my feelings aren't hurt at all. Even though making blankets is my second job, I love that he's found his special one. I totally get it.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I even let him help make it. OK - he really only got to draw on the fabric scraps with my quilting pencil, but he felt like he was helping, and that's what counts.
The end result is super cute - we appliqued a big M on the front for Moses ("M says mmmmm") and he loves putting toys in the bag, carrying them around the house, dumping them out, putting them back in...
I put a second baseball bag in the shop this afternoon, where it is patiently waiting for a name to be appliqued onto it. :)
Monday, March 10, 2008
Chicken Mojito with Mint and Lime over Couscous
1 cup couscous
1 bunch of asparagus
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped red onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp sugar
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup light rum (or white wine - tastes just as good and more likely to be found in your fridge)
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 Tbsp lime juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1.) Cook couscous according to package directions
2.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange asparagus on baking sheet and coat with cooking spray. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Roast 15 minutes or until fork-tender.
3.) Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and sugar. Saute about 3 minutes.
4.) Add chicken and saute 3-5 minutes more - until golden brown on all sides. Add rum (or wine) and broth and simmer 5 minutes.
5.) Remove from heat and stir in lime juice. Season with salt to taste.
6.) Chop asparagus and arrange with couscous and chicken mixture. Garnish with chopped mint.
Friday, March 7, 2008
But, Brett and I had a very exciting scrabble game which we played by candle light that night. He BEAT me (yes, you read that right Daniel) despite the 30 points I earned by spelling "fix" on a triple word score space. Sometimes it's nice to have your plans ruined by a squirrel chewing through the power line. :)
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
Anyways, now for the reason you are really reading this... The winner of the February give away is Tanya of Razor Berries. (Go visit her shop for some seriously awesome art work!) Congrats Tanya and enjoy the sachet!