Saturday, August 18, 2012

Boy power

Each week we show up to church with Henry and a new injury.  Just when that last bump or scratch heals he manages to find something dangerous. This week he climbed up the tub onto counter and slipped.  At first it looked like a small scratch but swelling soon revealed a deep gash inside his mouth.  The poor little guy still smiles but his lip is sooo swollen.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Peanut butter and jelly

From the beginning Henry has been a relatively clean eater, unlike Maggie who liked to fling food on everything from walls to floors.  Even now Maggie likes to play with her food and sculpt designs on the table.  Designs which I  find myself scrubbing off later because I failed to wipe down before crystallizing.  Recently Henry has decided to join in with his sister and despite my warnings not to play with their food... they are encouraged through the silly laughter of each other.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lemon Birthday Cake: 6 Cups butter

Birthday cakes are not meant to be healthy... after all they come once a year but I had to make a special trip to the grocery to get butter for this one.  Maggie has been eying this cake on the cover of a magazine for months because of its pink layers and we finally found an excuse to make it, Mom's Birthday.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Tonya and Megan visit

It was fun to have my sister visit.  Sara was indelibly impressed with the lesson, singing time and games that Tonya and Megan did off the cuff for Family Home Evening.  Our normally rapid 5 minute event transformed into a full hour of productions.  We did a reenactment of "Daniel in the lions den".  Maggie enjoyed being one of the lions and Henry did a fabulous job playing King.  We also sang forgotten songs like "The Family" and "London Bridges".  We also played games like find Dora, which Maggie absolutely loved.   It was by far our most successful Home Evening.

Before we knew it our visitors were off to Michelle's house.  Maggie loved having Megan around to put her hair in braids, normally I just let her run around with wild hair.  We also enjoyed playing strategy games while the kids were down for their naps.  It made me realize how nice it is to have family.  We wish somehow that everyone could lived closer.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

Payton's Birthday

Ethan's portrait

A new cousin; Ethan at two months.  Hopefully I will be posting more pictures soon.