Sunday, May 23, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Cookie Dough recipe:
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. shortening
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. sugar
1 1/3 c. flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. vanilla
Cream shortenings and sugars. Add remaining ingred. Mix until smooth. Spread on pizza pan. Bake 375 for 10 minutes.
1 - 8oz. cream cheese, softened
8 oz whipped topping
1/2 c. sugar
Blend together and spread on top of cooled cookie crust.
Arrange fruit of your choice on top. Such as - strawberries, bananas, grapes, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, etc.
1/2 c. sugar
1 T cornstarch
1/2 orange juice
1/4 c. water
Mix and boil, until thickened. Cool slightly. Make sure all fruit is covered/sealed. ENJOY!!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Mine started off on a selfish note. The boys didn't do anything for me, and i was disappointed rod didn't have the boys do something. I knew it was selfish, but i couldn't help it! I didn't want him to buy me anything. Just have the boys scribble on some paper, that would have been fine :) So at breakfast Adam says "mom, we forgot to do a craft for you!" (i had told him the day before to make something for me while i was away:) So after breakfast i helped the boys make me a craft! They were sweet and handed me their creation and said Happy Mother's day. Actually Ben said "Happy....pause......I have to poop!" Well ok, there goes that moment!
I was so happy to be able to go to church, Ben had been sick the 2 days before and i was certain the other ones would have gotten it by Sunday. But they didn't, and Ben was better. I seriously think this is the first time one has gotten sick without the others getting it!! And i really enjoyed the service. Pretty sure God wanted me to go :)
I was convicted about my selfishness. A handful of ladies were asked to share about their moms and experiences growing up and it was so neat to hear the honor these ladies had for their moms. I was challenged to be a loving and prayerful mom, mirroring God's love and using our God given Mother's heart to love our children and others supernaturally, thus giving God glory and showing the world what God's love looks like. I could go on. It was very good. So i left there not thinking about me and my lack of recognition at home, but reflecting on the service and striving to be the loving mom (and person) God calls us to be.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Another fun thing from today was this bike Rod found in his warehouse for Adam. We've been looking at yard sales for a training wheeled bike, and then it dawned on him he's had this one stashed away for years. It's girly and wobbly, but Adam loves it and did real well on it.
I'm tired, hoping to pick up a nap today. Clay has picked his awake time to be when the other 3 are napping!
Saturday, May 1, 2010
He continues to be an easy, content baby (except for the above pic:) He does have more awake time now, but still not nursing well. Rod and i keep commenting how nice it is to just have one this time!! Thinking back on when the twins were infants has really made us enjoy this newborn phase with Clay all the more. Rod's sister is in town which means i've had lots of help, that has been a blessing. They even helped me plant my garden. The whole garden got planted in one hour! It usually takes me a good week to get everything in. So a big thank you to them for all they are doing for us.