Monday, October 29, 2012

day 1..

i'm so grateful for the 'heads up' we had about this hurricane and that things were taken care of before the storm approached.  It took an entire afternoon to get all the animals inside the other day, so the advance notice was nice!

i think of my family and others who have to be outside no matter what the weather holds.  rod and the boys are out right now (monday 5:00pm) but only because they want to see the creek and because they are silly like that.  They will be in before long.  Winds are definitely picking up.

Here's some activity from our storm-day.  We found things to do. 

Clay got a bath, in case it'll be awhile till he gets another....I love everything about this boys hair. 

We let the boys bring their trucks in.  Not sure why they take off their clothes to race trucks, but....

(FYI:  we do feed them)

The boys aren't as into crafts as they used to be, but I've been wanting to try melted crayons leaves, so we did these.  I thought they were cute. 

Instructions for these are found 'here'.

We did some school work in the afternoon.  Adam made his own 'desk'. 

Saw a recipe on another blog that i follow, for Apple Bread.  It's very good.  I had just picked up apples in our "orchard", so i made it tonight.  So good.  Try it, you could cut back a bit on the sugar. 

Apple Bread 
Makes two loaves
3 cups flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups apples, peeled and chopped
Combine flour through salt, set aside. In another bowl, mix apple sauce, oil, sugars, eggs, vanilla, and apples. Stir into flour mixture. The batter will be very thick. Divide mixture between 2 greased bread pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or just until a knife comes out clean. Let cool completely before removing turning out.
Our creek, as of 5:00 monday, when they went exploring. 
A little sad about our beloved Ocean City, NJ.  They are taking on the worst of this hurricane.  One of the first verses I taught Adam when he was little, was "even the wind and the waves obey Him"  I've been thinking about that a lot the past days.  This is all in God's hands.  Nothing is a surprise to Him, or outside of His will. 

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