Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Massive Cookie

I have a cute little 4 year old that likes to do things with his mama when his little brother is taking a nap.

Yesterday we were reading some books that we got at the Library. One of the books was called "Wild Boars Cook". He picked it out at the Library all by himself. It's a fun book about some really hungry boars that decide that if they want to eat a lot, they have to cook! And at the end of the book is one of the recipes that the boars cook, a Massive Cookie. So, we made the massive cookie. Here it is before it was baked, we thought it was massive then!!

Just look at it after it got out of the oven!! That thing was MASSIVE!! He had lots of fun reading the book (well, having mom read the book) to his brother and dad later that night before we ate it for dessert after dinner. It was really crunchy and really sweet, but it was fun to do and he had a blast! So, if your kids love books and like to bake with you, go and get "Wild Boars Cook" at the Library! We returned it today to the Shelley Library, so if you live out here, go snatch it up!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Karate Kid

These are for you Grandma Berta!

Brandon recently started taking Karate classes in Idaho Falls. He really loves it! These pictures are from his third class. We are hoping that Karate helps him to listen better and have more respect. He does still have a little trouble following directions during class, but he is getting a lot better!

LOL, this one makes me laugh! He is such a goofball!

I tell you what, it's hard to take pictures of this kid, he moves way too much!!

When he got home from Karate class yesterday we had The Karate Kid movie from Netflix in the mail! He watched it right when we got into the house!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Baking & Bear World

Earlier this summer we went up to bear world with my sister Savana when she came to visit. The boys had lots of fun seeing all of the different animals. Here is Todd and Adam getting up close and personal with a doe.

Adam checking out the pot belly pig that was way bigger than him!

And Brandon and Savana petting little baby goat kids! They were so cute! The duck wanted some of the action too! Or maybe it just wanted some of the food inside of Vana's hand!

Here is a raspberry peach cobbler that I made last night with the last of my fresh raspberries, thanks Lori! I just used my regular peach cobbler recipe and added in some raspberries. It was yummy!
And yesterday morning I made this buttermilk raspberry cake, with hopes of posting it on to But Mama, I'm Hungry! But before I could get a picture of it Adam did this to it! He thought it would be fun to dig his hands into it to get some to eat. It was yummy! You can find the recipe here.

Monday, August 10, 2009

I'm Just Craving A Really Big Burrito

Last night for dinner I made Chile Verde burritos. {The recipe will be up on But Mama, I'm Hungry! In a few weeks. Right now I have recipes lined up to post until the end of this month.} Anyway, I made chile verde, mexican rice, refried beans, pico de gallo, guacamole and homemade chips. Yeah, I was cooking all day. And we made burritos for dinner out of all of those things. Todd was craving a really big burrito (inside joke) so he made this almost 4 pound burrito. At first I thought we were going to share it for dinner, like the whole family... but he wanted to see if he could eat the whole thing. So, he started eating...
It was really big, this platter is the same one I use to put things on for Todd to take to work, like a whole batch of cookies big.
This is a candid shot of Todd almost done with the whole thing. He had one bite left to go. See that "I'm in pain" look? Yeah, he claims he wasn't in pain, but I think this picture says it all!
So, he ate the whole thing! I swear, that thing was big! He used 2 HUGE tortillas to make the burrito! We weighed it right before he ate it and it was just under 4 pounds! Yeah. He said it was the best burrito he ever ate. In his whole life. I'm glad he enjoyed it!

And here are Brandon and Adam after eating dinner and a cookies & cream cupcake (the recipe will be up in a few weeks). Adam loved them! Can't you tell?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Loss Of A Good Friend

A couple of weeks ago I told Adam that I wasn't going to buy any more new binkies after he lost his last one. I swear, this kid loses binkies like it's going out of style. And then a couple of days after I told him that I wasn't buying anymore, he finally lost his last one. I stuck to my guns and didn't buy anymore new ones. Adam was pretty sad at first, those first couple of naps and going to bed at night were pretty hard for him. In fact, the first night he cried for almost an hour. But, he eventually got over it and is now completely binkie free for 1 1/2 weeks now! He's a big boy now! Now we just need to work on potty training! ;)

He looks so much more grown up without the binkie, don't you think? He's a cutie!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

A Rodeo In Town

The boys had lots of fun at The Little Buckaroo Rodeo this year! Both Brandon and Adam competed in the Stick Pony Race and they had a blast! Brandon really wanted to do the sheep riding, but he's a year too young so he's hoping to do that event next year. Even though he looks bigger than most of the kids that were competing in it this year! Adam had so much fun, this was his first year doing it and he loved it! He even met a little girlfriend, as you can see in one of the pictures above. He is just too cute! They are both my cute little cowboys!