Saturday, April 25, 2009

This Girl

Makes me laugh!
Brad and I did some work in our backyard this morning. Pretty soon we hear Kate pounding on the sliding glass window.
A little later Brad looks over and starts cracking up.
THIS is what he saw...

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Volcano Eruption!

I've been getting lots of fun ideas for crafts or other things to do with Daylen from a great site called "No Time For Flashcards" my sis-in-law told me about. Today we had fun making a volcano, then doing a science experiment that I'm sure most everyone has done making your own eruption of lava. But first a couple of pictures of Miss Kater Potater as I call her. Her hair is slowly growing back a much lighter color with a reddish tint in the sunlight. Check out those teeth, they are getting so big! Why am I still nursing? I ask myself this almost every day, but her bottle taking days were oh so short lived.

We made our paper volcano first. Daylen is in to markers and glue right now. I have to watch him with the glue or he'll pour out the whole bottle.

The finished product which he always has to display on the fridge.

We got a little distracted getting the supplies for the science experiment because of course we have to find something to turn in to a ball.

Now for the fun part! 1/4 cup of baking soda and we were able to make quite a few eruptions with it. I just added red food coloring to the 1/4 cup vinegar and we had our lava.

It's just too cool to only do once!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Race day

for Rachel!
She ran in the Provo 1/2 marathon yesterday morning with rain and snow.
Gotta love Provo in April!
She is much better than I, I just have never been
able to enjoy running.
I like walking.
Way to go Rach!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Food Storage!

Brad and I have been slowly building up our food storage over the past 4 years or so, and with Maceys last caselot sale we once again made some additions. I bought a bunch of empty buckets to put our bags of food in for organization, longer shelf life, and rodent protection. It sure seems like we have a lot of food, but when I actually did the counting of pounds and compared it to how much we need for our family for a years supply I was kinda bummed to find we still have a ways to go.
Daylen had fun scooping rice from one bowl to the next while I washed buckets and transferred food in to them. It kept him entertained for quite some time.

We gotta make sure she is properly stored so she will last a LONG time!

If you haven't heard about gamma lids yet, let me tell you they are AWESOME! They are a great storage lid that gives you an airtight seal, but is easy to remove so you can use the food in your bucket while keeping it good for a long time. They are just a little hard to put on the first time. There is an outside rim, which took my whole weight to put on, then the inside just twists on. I love them!

I just wish my pantry was bigger!

We really need more shelves in our garage. We have a stack of buckets to the side as well.

Water, water, water! We still need more!!

Thanks to Jamie I have felt more of the food storage bug, and the homemaking bug. Since Christmas I have been grinding my own wheat and making bread. I don't know what took me so long to start doing this, the hardest part was just getting my wheat grinder out to actually use it. It is so EASY! Homemade bread tastes so much better than store bought and it is more healthy. Of course I couldn't do it without my bosch, bosch does most of the work and I can enjoy yummy bread in no time at all!
Next task...homemade laundry joke.