Saturday, August 27, 2016

Summer Play.

Summer play at it's best || Harry Potter and Ron Weasley with their broomsticks (lightsabers) and Quidditch ball (basketball).

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Rubik Cube.

Truman got this rubik cube for Christmas and he has been completely obsessed with it every since.  These two are like two-peas in-a-pod - I can just see their minds working!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Swing Cookies *almost*

*Almost* Swing Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cups vegetable oil (I used coconut oil)
1 1/4 cup sugar (plus 1/4 cups for later)
3/4 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of Tarter
1 teaspoon salt
5 1/2 cups flour

Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cups sour cream
5 cups powderer sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
red food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cream of tarter, and salt.  Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl cream together butter, vegetable (or coconut) oil, sugar (1 1/4 cups), powdered sugar, and water.  Add in eggs.

Slowly add in flour mixture until combined.  Roll dough into golf sized balls and place onto a non stick cookies sheet.

To give the cookies their signature rough edge, dip the bottom of a glass into the reserved 1/4 cup sugar and press onto the cookie ball to flatten the cookie.  You still want the cookie to be thick so don’t press them to thin.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the bottom is lightly brown.  The cookies stay soft so do not over bake.

To make the frosting: Cream together butter, sour cream, and salt.  Add the powdered sugar.  Add in the milk to the desired consistency (I sometimes don’t need to add the milk at all).  Spread over cooled cookies and store in an airtight container.


* Cookies freeze well.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day.

Happy Father's day to these kids best dad.
Truman and Bodie were fighting over Norah so we took a picture with each of them holding her.
Gregg is the best dad, he loves these kids so much.  And on top of that he is always willing to help out around the house.  We love him!!!
Everyone wants a picture with Norah.
Pete, look at the camera!
"see"
I have been trying to figure out how I can send Pete to nursery {and preschool and school and out into the world for that matter} without always feeling so paranoid about his food allergies.  The best solution I could come up with was to put this avery label on his back so people will know!

Today his nursery leaders said, "I though we were taught not to label others" ha!  People can comment and laugh all they want about the label {which they do} but until they have a child with food allergies where the threat of a serious consequence is real - it is giving me some peace of mind.
Photos are now over - he was distracted by a plane flying over head.
After church my parents came over for dinner.
Grandpa holding Norah.
McKay and Rachel.
This is the first we have seen of them since the wedding.
Father's day coupons from Truman.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Pool with Craguns.

Our cousins are visiting from St. George so we met at the pool today to cool off.
Ender, Bodie, Truman and Lincoln.

Pete in his new swim floaty with attached swim suit.
Norah laying pool side.
The boys had a blast together.
This is what summer days are made off.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Ladies Garden Party.

My new calling is to serve on the 'evening Relief Society' committee.  Tonight we hosted a ladies garden party in the backyard of one of our ward members.
We shared fruits and vegetables from our gardens with dips made by neighborhood ladies.
Veggie table.
We had demo's on making fairy/troll gardens.
And we also had demos on planter boxes and flower gardens.
Treats for the kids.
It was an awesome event that I think everyone enjoyed.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Summer.

Bodie.
I love that when I ask Bodie to smile this is what I get.
Someday we will all laugh at this picture.
This summer he has challenged our parenting - it makes you stop and think and reevaluate and hopefully come out on the other side a better more loving and patient parent. 
 She is SO loved.
 She is getting so big so fast, I have never felt that way about any of my other babies .. but with Norah I feel like she is growing up to fast.
No smiles today, just a good stare-down. 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sunday kick-ball.

 We have been enjoying family walks on Sunday afternoons around the neighborhood and to the park.
 We have been meeting up with our friends the Lairds, tonight we played a round of kick-ball with them.
 Even Pete got a chance to "kick" the ball.
He loved it.
 What a good dad.
 The Lairds had a baby boy three weeks after Norah was born - Little Blake and Norah are going to be good buddies.
 A little ice cream to cool down.
 And a popsicle for Pete since he can't have ice cream.
Such sweet friends and great memories being made.