I'VE heard this saying but never thought it would become the family THEME...... The "PLAY" part definitely takes precedence. We love ALLEN!!!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Boat Ride

It was a beautiful day, but Allen had to work, so when he was done he rushed home and we headed to the reservoir for an evening boat ride.  We had a great time.  We strapped Addison in and took off.  We wanted to make sure that Maggie wouldn't jump in so Allen threw her right in....Well she can puppy paddle pretty good!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Addie is just a growin!!

I've been a bit tired the last few weeks, but need to get a post in since it has been a while.  I know, I've been doing really good.  Since we've gotten home, I've just been trying to play catch up!!

I'm so glad that everyday Addison loves books more and more.  I will hand her one in the car and she will sit and read it.  Same as she's doing here, reading it by herself.  Of course it's always more fun when mommy reads them, but then that is all we would do all day long!!!

We sure do love baths.  I'm afraid the older she gets the harder it's going to be to pull her out of the Tub!!

She loves to try and put mommies shoes on.  It's so cute to watch her try to put her own shoes and cloths on when she finds them.  She is a smart little girl.

She sure loves her daddy.  Sunday morning are his!!!  Doesn't he look awake...it's good for him. 

We really do have a happy baby on our hands.  It's so funny cause at times she reminds me she still has a set of lungs on her!

These TWO PICTURES make me realize my baby is growing up.  As all you mothers out there know, its a bitter sweet feeling. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cleaning and Blanket

Today Addison and I cleaned the kitchen, her room and started cleaning the bathroom, but this little girl was getting tired.  She sniffs for her blanket and when she gets it, she smells it and hugs it!!!, I was trying to hold her off till noon, trying to transition into ONE NAP, but she wasn't having any of that.

She has been sleeping almost 3 hrs in the morning and then she lays in her be around 2:30 or 3:00 for another nap that she might sleep 30 min.  So, hence by 6:30pm she is a bear and needs to go to bed but I have to hold her off till at least 7 so she will sleep till 7-7:30am.  I was hoping she was going to wait till the summer was over to change, but I think she's ready now.  The long nap will be good, but I will miss the two naps.  (the time to get more things done)

Oh, cleaning Addison's room was fun because it was a disaster!!!  We hadn't for a few days and there were toys and cloths everywhere.  We got dressed, picked up toys and went to go through her shoes and she thought that was pretty fun.  One of the many things she's enjoying is pulling everything out of somewhere and leaving it for mommy to clean up!!! 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Quick & Crusty French Baguettes

I found this while searching around.  They are quick and easy!!
  • 2 cups very warm water
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 cups flour
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  In a large bowl, whisk together the warm water, yeast, and sugar.  Set the bowl on top of your preheating oven for ten minutes.  Stir in the salt and add the flour a half-cup at a time, until the dough becomes soft but not sticky.  Knead the dough until elastic.
Cut the dough into four even pieces.  Roll each of them into four long, thin ropes.  Twist together two of the ropes to form one loaf.  Twist the other two ropes together to form a second loaf.  Transfer both onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
You can now bake the loaf right away (if you’re in a hurry) or allow it to rise for an additional 15-30 minutes on top of your warm oven.
Now for the SECRET: Fill a large bowl with 3-4 cups of ice.  Open your hot oven and place the baking sheet with the baguettes inside, then toss the ice cubes on the bottom of the oven and quickly shut the door.  Do NOT open your oven for 15 minutes.  Bake until golden brown, about 15-18 minutes.

Cherry Picking

Cherry pie or cherry crisp is probable one of the best things around if made with pie cherries, sorry not the ones you buy at the store, home grown and picked with love!!!!!

Growing up we had cherry trees and having those in the freezer to just pull out was taken for granted.  For the last few years I have kept my eye on who has a tree, and are they going to use them?  Well Last year I had just had Addison so no energy, but this year down the street and around the corner from us is a pie cherry tree. When I saw they were ready to pick and no one was picking them, I went a knocking. For three days I knocked morning and evening, no answer???  Then on sunday going to church I saw cars in there driveway.  They had been out of town.

They said I could have a the cherries I wanted (because they were sour to them)they are pie cherries but good for me....wooo hooo!!!!

We picked three Ice cream buckets and I really need to go finish picking the tree, cause the rest are ripe and will be gone in another day or so, but I'm so happy to have cherries in the freezer to use for the year till I can pick again. 

I though this little girl was going to give a sour face when she tried the cherries, but she loved them and wanted more...go figure!!!!