We have added to our family....it was awhile ago actually. Late last summer, I think. One of the boys had wanted a pet mouse for several years. Ever since he read the Redwall series (by Brian Jacques) when he was five he's been in love with mice. I've been trying to wait it out, but then this fall when he mentioned it yet again, I was ready to think about it. So off to the pet store we went, just for some information (hmm mmm, riiiiight) and home we came with two dumbo rats. They were babies then. Adorable as can be, and apparently much more social than mice, who really do not like to be held. And the truth is, we just love them! They are so cute and sociable and the boys are doing a really good job of cleaning out their cage and feeding and watering them.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Hen started reading this year.
Monday, March 11, 2013
We had a crazy end to our week last Friday, which included a head injury. Don't worry everyone is fine now. It was just an accident that happened while we were playing with friends in the gym and it was just a gash on the noggin. But it did mean that Hen had to lie low for a few days, which meant that all the boys had to lie low, because that sweet little boy just has to do what his brothers are doin'! So we got out the Legos. And after two whole days of Legos all over the family room here's what we have. A Star Wars Republic Drop Ship....
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Cricket helped too. He is always ready for a project this one. I love that about him. He's totally rockin' that long hair too, isn't he?
Our other project for the week was making bagels. So fun! I have no idea why it took me so long to try making them. Maybe they seemed too involved somehow. It was so easy though. Although Badger mixed up the dough entirely by himself and all I had to do was help him finish the kneading. It is so helpful to have a boy who knows his way around the kitchen.
Goofball. My adorable, helpful goofball.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
But don't worry the grumps don't last for long around here....
I'll let you decide which one is best.
I hope to photograph all five kids on every 5th of the month. A little bit of our lives captured for us to remember.
Monday, March 4, 2013
I just might have the best kitchen help ever.
It is so worth the work!
Menu for the week.....
S Whole wheat waffles with berries
Pasta with marinara, salad, and bread with fresh garlic and olive oil
Roast beef, potatoes, and carrots
M Whole wheat waffles with berries
PB & J, whole wheat pretzels, apples
Leftover roast, potatoes, and fresh red peppers, homemade biscuits
T Eggs and toast
Hummus and pita, cukes and tomatoes with olive oil and garlic
Chicken soup from scratch with wild rice, celery, and carrots
W Oatmeal with almonds and raisins
Leftover soup and salad
Out for dinner
Th Cereal (not a usual thing, but the kids begged for Cinnamon Harvest and I caved)
Eggs and english muffins with onions, mushrooms and cheese
Homemade burgers and fries (grass fed beef!) and salad
F Whole wheat pancakes with pure maple syrup
Pigs in a blanket (from scratch with organic chicken sausage and whole wheat biscuit dough)
Chicken drummies, roasted cauliflower, onions, and taters
S Oatmeal with raisins and nuts
I have no idea...whatever I can find from what is left....good luck!