Tuesday, April 27, 2010

If You Sprinkle

I used to sing a little song.

About wiping the toilet seat off if you pee on it.

I should have sang it more to my children.

Lately there's a LOT of sprinkles on my toilet seat.

I can't figure out why.

Girls, generally don't sprinkle.

The two boys in this house are WELL past the age of not remembering to lift the seat when they pee.


This one would NEVER pee on the seat.


This one would REALLY never pee on the seat.

This one might just to gross me out.

I'm a bit like Emma Pillsbury from Glee.

But not that bad.


It's not this one.

She HATEs it when I freak out about things.

And I freak out about pee on the seat.

A lot...

This one is pretty ornery.

But feels about pee like I do.


It might be this one.

He tends to lean towards enjoying a good mom freak out.

But for someone doing it for shits and giggles it happens WAY too much.

Could these 2 be the King and Queen of Pee?

I discovered today who it was. You'll NEVER in a million years guess.


Turns out Fatty is a little thirsty and just likes to play in the water! Ick. I'm completely grossed out and now reminding EVERYONE to shut the lid when they are finished.

The end.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


What are these you ask?

A little piece of heaven, I say.

Chocolate chip whoopie pies with a bittersweet chocolate ganache.


I thought I'd take a "fancy" picture of these.

They are not a diabetics best friend. They are not the friend of someone on a diet. They are, however, friendly to those who LOVE chocolate. Those who like little disks that hover somewhere between cake and cookie will enjoy these.

I was informed there wasn't enough middle to them. I'll have to fix that problem next time around. (It would be easier if I had a Kitchen Aid stand mixer.)

These were enough to make you wanna say WHOOPIE!

Here's the link if you're interested - http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/reverse-whoopie-pies-recipe. Or you can just call me and I'll make a batch for you!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Prom 2010

I'm aware more everyday that I'm no longer the mother of many babies. I am now the mother of young adults.

2010 Prom happened on Friday. For months we spent time getting ready. Friday was a whirlwind. Such beautiful kids.

My biggest baby. Her favorite color is orange and there was just something about this dress. When she put it on it made me suck my breath in. She was absolutely breathtaking. There are no words for her friend there. He's quite the character.

This is a little, bitty, 2 seater car. Sofi looks like her air bag went off. Too windy for the top down which was probably a good thing. I just envision Sofi with her dress up around her head...

Greer had a date this year too. They went with friends. Look how grown up she is...

Parker & Aspen - neither had a date or wanted dates.

It was hard when Sofi started going to prom. This is very bittersweet. They turned 16 the day before.

I'm amazed at these kids EVERY single day. They're beautiful, intelligent, head-strong kids. They know their own minds and their own hearts. Can I ask for anything more? I don't think so. That seems greedy to me - knowing some people don't ever get that much.

I'm lucky. Everyday. I'm lucky.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A few fools and Easter

We were BUSY last week.

I love reasons to cook different things.

Cinco De Mayo, St. Patrick's Day, etc. are good for trying new things.  My kids think I'm weird. I know I never would have eaten half of what they've tried in the last couple of years. We won't tell them that though.

Thursday was April Fool's Day and gave me yet another reason to stretch my culinary talents. (I use those words loosely...)

What is this you ask? (I know my photography skills are lacking. OK - non existant.)

Cupcakes, moldy rolls and soda of course!

Nah. Meat cakes with potato frosting, a little green food coloring and some jello.

Big S wanted to know if they should eat dinner first. YES! She fell for it. We are talking about Big S though. Madame R came in and said, "SODA??". She took a big swig and I watched with glee as her head turned red. HA! After that no one really cared. Just another opportunity for their mother to be stupid.

I had fun though.

Bis S and Madame R dying the eggs.

The better part of the afternoon was spent on this mess.

I'm not a fan of Easter eggs. I actually got out of it a few years.

When the trips were little I made my mom and sister help.

GO P & A! Masterfully done eggs. I couldn't have (and didn't want to) done any better myself!

Can you tell how thrilled these 2 are? The eggs were really pretty though!

Lets move on from the eggs now. I've had about all I can stand...

What's this you ask? This is Madame R upon her return from the town egg hunt. She received some "Seeds of Jesus" is what the package said. So she used them as vampire teeth. We are into (yes at the age of 5) all things vampire. Inappropriate? Completely.

This was my night. I don't know how many I frosted and they looked pretty sloppy by the time I got to 8 o'clock but I think I'm getting better.

And that was my night before Easter.

Yep that's Fatty Cat in the Easter Bucket. I'm not sure what happened to all the Easter toys...

Easter hair.

Thanks to my sister's obsession with QVC we had Easter cheesecake too.

The above photo shall be addressed at a later date.