Thursday, October 23, 2008

A child's view of God!

Today D.J. and I were talking about creation. When I told him that God took some dirt and made Adam, he was pretty impressed. He told me that he didn't think that he could go outside, pick up some dirt, and make a man. He then informed me, "God's a pretty cool guy." :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall Frolic!

Saturday our church had fall frolic. There was a skit, hayride, games, cookie decorating, and food. It was a lot of fun. It was a western theme this year, and if possible, you were supposed to dress to go along with the theme. So, here are our two cowboys, ready to go!

During the skit, D.J. got scared. To keep him from crying, I let him take a picture of the skit. Here is his picture. A cowboy is stealing some "cows."

Here are pictures of the boys playing some of the games. Brandon is making "soup" and D.J. is playing feed the cowboy. He had to see how much "food" he could throw into the hats.

Here are pictures of the boys having fun in the jumphouse in kiddie corral.

Here are pictures of us on the hayride. The boys really enjoyed the hayride. Jeremy was helping out on one of the teams, so he wasn't with us most of the day. However, it worked out that we went on the hayride at the same time. D.J. was very happy about this and said that he was thankful that God worked it out that Daddy got to go on the hayride with us.

Here is D.J. enjoying his popcorn on the hayride!

Saturday evening, after everything was done, D.J. told me that he is not going to forget that until he is 68! :)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Ice cream in a bag 2

For those inquiring minds, ice cream in a bag is very simple to make. You take milk, sugar and flavoring (vanilla, chocolate or strawberry syrup, etc.) and mix them in a small ziplock bag. You can double bag it for extra security if you want. We just poured some in. We didn't measure. However, if you want to measure, I did read somewhere that it is 1/2 cup milk to 1 tablespoon sugar.

Take a big ziplock bag and put ice, salt, and your small bag. Shake it until it thickens. This should take about 5 mins. If you don't put enough salt, it won't freeze. The salt lowers the temp. You will probably want to use a towel or gloves as it gets very cold. Before opening your bag of ice cream, you will want to wipe it off to make sure that no salt gets into the ice cream.

You can also do it in a bowl if you want to. Make the small bag the same way. Then take a big bowl, put ice, salt, and a little water. Then move the small bag around in the ice.

We haven't tried it yet, but I think next time we are going to put m&m's or chocolate chips or some such thing in with the milk also.

Have fun and use your imagination!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ice cream in a bag

Today we decided to make ice cream in a bag. The boys were given a bag and a towel and told to start shaking.

They thought that the result was well worth the effort!

Interior Decorators in the Making?

For my fall table decoration, I have a table runner, two fall bears, a candle and some leaves. Here is what it normally looks like.

However, my boys have decided that they are interior decorators. About every time I go to the dining room the decoration arrangement has been changed. I have caught both of the boys in the act of changing it. When asked what they were doing, they informed me that they were decorating. D.J. said that he thought that it was good decorating. Here are two of their arrangements. The first one is D.J.'s and the second one is Brandon's.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Homemade Bread!

Yesterday, I made some homemade bread. Mom, you would be proud of me, I kneaded it until it was squeaking! Of course, my mother also taught me that you can't make homemade bread without also making some sticky buns. So I made a pan of those also! :) While the bread was still warm, I cut a loaf and let everyone have a slice. As D.J. bit into his piece he started singing "It's good to live in Canaan." I don't know if this was coincidence, but I thought that it was cute. Brandon is not usually a big bread eater, but he ate his and said "more bread, please." Here are some pictures of the results. Anyone coming to visit? :)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sing to Me!

Brandon has started asking for music to be turned on, whether it be in the van or at home. He must think that he is pretty important. When he wants music turned on, he says "sing to me." :)