Monday, January 31, 2011
Cameron played well and got the star for best defense.
Luke was a wild man during his game. You should have seen his face. He looked like he was mad. I didn't really get a good shot of it. (I was trying some different settings on my camera this week.) He was much more aggresive and caused 2 jump balls. He also got the star for best defense.
One of the reasons we wanted to go was to see the new tiger exhibit. It was really neat because one of the male zookeepers was checking things out. The female tiger that was out doesn't like him so she kept stalking him. She jumped up on the glass and even showed her teeth to him.
Last week we read about Australia in our history curriculum, Tapestry of Grace. One of the suggested activities was to go to a zoo and find any Australian animals that they have. We couldn't find the wallaroo and the emu and red kangaroos weren't very active when we at their area. However, when we rode the train the emus were out close to the fence.
Daddy's favorite zoo animal is the giraffe and one happened to be out close to the fence. It was very cooperative for my photo shoot!
Some of the birds and other animals that we saw.
Afterwards, we rode the train as usual.
I tried to get some group shots...typical. Luke attempted to take a picture of me & Craig. I don't think it was on auto which is why it was blurry.
You can tell it was a good day when they all fall asleep on the way home.
It makes me want to sing this song from the Fresh Beat Band.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Micah is driving me crazy with our barstools. She moves them all around the kitchen so they are always in the way. She also uses them to climb onto the island to get candy out of the candy bowl. We currently have ones like these.
Maybe if we had one of these adjustable bar stools she wouldn't be able to push them around so much. I'm liking the ones in black since they would match our dining room chairs and benches that we have at our
What's driving you crazy today?
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Cameron made 2 baskets in his game and got the star for Best Offense.
Luke made 1 basket and also got the Best Offense star.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Cameron was reading his new Bible to Miriam & Cole. He wanted Cole to have his so he went and got it out of his room. When I asked him why he had Cole's Bible in his room, he told me they were having a Bible fight. Gives a new meaning to "the sword", doesn't it!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The first thing we did was to do the Millenium Falcon experience. All of us and the older Shelbys experienced it together.
Then we checked out the Star Wars exhibit and costumes.
Of course, we attempted some group shots.
Then the kids got to do some hands on activities upstairs.
Afterwards, we ate at a local Mexican restaurant before heading home.
Thank you Lord for an awesome fieldtrip where everything worked out perfect including the weather & traffic. It's great being able to experience these things with best friends!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Chip Waffles
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Combine all dry ingredients together, then add egg, milk and oil. If batter is too dry, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time, until it is wet but thick. Fold in chocolate chips. Spoon 1/3 cup batter into waffle maker, cooking for 2-3 minutes or until waffle is set.
I doubled the recipe because I wasn't sure how many it was going to make. I wasn't sure if the kids were going to like them or not since it was whole wheat, but I don't think they really noticed especially with the chocolate chips and adding syrup. They were a lot denser so Luke & Cameron didn't eat as much as they normally do.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
- Smash 2 sticks of softened butter with a fork.
- Add 1 cup of sugar to the butter.
- Add 2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon depending on your tastes.
- Add 2-3 teaspoons of good vanilla (Mexican).
- Stir it all together until it is creamy.
- Spread a good tablespoon of the mixture onto each piece of bread.
- Put on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10 minutes .
- After the 10 minutes, turn on the broiler for a couple of minutes. Watch carefully b/c you don't want to burn it.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Yesterday Luke & Cameron had their first basketball games of the season.
Cameron plays for the Wolves. He made the first basket of the game. He did well considering he hasn't played basketball much. However, he kept having to guard the best player on the other team. He just couldn't keep up.
Luke plays for the Bearcats. What's funny is that he made the first basket of his game as well. In Luke's age, they keep score. His team won!
I hate taking pictures in gyms. Do you have any pointers? I think last year I just ended up putting in on auto.