Saturday, November 29, 2008

two afton funnies

at lunch today, afton requested the "paka poop" (pasta soup)

on the way home this evening afton started (fake) coughing and saying "choose me"


Sunday, November 23, 2008

more fun pictures

this one goes with the cookie monster comment below. (those are crumbs)

"there was a young lady that swallowed a spider... that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her..."

so this picture is so funny to me because afton has never watched tv. just in the last month or so has she even watched anything, now she loves baby einstein videos, and rayna already likes to watch with her.

needs no comment.

after church today. we love it when daddy's home :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

afton funny... part 3

perhaps these aren't as funny as i think they are, but here are a few more:

after eating 4-5 nilla wafers for snack time, afton said "i cookie monster."

seeing a person in a power-chair, she pointed and said "look mama, motercycle."

when going to visit a friend with a glass door with their front door, when joshua's daddy opened the inside door, afton promptly walked into the glass of the outside door (it was really clean, after all :).

and finally not funny, but cute, at bed time prayer tonight when asked what she wanted to say, afton added something new (usually it's just baby ray-ray and sometimes mama and daddy): joshua and baby dallin.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

afton funny... part 2

so ever since visiting my folks on monday afton's been replying to nearly every question "NO WAY, please"

thanks dad.

afton funny...

she's so two. after being sick for the last week or so, the lingering effects of too much nose-blowing are becoming disgustingly obvious. this morning, i asked afton if she wanted a tissue, she said "no mama, shirt." and proceeded to act on that thought.


but i laughed :)

sweetened condensed milk cheat

for all of my cookie/candy friends, as christmas approaches, here's a simple substitute that i've tried and testify too:

sweetened condensed milk (equilivant of one can):

1/2 c. hot water
1 c. sugar
1 c. instant non-fat dry milk powder
3 tbs melted margarine

mix in blender for 1 full minute, the mix seems thin, but will thicken to regular consistancy after about 1 hour. can be used immediately (for most recipes it doesn't have to thicken first, at least i haven't found any difference so far). can be doubled or more... can sit in fridge or can be frozen to last for a long time.

happy baking!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

fun pictures from this week

"No one likes a frowning face...

"Change it for a smile..."
no, i'm not quite asleep yet, now if daddy would just hang up the phone and cuddle me...

like mama, like daughter!

...who me? in the diaper rash ointment? do you really think so?...
OR tummy too, mama! got lot!

and yes, she really said the latter *sigh*

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Crazy 8s Tag

8 TV shows I like:
2. Rachael Ray
3. CSI: NY
5. Sesame Street
6. PBS cooking shows
7. the Big Bang Theory
8. This Old House

8 Restaurants I can remember eating at, and enjoying
(i don't eat out often enough to pick favorites):
1. Black-eyed Pea
2. Famous Dave's
3. Hog Haven (biker BBQ... need i say more?)
4. Chili's
5. Country Kitchen
6. Olive Garden
7. Brick Oven
8. Thelda's house, not a restaurant, but it could be! the food's better than any other Mexican food I've ever eaten!

8 Things I Did Yesterday:
1. went to church
2. taught beehives
3. took a nap
4. watched my husband make dinner with his dutch oven (outside, of course)
5. colored with Afton
6. cuddled with Rayna
7. stayed up all night with my cranky baby
8. read most of the first act of Twelfth Night

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To:
1. Thanksgiving
2. Christmas
3. Rayna walking (not that I'm trying to rush her, but she's heavy to carry all the time)
4. visiting with family over the holidays
5. Paul graduating from school, as in really and truly done with the PhD forever
6. Afton being completely potty trained (preferably with no more accidents, ever)
7. a trip back to AZ to see friends and family
8. spring, i love it when it starts to get warm again as much as i love it when it starts to get cool in the fall :)

8 Things I Love About THIS Fall:
1. leaves
2. walks
3. park trips
4. playing with my girls
5. seeing Paul occasionally in the evenings
6. visiting with my family, i love being closer to you guys!
7. rain, but not too much
8. food--bread, pretzels, cookies, cakes... so much easier to bake when it's cool!

8 Things On My Wish List:
1. money
2. a perfect, svelte figure with no diet or exercise (cause, really folks, svelte is a fun word, and diet and exercise aren't fun:)
3. new car
4. health
5. happiness
6. world peace
7. intelligence (I'm not limiting this to specific individual(s), perhaps in large doses over the masses is a good beginning, though i wouldn't mind a little more myself)
8. common sense, see above parentheses