Friday, November 13, 2009

back to school...

The girls went back to school today after a whole week of being sick. Kaylee brought home strep throat and scarlet fever from school on Friday and Jennah caught it on Sunday. I took them to the Dr. on Monday and got them on antibiotics as soon as I could. Kaylee keeps getting it - after all, this is her third time since August. Most of the children in her class are not very verbal yet and they just don't have it in them to say "hey mom, I've got a sore throat!" so, like me, the parents send them to school to "share" their illnesses and for some reason, Kaylee gets it every time. Anyway, they are finally well enough to get back to school so now I can get caught up on my housework instead of coloring, playing Iron Chef in their play kitchen and watching multiple episodes of Sponge Bob! The pic is of them waiting at the Dr. office.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

cooking 101

Tonight I promised the girls we would make brownies. I decided to let Jennah read the directions while I helped Kaylee add the ingredients. I read the directions before hand as well. We added the three ingredients to the bowl and only then did I realize that we had added 3 tsp of oil and 1/2 cup of water when it should have been 3 tsp water and 1/2 cup of oil. It was totally my fault! Jennah read the directions correctly, I just wasn't paying attention as I was too busy trying to keep a steady eye on what Kaylee was doing. Now it's wait and see time! No way to fix the problem at this point - we just may have made pudding instead - we'll see!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

kids in the kitchen...

My girls have been "cooking" up some play meals for us all day in their new kitchen. I say new kitchen because without them knowing, we sold their old one in our yard sale yesterday! It was pretty bulky and really didn't have any storage room for the food and dishes. Mike and I felt a little guilty afterward because they really do love to "cook". We went out today and bought them a new smaller but nicer one. It was fun eating their "meals" at first and by at first, I mean the first hour or so. It's now been about 3 hours and I'm still ordering and eating plastic foods. Someone help me!! LOL I don't know how much more I can take! I've eaten at least 45 plastic hot dogs, countless bowls of fake salad and way too many plastic potato chips!aaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! LOL Really though, I'd do it again tomorrow - they're so fun!