Friday, February 20, 2009

Milk Jugs and Space Travelers

My day started pretty good. I got to sleep in until 6:30! Hannah slept through the night and woke up happy and entertained herself in her crib. We had breakfast with Daddy then after a quick clean up, everyone got dressed and started our day. After our regular math and handwriting lessons, we put to use the empty milk jugs I've been collecting. We made space helmets! My little space explorers colored them, put them on and jumped into their space rockets. They had a blast! I was a little upset that my camera battery died when we started this project, but they loved them so much that when the camera had some juice in it they were still playing with their space gear. Here's some shots of my space explorers:

It really amazes me how these kids can fit themselves into things
These two have been hilarious with their pretending
Excited to see daddy!
Laughing at everyone
In their space rockets
Space Princess
Space Bad Guy
He has been wearing it ALL day, during dinner, and wanted to take a bath in it
I found this picture on the camera that I forgot about and thought it was hilarious!
So that was our day. I am currently potty training Jacob. He is doing pretty good with it. He just doesn't ever run to the potty on his own; I have to remind him and take him. Baby steps...

Well, Hannah is done eating and asleep, the kids are bathed and we are about to play a game for Family Fun Night!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

There's A Party In My Tummy

Did I mention before how creative God is on blessing us? We have had a gallon of Dreamland BBQ sauce sitting in our fridge left over from a luncheon at church. I've been looking at it trying to figure out how we are going to use it, not wanting to throw it out. But a GALLON! That's a lot. Last week I got an email asking if anyone would be interested in free chicken. Someone knows someone who has a restaurant chain and over bought and can't use it in time. There were several boxes of chicken and I was blessed with one. TWENTY POUNDS of frozen chicken breasts already sliced into strips. Can you guess how I am using that BBQ sauce now? We had some hamburger buns left over that I had froze. They have since been defrosted and consumed in the form of chicken BBQ sandwiches. Meals now are revolving around that chicken. I had some frozen broccoli, some penne pasta noodles, all I needed was a jar of alfredo sauce, add some of the chicken and voila, dinner is served for about $2. We also have chicken quesadillas and chicken salad on the menu. 

Anyone have any EASY recipes for chicken they would like to share?

Chicken. Yeah!
In my tummy.
Party, party. Yeah.
In my tummy.

Yeah. There's a party in my tummy.
So yummy. So yummy!