Today we did a last-minute cooking/baking day! I have never done very much freezer cooking, but I think I’ll have to do it more often! Cooking ahead is definitely more efficient! In about 4 1/2 hours, I made hard boiled eggs, sweet tea, pumpkin bread (a loaf for now and one for the freezer), chicken noodle soup, and chicken/bean burritos for the freezer. Not bad!
I ran out of oil, and so I used half oil and half applesauce in the pumpkin bread. It turned out just the same as usual!
This chicken noodle
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Today, Gresham (age 4) learned how to ride his bike without training wheels! Actually, he never had training wheels. We got him a balance bike when he was 2. If you’ve never seen a balance bike, it’s a 12 inch (usually) bike with no pedals or training wheels. They’re designed for toddlers to learn to ride first by walking along with their feet, and then by putting their feet up and coasting. Gresham has been able to balance on his bike with his feet up for a block or more at a time (going downhill). A balance
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This week, my boys did quite a bit of fighting over a little trinket from the dentist’s office, which got me thinking about the fact that you don’t have to own a lot of possessions to be greedy! Read my post about this over at Keeping the Kingdom First, where I am a contributing writer.
So, shortly after Christmas, I posted about the clubhouse that Aidan and the boys next door were planning on building… (You can find the original post here.) I am here to tell you – the novelty has not worn off! Although I do need to add that they have not exactly built anything yet. They have added to their scrap wood collection, and added a LOT to their plans… their very elaborate plans!
If I could remember everything that Aidan has told me about this clubhouse, it would make a hilarious post. Unfortunately, my brain is mostly mush by the
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We did this quick and easy craft today while Aidan had a friend over! To make the pictures, I took photos of the boys and then printed them (we’re currently out of color ink, but they looked kind of cool in black and white!). We used cardboard cut from cereal boxes and aluminum foil, pipe cleaners, and craft sticks for the bodies. Aidan made the sword and sheath himself out of craft sticks. Did you know that regular scissors can cut craft sticks? I didn’t, and I’m pretty sure that my scissors are now not as sharp as
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