Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sing a Song

"Birthday Party to You
Birthday Party to You
Birthday Party Little Mister
Birthday Party to You"

So it isn't anyone's birthday nor has it been one in a while but someone starting singing at the breakfast table this morning his own little rendition of a well known song. I just had to share cause it was so super cute!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hoo Hoo

Little Man PK likes to wander around the house saying
"Hoo Hoo Me an Owl Hoo Hoo"

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Fundamental Parenting Rule

I am currently reading Children at Play by Heidi Britz-Crecelius. I came across this quote and thought that it was such an amazingly worded piece of advise that I had to post it for everyone.
There is nothing bad, terrible or humiliating that can happen to a child that would not become worse, more terrible or more humiliating, if it were concealed from his parents.
She goes on to tell of a late night fire-bug whom crept home to tell his parents of the fire and was praised but his parents. We as parents much be constantly aware of how we react to the actions of our children. By having a child come to us when they have done something "wrong" we can help them correct the situation before it becomes worse (put the fire out before it spreads). They already know they have wronged and don't require a lecture but do need assistance to rectify and make ammends.

I can recall a day not too long ago that PK came to me to show me that he had drawn on the windowsill. Together we got out the cleaning supplies and washed it off the sill - no lectures - no upset by the end we were laughing together and the crayons have stayed on paper ever since.

I know I for one want to try to always remember this in my reactions in hopes that it will keep PK coming to me when the mistakes in life occur.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Fortunes fortunes all around

Doing some cleanup of my sewing table and here are some of my fortunes that I have found in the process

In the midst of a busy life, take some time to be a kid again.

Money is gratifying, not satisfying.

You have all the assistance and luck this month to succeed.

Your self-confidence is warranted.

Fortune smiles upon you at this time.

You will live a long, happy life.

Your magnetic personality will draw people to you.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Winter Projects

So here is what kept the hubbie busy over the winter break this year.

New washer and dryer. Hubby had to re-vent for the new dryer and we had to redo some of the plumbing to make it fit which was actually to our benefit as it will be nicely finished now rather then pipes just sticking through drywall. Still have some drywall patching and painting to do but it looks way better and works wonderfully.

I labelled the storage containers as someone else
was always asking "where do I find....".

The new fridge and stove. I am loving the induction cook top. I have noticed that someone else is cooking hot breakfasts more often too which is an added bonus.

And lastly the gate which I am in love with. Not to be too boastful but I think I have the best gate in the valley now. So inviting and beautiful but keeps the wandering woof woofs and horned critters on the outside.
A close up of the sun and mountains.
I think they did an awesome job!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Peanut Butter Balls

2 cups peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
3 cups confectioner sugar
3 1/2 cups rice crispies
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips

Melt peanut butter and butter over low heat.
Remove from heat and mix in sugar, rice crispies and vanilla extract.
Form into small balls - chilling for 15 minutes may help if too sticky.
Melt chocolate over low heat. Place into plastic sandwich bag, seal and snip corner.
Drizzle over balls.
Chill until ready to serve.

Update -  I was invited (see comments below) to post this to the party on Lisa's site.  I did and what fun. A ton of yumminess going on in her world. Stop by her site  Sweet As Sugar Cookies for some great inspiration.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Our Ski Bum

Just got home from four days of fun on the mountain. Took little PK for his first experience on the skis. Little dude loved it! We were so surprised at how well he did. Actually managed to stay balanced for several metres at a time.

Showing off how well he can stand on the skis

Wipe out

Sledding with Daddy