Somersaults and Owies

Here are a couple of Anna’s movies from a sunny day recently… oh, my girls make me smile!

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Baby Blues

Somehow I think dad was wishing he was the teenager Anna was insisting he was.

Do you see the similarities here?

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April Flashback

Amid the normal everyday meal-making, diaper-changing, putting kids to bed, doing homeschool and all that goodness…. well, we had special times too!

Ruby theme:

Maggie is doing a headstand with no hands.... holding herself up with he feet on the ceiling.

Maggie is doing a headstand with no hands…. holding herself up with he feet on the ceiling.

Ditch fun..... I guess. Yuck!

Ditch fun….. I guess. Yuck!

Ears! Poor thing is sad to be in the fence.

Ears! Poor thing is sad to be in the fence.

Saggy diaper.

Saggy diaper.

Posing with Ruby... who is wondering why they aren't rubbing her tummy about now.

Posing with Ruby… who is wondering why they aren’t rubbing her tummy about now.

Silly!

Silly!

Ruby is not fond of being a horse.

Ruby is not fond of being a horse.

Beautiful day!

Beautiful day!

Front porch

Front porch

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On Easter itself, we went through a particularly painful and challenging bout with the stomach flu. Thankfully, that's over with!

On Easter itself, we went through a particularly painful and challenging bout with the stomach flu. Thankfully, that’s over with!

Giant empty ice cream tubs make great Easter egg baskets!

Giant empty ice cream tubs make great Easter egg baskets!

On your mark, get set....

On your mark, get set….

Go! Nickels and chewing gum were in the plastic eggs.

Go! Nickels and chewing gum were in the plastic eggs.

JORDAN PARTICIPATED!!!! Sure, after the first egg he put in the basket, he just found and threw eggs, but still! We were very proud of him.

JORDAN PARTICIPATED!!!! Sure, after the first egg he put in the basket, he just found and threw eggs, but still! We were very proud of him.

The love of my life.

The love of my life.

Jordan was happy to go play in the cut grass mulch.... eeew, was he slimy!

Jordan was happy to go play in the cut grass mulch…. eeew, was he slimy!

More tomorrow!

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Somebody

Somebody didn’t want to wake up this morning.

Hopefully you are feeling more alert, Mom and Dad! Godspeed and God bless you on your way back to Uganda.

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May Recipes

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Just because.

May 2015 is what my paper says at the top. I make a sheet like this every month. I only need to make one soup for Jordan this month since he has so much left over from last month. It’ll be Carrot Soup this time. People who want the recipes for LARGE pots of hearty soups, please comment or email me… I keep meaning to grab my favorite recipes and type them up for you. No, I don’t remember who you are.

Then I have 15 meals and two bonus items. I’ll shop and buy all the ingredients in one day. Except the produce, which I’ll just get 1-2 weeks worth of. That’s the trickiest bit… aside from remembering to thaw frozen meat on the right days, that is.

Ok – here ya go – heavy on the salads this month. Maybe I’ll lose the 20 pounds I’ve gained. Most of these dishes are new to me.

1. Taco Salad
2. Baked Chicken Chimichangas
3. Cheesy Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole
4. Spinach & Chicken Quesadillas (this one has been on my list for two months already – maybe I’ll actually make it this time)
5. Southwestern Chopped Salad
6. Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad
7. Broccoli Corn Salad
8. Rainbow Chicken Salad
9. Strawberry, Quinoa, Spinach & Cashew Salad
10. Tacos
11. Chicken Thighs, potatoes, cooked veggies
12. Hasenpfeffer (Rabbit Stew) – We were given two rabbits from my uncle!
13. Roasted Rabbit with Chorizo & Potatoes (It must be good – it’s in a different language!)
14. Chipotle’s Copycat Barbacoa
15. Restaurant Style Mongolian Beef

Bonus Items:
Cherry pie (I have frozen cherries)
Granola
Brownie Cookies

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