Friday, January 6, 2012

Lazy Day

Today was a slow day of playing around.  I did manage to get one thing done though.  I seasoned my cast iron skillet!!!  I know what you are thinking..."big whoop."  Well, I am very sorry to say that I let my skillet get horrible.  There were even a couple small rust spots.  No excuses here.  But looks B-E-A-U-TIFUL.
 Thanks to my mother-in-law, I remembered how.  So if any of you need to.... just coat your pan all over with oil.  I poured some of my canola oil into the pan and then took a paper towel and rubbed the pan top to bottom.  When you are done, soak up the excess inside with another paper towel.  It doesnt have to be perfect, but if there is a lot then it will make your house stink pretty bad when you put it in the oven.  Set your oven to about 300 degrees and put your pan in there for about an hour.  I set a baking sheet on the rack underneath so oil can drip onto it if needed.  After I pulled it out, I wiped the skillet with a paper towel, and it looks magnificent!  I set an old rag in the cabinet under the skillet just to soak up any oil still left.

**There is still a slight odor of burning oil as it bakes, so I would turn on the vent and/or leave a window open.
 I really should have taken a before pic.  It was very sad.
 We also went through a whole bag of apples today.  I peeled and cored one for my sweet little guy and he went crazy!  You can't blame him.  They may be a little more pricey than others, but Honeycrisp apples are so delicious.
 The girls ate them all day.  Blake would have, but he only has his 4 little teeth so I had to keep a very close eye on him. 
Heaven forbid you take the apple away.  And how can you?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

FHE: Testimony

This post is a little late, and unfortunately....I have no pics.  There was some great stuff on the church website.  You can go HERE for a list of articles, pictures, or activities from the Friend.

We needed to have this specific lesson, because Sadie (4 years) bore her testimony last month.  She was dying to do it all by herself and she did surprisingly amazing and was very sincere and didn't say all the usual kid stuff.  However, her testimony was a little more like a prayer than a testimony.  So...we decided that for this week, we would talk to her and remind her of what a testimony really is and it's importance.  Especially since this Sunday is fast Sunday. 

Have a great family night!

"COOKIE" Dough-Boy

Uh...oh......   Someone got busted!  I had just made some cookie dough so I could bake some cookies a little later.  Unfortunately, I shouldn't have left him alone with his 2-year-old sister (who can open the refrigerator).  It's sad when you can't even use the bathroom without there being destruction somewhere else in the house.  But....I love it!!!  (hence, the need to pause and take pictures)  :)
I hope that all of us moms out there can laugh a little more this new year and not worry about the small stuff.  I know that I won't always be smiling when messes happen, but's okay.


We interrupt all of these girl pictures to bring you....THE BOY!!  My, my, ain't he handsome?? 
 He already knows how to do precious posses for his Momma!  Oh, I love him sooo much.  Just looking at these makes me want to wake him up and hug and kiss him.