Monday, September 28, 2009

Some for me, some for the wall

Today for dinner I had pasta. I was hungry and it was yummy. But, the wall was hungry too, so I shared some pasta with it. Mmmm... open wide!!

p.s. I didn't make the hole in the wall, it was there for the last people who lived in our house. That's where the cable for their tv came in.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Monkeys love bananas and so do I!

I {heart} bananas. I like bananas by themselves. I like bananas in cookies and muffins and bread. I like them raw and frozen and baked. I just love bananas.

I wanted to share one of my favorite banana recipes with you all. It's for banana nut muffins. Mmmmm....

{Banana Nut Muffins}
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup almonds
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup raisins {optional!}
1 cup mashed ripe bananas {about 2 or 3 bananas}
1 egg
1/3 cup oil or applesauce
3 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
1/4 cup plain yogurt {dairy or nondairy}


In a blender mix the almonds and oats.
















Put the almonds-oats mixture into a mixing bowl and combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix them together. Stir in the raisins if you're going to use them.











Now add the other ingredients, and mix everything together!











After everything is mixed, you can spoon the batter into a muffin pan. Then put the muffin pan in a preheated 370 degree oven for 20 minutes.











Once they are all done, take them out of the oven and let them cool. Once cooled, they are ready to eat... and super yummy!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Coupons and discounts and sales... oh my!

Today is Thursday, and you know what that means: Old Navy coupons. If you go to www.OldNavyWeekly.com, there will be coupons hidden. To find them, you have to click or drag or move different stuffs. Last week, we took the candy from the kid's bag and put it in the guy's mouth. And ta-da! We got a 15% off our total order coupon.

We used the coupon to buy my Halloween costume. It's super cool, but it's a surprise!

It's a surprise when the coupons will be updated, but usually it's after mama gets home from work. We check all day though - just in case! When we find one, we'll let you know. And if you get a $50 or $75 off a $100 purchase coupon, keep us in mind if you want to send one to a friend. Or if you want to buy me a present. I like presents.

Update: Well, mama and daddy found three coupons, but not the "good" ones. They found a $10 off a $50 purchase, 15% off your total order, and buy a sweater get 10% off. If you want to know where any of these coupons are, let me know.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Paper or Cloth?

My bum has a really bad rash,
So my cloth dipes are in the wash,
And now I have on a diaper
That is made out of paper...

'Cause I can't live my life naked!




Monday, September 21, 2009

Cool things I found at the park



Saturday, September 19, 2009

An evening of tortillas and friends

For dinner last night we tried a new food: tortillas {I will share the recipe later.} Then my friend Kylie came over to my house. We shared and threw toys, and raced around the room. We even took turns going down my slide. She is lots of fun to play with.
















Now that it's later, here is mama's tortilla recipe...

{Homemade Tortillas}
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 egg
1 1/2 cup cold water

Combine all of the ingredients, and mix until smooth.












Scoop or spoon out some of the batter onto a moderately hot griddle or pan.
{We use an old formula scoop for the scooping!}












After a couple of minutes, the batter will start bubbling and changing to a darker color. That means it's ready to be flipped over. Flip it over and let it cook for another minute or two, and it's done!












Depending on the size of the tortillas, this should make 5-10. To serve mine, mama likes to spread avacado puree on the tortilla and put chicken and cheese on. Then she melts the cheese and cuts it up. Yummy!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Comments fixed!

Alright friends and blogstalkers, I understand you weren't able to send me your comments. I think I've fixed the problem, so you can tell me whatever you want to tell me.

Go ahead and comment now! {And if you still have problems, let me know}

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My slide is famous!

Most days daddy and I go to the park, and sometimes mama comes too. We go down the slides, and down again. And again. And many more agains. The slides at my park are so good that it was even on the news yesterday:

Shared via AddThis

Now they're famous!! And if you want to know first hand what it's like to go down the big slide, here you go:
video

Monday, September 14, 2009

Patter of my little feet

Between the dark and the daylight,
When the night is beginning to lower,
Comes a pause in the day's occupations,
That is known as the Children's Hour.

I hear in the chamber above me
The patter of little feet.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Children's Hour" (1860)


video

Saturday, September 12, 2009

It's my unbirthday!

It's a very merry unbirthday to me. To me? To me!!

I am halfway to my next real birthday, which only comes once per year. I decided to make a list of the things I want to do before it gets here.

I want to...
* Try six different parks
* Climb five stairs by myself
* Learn four more words
* Eat three new yummy foods
* Grow two more inches
* Throw a ball further than ever before

There are no candles to blow out, so now it's time for me to make my wishes come true!

Carrot 'n' Yogurt Squares

For breakfast this morning, I had a carrot 'n' yogurt square. It was sooo super yummy that I had to tell you all how you can make your own. It's one of mama's many recipes to use the yogurt we make. Next week we'll learn how to make the yogurt!

You can put frosting on them, but we don't because I'm not allowed to have that much sugar. We eat them all by themselves for breakfast.

{Carrot 'n' Yogurt Squares}
1 cup oil {or applesauce}
1 cup plain yogurt {we used soy!}
2 eggs {or egg substitute}
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup grated carrot
1 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup honey
1 cup raisins {optional}

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 13 x 9 inch pan. When mama does this, she either sprays it with oil, or she brushes oil or butter on the pan. After you make the pan greasy, set it aside to use later.










Now get a big bowl. Combine honey, oil, yogurt and eggs in it, and beat them well. Then put flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in the liquid. Stir it well.











If you haven't already, you need to grate your carrots and chop your nuts. Mama uses almonds that have been through the blender when she makes these. We also grate our own carrots because it costs less money and has fewer preservatives {whatever that means!}
















Then stir them {and the optional raisins!} in. Mix well again.











Now you get to finally use the pan from the beginning step. Pour your batter into the pan, and put it in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes.











Then you're done! If you want to add frosting, let it cool first.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Buh-bye to daddy's car!

Daddy's car has gone buh-bye. He said that he was sick and tired of it being broked down all the time. So he took it to the car store and they offered him moneys for it.

Then he took it to another car store. They said on TV that if the first place offered daddy more money, they would offer even more money.

{Two hundred and fifty dollars more.}

When they offered him less money, daddy told them about what they said on the TV. Then they 'membered about it, and offered him more. Hooray for daddy!

After he buh-byed the car, daddy walked home 'cause he didn't have a car anymore. And that made him happy.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Fun at the farm!

Mama and I went to a farm today. Well, it used to be a farm and now it's a park. But instead of swings, it has swines!! {That's growned up talk for piggies.}











We walked around and throwed some rocks. Mama even made a movie about it:
video

Then I climbed on the big tractor and a saddle and other farm stuff.
















We played in the tree house and climbed up and down and up and down the stairs.
















After that, I climbed up on a tree stump... and fell and got a boo-boo!!
















And we moved on. There were too many fun things to do and look at to let a boo-boo stop me. Mama and I found more rocks, and we throwed them. There are the bestest rocks at the farm!!
















After that, we walked over to visit the roosters. One of the roosters had the same hair as me {'cept not so curly!!} He walked around and said, "cock-a-doodle-do" lots and lots.















Then he "cock-a-doodle-doo'd" really close to me and it scared me. I didn't want to play at the farm anymore, so mama and I went home.
 
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