Sometimes I just don't know what to blog about. Not that I lack material, but more so, how do I pick and choose what to blog about. Some of the stuff is probably outright ridiculous like who would care about that, and other times I feel like I actually add substance to the adoption and parenting community. For balance, I will try to mix it up a bit. :)
I recently bought two folding tables in hopes that I would no longer have a reason not to scrapbook with the girls now that we had table room. It has been five days, and I have yet to pull out my scrapbook stuff.
But--- you can't say that I don't spend "quality" time with my girls. Rachel helped me pull off the stickers that were on the table and thought it would be fun to rub them on her arms. "Pull them off, Mom," she suggested. Being the crazy mom that I am, I warned her that this was going to hurt but that if she still wanted I would be happy to be the one to pull the sticker off. She insisted in hopes that her arms would be hairless afterwards. LOL, I pulled, and we were both surprised that there was actually some hair noticeable on the sticker.
I know, I know--- bad Mama to encourage such sadistic behavior. :)
Andrew is one amazing six year old Guitar Hero player. He can out play even his Dad who is pretty good himself.
John is watching "enviously" as Andrew plays a very hard song and passes his Daddy. Dennis is in heaven just being in John's arms after work.
I didn't have any chocolate chips and needed a filling after-school snack for the kids, so I used dates and had an excuse to try a new cookie recipe. The recipe didn't look very good to me, so I substituted a cup of oatmeal for flour and added an additional cup. The oatmeal date cookies came out very good--- the dates melted and made the cookies extra sweet and buttery-chewy with a hint of cinnamon. I would definitely make them again but I would still add another cup of flour to give them more body. I didn't post the recipe because I would rather wait and perfect it.
My point in blogging about them--- go ahead, don't be afraid to experiment with recipes. You'll have fun and probably give your food that extra added something that makes it absolutely delicious.
Remember our wonderful pizza making night. I forgot to blog about this. Just keeping it real.
I know you are all dying to know (well probably not dying but you know what I mean) how Jonny is doing with kindergarten. Well--- today he walked to the bus with his siblings and didn't even cry or come back home once. I am so proud of him! I must admit that I could tell he is still nervous and a bit scared about going, but I think that things will only continue to get better. I have promised to take and pick him up a couple times a week to break up the routine of riding the bus. I think that him being able to count on this is helping him too.