Wednesday, December 9, 2009
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups oats
In a largish saucepan bring to boil sugar, cocoa, milk and margarine. Boil for 1 min and remove from heat. Then add vanilla, peanut butter and oats (you can use quick oats or umm large normal ones? I like the quick cook ones but my mom votes for the 'real' stuff). Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper and let them cool as long as your patience allows. Enjoy!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Im not sure if you have noticed the male tendency to dig holes any time there is snow or sand but Vance gets right into it. And then Kyan wanted to participate.
I had to help Vance out of the snow drift too. He was stuck and I will honestly admit laughing at him while he was trying to get out =)
Life is good. It is always changing and new and surprising. Every time you make a plan - things change - despite how good a plan it was. Vance was asked by his work to put school off till next semester so good and bad. Bad he wont get to drive with Sean (sorry Sean it was such a good system), Good I will be able to have him in the hospital when I have this baby, Bad cause it will be even longer before he can finish his degree, Good cause due to replacing tires we need a little more time to be financially ready for school...and so on. You get the picture.
And in conclusion i must truly be strange cause despite the fact that both my parents and Vances are taking off for warmer climates for at least a week this december - Im not jealous and am quite happy to be here. You have to love me anyway though Kimara =)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
"America, Canada , all Europe ..... needs a President like this
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd – Australia
Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks. Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques.
Quote: 'IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians'. 'This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom'. 'We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!'
'Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.' 'We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.'
'This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, 'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.''If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.'
Saturday, November 7, 2009
So we went out to the lake since there is a fun little path out there and since the mosquitoes are gone we can once again enjoy Lake Newell.
Its a good thing we got a picture of the beginning hike sign because we certainly didn't make it to the end of the hike but they were very excited!
There were some very convenient piles of leaves to play in and throw at eachother.
Im not sure where Vance got the binoculars from but they are hers and she loves them.
And after probably a ten minute hike we got out of the shelter of the trees and the sun hid so we froze and went back to the van. Short but sweet. Irregardless of the length though Melia was very proud of us for taking her on a hike so today we are amazing parents. I just thought I should write it down for future evidence.
For young womens we had a little party so naturally I went to the internet to abduct fun ideas from other people and here were our results. (Melia and I had a lot of fun - she watched the movie on how to decorate the pumpkin with me many times and lectured daddy about the art of cake decorating when he got home). She also decorated some of her own cups so her, Kyan and daddy could have a party while I was "out doing my church stuff". She had a great deal more chocolate on her cups than I did on mine. Does that mean hers were better? Sorry no pictures but you can imagine what your 3 year old would do if you gave her a paintbrush and a bowl of melted chocolate and a cup to decorate.
Kyan got to be a turtle (his costume was size 6-12 months) and the turtle definately suited him well during trick or treating. He is very slow when he is test tasting each candy through the package from each house. He also very helpfully pointed to his bucket in case people didn't know where to put the candy and closed people doors for them a couple times as well. "You give me candy then you close the door - not that difficult!" Stephanie's picture of Kyan and Tessa tells the whole story of their special friendship so refer to her facebook if you are in any doubt of him asking her on a date until she stops biting =).
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
1. Turning the tap on and water coming out
2. Turning my stove on and cooking
3. Turning on my dishwasher
4. Turning on my light switch and the light comes on
5. My furnace working
6. Turning on the computer/tv for entertainment when necessary
Melia spent the whole day worrying about how everything was broken and how daddy needed to come home and fix it. Lets just say that for my little shopaholic the stores being 'closed' for two days is very traumatic. Kyan loved the flashlights but was not impressed that bath time did not occur.
I must say I love this age of technology and am so glad i dont have to haul water, light a wood stove to cook on or live by candle light!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Im sure this lovely snow will make driving EVERYWHERE this weekend more exciting but I guess we will deal with that when it gets here =).
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Oh and due to the wonderful supportive wife that I am we actually went fishing (shudder) as a family out on the boat one night. So Vance put a little minnow on Melia's hook for bait and she fished for about 10 1/2 seconds but when she pulled it up - THERE WAS A FISH!! She was super duper excited (her current phrase) and wanted me to take a picture of her fish that she caught. In case you cant tell - its a minnow. (The very same one daddy put on - but dont tell). I took a picture and she proceeded to play with the vile thing for about ten minutes while mommy did her very best not to gag noticibly. EWWWWWWWWWWW. Thats all I can say.
Oh yes and the things we do to our poor children. he he he. So a usual occurrence in this house is for us to crank our music and party down to whatever we happen to be in the mood for - anyone surprised? Well you may not remember or care how much fun Melia used to have with my belly dancing coin belts but she used to love them and for the first time in Kyan's rememberance we broke them out again. I put one on Melia and he booted it right over to have one tied on as well.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Ranch Ranger Cookies
Lorraine (my mommy)
1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cup corn flakes
2 cup rolled oats
1 pkg chocolate chips
(1 cup flaked coconut)
Cream butter and sugar, add milk egg and vanilla. Mix then add flour, soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Stir in corn flakes, oatmeal coconut and chocolate chips
Bake 350° 10-12 min.
Monday, August 17, 2009
The big walking path bridge across the river was really fun but we really didn't think that the train track RIGHT beside it could possibly be used since it was WAYYY to close to the path.
Melia sailing away on her boat she made all by herself - catch the vision?
Kyan in the midst of a serious donkey race...i dont know if he won.
Melia taking advantage of the opportunity to ride a deer - my mom did her hair. We really do need a live in hair dresser - it was so convenient!
Oh look more deer - its like we are in magrath!
Our little beach day. This is all Kyan needs to be happy. A little sun, a little sand, a little water and a ball.
On our way home we hit the Great Sand Dunes of Saskatchewan! Despite the lovely road and signage which made getting there a challenge we did a have fun digging in the sand and hiking around. And that is my lovely summary of our trip to the east! i can now place a checkmark beside saskatchewan right beside my checkmark for italy and rio de janero =) The end.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Playing at a fun little park in town - love the one right in front of the toy library because its the perfect size for Kyan to do all the stairs and slides all by himself.
Melia is very brave as well of course but less cuddly
They both loved the bunnies and were so excited to hold one themselves!