Tuesday, February 10, 2009

TWD-No Floating Islands But Fun Pictures

This week's Tuesday's With Dorie recipe for Floating Islands was chosen by Shari from Whisk: a food blog, but I regret to let you know that I did not make the recipe this week.  So I'm sorry to Shari for not making her pick, but I just felt like it was something the kids wouldn't really like and I know Kevin wouldn't have cared for it, not to mention that I really did not need to be eating all the eggs and whole milk called for in the recipe.  Please go check out all the other TWD'ers Floating Islands this week by visiting the Tuesday's With Dorie blog list and check out this interesting dessert.

Since you're here, though, check out some family pictures we took over the weekend.  It was 70 degrees on Saturday and in the 60's a few days before that.  We had a fun time playing outside on our neighbor's swing set, slide and trampoline (they've told us we can be there anytime we want and it really is nice to have a "park" so close by).  We really need to get some play stuff of our own!

It has been YEARS since I was on a trampoline and the boys were playing "crack the egg", so I decided to jump on and see if they could "crack" me.  (If you don't know, you hold your arms as tight as you can around your legs and they jump and bounce and try to get you to let go, or crack.)   Thankfully, Kevin didn't think to grab the camera and get any pictures of me.  Here's a few of the others, including Kevin.  I don't think they boys were able to "crack" him.

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Scott and Parker battling it out.

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Love the action shots.

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Sam gave it a try on the trampoline.

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Taylor just wanted to swing and swing and be pushed on the swing. 

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Swingin'

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and Slidin'

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and Jumpin'

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Check out the Barney Butter t-shirts Jennifer sent us after I emailed her about how great Barney Butter is!

Thanks, Jennifer!  Barney Butter is some awesome almond butter that is so smooth (not gritty) and perfect tasting and you might know is also not made in a factory with any peanuts--no salmonella!  Lovin' it on everything!

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Can we take a decent picture to save our lives?  Nope.  But they're still cute.

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That's as good as it gets, Folks. 

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Taylor asked Kevin to make him a paper airplane the other day.  So he made one with a piece of paper, then he made all the rest of these with just one other piece.  Pretty cool!  Taylor was thrilled.

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Hey, check out my homemade Almond Joy Candy on my last post if you missed it.  They are SO good and so easy to make!

10 comments:

Becky said...

Again! Barney butter gets me every time I see it. This time I was reading the shirts on your adorable boys and wondering what the heck Barney Butter was? Why is there such a mental block with Barney Butter, maybe if I say it 20x it will sink in!

Crack the egg, probably the best trampolein game ever! Loved the pictures of the boys.

Teanna said...

OH MAN that looks like so much fun! I am so jealous!

Maria said...

Yahoo for fun pictures!!!

Megan said...

Great photos. At least you had nice temps, it was cold and rainy here all weekend!

Pamela said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing. Sometimes I think it's better NOT to have all the stuff in the back yard. Once it's there all the time, no one wants to play with it. Nice of your neighbor to share. I skipped the islands, too. But the candy looks great!

Elyse said...

Your pictures are so much better than floating islands! I love "crack the egg," and I always wanted a trampoline growing up. Your pictures bring back great memories (of my friends' trampolines, that is). Precious pictures, beautiful family!

noble pig said...

Wish I had a trampoline-what a wonderful day.

n.o.e said...

Great pictures; each one of your boys has such a different look and personality - so adorable! I still haven't been able to locate Barney Butter. Drat!
Nancy

Anne Marie said...

Those pictures are precious! They capture so much fun. You got some great shots of the boys together too.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Cute tshirts! I also love the trampolin! I wish I had one actually, I would be jumping the all day!