29 February 2012
24 February 2012
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 cup rice milk (or regular milk)
1.5 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
(We also added dairy free chocolate chips! YUM!)
Whisk or sift flour and baking soda/powder and salt.
Add vanilla and oil and half the rice milk. Whisk together.
Gradually add the rest of the rice milk until normal pancake pouring consistency.
Heat over medium heat and turn when bubbles form in batter.
23 February 2012
"Manny" is her brother Madden (we have all started calling him this now!)
"Et" or "Ed" is her Uncle Evan
"Lou" is her Aunt Lori
"Ray" is her Aunt Larae
"Gampa" is both her Grandma and Grandpa Hopper
"Gampa Tom" is her Grandpa Payne
"LeahLeah" is her friend Olivia at day care (this is my favorite i think!)
"Erin" is her teacher Ms. Angie at day care (I dont get it either...)
Funny things Mariah says:
"Hi Mommy - nice to see you!"
"Riah do it!" or "RIAH'S!!!"
19 February 2012
18 February 2012
17 February 2012
The photographer kind of gave herself away by catching her toes in the shot
She must have decided that they was not enough in the foreground, because then she captured the same shot with inserted sippy cup. :)
I laughed for a few minutes when I found these photos and had to share them! We have ourselves one technologically advanced toddler - but maybe that's just the way kids will be growing up in such a techno-savvy world. Mike and I joke that she will likely have a cell phone in Kindergarten - and I kind of wonder if that will be reality!
16 February 2012
Life happens way too fast. That is a fact.
As a wife and working mother of two (under the age of 2!) life is BUSY! So many things happen on a daily basis and I find myself snapping a quick photo or filing a moment away in my memory with no place to document this small, yet important, piece of life's journey.
Starting today - February 16, 2012 - I plan to document these little things in my blog. Maybe it will be as simple as sharing a photo of our dinner for the evening or telling a funny story about what the kids did at day care, but it will be fun! Maybe I will even document the little DIY projects I attempt every so often - successes and failures! Basically, I hope to capture all those moments that might otherwise slip our memory years from now.
These are the good times in life - I want to enjoy them and REMEMBER them, too! :)