Friday, August 15, 2014

fancy coffee

My barista at work
Jamie, the non-coffee drinker in our house, has become quite the fancy coffee maker. He has started experimenting with different flavors and has come up with a really yummy combination:
Put in the coffee press with about 2 c. water and let perk for a few minutes:
Coffee grounds,
1/8 t. cinnamon, ground
1 pod of cardamom seeds, crushed with the back of a spoon
1 heaping teaspoon of cocoa powder
¼ t. vanilla
After the coffee has achieve perfect brew-ness, pour into a large mug and add:
1-2 teaspoons of sugar
Chocolate soy milk to taste
This weekend he even got REALLY fancy, and whipped up some cream for the top! It did make it seem like something I should have to pay money for J The extra cream he froze in dollops on a cookie sheet and once solid, transferred them to a freezer bag. So now I can put a dollop of whipped cream on my coffee whenever I need that extra “something”.
What an act of love from a man that isn’t fond of coffee himself!

some of the ingredients


Thursday, August 14, 2014

At the table - Aug 04

Doing some activities at the table…
I decided to try letting Thea string buttons on a thread..
she had a lot of fun...but I did end up re-threading the needle too many times to count!
Thad discovered the fun of the game Blokus
He placed, removed, and replaced the pieces quite a few times...and then had to get a little silly for the camera

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

pony rides - Aug 02

Thad and Thea got to visit the horse paddocks for pony ride day…
getting a little silly

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

fun with dominoes - Aug 01

Dominoes are a hit with all members of the family...
Thad's dominoes were a launching pad for a spaceship!
Thea's were a train track
Zeke's dominoes made some nice loud clapping noises

Monday, August 11, 2014

playground fun - July 31st

We had a playdate at the playground a couple weeks ago.
Thad had fun riding his bike (a recent gift from friends) on the basketball court--our roads are a bit too bumpy and rutted for him to ride on, so this smooth surface is a welcome place to ride!
Zeke with a friend
another of our smiley baby
He finds all sorts of interesting (and yucky!) things on the ground
Some kids came to watch the bike-riding
Zeke has 5 teeth now!
Thea trying on mommy's glasses
Thea LOVES to swing!