Saturday, February 25, 2012


In an effort to give the boys some games to play that #1: don't contain a million pieces, #2 they can play quietly together or on their own and #3 does not involve some type of electronics or game system, we have turned them into little cardsharks. I like to think that playing 21 (aka blackjack) is more of a fun math game as opposed to playing poker. They have also mastered go fish, old maid and solitare (Kaleb has also picked up on the fine art of cheating at solitare.) Below are the sharks in action:

Serious game of 21 in action

Helping Dad keep track of the aces in solitare

Kaleb finishing up his game of solitare

Just a couple of handsome guys!

Here's wishing you all a chance to unplug and enjoy a few simple games together as a family.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Happy Heart Day

We celebrated a pretty low key Valentine's Day. Julian started the day a little sad because school was cancelled so that meant no party. But once he knew the party was moved to the next day he was much better. The boys opened there Valentine bags in the morning and Kevin made us all a yummy dinner that night.

Polish Chicken, cream peas and carrots, scalloped potatoes and salad.

Below are a few pictures from Julian's school Valentine's Day Party:

Here's hoping that you got to spend some time with those most special to you!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Silly Hotdogs

For lack of a better name, we made "Silly Hotdogs" tonight for dinner. I found the idea on Pinterest (I know, imagine that! We have found many recipes and have tried a few already, watch for details on those to show up here later.) Below are the directions for "Silly Hotdogs":

Bring a pot of water to a boil. While that is getting started, slice up your desired amount of hotdogs, we prefer to use turkey dogs, and break a few pieces of whole wheat spaghetti in half.

Carefully push 3-4 pieces of spaghetti through each slice of hotdog.

Place all the hotdogs into the pot of boiling water and continue to boil and stir occasionally until spaghetti is tender. Drain and let cool for a couple minutes.

 Serve with your favorite sides and dipping sauce.

The boys enjoyed their silly dinner, and it will definitely be getting made again. Here's wishing your family a silly dinner too!