On a recent walk through our neighborhood park, the kids discovered a very long snakeskin... it seemed to be almost three feet long. Over the years, I've heard stories of encounters with black rat snakes in the streets surrounding the park. I've even heard a story of one finding it's way into a nearby row house and poking its head out from the rafters of an exposed brick wall. Pretty crazy. My daughter treasures the snakeskin, and for the moment it is stored in a large freezer bag. Hmm... not sure how I'll make that disappear. She likes to look at it each day. Maybe we could donate it to the zoo or a local nature center.
We picked raspberries last weekend. It took nearly an hour to get out of the city because of a big ten mile run that blocked streets from the south and the west, but once we finally made it out it was a quick and easy drive to the farm. Beautiful weather, not too crowded, quiet except for the sounds of birds. I think raspberries are my favorite berry.
Here's an easy, easy but yummy dish to make. I often make it for lunch when we want something a little more filling than sandwiches. The kids love it. It makes me happy. It seems kind of healthy, probably too much salt, but oh well.
1 or 2 packs of ramen noodles 2 or 3 eggs 1 can of chicken 1/4 to 1/2 bag of frozen peas 1 teaspoon of Teriyaki sauce salt and pepper
It's so easy it's kind of ridiculous for me to write out instructions. Prepare ramen as directed on packet. After noodles have boiled for three minutes add chicken and eggs. Let boil for five minutes or so, add peas, stir and remove from heat. Stir in Teriyaki sauce and salt and pepper. Serve to hungry kids with ice sprinkled on top.
Guess what? I won something... power girl arm cuffs!
I recently started following Abbey's blog Aesthetic Outburst after discovering her photos through flickr. She sometimes offers giveaways to her readers... and the other day I actually won these super cute arm cuffs. We were so excited to receive her package. The kids love them. There has been some arguing over them though, so I may need to make another pair. It seems to work well to let them each wear one. I love checking on Abbey's creative ideas and can't wait to see what she'll come up with next.
We've had so many spills and accidents since the house has been on the market. While I'm chasing dust bunnies my children are dumping and jumping and spilling and getting into everything. Last week an entire bottle of bubbles was spilled on the rug. I spent two days trying to get it out, but the rug was drying in a distorted way with horrible-looking stains. It looked like something very bad had happened... something that would probably scare away possible house buyers. So we headed for IKEA and found a much nicer rug. I'm very happy with it, especially because the dust bunnies seem to blend well with it.