Thursday, February 21, 2013

Homemade hot chocolate

Since today was the big snow storm, I wanted to let the boys have a special treat, hot chocolate. Unfortunately (for them) we don't ever drink it. I quickly googled a recipe for homemade hot chocolate and picked Martha Stewart's recipe. Her recipe makes 92 servings. Besides not needing that much, we didn't have enough cocoa to make it. So I halved the recipe.
(For my future self)
I used
1 3/4 sugar
1 cup cocoa
1/8 cup dark cocoa
1/2 tablespoon salt

The dark cocoa was only because I ran out of regular cocoa. Anyway, I sifted it all together to get rid of lumps and stored it in the cocoa container I had just emptied. The recipe calls for 2 tablespoons after heating up a cup of milk. We each had about half. Then we added our marshmallows and enjoyed! I wouldn't normally drink it but I wanted to try it. It was actually really good and I would be happy to make a cup for anyone who comes over ;)
Anyway, now to follow up with some blurry iPod pictures.
Kai begged for this special cup that Maggi gave me for Christmas. Liam just got what I gave him. I am not pictured because it was a lazy day--I was not camera ready.
And Kingston misses the fun because he naps. Coming soon--a post about Kingston. Because he doesn't have a post dedicated to him yet and he is hilarious!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Belly Button Picker

A quick post to capture a few things about the boys that I want to remember. I was thinking about the boys last night and there was something about each of them that I knew I would probably forget if I didn't type them out.
Like the way Liam has been stopping randomly to massage my feet....multiple times a day. It actually feels pretty good but we will make sure his hands get stronger :) He knows how happy it makes me and is just being my sweet boy.
And the way Kai tells me multiple times a day "Mommy, I love you!" And flashes one of his huge cheesy smiles. He also has been telling Don "Daddy, I love you" or "daddy, I missed you." So sweet to hear those words.
And Kingston, who is 15 months old and still refuses to actually say a single word, has been developing his own personality that I love! He also has an obsession with picking at his belly button. I mean, 80% of his waking time (I just randomly picked a high number for the percentage) he just walks around with one hand in his shirt, playing with his belly button. So weird. He is starting to play with his brothers more and more and makes me so thankful for them to all have each other.
Evangeline will be so spoiled.
And so will their future wives. Besides the foot massages and "I love yous," the boys act like I just handed them a bowl of suckers when I give them washcloths and ask them to clean the table. And they love helping with laundry, folding clothes, cooking, and carrying in groceries. Although, they also like video games, running around in their underwear/diaper, and climbing and jumping off of everything. Maybe they'll wait a few years before they marry.

Here's an okay picture I was able to capture of Kingston's obsession

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Picture picture!

I've been thinking about how I don't ever get any pictures of me and the boys. I usually either don't feel like I'm camera ready or I'm the one taking pictures (at home.) I'd like to have memories of me being with the boys so I want to make an effort to be in more pictures with them.
Anyway, I am now 28 weeks pregnant (3rd trimester) and don't have any pictures of this pregnancy. (Also another memory I'd like to keep.) So when we got home from church today, I had a little photoshoot with my low quality iPod camera and a 4 year old and 2 year old behind the camera. So while the pictures aren't frame worthy, they are a start!
Not pictured, Don and Kingston...both taking their Sunday afternoon naps.

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