Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Nuggets and Friends

Well, since I already posted the videos of Little D talking away, I might as well just post about the whole day even though this was several weeks ago. It was such a fun day hanging out with the kids and I hope it happens again soon. The Mr. was home when Tracy dropped off her Little Nuggets as he didn't have to go to work until 4 pm. The kids thought it was so fun that he was there "to play with them" so they convinced him to play games with him over and over again. Throughout the day we played Mancala, modified Dutch Blitz, Othello, Go-Fish, Pick-up-Sticks and Trouble, among others!

David's main goal was to "get the black one" because he was really good at using it as a tool to get the other sticks. He has a steady hand!

The older two kids convincing The Mr. that they could make him not be able to walk. Let's just say they lost, but they just wouldn't let go!

Around lunch Drooler showed up with his mommy and his little sis Baby Cake. I made squished pizza pockets in my sandwich press and Drooler liked them so much he kept on asking "more.... PIZZA!" throughout the day. His mommy went shopping in Bellingham and they joined the circus in on the babysitting fun. During Drooler's afternoon nap I heard "Plees? More? Pizsa?" so I had to go in and tell him that he had to sleep instead, because he had already eaten four sandwhiches. That's 4 whole slices of bread, he definitely shouldn't have been hungry!

Recipe for Squished Pizza Sandwiches:
Take cheap white bread and cut the crust off. Butter. Make a mix to your liking of ham, pepperoni, salami, cheddar, mozza and pizza sauce. Place bread butter side down on sandwich squisher, top with pizza topping, top with other slices of buttered bread, close machine. When it starts to sizzle and steam, it's done! I like to serve it with ranch dressing for dipping, because kids like food they can dip. These are even good without the cheese for kids with milk intolerance.

I wonder who won? David's a fierce competitor.

Looks like Trouble!

Esther played with these little dolls that were mine and my sister's when we were little. They floated around the living room carpet pool on fisher price stacking rings as inner tubes.

This is what Little D looks like when he wakes up from a nap. He was so happy and cuddly and warm, but we couldn't help but giggle at his hair going all random directions.

It was windy and rainy all day, but the kids insisted that they would be warm enough if we played outside. We played lots of old games from my childhood, including What time is it Mr. Wolf and Red light Green light.

Esther threw the ball up and let it bounce off her head a whole bunch of times, but I missed each and every one of the shots. Oops!

It was funny how the little boys matched. They were great friends throughout the day and even played a little duet for us.



  1. Awww! Cute pictures! Thanks for taking such good care of them.

  2. Too much fun!! You sure got lots of fun pictures of it to.

  3. awww looks like fun :)

  4. I seriously need one of those sandwich press things. I can think of a million things to make The Dictator that he would eat. We have a panini press but that doesn't work so well for 2 year olds.

    have you ever tried making hot apple pie in there? I can imagine that would go over well too, a can of apple pie filling between 2 pieces of white bread? mmmmm....

  5. I have had it with cherry pie filling and that was really good. I think peach or apple would also be so yummy! It is also good with chicken and feta or mozza, or even BBQ sauce. What about nutella and a marshmallow for dessert?!

  6. The kids all love going to your house...looks like they all had a great time! Cute pics of Nathan and Darius on the piano. Those will be priceless in later years (if the Lord hasn't come of course!).


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