Saturday, July 25, 2009
Last Wednesday I was cutting fleece fringe for a pillow with my heavy duty spring loaded scissors. I was on the floor cutting when Dynomite reached for the scissors. Since she does okay with scissors I let her use them while I tied the pillow. As she was cutting Backpack reached for them as she cut down and cut his thumb. I didn't realize how bad until I washed the blood from his hand. I felt slightly panicked and couldn't reach Travis on his cell. So I wrapped his thumb up, grabbed a bottle of PediaSure to keep him soothed and headed over the Cynthia's. She did agree that I should take him into the ER. I figured she was my voice of reason. So I left her with the other two and drove to Dayton's Children's Hospital. I was only a block or so from our house when I saw Travis and flagged him down. So he went with.
We were only in the ER for 1.5hours. The doctor put in three little stitches and he lost part of his nail. But we had stitches out yesterday and everything looks okay now!
Just this last week, Backpack has tried crawling out the back door which resulting in him scratching up his eye brown on the cement. Then I was in the garage and he was in the house. He had crawled over and pulled himself to standing with his hands resting on the door. I didn't not know this, so when I opened the door (which swings into the garage) he fell flat on his face on the cement. Blood everywhere! I had it! I burst into tears and let Travis handle it. Luckily he only got a fat lip. He hit so hard, it makes me shudder just thinking about it.
Luckily kids come hardy!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
For Super Saturday I kind of volunteered to teach how to make beaded socks. Since I've never made beaded socks I thought I'd better try! I looked online and at the one's Nikki and Candace have given me and was able to figure it out. Dynomite is excited and I think I have arthritis. Unfortunately, I need these for a display so I only have one done for each pair :-) If you have any tips on making these or on how to teach this, I'd love to know!!!
The first pair have 4 pastel colors, the second pair have Christmas colors (with some pink thrown in by accident, I was sorting beads in not so good light and they looked red), the third pair have two colors but I alternated the number of chains (6chains on purple, 10 chains on white), the last pair are just white. All are tri-beads.
Lastly, I tried my hand at making a hooded towel. I have three myself. A regular one from Rebecca N. for Trouble, a duckie one from Nikki for Dynomite, and a doggie one from Bernadette for Backpack. So when I have another baby I had best to find a friend who'll gift me one, or learn to make them on my own! This was a compilation of all three. Someday I'll get REALLY creative and make them into an animal of some sort. This one is a gift. Hopefully it won't fall apart the first time she uses it
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Most of us overcook our meat to make sure it is done well enough to eat. But studies have shown that overcooking our meat is bad for us, too! So how do you know when your meat is done? A meat thermometer! Just stick that probe in the meat and read the internal temperature. Here are the basic guideline for the safe temperature to eat certain foods:
Legs and thighs–180°
Ground beef, pork–160°
Ground turkey, chicken–165°
Fish–until opaque and flakes easily with a fork
For the types of of Meat Thermometers:
Dial Oven-Going: Used for large cuts of meat, thermometer to be put in before roasting or grilling. Insert at least 2 inches into center of largest part of meat. Should not touch fat or bone. After it reaches the desired temperature, push it in a little further. If the temp drops, cook longer. If not, the meat is safe to eat. Before eating, wrap meat in foil and let stand for 15 minutes. The temp will rise slightly.
Dial instant read: Insert at least 2 inches into meat. It should read the temp in 15-20 seconds. For thin cuts of meat, insert the thermometer into the side of the meat.
Digital instant-read: Insert 1/2 inch into meat. Should read in about 10 seconds, depending on thermometer. This can be used for large and smaller cuts of meat.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
The paper said he'd only be there until 1:30pm. So Travis rushed from his mid-term to meet us. I tried to call him and tell him that we'd be there until 2pm just waiting to see him. But Travis didn't get the message and consequently didn't do well on his test from rushing. But we got up front and one of the workers took our picture and I rushed off. I DIDN'T EVEN SAY HI! I was so excited to be there and see him and get a picture and then I just walked away! Travis told him he was a Space and Missiles guy and that he had studied him in school. So they had a nice little conversation and I walked off like a snob!
So Mr. Aldrin, if you somehow come across this little blog of ours, Please don't think I'm a snob, I was just too excited. Love Denay PS We're the family with all the little blond kids that waited 2.5 hours to see.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
1 egg = 2 t water + 1t oil + 2 t. baking powder
I have used it for cakes, brownie mixes, pancakes, cookies. And only recipes that use eggs as a leavening agent but not for binding. Its a quick and easy fix.
I did google this earlier and found this helpful website if you'd like more information:
Monday, July 13, 2009
We then went into town to Grandin's Print Shop where the first copies of the Book of Mormon were printed. It was a fascinating tour. Backpack was very grumpy, so I didn't take in much.
This was our favorite display. Showing Christ with the people in New Testament times and with the people on the American Continent. Showing the the Book of Mormon is another Testament of Christ, adding to the Bible.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I would recommend this book to be on every book shelf. We are taught that with a little (or different) perspective our burdens can made light. This book is truly an inspiration to all of us, regardless of background or circumstances. Although, I was puzzled over who or what Jones was I realized that in the end it didn’t matter. People can be an answer to our prayers; it is not up to us to questions how, but why. There is plenty of great advice to glean from this uplifting and enriching novel.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
The other day I was upstairs and suddenly hear, "How did you get up there?" from Trouble, then some giggling from Backpack. I look down the stairs to find Backpack slowly climbing his way up! Backpack has been successfully crawling for about a week. We've never prohibited our kids from the stairs. In fact Trouble could climb up before he could crawl. So he'd get to the top of the stairs and cry for someone to get him because he couldn't go anywhere!
Anyway, I yelled for Travis to get the camera and we filmed his first ascent. Now I really have to watch him because stairs have become his favorite past time, besides following me around!