Jan 22, 2011

Sticky Buns and Other Funs

This is how my attempt at homemade sticky buns turned out. DELISH. Go here for the recipe.
Ella helped A LOT. She kneaded, rolled, stirred and dumped.
The best place for the rising dough was next to our woodstove.
And the task that started at 10:30am was finshed at 4pm.
I don't think this will become a regular thing...but they are GooooOOOd! I'm not going to show you the kitchen cabinets yet.
There is still a drawer front that needs to be put on and a kick board to be bought, cut, painted and installed. So it might be a while.
This is all I'll give you.
Ell, being super helpful "fixing" the cabinets with daddy.

The snow has been a flying...it seems like every other day!
And they say there's 2 to 3ft headed our way on Tuesday!
We've been keeping warm inside having lots of fun.
Ella likes to take pictures as much as mommy does.
I love it.

She loves the play tent she got for Christmas! She's very into tutus right now. She must put one on every day. She must do it herself. Then she must twirl until she falls down.

It is also mandatory that mommy wears a tutu.
Except, it only fits on one of mommy's legs.
But I oblige and twirl away!

Ella is constantly saying, "I put on boots, and snowpants and jacket and go outside make snow angels". So we do.
We find ourselves trapsing through the snow making snow angels and perfecting our "bear cave" (read: super cool cave dug out of the snow plowed bank) once a day.
She NEVER wants to come inside. I love that she loves being outside.
Jason is working overtime the whole day this glorious Saturday. It stinks. But it is necessary for him to take every moment of overtime thrown his way.
Because, as Ella so aptly put it this morning, "Daddy need go work to fix the money."

You see, he told her he was leaving and she said, "Daddy no go work. Daddy stay here."
Which almost made him cry. So he told her he had to go make money and he'd be home soon.
And then a few hours later...out of the mouths of babes.

It seems like a never ending battle. We need to pay for healthcare things, for tires for the car, for Hunter's vet bills for the never ending scratch on his eye, the gazillion plows this winter, and we need to pay our car insurance deductible...because we kicked of our new monthly date night with a real BANG...but that's a whole different story for a whole different day!

That's what's happening in our neck of the woods!
Hope you're having a FABULOUS Saturday!

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

I love the new pictures! And your sticky buns look like they turned out great! Now, I can't wait to hear about the BANG! What happened??? And to see the cabinets all finished. Sorry to hear that Jason had to work on Saturday, but at least you got to have him on Monday, right? :-)