Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sunday Braids

Alaina was bald for the longest time as a baby.  Other than little trims and the couple times she has wacked a bit of hair off, her hair has not been cut.  The nice thing about it is the way it lays around her face.  I didn't have to do anything with it for a long time other than brush it.  With the twins, we are trying to grow out their bangs and right now they are always in their faces unless we tie them back.  However, Alaina does have some funny cowlicks and things going on.  :) Sunday morning I decided to put two braids in Alaina's hair.  I really liked how they turned out.  It was something different and I think we'll do it more often.  

Later we let our dog come inside while we napped.  She usually is not allowed inside...and definitely not on the furniture.  Alaina said that Sammy was getting on the couch.  Finally I came out to chase Sammy off and this is what I found...They were so cute together.

Smiles and Scotcheroos

After the great scare last Friday, I was quite tired out but Lester had gotten me the supplies I needed to make Scotcheroos and since I don't mind  (ok, really like) eating them too I made a batch.  This recipe came from my Grandma Brown.  These treats are sooo yummy.  I think we consumed the entire pan in day or two.

They are really easy to make, and Alaina enjoyed helping me.

1 cup white sugar
1 cup Karo syrup
1 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
6 cups Rice Krispies
6 oz. butterscotch chips
6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cook sugar and Karo syrup to a boil in a sauce-pan.

Lower heat and stir in peanut butter.

Remove from heat.  Mix in the six cups of cereal.

Spread in 9x13 pan.

Melt the butterscotch and choc. chips in the microwave or double boiler, following directions on the package.  (Note: I usually melt them a little in the microwave, take the bowl out, stir, and repeat.  I ruined chocolate once by over-cooking it in the microwave-I think the term is that it seizes.)

Mix the chocolate mixture well and spread over the Rice Krispies and cool.

What child doesn't like to lick the spoon? :)

Splish Splash Taking a Bath

Jacuzzi tub + bubble bath = squeals of delight

The girls love to play in the tub.  After supper they love to get a bath together.  Usually during this time I get a little break, too, because it keeps them occupied in a contained area :).  One night last week Daddy gave them a treat and let them have lots of bubbles!