Monday, March 18

Homemade Goodies and More new milestones!

It seems as though the excitement of growing kids never ends!
This week's milestone::  MOLARS!
That's right! They each have 1 molar finally in!
1st it was Blake that went through the fever, sleepless nights, no eating- it went on for 4-5days... now it's Eli's turn!

The downfall of having twins....a bad thing will hit one baby- and by the time you are FINALLY over it, it starts ALL OVER again with the other! No breaks... 
And as a parent, you just feel awful. Eli looks so mierable.

Along with their physical growth, it seems like they  are growing leaps and bounds mentally!

I started unload the dishwasher earlier this week, and both boys came up and started messing with the dishes... I got so nervous they would start throwing dishes so I tried to rush what I was doing..
Next thing I know, Eli starts handing me the plates as he picks them up!
So, I praise him and go over-the-top saying what a Big Boy he is and how proud of him I am!
Blake hears me praise Eli, so he follows suit and starts handing me all the dishes he picks up too!

I couldn't believe it!  My two little boys helped me unload the entire dishwasher and had fun doing it!!

Then, today, I wanted to start a load of laundry.  So all three of us go into the laundry room, and I tell them how i'm loading the clothes into the washer-
Well, Eli takes it upon himself to start picking up 1 dirty item at a time and putting it into the dryer. After he puts the item in the dryer, he shuts the door. 
Then he opens the door and adds another item to the dryer.- this goes on for 4 different clothing items!
My big boy has been watching mommy do a lot of laundry apparently ;)

Yesterday, the boys both brought hubby and I their winter hats and coats, so we put the hats and coats on the boys- (They love to run around the house with their hats on..)
Next thing I know, Blake is standing at the front door, yelling!

He refused to do ANYTHING until we took them outside!
Well, it was freezing out, so we bundled them up and let them run around and burn off some energy!
Such a good daddy, rocking the boys back to sleep  <3

Miss Estella came into the world this week!!!
Hubby and I went to the hospital to see the new mommy & daddy and meet Stella!
What a doll! I can't wait to baby sit!!


My sweet boys love each other <3
Well, I've been wanted to try to make a few recipes, and I was able to do it this week!

I have been obsessed with chocolate milk in the mornings. I love it! And I love letting the boys take a few sips from it too :)
But, we ran out of chocolate syrup a while ago, and I'm too cheap to buy more.
So, thanks to Pinterest, I found a recipe!
I was so excited about it, because I hate the store bought syrup-- who knows what those chemicals are that are in it!!
**I'm not claiming this is healty by any means- but it is cheap, easy and you know all the ingredients!**

Homemade-Chemical free- Chocolate Syrup!
1 1/4 cup Sugar
1 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 cup Water
1/4 tsp Salt
2 tsp. Vanilla extract
In a saucepan, whisk together the sugar and cocoa powder until most of the lumps are out.
Add in the water.
Heat on medium-high and whisk often.
Bring the mixture to a boil and let boil for 4-5 more minutes. Until the chocolate starts to thicken.
Add the salt.
Take off the heat and mix in the vanilla.
That's it!!
I kept mine in a ball jar- but a squeeze bottle would be even better!
Use within 1 week.

It's so perfect!!!
Also,  I have been wanting to make my own Hummus for a long time, but always afraid to!
We love hummus and have always bought it, so I finally got the nerve to test a recipe!
Homemade Hummus
  • 1 can garbanzo beans(chickpeas)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    Blend together in a food processor.

    So yummy!
    Enjoy and Happy Monday!!

    1 comment:

    1. hi! ive been having some health problems the past couple of weeks and was able to get in with my doctor in Albany on this Friday after noon. Would it be okay if I used half day of pto (leave at 1030)?