Hide and Seek

Hide and seekAudrey came upstairs to ask if we had seen Megan.  We realized that we had not for quite a while.

Following her downstairs, Audrey showed us Megan hiding in the closet. We “called” for her and “tried to find her”, but she refused to move or make any noise.

I am not sure how long she stayed hiding in the closet, but it was probably 20 minutes before she finally came out.

 

Snow Day

Yesterday was our first snow day of the season.  The kids made a sledding hill and snowmen.  Andrea walked across the street with me and then got attacked with snowballs by the neighbors.  Mark enjoyed helping with snowmen that kept “running away”.  It was a great start to winter!

Fairy Door

FairyDoorAfter church on Sunday, it was beautiful out.  We decided to go the park for a picnic.  We grilled sausages, ate s’mores and just enjoyed the wonderful weather.

We wanted to walk, so we explored the woods by the river.  Audrey discovered a little door in one of the trees.  It was fun to imagine all the possibilities on how it got there.

Five Years Old

FiveMegan turned five years old!

She is not officially in kindergarten, but Megan is learning to read and has some workbook pages that she loves to do.  She listens while the other kids do their lessons and she always wants to help with science experiments.

Megan loves to give hugs to her friends.  Pastor Randy says that she has the hugging ministry!  I know that she has encouraged many people with her wonderful hugs.

Happy Birthday Megan!  I love you very much.

Colorado Trip-Fourteen

FourteenAndrea turned fourteen while we were on vacation. She enjoyed picking out a turtle cake recipe from Grandma’s cookbook for her birthday cake. We hung around the house and enjoyed being together for her special day.

Andrea’s new favorite birthday cake recipe is so easy, we memorized the recipe after making it the first time. Be warned, it is extremely rich 🙂

Use a German Chocolate Cake mix–you will not need the coconut or nuts– and instead of following box directions, add 3/4 cup melted butter, 3 eggs and 2/3 cup of evaporated milk. Pour 1/2 of the batter in a 13 x 9 inch greased pan. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Remove and cool slightly. In a double boiler, melt 14 oz caramels with 1/3 c evaporated milk. Pour melted caramel evenly over cooling cake. Sprinkle with 1 cup pecans and 1 cup chocolate chips. Pour remaining batter on top and bake for an additional 20 minutes. When cooled sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.