Tuesday, July 2, 2013

last couple days

*Tonight I made some yummy bread in my bread machine for our chicken salad sandwiches. I forgot how good homemade bread is.

The kids prefer the bread on the side :)

*After dinner Chris took the kids out front to play with water balloons. It was a magnet for the neighborhood boys who came over and started a game of water balloon toss. I was trying to help Cam play, however I noticed as the kids got louder, it began to scare him a bit and he got pretty anxious, to the point of coming over to me with tears in his eyes saying, "Um...why are there so many kids here?"

We came inside and I felt badly that I had tried so hard to help him be "one of the boys," when it was simply too much for him. It was a good reminder to me that my little guy has different struggles sometimes and I need to be sensitive to those.

Before bed Chris took both kids out in the back and had a fun water balloon time just the three of them. :)

*I found a yummy snack recipe in a cookbook my mom recently gave me.

Sweet-and-Salty Peanut Butter-Banana Bars

1 cup quick oats
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 ripe bananas (mashed)
1/8 cup honey
1 egg
1/3 cup mini pretzels

Mix all ingredients and press into greased 8x8 pan (I actually pressed the pretzels on top before baking). Bake for approx. 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.

*Today I picked up a woman from the airport (part of my little Errandgirl business). It was so nice on the way to listen to what I wanted to listen to (rather than the kids' choice). I caught up on a couple podcasts from Stuff You Missed in History Class. I learned all about the potato famine in Ireland back in the 1800's.  Really fascinating.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

I just downloaded a podcast app and subscribed to that podcast, can't wait to listen to it :)

Totally going to try that granola bar recipe when I get home, hopefully my kids will like it!