Apr 3, 2011

Muffins and Chics

Yesterday morning, I awoke early took my girls on a short 1/2 mile run and then tried to get some house work finished before the morning session of general conference started. I've been needing to remove a few things in my bedroom, but can't because I couldn't seem to find the storage room where they needed moved to. The storage room couldn't be cleaned because so much in there needed moved to the top floor of the barn where all of our boxes are being stored. So slowly by surely I have been working in the barn organizing the boxes as I have to open and go through each one in the search of my kitchenaide, blender, and Macey's church dresses. Friday, the last of those were found!!! The barn is organized and I have now moved almost everything in the basement storage room out to the barn. It feels great!!!

On the first trip to the barn I noticed the 'Popcorn popping on the apricot tree' and had to run back inside quickly to find my girls to show them the blossoms before they fully opened up. We celebrated by dancing around the tree singing "I looked out the window... " and well you know the song. I must say that by the end of the day they were no longed popcorn and full out flower blossoms.

A good friend of mine had a muffin extravaganza a month ago and gave me the recipe to what she said was some really good muffins. First we chopped the berries and more, next we filled the cups with the extras and then last of all we added the muffin mix. I will say it was a very fun Saturday morning activity and they made the best muffins ever!!!! My favorite ended up being the ham and cheese though I thought they would be the worst and the most bland was the banana (they didn't have much flavor at all).

Later in the day John got to mow the grass with the riding mower for the first time ever. He was hoping to wait until May, but that grass was already 6 inches long in some areas. The girls loved riding around with daddy. After that we decided it was time to plant a few items in the garden so John pulled out the rototiller got the first small section all ready and I headed out to IFA to purchase the broccoli plants. John knew that there was a very high chance I would return with baby chic's so he got the box all ready with a heat lamp the water and feeder. Hailey, Alyssa and Abby would not let me go alone, they wanted to pick out their own chickadees.

As you can see I returned with the chic's (and the broccoli) and Hailey and Alyssa love babying them. They know this stage won't last for long.

This is all I here in my home now:

Alyssa: "The baby chickie's are sleeping, all except one and they are so cute."

Hailey: "OK lets go play with that one"

Dad: "No leave them alone and let them sleep!"

Alyssa: "But they're so cute when they sleep"

So we had a very productive Saturday, enjoyed the wonderful conference talks and are looking forward to what today will bring with them.

Now.... This morning I slept in and John came in the room (while I was pretending to still be asleep just to have some peace and quiet) and opened the blinds so I could see outside. I could see the blue skies with a few white clouds floating by, but he informed me I needed to sit up to see 'outside'. The entire ground is covered in 4-6 inches of snow! So much for our popcorn on the apricot tree. Here's our tree house this morning:

1 comment:

Rusty and Mandie said...

I knew you would like the ham and cheese. Glad you had a good muffin morning.