Monday, July 06, 2009

4th of July weekend

A pre-holiday beach day on Thursday with Juliana & Liv, Sara, and Val. We saw dolphins, built drip castles, and found a dead seal and watched the tractor bury it (the highlight).

The next day Rian and I took the kids to the beach again. It was quite the adventure... Wallace got his first bee sting, built some sandcastles with his dad and got buried in a big hole.

Frisbee Golf and fireworks with Lara and Joe, their family and friends.

Wallace explaining the story to his sister.

Last day of the long weekend was spent in the pool at my parents house.

Wallace loves that he can play loudly with my mom's dishes without breaking them.

CDM bluffs

Last weekend we did a spur of the moment dinner in Corona del Mar with my mama's group and their families.

Wally and TayTay enjoying the view.

Brayden sharing his fishies with Wallace and Owen.


A couple weeks ago I went to Zoomars in San Juan Capistrano with my mama's group. The hit for all the kids was the rabbit/guinea pig cage where you have hundreds of these animals running all around. You feed them and "hold" them as you can see below with Ryder and Wallace:

Taylor and Wallace feeding the rodents.

The goats were not a hit for Wallace. Probably because of this one chasing him.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The best no-bake cookies

4 ounces butter or margarine
1/2 cup milk
2 cups sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
4 tablespoons peanut butter
3 cups oats, quick or old-fashioned
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

** Place chocolate chips, peanut butter (if used), oats, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Combine the margarine, milk, and sugar in a saucepan; bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute. Combine the hot mixture with the oatmeal and chocolate chip mixture; stir well. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Put in fridge to cool.