Wednesday, May 31, 2017

This and That

We had a few days of nice weather and enjoyed some outside time while we could.  We took lots of walks, played some tee-ball, and Ben made a really yummy dinner!  Here's a little bit of this and that!

A couple of weeks ago we took a walk around our neighborhood.

These silly girls were poking each other with sticks and flowers.

They think they are fencing like Elena of Avalor.

Very proud fencers.

I LOVE this picture!!

Ben made chicken fried rice and it was delicious!
I love me some good chicken fried rice :)

At Elizabeth's tee-ball game a few weeks ago, she played catcher in the first inning.
She was super excited!!

Then she wanted to bat all by herself.
She told her coach she could do it alone. :)

She got a hit!

Running to first base while holding onto her batting helmet :)

Happy Wednesday y'all!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Riding in cars and tee-ball

A few weeks ago, Elizabeth was in a very picture-taking mood.
These pictures are from that weekend:

 A few weeks ago we were running errands and every time we stopped to park,
Elizabeth asked to take a photo.

 She was having a blast taking selfies with Mommy.

 Love my silly girl!

 Friday night tee-ball practice from a few weeks ago.

 She was playing pitcher.

 She is LOVING tee-ball!

 Last Saturday we were running errands and Caroline had had enough.

 After I took a picture of my sleeping girl, I had to take one of my girl that was WIDE AWAKE. :)

Love these two girls!

Happy Tuesday y'all!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Oxon Hill Farm

A few weeks ago, the girls and I headed to Oxon Hill Farm (part of the National Park Service).  It was a fun morning learning about animals, learning about farms, and feeding a few animals.

Walking onto the farm, we saw three cows

Trying to get a picture with the cows behind them
(they were a little nervous)

We headed over to see the chickens, learn about their lives, 
and then the girls were given a chance to feed the chickens.

Caroline just threw the food around

But Elizabeth would kneel and let them eat out of her hand

Then we went inside to see where they sleep and lay eggs.

The park rangers take the eggs and feed them to the pigs

After feeding the chickens, we walked over to see the pigs.
They were brand new to the farm (brought to the farm the day before)

After the Park Ranger fed the pigs we walked over to the horses.

She showed the kids how to feed the horses and then let them do it.

Caroline sat under the horse during the Park Ranger's presentation and I was so nervous!

Elizabeth feeding the horse

Caroline feeding the horse

We had a GREAT time at the Oxon Hill Farm!  I highly recommend checking it out.  It's free and they have a few scheduled activities in the morning (like feeding the animals and a story time).  They also have a ton of picnic tables by the parking lot.

Happy Wednesday y'all!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Crescent puff s'mores!

Last week it was rainy and cold and I thought it would be fun to make a warm snack for the afternoon.  Once Caroline woke up from her nap, the girls and I went down to the kitchen where I had set-up two "cooking" stations.

 Each girl had wax paper, a cup of chocolate chips, and a cup of marshmallows.  I rolled out crescent rolls for each girl and they filled them with chocolate chips and marshmallows.  Then we rolled them up, sealed the sides, and placed them on the baking stone.

 Each of them decided how many chocolate chips and marshmallows to add to their crescent rolls.

 Each of them got to make four snacks.

 All filled up and ready to go in the oven.

 Done baking@1
You can see where some of the marshmallow melted out.
Make sure you close up the sides well, I didn't do this and marshmallow leaked.

We each enjoyed these crescent puff s'mores!

You can find the recipe here.

I didn't follow it exactly, but they still tasted really good. :)

Happy Tuesday y'all!