Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Just Call me Mommy Dinosaur

Emma Jane loves animals.  She always has.   Like a lot of little kids she also likes to pretend she is a puppy, or kitty, or dinosaur.  About a year ago while pretending she is a baby puppy she started calling me Mommy Puppy (and insist I call her Baby Puppy).  It would just last for a day or two until a couple of weeks later I would become Mommy Kitty..ect...
Today I am Mommy Dinosaur.  She is had preschool this morning and here is a sampling of our conversations before I dropped her off:

Me:  I need to do your hair now.
Emma: Dinosaurs don't have hair.

Emma:  I love you Mommy Dinosaur

Me:  I love my children!
Emma: We're dinosaurs.

Me:  Have fun at Preschool!
Emma: Bye, Mommy Dinosaur!

She's pretty fun!  I also love how happy Emma is to see Owen when I pick her up from preschool.  They get along pretty great... however, I think she may get her first black eye in the next couple of days.  Owen just whacked her in the eye this with a toy. :(  Luckily we have this cool ice bag and some Arnica cream.

Ron was in town this past weekend so we took him to the zoo.  I always love going to the zoo.  Emma loves to read the map and figure out where we are and how much farther we have to go until we get to the petting zoo.  She would have loved to stay all day I'm sure. 

 Owen had a rough time until I pulled out a snack for him.  
 After the zoo we planted a Meyer Lemon tree!  I am sooo excited about it!  I love this bright Spanish pot we put it in too!  (notice the toy at Owen's foot.. that is the dang toy he hit Emma in the eye with!)

Once last thing.. I have been trying to stay away from simple sugars.  So now I am addicted to this homemade candy bar.  I decided I can't make it anymore because I'm eating it too much.  But if you really need some chocolate it's great!

Chocolate Candy Bars:

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup cocoa powder (this picture is made with special dark cocoa)
1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup honey
1 TBS cinnamon
pinch of salt
1-2 handfuls of nuts (I use walnuts or hazlenuts)

Blend it all in a food processor then spread into a dish.  Freeze.  Cut in squares and keep in freezer (coconut oil melts at 76 degrees so unless you want chocolate pudding keep it in the fridge or freezer)
(I got this recipe from Tiffany Higgins in our ward)

1 comment:

Sarah said...

So glad you are blogging again! Love seeing your little ones and all their cuteness :)