Saturday, April 11, 2009

A day at the zoo

Spring has finally arrived. This has been the worst winter in terms of amount of snow and duration in the last 30 something years apparently. We all survived it though and nobody threatened to leave on a jet plane. In fact, if this is as tough as it gets, we have nothing to worry about.

We spent yesterday at the zoo enjoying the sunshine. Jared had a ball running around and jumping in all the puddles with his shark boots. Joel had fun too being pushed around and watching the world go by. It was a really lovely day out. Here are a few photos of our beautiful boys taken at the zoo.

This smile lights up the room. Joel was 4 months old yesterday.

Like his brother, Joel has beautiful blue eyes

We treated Jared to an Oreo cookie ice-cream. Let's just say he enjoyed every morsel

Our cool cat with his sunglasses

Check out the shark boots. The day we bought those we tried them on in store for size and he refused to take them off. The sales lady had to cut the tags off them while they were still on his feet and then he would pretty much only take them off for bedtime for a few weeks.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake

Jared and I decided to bake some cookies yesterday. We have never baked at home but he loves to help in the kitchen so I thought it would be fun. I usually keep him busy while I'm cooking by filling the sink with water and giving him measuring cups and spoons. He amuses himself for ages pouring water from one sink into the other. He doesn't always manage to keep it all in the sinks though!!

Anyway, the baking went really well. We had fun. It was a very easy recipe but I'm guessing it has to be in order for it to be flop proof. With the amount of tasting that Jared did and sticking his fingers into the mixture and poking and prodding I was sure that the recipe would flop but it didn't. I must say the cookies are not the nicest I've ever tasted but they are edible. Well Hannes and I think so anyway. Jared seems to think that "they are yucky mommy". It was fun to do though. Next time I think we'll try some cup cakes (pup cakes as Jared calls them).

Here are a few photos that I managed to snap in between the baking. We are still enjoying the I have a really silly grin on my face stage! I have faith that it too shall pass.

Very cute in one of my aprons and wearing his Chef's hat that he got at Christmas time at the cookie decorating stand

This is the closest I got to a normal smile

Concentrating really hard on getting everything well mixed

So much fun!!

Messy boy adding the M&M's

Very proud with his cookies all ready for the oven

The silly grin covered in chocolate from all the tasting
The finished product. Jared's Polka Dot Cookies