Friday, June 12, 2015

Smores cupcakes.

Every so often someone at My house wants smores cupcakes. And every time I spend an hour tracking down the recipe. So today I'm copying and pasting directions from another blog. The original blog with the recipe is no longer up. 

marshmallow frosting (sew darn cute)
1/2-3/4 lb. (2 or 3 sticks) butter, room temperature
1 lb. (2 cups) confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
16 oz. tub of marshmallow cream

1. cream the butter on high until light and fluffy
2. add the confectioner's sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, and beat until fluffy each time
3. beat in the vanilla until incorporated
4. add the marshmallow fluff and mix until creamy

this came together easily. sadly, husband could only find 14 oz tubs at the store so it was not quite as marshmallow-y as it could have been. but there's no way i need 12 oz of leftover fluff in my house, as good as fluffer-nutters are...no way.

top the piped frosting with crushed grahams (i put them in the food processor until they were fine crumbs) and an individual piece of hershey's chocolate.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

You make me laugh..

A: did you have a good nap?
B: no I couldn't fall asleep.
A:  you were snoring. A lot.
B: no. I was just breathing.
A: you were snoring so loud that I couldn't sleep. For at least  an hour.
B:  huh. Yeah I need a other nap. Since I didn't get any sleep.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Just another day...

Little A:  Mom. Mom. Mom. I have an injury. A bad one. It's really bad. Look. My nose really hurts. Right here. 
Me: it's dry. Go have dad give you your medicine. 
Little A: that stuff tastes terrible. You'll never take me alive!  (He runs away screaming.)

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Conversations where I beat my head against a wall.

J where do you want us to take you to eat on Mother's Day?
Me: I'd really like Sushi. 
J: ...

The day before Mother's Day, while we're sitting at J's favorite diner

J: did you decide where you want to go for Mother's Day? 
Me: somewhere that has sushi. 
J: but I don't like sushi. 
Me: I don't like diner food. 
J: ?

Theyll probably take me to eat at the diner for Mother's Day. Know what I really want? For someone else to do the dishes that are currently piled in the sink. And I want to sleep in tomorrow. The kids asked what I want for Mother's Day and I was very specific. I even had them repeat it back to me. :-) I told then I wanted to go to the natural history museum, or go drive up the mountain or go for a hike.  We'll probably watch tv. And I'll probably still get diner food. Or pizza. My babies love pizza. But they'll hug me and snuggle me and that will be the best present of all...



Friday, March 14, 2014

Words of wisdom from little A.

Ok.  If two people get too close to each other and they're dreaming or both having nightmares (it has to be the same) then they could become one. Like one dream. Or one nightmare. To stop it, they have to get further away. 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

On the road again...

You know it's a really special day when you've been to kaiser three times and the kids' school four times and it's only noon. 

I don't have time to have a real job. 

On the third visit to kaiser this morning I lost my car. I couldn't remember which spot I'd parked in this time, I went to the lot I parked in for the first and second visit. Is it time for summer  break yet?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Boys.

Little A just started taking baths again after a year or more of mostly taking showers. He named himself Captain naked the pirate. Then he made music by tooting in the tub and then laughing hysterically afterwards. Silly boy.