Here we are as a tourist attraction at the Bangkok Snake Farm. People couldn't believe that we'd actually put a snake on our necks and asked to take our photo. Wimps!
Emily was not afraid of snakes either - as a baby.
One she hit about two she wouldn't even touch this fake one she used to sleep with! Snakes were "TOO SCARY!" I was a bit concerned that she would grow up to be a person who didn't want to touch a snake but would instead take photos of other people touching them. What kind of photo album does that make?
Today we had a field trip with Molly's preschool to see The Critter Lady. Oh, she was fun. She brought a skink, two different lizards, an African hedgehog a tortoise and an orange snake named Pumpkin. Emily didn't want to touch any of these creatures . . .
until Molly willingly put a snake around her neck.
Scott and I made some new friends last night, and no, they aren't depressed, they're painted blue.
All I really knew about the group was the misinformation I got from Dr. Tobias Funke, so I was looking forward to seeing what the performance actually was. It was fun! Go!
Here's Scott with the other members of the band. He may be taller than average but I swear I did no photo-trickery to make Scott look like a giant. These guys were all really, really small. Kids, that's what happens when you make "cool" hand signs in photos. It stunts your growth, obviously.
When I was but a wee lass, my Sunday School class got up on Mother's Day and told everyone why we loved our mothers. I said,
"I love my mother because she makes me rice."
Apparently, Emily loves me for the same reason.
Her Kindergarten class made some fabulous Mother's Day cookbooks. Each student told the teacher their favorite recipe that their mother makes. These were not only very informative but also pretty darn hilarious sometimes.
Here's Emily's recipe for rice. Feel free to copy and try it at your home.
3 pounds of rice
How to make it:
You put it on the stove in a pan and put it on medium flame for 20 minutes or hours.
Stir it up.
Cool it down and put on the butter and eat it.
This is the perfect recipe for a busy mom. It is so forgiving! If you have to run some errands, it's OK. You can cook it for up to 20 hours if you feel like it. Also, if you realized you were supposed to feed the whole soccer team, that's OK too. You've made enough rice for everyone!
Thanks, Emily! I will always love my recipe book!
If anyone is interested in the recipe for spaghetti with potato sauce or some chocolate chip cookies that contain bread and milk, let me know. I'm happy to share!
Four years ago today, a new, fun, silly, sweet, smart and very chatty little kid was born!
Here she is telling me she wants to have a snack and then do a puzzle.
And now, four years later, she is still asking for snacks and then doing puzzles. Happy birthday Molls! Maybe next year you will open your eyes for the birthday photos. Or not. (I swear she has eyeballs!)