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My Early Riser

3 Jun

For the past week or so, Maddie has decided that she needs to get up at 6 (or soon after) to begin her busy day.  While Charlie was always satisfied laying in his crib for awhile, pondering the meaning of life, Maddie will yell, “Mama, I’m awake!” until I come to get her.  I do enjoy sleeping a little later than 6, but I am generally a morning person so this isn’t too bad.

A positive aspect of Maddie’s new waking habit is that I can get a tremendous amount done in the morning! Maddie likes to get up and lay in our recliner with a soft blanket, a cup of juice, and a video playing (her current choices are either Elmo or Bible Songs).  

Supermodels have to get up very early!

Supermodels have to get up very early!

Getting comfy

Getting comfy

So while she is relaxing, I have plenty of time to get my morning devo done.  She Reads Truth (shereadstruth.com) is starting a new devo series today on Peter and I am so excited about it.  I have always found Peter to be so interesting, and probably the disciple that I can relate most to.  You guys should check it out.

I hope you all have a great day today!

 

Chocolate Pretzel Sticks

12 Feb

As part of my secret conspiracy to turn Mama into a stay-at-home Gaga so I can have a convenient babysitter to watch the kids while I spend my days more leisurely, I gave into Mama’s whim to do a “project” with the kids and make chocolate covered pretzels for Valentine’s Day.  She has been asking me to buy the ingredients for a few days, so I finally picked everything up yesterday and took the children over to Mama’s this morning to spend the morning creating with Gaga.

We really did have fun making simple, yummy pretzel rods covered in sprinkles.  All we did was melt some vanilla quik candy in the microwave, dip some long pretzel rods in the candy, then cover them in candy sprinkles.  The kids had their own separate plates and all of the broken pretzel pieces, so anyone who does happen to receive one of these from us doesn’t have to worry about catching their colds!

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Charlie took his pretzel-making duties very seriously!

Maddie enjoying some of the salty sweet yumminess.

Maddie enjoying some of the salty sweet yumminess.

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Little hands hard at work.

Little hands hard at work.

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Finished product!  Chocolate covered pretzel rods.  They are so good!

Finished product! Chocolate covered pretzel rods. They are so good!

So we had a great morning with Gaga.  I don’t think I will be able to convince her to retire, though. It seems the world is working against me…