Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday Favorites: Birthday, Crawfish, Private Time and Sex Talk.

1. Jonathan's Birthday
We celebrated Jonathan's birthday on Wednesday. We are always happy to celebrate him and another year together! 38 looks good on him! (I am much, much younger than him...)

2. Jonathan's Birthday Present
I told him to take today off so we could celebrate together all day long! We have a couple's massage this morning followed by a nap and lunch... The perfect day.

3. Private time
Henry asked if Daddy and I were going to have private time while they were at school? I asked him what he thought that meant and he said it's when we kiss. I asked him if that is all he knew about private time and he said, "You kiss and watch tv." I told him that was exactly right!

4. Sex Talk with a Kindergartener
Speaking of Private time. Henry asked why boys couldn't have babies in their stomachs. So we talked about God's design for a family and the roles that he designed for marriage and different body parts. It takes a mommy and a daddy to make a baby. "MAKE A BABY? What does that mean?...." I shut down the conversation very quickly after this question. My reasoning, Henry isn't ready to be respectful with the words erection or sperm.... He would just add those words to his list of potty words and I don't think I could stand hearing him jump on the trampoline saying butt- poop- diarrhea- erection- sperm- Disclaimer- I was very open and honest and technical with Lucy when we had this conversation in kindergarten.

5. Crawfish
We are gearing up for a little crawfish boil this weekend. Family. Crawfish. Dessert. Best day ever.

Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Who did it?

We were invited to a murder mystery pirate party this past weekend! We loved getting dressed up and acting like fools with our friends. Jonathan was the ships surgeon and I was the local Jamaican voodoo lady (with accent). The Huffmans were excellent hosts and Julie thought of all the details for the night! We told her we were expecting another one soon...

 Aren't my friends pretty!?
 There were four scenes to go through and with each section we ate a different course to the meal.

Julie said you can buy murder mystery parties off of etsy. This was such a fun group night and would make the best party for any age.

I hope y'all had a great weekend!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Family Favorite Reipe

I don't like to cook anymore. Mainly because my family complains about what I've made and they think it is appropriate to tell me that things look/taste/smell disgusting.... They all need spankings. So, I asked my friends what they made for dinner and I got some really great ideas.

This week started some new rules.
1. You aren't allowed to say that looks, taste, smells disgusting.
2. You must eat what is on your plate. (not all of it but they have to try it.

Side note- When I was a kid we sat at the dinner table as a family and passed around serving dishes and would have never told my mom that dinner was disgusting. (My mom is a really good cook, I can't remember a bad meal.) (Except one- one time she made spaghetti and instead of picking basil from the garden she picked mint.... and we ate it like it was totally normal....)

back to the rules...
3. Don't be a jerk. (I didn't say that to them...) Since no one else is volunteering to make and clean up dinner then they have no say in anything....

I compiled a list of meal ideas from my friends and was reassured that all kids are jerks when it comes to meal time, and we don't have to put up with it.

Here's the first recipe I tried- FLAT BREAD PIZZA

  • 1 Flat Bread Pizza Crust
  • 3 c. Mozzarella Cheese, divided
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (1 oz) package Ranch Dip Mix- I didn't have this so I poured ranch salad dressing in with my cream cheese until I liked the taste.
  • 8 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 lb cooked and cubed chicken
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a small bowl cream together ranch mix and cream cheese. Spread over pizza crust
  3. Top cream cheese mixture with 2 c. mozzarella cheese. Top with chicken, bacon and the rest of your cheese.
  4. Back at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until pizza is golden brown.

My kids ate it. Lucy even said, "Mom, this looks real gross but taste so good!" She sure knows how to give the complements.

What do you guys feed your family? 
(I really want to know your family favorite meals, comment below)