play dates make the world go 'round ...

And keep mamas from going cray cray.

P.S. I promise to start writing more-than-five-word blog posts soon. Or maybe not. Although I am currently (and somewhat ashamedly- I can hear those dirty dishes calling me bad names from the kitchen) using nap time to write this post, I usually sit down at this little space around 9pm. Porter is sound asleep by 6:45pm (can I get another amen?!) and then I spend the next half hour cleaning up the house while Dan cooks dinner (can I get another amen?!). Then after dinner I clean up the kitchen while Dan hangs with the Sherm Dog. Then it's finally mama + Sherman time and we take a long walk, usually getting home around 9pm. So my blogging window begins (and ends?) around this time. And after a 12+ hour day with tweedledee and tweedledum my head kind of spins when I sit down at this space. The pictures are easy. The words are hard. So, the pictures will just have to do for now. Thank you for not throwing rocks at me or my silly blog. :)


easy peasy apple crisp

Okay, okay, so this wasn't exactly "easy peasy" for me. I think I said three bad words when all of my chopped apples went rolling from the counter to the dirty floor and one bad word when I forgot about the butter in the microwave. However, I think most would agree that this is a pretty simple recipe for most people out there. And when I get more than one request to do something, I do it. No questions asked. So for those of you who wanted this recipe ... here you go. If you make it, please refrain from telling me just how easy peasy it was for you. I am still over here pretending like I created a masterpiece. 

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter (melted)
3 cups apples (peeled and chopped)
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease 8-inch square pan. Mix together oats, brown sugar, flour and melted butter in large bowl. Place half of oat mixture in pan. Spread apples evenly over mixture and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Top with remaining oat mixture and a final sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar. Bake in oven for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.


"uh oh"

Sorry, Sherm.
I'll get you some more water.
And maybe a different brother too. ;)

Oh and don't ask where Porter's other sock went.
Or his pants.
I have absolutely no idea.

Stereotypical Monday morning right here.


cute nose contest

I think Sherm wins.
No wait, Porter. Definitely Porter.
Oh goodness, I give up. It's a tie.


just like mama

This kid is currently cutting four new teeth. 
And he has been letting us know about it.

Biting? Check.
Irritability? Check.
Wakefulness? If you call 20 minute naps and 4am wake-up calls "wakefulness"
why then yes ...

However, give the kid a tray of food and he's a happy camper.
Just like mama. 

We're off to the grocery store.