Monday, April 30, 2007

Percy the Parakeet

This is the newest member of our family. He's Percy the Parakeet. He is shy because we just brought him home, hopefully I'll have some new pics to share when he is coming out of his cage. I think he is lovely.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Allison's 2!

Allison 1 year ago.

Allison 2 years ago.
Happy Birthday Baby! We love you!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Caterpillar Greeting

My little one had her first experience with a caterpillar today. We found one while we where walking and I was so excited because I use to play with this type of caterpillar when I was little. I loved them, they are fuzzy and would tickle as they climbed up my arm. I looked up what type of caterpillar we have here, turns out it's a tent caterpillar and they are a bit of a nuisance.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Friday, April 6, 2007

Look where that landed!

Dropped Cone, 2001Stainless and galvanized steels, fiber-reinforced plastic, balsawood; painted with polyester gelcoat39 ft. 10 in. (12.1 m) high x 19 ft. (5.8 m) diameterheight above building: 32 ft. 10 in. (10 m)Neumarkt Galerie, Cologne, Germany

I've been going through some old art school stuff and stumbled upon some pics of my favorite works. I am going to be creating a link list to see the works of my favorite artist. One such artist is Claus Oldenburg. He is a pop artist who creates sculpture that will change that way you will look at everyday items.

I am drawn to art that kids like. And kids like Oldenburg. They enjoy his vinyl toilet sculpture or his giant animal print fur Popsicles. But what really gets them going are his large scale sculptures. If you have a minute check out this link. It will make the kid inside you smile. I would love to know which one you like!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Monkey Bread

I had a friend over this morning and I made monkey bread. It's super easy to make and turns out great. It reminds me of the Ladies Auxiliary meetings at church when I was a youngin. Thought I would share. You will need...

3 cans refrigerator biscuits
1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 cup white sugar
1 stick margarine
1 cup brown sugar

Mix the Cinnamon and white sugar in bowl. Roll the biscuits in the sugar mixture then quarter the biscuits. ( I use kitchen scissors, makes it very easy) Throw all the sugary biscuits in a greased bunt pan and then melt the margarine. Mix the margarine with the brown sugar and pour the mixture over the biscuits. I usually roll the pan around a bit to get the mixture in all the nooks and crannies. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Take out of the oven and let it set for about 5 minutes, then turn on to a plate. This is a great recipe for kids learning to cook.
Sometimes I will sprinkle some pecans in the pan before I put the quartered biscuits in.

This stuff is super addicting! And I know it's not the healthiest morning option, but when you are having a friend over for coffee or you need something to take to a meeting it easy and fast

Monday, April 2, 2007

Chicks Man Chicks

My daughter is fostering little chicks for a girl scouts project. We will have them three weeks. They are very cute. I am treating them as pets, which may make my next chicken dinner a bit hard to swallow.