...and they all lived happily ever after...

...and they all lived happily ever after...

Friday, March 15, 2013

This week at our house

Life is always fun.  And sometimes it is also funny.

The other day, Ellie decided to paint her own fingernails (for the b-jillianth time).  Now, we have hidden the fingernail polish to prevent this type of action (and protect our bathroom rugs because she tends to spill), but Ellie is inventive and made her own ladder using a plastic shopping cart, couch cushions and several pairs of shoes.  It worked and the result was painted fingernails...uh...I mean fingers and also a toilet seat lid that is now glittery and pink (we can't get the polish all the way off the porous surface...nice).  

Ellie looks all wet in the pictures because she knew she would be in trouble so she tried to wash the polish off in the sink.  No dice, sweetheart.  The evidence is shining all over your fingertips and toetips (??) as well.  GUILTY!!!

Gavin is becoming quite the little pianist and he wanted to make a video of his latest piece...so we did. I love that he is enjoying the piano so much.  

And last, but not least, we made a new and delicious treat.  This is nigh unto a peanut buttery version of a rice crispy treat and since I LOVE all things peanut butter it was a wonderful treat for me.  Tasty!  You should try them out.  

6(ish) cups Peanut Butter Cheerios
1/4 cup butter
1 10 oz package marshmallows
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 package chocolate chips

Melt butter in large cooking pot on medium heat.  Add marshmallows and stir until melted (don't let your temp get too hot or you will scald the marshmallows and your treats will be really tough when they cool).  Mix in 1/3 cup peanut butter.  Remove the pan from heat.  Add Peanut Butter Cheerios to the pot and stir until they are all coated.  Transfer the mixture to a greased 9x13 inch pan.  Sprinkle the top with chocolate chips while the goop is still warm so they melt into the Cheerios a bit.

Let them cool then chop them up and eat them.  Ooooh, they are so so yummy.

(Although I altered things a bit to my tastes, here is where I found the original recipe if you are interested in that.)    

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