Tuesday, July 29, 2008


What a Wiggly weekend!!! My friend, Missy and I threw 5 car seats in the back of her van and loaded up the kids on Friday morning. We headed north to Birmingham and spent the night with her mom. The next day we lounged around visiting. We had to do so threatening to be left out of the big surprise we had planned on Sat. night, but made it through the day. I couldn't believe that Alan remembered seeing the Wiggles 2 years ago when we pulled in the the Civic Center!!! I got a bunch of short video clips from the concert. They allowed pictures, but no video so I had to be discreet about it. The people in the row behind us were actually told to stop video or they would have to leave. This was one time my camera was so little they wouldn't know whether I was taking video or just waiting for a good picture opportunity!!!

Here is a video of the Wiggles coming out on stage singing Eddie's all time favorite song, Big Red Car.

Here is the Wiggly Polka Hoop De Doo!!

Here is the Wiggly Polka Part 2.

Quack, Quack, Quack, Quack, Cockadoole Doo

Missy and I took turns to watch the kids and scope out the souvenirs. She came back with two little red stuffed guitars, so that is what Alan and Eddie wanted. I waited in line and when I got to the booth the lady informed me they were sold out, but would possibly have more available after the concert. I just looked her in the eye and said oh well I won't be getting anything then and turned and walked away. She had quite shocked expression as I'm sure the majority wouldn't leave empty handed. They probably run it that way thinking you will buy now and come back for that specific item and spend more later!!! Well Aidan had to use the restroom in the middle of the concert and Missy saw they had more out so she grabbed 2 for Alan and Eddie. Not 30 seconds after she returned with the guitars they sang Play Your Guitar With Murray and the boys were on cloud 9!!!

Joanie works with 5 Hammers. (We Sing it "Joey" Works with 5 Hammers at our house)

Can You Do The Twist??

where was Joey during the concert?? He was snuggled close to Mommy in the sling and slept through all but the last 2 songs.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Pretzel Bread (Beer Bread)

There is an AWESOME recipe for Pretzel Bread in the Breads category of Mary's new website www.recipestoeat.com. The recipe calls for one 12 oz beer so it's known as Beer Bread at our house. Mary gives the directions to use the recipe in the bread machine on her website and the boys LOVE LOVE LOVE making it. Their favorite part is pouring in one of "Daddy's Beers" and watching the foam. They also enjoy breaking the pretzel sticks in half. The first time we pulled the loaf of bread out it may have lasted all of 5 min before it was completely devoured!!! After a couple loaves disappeared I really got to thinking about the danger of this recipe with trying to loose some weight (maybe more true to say trying NOT to gain any more) I tried replacing the white flour with wheat flour. It still tasted great, but was heavier and a bit dry. I also think adding honey would enhance the taste so I tried one cup wheat flour and two cups white flour as well as adding 2 tablespoons honey. This turned out really great, but couldn't really taste the honey so probably not worth it. Overall the very best was to just leave the recipe alone. If it's not broken don't fix it!!! Here is a picture and video clip of Eddie helping make the first loaf.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

4th of July

Sorry this post is late. We have been sick and traveling and sick of traveling!!! I spent the 4th in bed with a sinus infection and head cold. Daniel took the boys to a BBQ at a co-workers. They had some king of 9ft tall inflatable waterslide and the boys had a BLAST!!! I was rested enough to go downtown to the Marina to watch the fireworks with our good friends, Aidan and his family. Here is a family picture Missy took for us.