The Fun began Friday about 4:00 pm
Five Canadian relatives rolled into our driveway
and for 3 nights and 3 days
life was all about being enjoyed
It All Started With Pot Roast
Perfect Pot Roast
not one but
Have I mentioned little girl LOVES Pioneer Woman’s recipes??
She requested about 5 recipes from her cookbook b/c
she wanted to share the yummy goodness we have found with her cousins! =)
they were loved by all
and have become our family favorites already!
Bless You Ree!
we might have enjoyed a few other PW recipes
over the course of the weekend
I might have added a little chocolate powder to them…maybe…
and for breakfast I might have made a billion of these
Yes they are from my Pioneer Woman Cooks Cookbook! =)
A billion I tell you ~ her pancakes were a HUGE hit!!
We were not surprised ~ as we LOVE Edna Mae’s Sour Cream Pancakes!!
At some point in our married family life
Mr. McGenius started making crepes for the kids on weekends
He googled a crepe recipe
and it quickly became a family favorite
he has a secret ingredient
I made crepes as a pre-teen kid ~ back in the day!
but we didn’t have this sweet goodness
we used cooked berries or apples with cinnamon sugar – yum!
Would you like to know what else we did besides eat!
I love that the cousins are such good friends
They are all about the same age
There is always Loads of giggling
and very little arguing! =)
Sweet Blessings to have cousins for good friends!
6 of those babies were going at any given time ~
and the grown ups were included in the fun! =)
Grown ups allowed 1/2 hour a day
per kid (times 5 kids mind you!)
It rained a fair amount this weekend! =)
don’t worry the “techy time” was only part of the fun!
I see I spelled it wrong
do you know I home school? =)
I love this game! it is Great for little minds!
here is the box in case you want to buy it!
Sammy made this treasure ALL BY HIMSELF
a month ago…
and he had a fall
tears were welling up
no worries ~ he was repaired =) whew!
I may have bribed the kids to sit down
and draw ~ since they seemed to want techy time A LOT =)
I might have offered them candy
to draw detailed pictures
from books I recently acquired from the library
See the beautiful art
that was created from bribing candy
these WONDERFUL books
One might think I was obsessed captivated by The Pioneer Woman’s blog
since my posts seem to have her name ALL over them!
I heart Ree ~ she inspires good food and good reading in my house!
I will link you to her post on these books later in the week!
I have only peeked at them and I LOVE them! =)
Thank you Ree!
We did Make it Outside a little
The kids had a great time together
on a giant tire we found
and jumping some more
because the mom’s wanted fun pictures
don’t worry ~ they had fun doing it! =)
these pics were taken by my sister in law
I took some too ~ but hers were my favorite!
I am not posting faces of my husbands family~
as they haven’t seen my blog yet (5 months later) =)
I was trying to get my feet off the ground first
maybe I will send them this link
and get permission to post faces in the future?! =)
the kids always have SO much FUN together
inside or outside
It is fun hanging around with their cousins!
Even Merlin had a GREAT weekend with family here
Dang ~ Merlin is Sooooo darn CUTE! =)
This morning we waved goodbye
as they drove out of the driveway
and we will carry on
with life as we know it.
Goodbye Wags ~ we love ya!
for the next 24-48 hours (minus sleeping)
I plan on blog hopping ~ to catch up with ya all!
in all my spare “blogging time”
when I am not
painting sets for Abby’s class play
or cooking dinner
or doing laundry
or washing dishes
or walking the pooch
or playing taxi mom
or forcing kids to bathe
or enforcing education!
see ya around blog land!