Happy Valentines:)

We don’t make a big, extravagant deal out of Valentine’s Day.  This year a made Kelly & each of the kids a little scripture card about love (from the leftover Cricut shapes Tobin had cut out).  And, I found cute hats for $.60 at Target for the kids (pink & red)

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Kelly got me a sweet card and some gluten-free shortbread cookies that I love:)

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German Pancakes

Found a yummy gluten free recipe, from Domata (gluten free flour), this last time we didn’t have enough and used 1/2 Domata & 1/2 Namaste Perfect Flour Blend and we liked it better.  They are a cross between a crepe and a muffin and an omelet.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk-we use coconut milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup Domata Recipe Ready gluten free flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. orange zest (optional)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted-we use grapeseed or coconut oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Blend first six ingredients (milk thru orange zest) in a blender.Blend in butter a little at a time, in order to temper the eggs.Grease muffin tins and fill cups slightly less than ½ full.  Bake for 15 minutes, or until puffy and golden on top.Serve with your favorite toppings. We have used honey & powdered sugar, real maple syrup, strawberry jam & baked cinnamon apples.

They have found their way into our regular breakfast rotation.

Ezra’s birthday party

We had a small party right after church and then went roller skating (where Ezra invited Jenna & Charlie to join us)

So, if you know my history with birthday cakes, you’ll know that we were pretty excited about how this one turned out:)

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Love this picture of Ezra not wanting to have his picture taken!

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We got him an Action Bible, so far he is through Genesis & into Exodus, highly recommend this:)

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Eight is great!

Ezra was 8 on February 13th , wowza!  Although for some reason he is always already that next age in my head before he turns it-not sure why?

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And, some things about Ezra — he still loves all ball sports, he is a math whiz, he has run 120 miles in mileage club since October, he is one of the taller kids in his class, his 1/2 green left eye is still 1/2 green, his blanket is still close by, he loves to snuggle with me (but not really anyone else), he will sit and watch sports with Kelly, Grandpa K or Grandpa B, I carried him to bed the other night, his very best friends are Jenna & Charlie, he is great at memorizing scripture, he wants a dog, he’s really good at putting shoes/clothes/coats away but keeps a messy room, and some favorite things . . . show: Wild Kratts, sport: soccer, book: Action Bible, color: blue, food: Daddy’s pancakes, subject in school: math, recess activity: mileage club, animal: cheetah, hobby: soccer & art, place: church camp, game: Twister.

 

Family time

My great niece Kortni turned one this month, so Marian & I headed to home turf for her birthday party.  We hit Troy’s soccer game on the way there-got to see him score a goal, way to go Troy!

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She was pretty tentative with the cake and then suddenly stuck her whole face in it!

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With big brother Jesse

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and, this is nephew Dakota

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and newest nephew Caleb, he let me hold him for a long time, even though i haven’t seen him in awhile:)

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And, Trish did Marian’s fingernails-she’s quite talented with it!

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The smiley face is on my toe!  I thought it would be fun to look at them during yoga;)

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Noelle has my mom’s “baby magnet” gene, she is so good with all kids!

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