Monday, January 31, 2011

Our Day

I took pictures today to kind of document our day. It was a bit of a whirlwind day, the pictures make it look a little dreamy, but it definitely wasn't (other than our wonderful approval from immigration, yay!) Anyway, first on the list of things to do today, clean the bathroom. Be thankful, I didn't take pictures of that. It was gross! No matter how hard I try, black mold keeps coming back in the toilet.

Anyway, the kids were at eachother all day, the pictures don't show that. One day, I will look at the pictures and only remember the good times. Then when my children have children and ask me if their children are like they were, I will say "no, you were perfect angels, just look at these pictures". Ok, it sounds funny in my head anyway, because my mom does that. :) ( of course, I think she thinks my kids are perfect angels too)

We made heart placemats for Valentines Day. The kids loved it, and were so proud when they could use them for snack and dinner. 

 Justus tried to eat his. I think he is doing some major teething lately, because he is chewing on everything. 

This actually was a peaceful moment this morning. They were playing with babies together. 

Until... Justus decided he needed to do something more "manly" like fix something. 

 After nap, we made strawberry banana mufiins. 

Malika wanted to wear her apron and she insisted I wear mine too. We need matching girly frilly ones. 

Justus, of course, had to unroll all of the paper towels. 

Our strawberry banana muffins. Mmmm, with a glass of milk, these were heavenly. I could have eaten all of them. (Josh just had one and said they were good, but he expected sweeter, well, they are healthy muffins and I haven't had sweets in a while, so I thought they were wonderful)

Strawberry Banana Muffins
1 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. white flour
1 t baking soda
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t salt
3 ripe bananas, mashed
3/4 c sucanat (natural sweetener, but you could probably use regular white)
1 egg
1/3 c. butter, melted
1 cup chopped strawberries (I used frozen)

Prehat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, set aside. In another bowl, beat bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Add strawberries. Pour into lined or greased muffin cups. 

Optional crumb topping (this would probably make it sweeter, I forgot to do this, but thought they were great without it). 
Mix together 1/4 c. sucanat or sugar, 2 T flour, 1/8 t cinnamon, 1 T cold butter, until it resembles course cornmeal. Sprinkle over muffins. 

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until center comes out clean. 


  1. They are soooo sweet!! Yay on approval!!! It won't be long!!

  2. great pictures!! the simple things are often the most beautiful! your a wonderful mommy! i never thought of strawberry banana muffins-that is genius because i like strawberry banana smoothies. go justus with the screwdriver! i like seeing your day. nice apron malika ;)