Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dear Geek Squad,

Dearest Geek Squad,

I think 2-3 weeks is not a reasonable amount of time spent to fix a USB port. Give me my computer back so I can blog and do other computery things. Thanks.


Sunday, August 7, 2011

I scream, You scream

We all scream for ice cream... which I may or may not have been eating a bowl of while tandem nursing the babies and dropped a large spoonful of on Parker's hand which I may or may not have scooped up with a spoon. And if I did that, hypothetically speaking, I potentially could have dipped sleeping Parker's hand into my glass of water, and if I did that, I could potentially have dried the dripping wet chubby fingers on my nursing tank. You know, if that ever would happen, hypothetically.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Two babies were sitting in a bar.

Okay, not really. They really weren't in a bar, but they WERE SITTING! Two sitting babies. Perfectly sitting babies! These two are the most chill kids I know. Seriously. They love to roll around on the ground, look at everything around them, watch the big kids play, stroll around in the stroller, and play with their toys.   The car is a different story, but you can't win 'em all.

This is some legit sitting up in here.

And we're done.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Monkey Cake

What do you do when the patriarch of the house is off on a Wednesday evening playing softball?  You grab the preschooler living in your house and create a new dessert.

Enter, Monkey Cake.


1 box yellow cake mix (I used Pillsbury with pudding mixed in)
3 eggs
1/3 cup oil (or applesauce)
1 cup water
about a half cup of dark Coco powder (super technical, huh?)
3 super ripe bananas, mashed
about a quarter bag of dark chocolate chips (again, technical)

Mix the cake mix, eggs, oil/applesauce and water. Add the coco powder and beat with hand mixer. Add bananas and beat until smooth. Pour in 9x13 pan (or two smaller cake pans, or cupcakes, or loaf pans... whatev's) and sprinkle with the chocolate chips (this is the best job for the Preschooler so you can get dinner together). Bake per instructions on the box of the cake mix.

After about 35 minutes, I pulled out this gorgeous, chocolatey, melty moist, fluffy cake.  We let it cool about 36 seconds and cut into the beast. Serve in large small bowls topped with some whipped cream (or hot fudge, ice cream, raspberries, anything that tickles your fancy), and enjoy.

Yum, people. Yum.

 {a little less head tilt, sweetie}

There, that's better. Yum.