summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

#summer weather in new york....

A little sun makes everyone happy.

The greenness has finally descended upon us! I took this pic from the driver's seat of the minivan as I was leaving today...oh, life is never dull...I was staying home today. Then I got a phone call...and had to take one of my favorite little girls to a dr. appointment. I didn't mind, really. She's excellent company, I love her, and she's going to be okay. She had bumped her head really hard, has a mild concussion, and has to take it easy for a while...but I think she's going to be okay.

Our morning was eventful! I bought a new grill because the old one needed too much work. Those burner thingys just deteriorated. I loved that nice big four burner grill, but didn't want to bother with ordering parts and trying to fix I bought a $99 grill from Aldi.

Paul is out of town, so we put it together ourselves. ugh.

Jon gets an A+ in Grill Assembly, and another one in Instruction Deciphering.

Camille and Char get A's in Learning to Use A Screwdriver and in Introduction to Nuts, Bolts, Washers, And Wingnuts.

And, we did it! They did most of it. They pulled the pieces out of the box all crazy-like, while I nagged not to lose anything.

And...this is what we waited all winter for! Burgers on the grill!

My house is getting messy. I swept and mopped this morning, then made a batch of flax seed muffins...

These are so quick and easy, and I wish I could say they are SO GOOD. They smell heavenly when they are baking, but...meh. Not very sweet, but I like them anyway. The texture is good, and they are healthy.

2 cups flax seed
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
(mix together)

In blender,
5 eggs,
1/4 cup palm sugar (or honey, or whatever you like)
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons vanilla

Fold blended ingredients into bowl of dry..
Bake 350 for 20 minutes.

I added a few blueberries to the tops of mine.

My problem is that even though they aren't delicious, they smell wonderful, and I want to eat the all.

Good thing my kids like them! Davian, the little guy who comes to play here every day, LOVES them. He eats them right up, with plenty of butter.

Anyway, I cleaned up and baked, then we assembled the grill...then played in the yard...I brought out some snack for the kids, celery and pepperoni and sweet potato chips, and cold drinks.

What a nice day. Tomorrow: sunny and 78! Yay!

Paul will be calling me soon from Jacksonville, and my phone isn't off I go.


Susan R said...

Very impressed with the grill assembly! Good work Jon, Camille and Charlotte Clair! I love the progressive photos.

Marilyn said...

You look way too young to be the mother of 16 children :-) BBQ burgers are my absolute favourite summer supper. Sooooo yummy. The kids look like they are enjoying the beautiful weathert too.....too nice to be outdoors. It snowed here today and I am unimpressed.

Marilyn from Canada

16 blessings'mom said...

Susan, it was harder than I thought it would be but they were undaunted. It was rather fun. Marilyn, thank you, and the burgers were so good! Snow: yuck!