Friday, May 29, 2009

Flaxseed Pancakes

We seem to eat a lot of pancakes around here. I always add flax seed to them so they are "healthy", right?! I have also made buttermilk pancakes from scratch, which are yummy. However, after reading MckMama (yes I check out her blog) I discovered you can throw in some extras and have really really yummy pancakes, even better than homemade buttermilk ones - and you do not have to have buttermilk on hand!

I did not have the exact ingredients that MckMama (yes, her pseudo blog name if you do not already know - I could not make that up) did. So, I improvised with the following:

And they were delicious. At least the kids and I thought so!
I started with 2 cups of store bought pancake mix and about 1/2 cup flax seed. Just mixed in 1 egg, a bit of honey (a little less 1/4 cup), dash of cinnamon, a 1/2 tsp of almond extract, a bit of yogurt (all I had was baby strawberry/banana), about 1 Tbs. of oil, and desired amount of water of consistency.
Really put in whatever sounds good. I never would have tried this myself as I am not much of a cook, but they were pretty good if I do say so myself!

Monday, May 18, 2009


The Fans
The Player
The PoseThe Snack
Head Home
The last micro soccer game was tonight. It was a beautiful day for it. He has come a long way since last year when he was 3. He really had fun this spring as did I watching him run and run!

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Today I gave Evan & Cyrus matching shirts from Super Target (of course).
I just could not resist.
Bright Orange (Evan's favorite)


My Twins

Evan thought it was so cool to have matching shirts. "Now we are like Twins."

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Kudos to Dr. Oz - Stem Cell Research

This post is a bit "dated" - But I was thrilled to see someone actually state (even on Oprah) how promising the adult stem cells are for curing certain diseases! The media ALWAYS neglects the information of the achievements of adult stem cells.
Watch Dr. Oz on Oprah with Michael J. Fox - who dispite my difference of opinion with him on the issue I will forever love Family Ties and you can tell he is a kind person - just wrong on this issue! ha, ha!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Tulip Festival

Our very own Tulip Festival!
We will be traveling to Holland this summer, well, Holland, Michigan that is. Too bad we will have missed their Tulip Festival. Oh, well, we will be there in July - traveling north in July sounds good to me!
I have been having a hard time getting her to be still for photos!
Smell the Tulips...they do not really smell.


Friday, May 1, 2009

Point of Grace

Today was our last day of MOPS for the year. The theme verse for the children was taken from Ephesians 3:18-19 (Catholic Bible) or (Prodestant Bible). Anyway, our 2 year old (nearly 3!) Lydia just loved singing the song to go with the verse - they did a "kiddo" version! Point of Grace sings more the real thing! I am telling you I am loving THIS SONG! It is from their Girls of Grace album.
FYI - the link to listen will take you to Rhapsody where you have 25 free songs to listen to per month - so you will "use" one of your freebies by clicking!