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Monday, July 21, 2008

Quickie weekend wrap up

While faced with some less-than-stellar weather on the weekend, we decided to take the kids to the Children's Museum for a few hours. They were holding a Bob The Builder exhibit, so I figured it would be fun for Thing 1 and Thing 2.

Climb aboard out tour bus and enjoy the ride!

Thing 2 hops on Muck and gets ready to get down to business.

Thing 1 sports his hard hat and orders Lofty to the next building site.

Thing 1 rides his first camel.

Later that day daddy decided to torture them and make them pose for a photo in our big tree.

Notice the looks of fear in their eyes? Yes, that's real.

And I hit the kitchen like a madwoman again.

Here is the famous granola . . .

We made these spring rolls for friends who came over to dinner Sunday night. They were sered with a spicy Thai sauce . . . they were truly delicious and the best part of the meal, I thought. I will try to post the recipe later when I have more time. It's fairly long.

And for desert I finally caved in and made a Boston Cream Pie. Which isn't pie AT ALL, it's cake! Not sure what recipe rock I'd been living under, but I'm so glad I figured it all out and gave it a whirl. It was amazing. Everyone agreed.



JoeGirl said...

That looks like a pretty fab weekend! We have the exact same picture of our older son on the CMC camel. Every Ottawa parent probably does! ;)

I've never made those Spring Rolls, but have had them at several dinner parties. Looking forward to seeing your recipe. And the pie cake! I can taste it now!!!

Am enjoying your blog - keep writing! ;)

Anonymous said...

Noah would LOVE that museum. Where do you live?

Lara said...

hope you guys had fun at the museum - i think K will just keep enjoying it more and more the older he gets :)

And I really want the recipe for those spring rolls - unless you just want to make me some, I'd take that too ;)

dougnlarry said...

How fun the BTB exhibit was! I can tell the boys had a blast!

That Boston Creme Pie looks delish!

Anonymous said...

I will be checking back for the recipe for the spring rolls. They look fantastic.

I was just thinking the other day about Bob the Builder. My son loved that show, but I haven't seen it lately. Is it still on? Do they still make new episodes? I wouldn't know because Sponge Bob has taken over our tv (morning, noon and night--who knew that they could make so many episodes from a dumb sponge??).

Anna-b-bonkers said...

Just came though Kristen and am having a blast reading your blog. I love how you have "thing 1, 2".....ets
That is so cute!
What a fun museum, and spring rolls, mmm, and pie cake, my gosh, I am drooling, yummo!

Unknown said...

What a fun weekend! And your food looks sooo yummy. I can't wait for the recipe!

Megan said...

amazing- the rolls, and the pie- that's a cake! :) i loved the dog :)


Donna M said...

Looks like a fun weekend!
The Boston Cream pie/cake looks delicious!

amanda said...

looks like a super fun weekend!!

do you happen to have any leftovers of the boston creme pie??

or did your lovely little doggie finish it off?


OHmommy said...

Teehee... "Yes. Everyone" made me laugh out loud. Those Thai rolls look amazing. And that cake is to die for.

Anti-Supermom said...

I think that Bob the BUilder exhibit was in Minneapolis, it rocked, at least for my 4 year old.

The cake looks so good, can I lick my screen?! I hope you shared a tiny piece with your dog!

Andrea@Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Wow! What a weekend! And weren't you busy in the kitchen... it all looks delicious!

Love the puppy begging for cake! I can't say as I disagree with his opinion - it looks amazing!


Kristen said...

You need to post the recipe to your granola sometime. I keep seeing you twitter about it, and think it sounds yummy!!

Looks like such a fun weekend. Hope your packing is going well. Just know there is someone in the US feeling your pain! :)

Anonymous said...

That last picture is the best! If I was at your table I would have had the same look on my face.

Mama Les said...

Your Boston Creme pie looks YUM!

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