Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Baking is the best

What is it about baking that is so satisfying? Taking simple boring things like flour, sugar, baking powder and what not and turning it into something delicious and satisfying... Yesterday was soft pretzels (which are almost gone btw) and thins morning by 9 am we were chewing down on yummy little banana pumpkin chocolate mini muffins.
Love it!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bread. Take that!

I have the worst luck making bread. It's either a brick or pretty much tries to take over the oven/bread maker.

Drum roll please....

I made a baguette!!!
It worked.
It was delicious!
I ate half of it fresh out of the oven. And this was not a small baguette.

It was also not the most beautiful, but for my first attempt I thought it was pretty good.

Next I am going to attempt pretzels.

Friday, March 8, 2013

a few confessions of a sometimes sleep deprived mom

  • i start my day with instant coffee. before hugo that would have made me turn up my nose and say ewww yuck.
  • if i get a shower to myself every 2 weeks i'm pretty excited. otherwise i stumble over toys and dodge hugo.
  • i eat food off the floor. regularly. thanks hugo. i just don't have the heart to say no to the snacks he brings me. its only dry things like cheerios and crackers, but still. not something i pictured myself doing if you'd asked me a year ago.
  • going to the grocery store is now exciting. what used to be a chore has turned into my outing of the week. sad, maybe. do i care? not so much.
  • between hugo, work and kabukikreations stuff i literaly have zero time to do anything. so if i have not had a visit with you for a while, its not because i don't like you... its that sleep wins over hanging out with you. sorry, its nothing personal. sleep wins over pretty much everything.
  • sometimes i catch myself thinking that hugo is still a baby... then i realize he'll be 17 months this month. then i realize my baby is a little boy, not a baby. then i wonder when the hell can i stop counting freakin months?!!?
  • doing my hair mainly consists of a hair clip, a bun, or a flipped through ponytail. if i actually dry and straighten my hair once a month its a miracle.
  • i can't count how many times i have forgotten to shave one of my arm pits. this started when i was pregnant and continues to this day. sometimes i forget, sometimes hugo interrupts. either way, one side ends up rather "european"

i think that may be enough... i'll save some more confessions and some dignity for another post.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

ch ch ch chatterbox!

ok. i am guessing it should come as no surprise...
hugo LOVES to talk.


i have no idea how many words he's at right now... i have to count.
i should have kept track of them but i didn't realize there would be so many so fast!

i will keep track for the next week or so and report back!

So true.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Yum. Thanks grandma

There are few things better than brownies.
Straight from grandma's recipe book.

these make amazing 2 bite brownies.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Oh Hugo.

So Hugo likes to talk to Siri.
His talking to her is proving to be quite entertaining.
I don't know how she gets the things she does from his chattering but I love it.

For example