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February 2013

11:17 am by Janelle. Filed under: News

What happened in February? Honestly…I don’t even really remember! Thankfully I took a few photos so I do remember a few events! So here we go:

Preston and I decided to trim up a tree in our back yard and I realized it is the perfect first climbing tree! I was pretty appalled one day when I realized that Preston had never climbed a tree so i was determined to find one that would work in our backyard…because there are a lot of random trees in our backyard.  I’d say 75% of my childhood was spent up in trees, climbing and making forts, so hopefully I can instill the love of tree climbing in my kids too! This is a pretty tiny tree, but it will do for now.

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Preston performed in his kindergarten performance and it was adorable. For awhile now he has been singing all these songs that I’d never heard and now I know why. It was a bedtime theme so everyone wore their PJ’s. Then we went back to their classroom and the kids had worked in groups to creat bedtime stories and illustrations, so Preston and his group got up and read us all their parts in the story. It was pretty impressive.

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Here is Preston at his last basketball game:

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Him with his buddy:

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Our valentine’s Day breakfast:

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Celebrating cousin Finn’s first birthday…Kelsey caught this cute picture of Ada…she was LOVING the swing!

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The usual Ada antics: getting into things she isn’t supposed to and being so proud of herself. This time was Eucerin cream…

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And…not to boast, because well, I was amazed when I saw this come out of the oven and even more shocked that I had actually made this! It looks like I spent some time slaving away in the kitchen (but I actually didn’t!) my mother-in-law told me about this bread she had that someone had made and it was the best bread she’d ever tasted. She asked the lady what was in it…just flour, yeast, water and salt! The trick was baking it in a dutch oven. So we all got a recipe and dutch oven for Christmas and it took me a few weeks to try the bread because well, bread intimidates me. All I had to do was literally throw all the ingredients in a bowl, mix, cover and let sit for 12+ hours (overnight.) The next day plop it into the dutch oven, bake, and the most beautiful,  amazing loaf of bread comes out! I kept trying to get a loaf to my parents because  knew they’d love it…but I couldn’t get it out of my house uneaten ever!

Here is the recipe: http://www.simplysogood.com/2010/03/crusty-bread.html

(Only thing I changed was when I take off the lid I bake for another 5 minutes and not 15.)

If you have a dutch oven, try it!! If you don’t, borrow one and try it!! That’s my plug for that :)

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My little Dallin boy is now 11  months old (REALLY close to 1 year at this point…) He is a sweet heart, but also a little stinker. He likes to hit and terrorize his siblings, mostly Ada. I can hear him saying, “nnnnnnnnnnno” sometimes. He can also say Mama, Dada, Nana, and Papa. He loves being outside and jets to the door every time it is open. Right now he is into putting everything in his mouth and when I tell him not to he gives me a dirty look and does it anyway. Again, and Again and again. Even if it is something gross like sand or dirt. I don’t get it. I’m trying to help you kid! But he cracks us up and we love him.

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