Posted by Leah (Parrish) Millan at 12:57 PM
Today I decided to make homemade tortillas. Deep down inside, I am a kitchen nerd who actually enjoys the process of making things from scratch. Some kids got in trouble for watching bad movies or calling boys late at night. I got in trouble for playing with my Easy-Bake oven... all night. Anyways, it was fun and I would really like to perfect the recipe. Tortillas are basically flour, baking powder, salt, Crisco, and warm water. The trickiest part is actually getting them to turn out round (as seen below). Fortunately, Alex stepped in and showed me how his Abuelita did it. Is it worth the time and effort? YES! You can compare it to homemade bread vs. store bought sliced bread... the store bought kind can work fine for you, but homemade is a special comforting treat!
Posted by Leah (Parrish) Millan at 1:02 PM
Do you have your favorite FREE FUN spots??
Posted by Leah (Parrish) Millan at 6:18 PM
No more sissy mommy scissor haircuts for AJ... Daddy pulled out the big guns tonight. Our little guy was blessed with a headfull of hair that can quickly get out of control. Mommy personally loves his fuzzy little head, but it did need a little attention. My only request... no buzz job.
Posted by Leah (Parrish) Millan at 6:35 PM
Posted by Leah (Parrish) Millan at 12:54 PM
AJ is playing with his friend Danielito
Posted by Leah (Parrish) Millan at 11:18 AM
Check out this MONSTER TURTLE that crept into our backyard this evening. I was on the phone with my husband when I saw it. When I told him that there was a giant turtle in our backyard, he told me to catch it. NO WAY!! This turtle didn't look very friendly. Nevertheless, I did show a little hospitality and shucked a piece of corn for our guest. Do turtles even eat corn? This one obviously wasn't very impressed and eventually made his way back to the woods where he belongs.
Here is a video of Olivia enjoying our little visitor. She is shouting "The turtle likes it!!" (referring to the corn).
Posted by Leah (Parrish) Millan at 6:52 PM
Posted by Leah (Parrish) Millan at 5:48 PM
Olivia and AJ were invited to our neighbor's 1st birthday party today! Those cool shades came in Olivia's grab bag... along with "dum suckers"... yes, that's what she calls dum dum pops. She was so excited about her grab bag. She would open one dum dum and take a few licks, then open another and take a few licks. I let her go ahead and open all of them... it was her special little grab bag :) Now we have about 7 open dum dum pops sitting in a zip loc baggie on the kitchen counter.
Posted by Leah (Parrish) Millan at 5:49 PM
Olivia doesn't usually walk around the house in her undies and a big hairbow... she just had a spill, and I decided to wait until after breakfast to re-outfit her for the day. Why the picture?? I guess that this could be considered as her first science experiment... "How Far Can a Sneeze Travel?" My little darling sneezed Mini-Wheats all the was across the table at me. Can you seek all the little specks on the table?
Here's a great tip that I received from my smarty friend (clue: her last name starts with Stein and ends with Bart) , and so I'm passing it along to you. Use a simple pair scissors to cut up the kids' food! I snipped that pizza down in no time!
Posted by Leah (Parrish) Millan at 7:09 PM