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dog days of summer…

dog days

— pl n
1.     the hot period of the summer reckoned in ancient times from the heliacal rising of Sirius (the Dog Star)
2.     a period marked by inactivity

Today was HOT! And inactivity seemed to be the theme of the day. Other than splashing around in the pool (Second day in a row) we did not do a whole heck of a lot.

The in-laws have a new addition to their home.

Fred. The Basset Hound.

He is adorable. If we did not have two dogs already, I would seriously consider dog-napping.

I could not do a post about Fred and not include our Izzy, since I did not include her in yesterday’s post. (She even swam today, but was not very thrilled about it.)

Puppy Love

I did not bake anything today, nor did I cook. I did however, want to post a recipe, and thought a homemade dog biscuit one would be perfect.  Our dogs love these. (well, they will eat anything really, but these are good for them, and they smell good)

Even if you don’t have a dog, these make great gifts for family or friends who do.

Peanut Butter and Banana Treats

Ingredients

1 egg
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup mashed banana
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 egg white, lightly beaten, for brushing

Directions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet, or line with parchment paper.

    Stir together the peanut butter, banana,honey and egg in a medium bowl; blend thoroughly. Stir in the flour and wheat germ; mix well.

Turn dough out onto a floured board and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters, place on prepared baking sheet, and brush tops with egg white.

    Bake biscuits in preheated oven until dried and golden brown, about 30 minutes, depending on size. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

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Posted by on pmpSun, 26 Jun 2011 21:19:06 +000019Sunday 4 , 2011 in Recipes, Uncategorized

 

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hanging pool-side

At last…the pool is crystal clear. It took two months to get the in-laws pool swim-able. It seemed the day would not come when we could actually swim in it, but after a new pump and filter system, Houston we have a go! So that is where we spent this hot sunny Saturday.

Last summer Isaac discovered that the pool jets doubled as massagers. This is what he had to say about them today:

“Mommy, remember last summer when I thought those bubbles felt good on my privates? Well that is what I am doing right now”. He then gave me the thumbs-up.  Lovely. Thankfully we supplied him with fun new pool toys, so he did not spend ALL day with his bubble “friends”.

Does summer get any better than this?

Lucy even swam – (we left the other one Izzy at home, she does not like the pool)

Another day down – only three more days until we head east! Maybe I will bake something tomorrow, or maybe we will just spend all day swimming.

 
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Posted by on pmpSat, 25 Jun 2011 19:25:54 +000025Saturday 4 , 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Sunday Drive

When I was young my parents used to take my sister and I on Sunday drives. I did not always want to go. I deemed these mini road trips boring. With nothing to do but look at the scenery that passed by, and endure listening to my sister sing, loudly and completely out of tune, because SHE had a Walkman.

I would not trade those Sundays for the world.

And now that I am a mother, I love packing up the kids for a Sunday (or any day) drive adventure. They are usually happy to go, because they never know what we will see or where we will end up.

This past Sunday we decided to head east, since there was a massive storm system building,(the other half of We has a weather obsession)  with some of the most intense cloud formations I have ever seen. We did not know at the time that we were seeing the same storm front that was hitting Joplin MO with an intense F-4 tornado.

 
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Posted by on pmpMon, 23 May 2011 13:32:18 +000032Monday 4 , 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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