Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Just like a baby lamb...

we sheared our sheep


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lara bar

have you ever had a Lara bar?
no? yes?
{please circle}
i have been wanting a good and healthy granola bar but,every granola bar out there is loaded with sugar and oils. Lara bars are gluten free, sugar free, raw, good and, good for you! aaaaaaand the down fall is they cost 2$ a piece. this is why i make them. that way they are a lot cheaper!
this is my homemade take on a Lara bar....
i call them "cookies" and Everest eats them all the time.... poor kid doesn't know he is eating nuts and berries. literally.
step 1

step 2

step 3

step 4

*see Everest can't keep his hands off em'

1/4 C chopped dates

1/4 C dried apples {you can use any variety of dried fruit}

1/3C. almonds {any kind of nuts you like BUT almonds are the best!}

1/8 t. cinnamon

step 1: pulse fruit in a food processor until it becomes a paste.

step 2: chop up almonds in the food processor until they become very fine.

step 3: mix fruit and nuts together. {kneed with fingers}

step 4: form into 2 bars. wrap in cellophane and keep in the refrigerator.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

new glasses...

{if i didn't look like a nerd before... i do now!}

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

"mama... SNOW!"

i really did want to be mad but... than i thought this is going to be funny a few days or hours from now.

so i grabbed my camera!

child lock does not equal everest lock!

yes, i pretty much keep everest caged like a small animal in his room at night. BUT... do you blame me? when morning comes i find him asleep in random areas of the house or like this... i thought my problem would be solved by a simple child proof lock on his door. it worked for a month...

oh my everest baby boy.... you might not talk a ton right now but you are one smart little man!

i love you!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Irish bells


who knew these were called Irish bells??... not me! i'm craving spring like crazy and these flowers cured my cravings today! i looove fresh flowers! {hint hint aaron!}

St. Patrick's day is coming... and every year I make corned beef and cabbage.

this is the best meal of the year for us!


if you haven't tried corned beef and cabbage... than make it!

i am chuck full of recipes these past few day's ... it's super-duper!

Corned Beef and Cabbage

4C hot water

2 T. cider vinegar

2 T. sugar

1/2 t. pepper

1 large onion, cut into wedges

1 3-lb. corned beef , packaged with spices

potatoes, cut into quarters

1 head green cabbage, cut into wedges

Mix water, vinegar, sugar, pepper. Place corned beef in slow cooker. Put as many potatoes you want around the meat. Pour the vinegar sauce and spice packet over the beef and potatoes. Cook on high for 4 hours. Scatter cabbage wedges over the top. Continue to cook 1-2 more hours.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Quinoa Pancakes


Why eat Quinoa?

Quina is considered a superfood. It is also considered a complete protein because unlike other grains it's not missing the amino acid lysine; therefore, making it a complete source of protien. Try using it more you might just like it! {I like giving it to Slade in his baby food because it's a great source of protien!} 1 C cooked quinoa
3/4 C 100% whole wheat
{make sure it's 100% WHOLE wheat because legaly companies can say it's whole wheat even though it's 50% wheat and 50% processed white flour}
2 t. baking powder {the aluminum free kind}
1/2 t. coarse salt
2 {organic cage free} eggs
1T coconut oil
1/4 C milk
2 T pure maple syrup
mix all dry ingredients and in a seperate bowl mix wet ingredients combine and cook in coconut oil in a skillit.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

picture of the day...

Monday, March 7, 2011

Too "school for cool!"


don't mind if i do say that mister Hoopers favorite pandora channel is "Bieber Fever!"
don't mind if i do say that i love finding him dancing at his computer with his head phones in while doing homework.
... don't mind if i do love it!

note from Aaron::

Gee... Thanks Angela for publicly raping me of any "roughness" or masculinaty I might have had... I will admit to liking Beiber's Pandora station;however, that being said, its not for Beiber. Its because every song that comes on that station is a freaking hit... Try it out... You too will soon be a member of the Justin Beiber Pandora club... And yes, you will dance at your computer... -Aaron

Saturday, March 5, 2011

3's company too!


mmm. . . i love frozen moments in time like this!
no one needs food
no diapers need changing
huge smiles ear-to-ear
no where to go
no one needs a nap
no dinner to cook
no school work breathing down your back
EVERYONE is happy!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

not a finger!


Don't be fooled by that huge smile and his sweet dimples. Once you are fooled by him he will have you wrapped around his tinny little finger!

He's high maintenance beyond ALL belief! He cries/yells/screams louder than any baby I've ever heard!

He ALWAYS needs his mommy!

He blows his lips when he doesn't get what he wants.

aaaand... To say the least I'm frightened for my future "terrible two's" with Slade!

However... he is the BIG 8 months old now!

I love that he rolls around and hoots like an owl! I love that when I pull his T-shirt sleeves off around his elbows he still cracks up laughing! So funny.

love. love. love him!

... sad he is getting older and bigger and all that jazz!

{BUT...I'm still holding true to the fact that he is our caboose to the Hooper train:) }

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Good morning March!

There is nothing like waking up to feet of fresh snow! First thing this morning at 7 o'clock Everest and I ran outside to take some pictures. It was so clean outside and quiet! It was the best way to start our day!



* The snow is up to his waist and he is standing up!