Saturday, April 23, 2011

Bunny Buns! Now, it's really Easter!

I know, I know, I don't post for months and then three in a row but I had to get this up before Easter. My kids flipped out this month when they got their Friend magazine and saw BUNNY BUNS on the cover and the recipe for them inside the magazine. Bunny buns of the Stovall's youth. Am I the only one who remembers them? Apparently the original recipe was published in 1980(really, does time really go that fast?!) I am sure some of my siblings must remember them as well. Anyway, two years ago, I had a craving for the Bunny buns and I searched and found the recipe. I think I asked mom first but she couldn't find it. So, Jacob, Ryan, and I made them and had sticky fun glazing them and decorating them. We did not make them last year but they still remembered the experience (who can forget the bunny bun?) and so they were super excited to see the buns in the Friend again and have been asking for weeks to make them. So, we did it tonight and here are the bunnies of our labors. Sticky, orangey goodness.

The children and their lovely bunnies. It was a bit of a challenge to get this picture: Ryan was devasted because I chose his beloved bunny to be the one we "tested out", Alison was so tired she could barely sit there, and Jacob kept wanted to go lick the glaze bowl and throw more sprinkles in his mouth.

Glow Dome Love

Ryan received some money from grandparents for his birthday back in March so he decided that he needed to have a Crayola Glow Dome. His friend brought one over about a year ago and Ryan has coveted them ever since. So, we drove down to the "Mall" (yes, Newpark is still there and still as great as ever) and got Ryan a glow dome.

So, it is a toy that you can write on and then in the dark, your art glows and it will even spin if you like. Kinda like your own disco ball but it is on the ground and you can write or draw on it. Anyway, one night the boys were being sneaky and they told John and I that they had a surprise for us that we would discover later. They left the glow dome in our room with a note to turn it on when we went to bed. So, being obedient parents, we did exactly what our children told us. Here is a picture of the glow dome with their secret message in the light and then in GLOW mode. It does say "We love you" with all their names. It was very sweet and helped us forget anything that may have gone wrong in the course of the shower-pjs-brush teeth-read-pray-potty- mania that is bedtime.

Glow dome in the light - less effective

Full glow effect with the love note

Ryan at the school talent show

Ryan decided that he wanted to be in the school talent show. Jacob did not want to do it because there was a cub scout pack meeting the night of the talent show and Jacob LOVES cub scouts and could not miss it. But Ryan decided it was his turn to be in the spotlight. He decided that he either wanted to tell jokes or poems so we looked in our Shel Silverstein poem book and found two that he liked. He performed "Boa Constrictor" and "Smart" and did a great job. He memorized them and recited them without flaw. I will have John post the video since I don't know how to do it so stay tuned to see Ryan in action.

Ryan on the night of the talent show with his snake prop. Ryan does not like the camera lately.