I've decided to re-title these posts "week in review" because that's pretty much what they are and I'm always posting them on Friday anyways, this will just save me a little guilt mmmkay?
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Friday night was the women's night of prayer at church. This was my first year going, and frankly I was a little nervous we'd literally be praying all night long, and we did pray in our small groups (we also snacked all night and ate "breakfast" at 3am), but it mostly was about hearing women's stories, friends who I see all the time and don't really know anything about. It was awesome, and somehow I stayed awake the entire time (11:59pm-6am)! The catching up on sleep part wasn't as bad as I thought it would be either.

We've had a few really beautiful in Portland lately. We were able to actually play on the deck for the first time this year. It was lovely, except now I have a baby who tries to put every little leaf and piece of moss in his mouth. I think I need a carpet for my whole deck.
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This week we made playdough monsters:
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Buckley gave Rody some lovin:
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Not sure where we were going, but he's so cute with his new haircut:
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Yesterday I spent nap time on this:
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I love chalkboard art, and ever since I saw these videos I've been facinated by the process of creating it.

We made banana cookies:
(healthy and only 4 ingredients!)
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These cookies might sound weird but they are pretty tasty and I love that Bennett was able to help with everything.

Ingredients:
  (this is what we used but you could really do anything you want. Check out other versions here and here.)
(makes 12)
2 bananas
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup oats
7 graham crackers

Preheat oven to 350. In a bowl smash 2 ripe bananas (B was chief banana smasher).
In a food processor or a big ziploc bag, crush graham crackers until you get small crumbs.
Pour graham cracker crumbs into the banana bowl, and also the oats and chocolate chips.

On a silpat (or parchment) lined cookie sheet, scoop out dough and flatten a bit (they don't spread while baking). Cook for 13-15 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before transfering. We have been storing them in the freezer so I'm not sure how they keep at room temp, but they are quite tasty cold! 
Oh and Bennett totally thinks these are legit cookies.


Happy Friday Friends!





4 comments

  1. Ashley on March 8, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    We have been spending time out on our deck as well.. I love the sunshine! I am totally going to copy your play dough monsters. Perfect for James who loves play dough and googly eyes!

     
  2. Bon Bon on March 9, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    LOVE those banana "faux" cookies:-) We always have bananas, (cause the Bean is a monkey and requires at least two every day!). xoxo

     
  3. Kira on March 10, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    We will have to try the banana cookies. We always have ripe bananas now because we buy so many for Pearl. I'm getting kind of tired of banana bread!

     
  4. Sara on March 10, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    What a neat women's prayer night to be a part of! I'm impressed the catching up on sleep wasn't hard!

     


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