Saturday, March 31, 2012

It's a Bunnieful Day!

Today we went to the Northwest Nature Shop to visit with Guinea Pigs and Bunnies! We had a great time. Gabe held a couple animals and then got very distracted with all the amazing toys! I held a Himalayan Bunnie. We were told they are the best breed with kids. Very mellow, and will lay on your lap a long time. We even saw some friends there! Rachel and James!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Gabe was a party boy!

Here are a couple of the pictures from Gabe's party Friday evening and then on Sunday, his birthday!

HERE ARE MORE pictures if you would like to see them!

3.10.12 Gabe's CRAZY hair from the trampoline.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

3 Years Already!

Gabriel Jason Coster
born on 3.25.09
at 8:54PM

Today is Gabe's 3rd Birthday! I always continue to be shocked by how fast time goes by and I just can't believe he is already 3! We enjoy him so much. He really cracks us up.

Some of the things that make me smile are:
The 2 "blankies" (certain white cloth diapers that are soft and fraying) he carries around and sleeps with. 1 of them being left at home during any outing, the other "soft blankie" getting taken where ever we go.
The Beanie Baby "puppy" that he carries around and also sleeps with.
The baby doll that he says "I miss you baby, while at Grandma's house. Wove you." Not to mention who also joins him in his crib.
Having to put "honney" on his oatmeal every morning.
And with any words that start with "w," mostly where and what he says, "wwwwwwwwwhere are you going, Frampa (Grandpa)?" OR "wwwwwwwwwwwhat you doing, mom?"
Lately, if I am leaving or he is leaving without me, he will give me a big hug, say "wove you", and say "miss you, mom!"

Gabers with his sharp/slick looking hair after a shower.

We love this kid! And of course his big brother too! We are so thankful for the growing family the Lord has blessed us with!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012


We love AWANA! The boys look forward to it every week. And to hear Carson sing"The Fruit of the Spirit" is just the greatest blessing, ever! We love it! The hard work that all of the teachers put into the class every week is so appreciated!

Here is a picture of Gabe from a craft he did last week.

Gabe at the dentist

Today, Gabe went to the dentist also. First time for him and he did a great job! The doctor said his teeth look great! He did the back teeth x-rays and everything!

Carson at the dentist

Carson went to the dentist yesterday for the first time. He did a good job. He couldn't take the back teeth x-rays because of gagging and not wanting to bite down for long enough. He did a good job though. I guess he already has 2 adult molars, which was news to me! :) He has to have a little work done due to possible grinding.

He wore their green star glasses and a purple glove for a couple of minutes.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cookie Recipe

I am putting this on my blog, mainly so that I can find it a bit easier next time I am going to make these.

Quaker's Chewy Choc-Oat-Chip Cookies.

They are delicious!


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

An Old Camera

Saturday was Trever's birthday and one of his gifts was an old Kodak camera planter.

Isn't it adorable! Thank you Debbie! You are so creative! Thank you Pat and mom and GG for your thoughtful gifts as well.


Whole Wheat Bread

My mom has made this bread over the years and I love it! I haven't made too much bread, well really I have made bread one time. And it was bread that didn't need to rise, mainly because the rising thing for some reason freaks me out.

Debbie made some bread and doughnut holes on Saturday for the BIRTHDAY potluck we had for Trever and GG and since I can't get any of those today, I thought this was the next best thing. Make it myself! AH!

My mom is home today, and so I thought it would be perfect for me to make it with her help and guidance. It is made and rising right now, so I thought I would type out the recipe while I waited. It is one of my favorite breads!!!


Mix together,
8c white flour and
4c whole wheat flour.

6c warm water. Mix in and dissolve
3 T bread making yeast
1/2 c honey
1 T (or less if you like) salt
Let water mixture sit for about 5 minutes.

Add water mixture to flour and start to mix.
Add 1/2-3/4c partially (15 minutes) cooked wild or brown rice and
1/2-3/4c cooked (for 10 minutes) Irish (or regular) oats.
Mix the gooey mess all up together!

Try as best, to make a "ball" in the center of the bowl.
Cover the bowl with wax paper and a towel.
Let rise for 1 hour in a warm spot.

Punch it down and
Let rise for about 45 more minutes in warm spot again.

Grease pans, makes 5 1# loaves.
With the pan size that we have, it made 4 loaves.
Divide up dough and let it rise until fluffy and looking like a loaf of bread.
Bake at 450* for 5 minutes, then at 350* for up to 30 minutes, until top is golden brown.
Eat out of the oven, freeze or refrigerate.

If you make it, enjoy! If not, I will enjoy mine for you! ;)

Hope you are enjoying your day! Aloha.

The final product!