Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Puddles and Pancakes

Just a glimpse into a couple of fun things we did last week:

Made Piggy Pancakes - these were a big hit!


The next day, the ladies greatly enjoyed God's gift of lots of rain and puddles! Eventually, it started raining again and they were absolutely soaked to the skin by the time they were done! They had so much fun!

What fun things have you been up to?

26 comments:

Kimberlee said...

That is so cute! I love the pancake idea!!!

Mary Ann said...

Those pancakes are adorable. I wonder if my husband would like them? LOL!!!

It's been raining a lot here the last two days-praise the Lord! We need it.

The boys and I walked in the rain and splashed in the puddles yesterday. This was a huge hit with the toddlers! We will probably try to do it again today.

Wendi said...

Playing in the rain looks like so much fun!

The latest fun around here is going for walks and collecting pine cones. Megan loves to do it and I can't wait to come up with a craft for all of our treasures.

Anonymous said...

I love those pancakes :-)!!! Our oldest is going to school sat.,so we have just been spending lots of time together. He is a source of good fun and we have enjoyed these days.tammyp

LWL said...

Your puddle jumping pictures brought to mind a time when our family planned to go camping but torrential downpours (& flooding) kept us at home. So we all (dad, mom, & boys, who were about 8 & 13 at the time) donned our bright blue rain ponchos and played in the puddles (lakes?) of water in our yard. We laughed so hard wondering what the neighbors thought of four blue caped figures running around the yard in the heavy rain...oh, what fun!

Anonymous said...

Monica, you are such an inspiration! What a great mom you are! Great ideas on the pancakes I know they would be a hit here. Did you just use a knife to cut them into the shapes?
-grace

Amy said...

The pancakes turned out soooo cute! You are such a fun mommy letting them play in the puddles!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Monica,

We live in the upstate and as you know, we haven't had rain like that in well...I can't remember the last time. It was a lot of fun to play in and just watch. A fun answer to prayer.
Stephanie

The Rose Fam said...

Those pancakes are the cutest things I've ever seen! It makes me want to read
If You Give A Pig A Pancake! Thanks for sharing! You deserve the "best mom" award! You are darlin!

My name is Cheryl said...

Monica,
You are such a wonderful mom to your two littles. I don't know that I would have as much fun watching my kids playing in the puddles. I would be thinking about the mess afterwards. My two kids are in high school now, but I do remember an instance where my son played on a soccer team and it was their last game and it turned out to be a torrential downpour....they of course played the game. I just looked at my son on the side line and said, "it's okay, don't worry if you get dirty. It's unavoidable." To which he and his teammates promptly jumped in the biggest puddle they could. Some of his teammates even fell to the ground on purpose just to get dirty. To this day he said that was the most fun he has ever had at a soccer game.

Now those pancakes are just about the cutest thing. I know your girls loved those. I used to do mickey mouse for the kids in pancakes when they were little. They absolutely thought it was the cutest thing when I only had a bit of batter left and made a wee pancake. I always heard, "I want the little one!"
You are a blessing to your girls and husband and all of us here that read your blog. You help me to remember to be thankful for what I have, for my family and to live a Godly life.
Have a blessed day!
Cheryl

Mrs. Muffet said...

You always come up with the greatest ideas for your two littles! It inspires me to do the same with Little Muffet!

Vintage Mommy said...

...puddles and pancakes! That's what we've been up to, as well. Pancakes for dinner last night, and we woke up to rain this morning. Would you believe I had to turn on my heater this morning--in August!!!

Anonymous said...

The pancakes are adorable! I can't wait to make these with my son! What a fun mom you are!

Kristina

Lindsay said...

Your piggy pancakes are so cute. As for playing in the puddles we wish we could here. We haven't had rain in months!

It's a Mom Thing said...

Those are such fun piggy pancakes. I may have to try those sometime. We have been enjoying the rain here in the upstate the last few days. It hasn't rained this much in a long time.

Hope you and the family are doing well!

LinesFromTheVine said...

What a sweet idea! We just received the "if you give a mouse a cookie" treasury today in the mail. I might have to try this with my little ones. Your little ones are going to grow up and think on what a special mama they had!

*carrie* said...

Monica,

Those did turn out really cute--not sure how much Nathan would appreciate them yet, but I'll tuck the idea away.

We just had rain earlier today for the first time in weeks!

Sirena said...

Very cute pancakes! I can tell you how excited I've been for the christmas crafting posts to start. I would love to just find all the posts you've done about christmas. I am doing a homespun christmas this year and I'm very excited! Everything I've planned so far has been from your blog accept for the original ginger bread that I'm planning on making. Blessings to you!

A Frugal Friend said...

Oh....i love those pancakes. We are watching my nephew (3 yrs old) this weekend and it will be perfect! Thanks for sharing

Jenn said...

Those are some FUN looking pancakes, mama! I remember playing in the rain, oh how fun it was!! I was so glad my mom was not one of those stuffy types that are afraid to let their kids get dirty or wet. =)

Jenn

Wanita said...

The piggy pancakes are so cute. And playing in the rain is always fun.

mom said...

Fun times! So glad to see these photos of cute little girls, fun piggy pancakes, and splashy puddles! :) Love you, Mom

thehomespunheart said...

Grace - yes, just cute the pancake to become the ears in half with a knife or kitchen scissors!
Have fun!

Anonymous said...

My boys enjoyed the rain as well. They spent a few hours running, splashing and making dams. I was bummed that I didn't get any pictures, so I'm waiting for more rain!

I can't wait to try the pancakes. My boys will love them I'm sure.

Jamie said...

Those pancakes are just so cute!

Jean said...

Now, how may I REMEMBER this idea the next time I made pancakes for my little girls??? Print a picture out and tape it to pancake recipe.... maybe that would work!