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Apr. 15th, 2014

My computer is running VERY slow at the moment and it's making it really hard to watch my ttmt videos :( which is really frustrating.  i still haven't got to watch all of last weeks videos and it's Tuesday again already.  I've taken a whole heap of large files off my laptop and put it on my external hard drive, but it's still slow.  I'll have to do a few other things and then restart it to see if that makes a difference.

A funny thing i was tidying up the kicthen bench and saw what i thought was dirt all over the place, when i ralised that hubby had been baking with the kids and they had knocked over the cocoa powder ;P Still messy, but not as bad

haven't done much the past week, but i have sat down and done some party planning with Eoin.  Tara is sleeping through most nights now, which is great.  if only the boys would do the same.

We've been tidying up the yard ready for the party and sorting out things around the house, so not much to show for our time.  We've also been doing a lot of baking with the kids.  Nathan has been making biscuits and cakes with the boys and i made cheesecake with Eoin.  I let Eoin be a lot more hands on that Nathan does, so Eoin really enjoys it.  For the cheese cake i let Eoin crush the biscuits for the base himself.  I put them in a snap lock bag then wrapped it in a tea towel and gave him on of my rolling pins and told him the bash away!  HE loved it and he checked regularly to make sure he got the crumbs fine and even without any huge lumps.  He then added the melted butter and mixed that through.  i was going to come back and finish it off to make sure the butter was mixed evenly, but i didn't need to!  He's learning! anyway i then had him cut up the cream cheese into the mixer and he added the lemon juice.  I helped with the condensed milk.  He then turned it on and mixed it.  I have an old Kenwood mixer that my mum bought before i was born.  It can handle quite heavy duty mixing and is great for lumpy stuff like cream cheese.  The hardest thing he found was then waiting for it to set :)

I'm going to be late doing my own ttmt video as well as i haven't done much, but catching up with my mums group for a bit of a sewing day tomorrow, so might have something to show after that

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ofenjen
Apr. 15th, 2014 05:32 pm (UTC)
I've been having some slow laptop issues as well. It's probably time for a purge of files and some general housekeeping!

It sounds like the life of a mum is keeping you very busy. All your little stories remind me so much of when E & G were small. Allowing them to be hands-on in the kitchen really does come in handy for them later!
hardhatcat
Apr. 15th, 2014 10:12 pm (UTC)
yeah i think my laptop needs to be cleared of stuff i don't need on it.

i like to share while the kids are so small. they are so much of our lives at the moment, that i couldn't share about my life without talking about them
jewells68
Apr. 16th, 2014 02:07 am (UTC)
Hands on in the kitchen is something I wish I had done more with Phebe. At 17 she is just now starting to learn more about how to use the stuff in the kitchen. Good for you getting the boys started early.
hardhatcat
Apr. 16th, 2014 02:27 am (UTC)
Eoin has been making mushrooms in butter sauce for a while now and there's a few things he can do. he gets worried about getting bits of egg shell in the mix when he cracks shells, but he's getting better
woozelmom
Apr. 17th, 2014 12:45 pm (UTC)
I also love to hear about the things you are doing with the children. It does take me back to Matt at that age. My husband was working a midnight shift through most of Matt's younger years so daddy was usually sleeping during alot of the day :0( We had to keep ourselves amused so we did a lot of great things together :0)
When Matt was older and we were reading Harry Potter, our cooking time was turned into "potions" classes. I would try to do my best Snape LOL. We had so much fun :0)
hardhatcat
Apr. 18th, 2014 01:00 pm (UTC)
sounds lovely Linda. I often have Tara with me in my ttmt videos if you want to go have a look. you'll also be able to see my garden a bit too
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