Miss Tantrum-ess


You are the best tantrum-er I know.
The most creative tantrum-ess....ever.
Tonight was....a magical tantrum.
Full of many words - tantrum.
A song-like tantrum.

It went a little something like:

[in a yelling/crying/angry/urgent/tantrum voice]
"I want twinkle twinkle!!!!! I want Jesus [loves me]!!!!!" (you call it "Jesus" for short)

Then I respond with:
"Ok! Go ahead and sing twinkle twinkle."

The you respond [in a yelling/crying/angry/urgent/slightly singing/tantrum voice]  with:
"Twinnnnnkle twinnnnkle...NO! I want Jesus [loves me] !!! NO! I want binky! Twinnnnnkle twinnnkle....NO!!" -while laying on the floor in an utterly desperate manner.

Crying ensues.

I can't help but laugh, because I'm not really sure what the answer is.

All I know is that

....you are already asleep.

I love your tantrums, kid.

Awwwwwww. And then there's this.
Can you wake up and play?


On second thought, get some sleep.

We'll play tomorrow.

I love you...and your mighty yells.


iPhone Sunday-ness.

The "I-can't-get-enough" edition.

I can't get enough:

Piano playing
Mashed Potatoes.
Candied Walnuts.
Are you seeing a trend here??
I digress...

Here's awesome proof of some other things I can't get enough of:

Funkychunky Chip-Zel-Pop. More like Chip-Zel-CRACK.

I almost fell over when I saw this many Swedish Fish in ONE bag. It may or may not have been empty in about a week.

Movies with these two. This was her first movie. Tangled. She ate tons of popcorn...and loved it. Then, after we got home, she threw up ALLLLLLL the popcorn. That part I can do without.

This smile. This cutie. This kid. Heaven help me.

Food. Bread Bowls full of yumm-o soup.

This is a rad board game from the 70's. I heart board games. I am a nerd.

Well, she had to make the "I-can't-get-enough" list more than once. I can't get enough of the fact that she likes to sit and read magazines. Not rip them to shreds, but actually peruse them over from cover to cover.



It's just one of those days.
Can't wait til the weekend.

The word of the day is: Crazy
The phrase of the day: I need food.


Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch

I love this recipe.
I don't make it enough.
It's amazingly easy to make and VERY delicious. A little tart and a whole lot of sweetness.

The main ingredients? Strawberries and Rhubarb (thus, the title). See how easy this is already?

Don't have any Rhubarb on hand?
Go ask a neighbor.
Or your mom.
Or MY mom.
You can ask my mom if you want to.
Someone you know is bound to grow it in their back yard.

Here is the list of ingredients you'll need:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 3 cups diced rhubarb
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup rolled oats 
Let's DO this! (sorry - just wanted to sound cool...or dorky. Whichever).

 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix sugar, flour, strawberries and rhubarb.

*Betcha didn't know I have a hard time remembering how to spell the word rhubarb. It's that darn H. Get's me every time.

Stir it up real good.

Pour mixture into a 9x13 and imagine how good it's going to taste.

Mix flour, brown sugar and oats until crumbly.
Try some.
You're welcome.

Crumble the crumble on top of the crumbly crumble crumbler.
Wait. What?
Sorry. I got lost in the crumbly deliciousness.
Spread that crumble on top of the strawberry rhubarb mix.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until crisp and bubbly.

Eat it.
...with ice cream, without ice cream.
...with a fork, without a fork.
...with a friend, without a friend.


Here's the recipe:

Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 3 cups diced rhubarb
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup rolled oats

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix white sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, strawberries, and rhubarb. Place the mixture in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. Mix 1 1/2 cups flour, brown sugar, butter, and oats until crumbly. You may want to use a pastry blender for this. Crumble on top of the rhubarb and strawberry mixture.
  4. Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until crisp and lightly browned.