Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A great recipe...

Ingredients:
-  3 kids (we like toddlers and squishy babies, but any type will do)
-  1 retro air-popper and enough melted butter and salt to make mama happy 
-  slide show

Directions:

Step 1: Any fabulous recipe should start with a happy baby.  The blues eyes aren't necessary, but always add a kick. 

Step 2: Find a couple of willing toddlers to assist in the popping of the popcorn.  Note: microwave popcorn is acceptable, but kids go crazy over the air-popped...


Step 3: Be married to a tech-savvy hubby that hooks your TV up to your computer so you can watch a slide show of digiral pictures from the last 5 years on a big screen.  If it's 1988, you can wheel out your projector, screen, and boxes of slides. {Joking aside, that is one of my favorite things to do when going home to my parents house. anyone else?}


Step 4: Drench your popcorn in melted butter and salt, then sit and enjoy your toddlers watching all the pictures...every child LOVES to see themselves, especially up on the wall.  {Bianca had to point out EVERY single picture of herself...and Jack...and Delaney....and mom & dad.  There was a lot of pointing going on.}

 "Who's that, mom?"
 {one of the reasons I love the picture below is because you can actually see the adorable lisp Bianca has...can you tell?}

"Hey, that's me!"


Step 5:  finish the popcorn and the slide show, then check up on the happy baby, who has turned into the sleeping baby.  


See how easy that was!?! Only a few ingredients, and the best part is...it's nearly fool-proof.  success every time.

Give it a try! 

12 comments:

Emily said...

Sounds delicious! We've also hooked the computer up to the tv. We usually use it to watch Wonder Pets on Netflix. Looking at pictures is a great idea. I'm definitely going to try that out!

Paul & Kaytie said...

Great recipe Jill. I can't wait to give it a try. Dean loves watching the laptop when it goes to the screen saver. Great pictures of all your kids.

Travis and Celena said...

That sounds like so much fun and I will have to make a note of it. I am going to take this idea and use it for a family night when my little peanuts get older. Thanks Jillers!

cindy said...

Sounds like a perfect activity. Love the pictures of the kiddos. Miss you.

Cal and Whit said...

very cute! Your kiddo's are so darling! I loved the recipe and how adorable your kids are!

Sarah said...

Fun! You know what else is fun? Take the top of your air popper and let your kids go crazy! Great for a day when you have to stay inside... and when you are willing to get out the vacuum later :)

Kim said...

Awesome!
what a fun family night. Great idea.

Jessie said...

Great idea Jill!

Usually Crew just sits on my lap at the computer when we look at old pictures, but it never last too long cause he want to play with the key board and mouse....

Putting on the t.v would solve that! And seriously, Laney just falls asleep in her bouncer??? What a dream babe! I want to love on her!

Ben and Kelli said...

Love it, and yes to the slides and projector!! I used to beg my parents to let us do that for family home evening, and of course they loved to oblige. Think I need a quick trip home to do that again now! Such beautiful kids and your house always sounds like so much fun!

melody said...

Wow, that DOES sound fun. I love that first picture of Delaney. What a happy girl!

Grandma Scott said...

Sounds like a recipe for love to me!!

Anonymous said...

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