Jasmine practices drums 30 minutes a day. Most of the time she practices on her practice pad because her drum is at school. She brings it home on Fridays and practices on it Saturday.
Adam and Kayla doing their exercises together.
Adam seems to be having more fun than Kayla!
I made this apple dumpling recipe from the Duggar book, but changed it some.
2-3 cans crescent rolls
3 apples cored and sliced
butter or margarine (it doesn't say how much so I used one stick of Blue Bonnet)
1 1/2 cups sugar (I cut this down to 1/2 cup!)
1 tsp cinnamon (I just shook a bunch in!)
12 oz of mt dew or sprite
Unroll the crescent rolls. Place 2-3 slices at the wide end. Roll from the wide end to the small end. Place in 9x13 pan. Melt butter in saucepan. Add cinnamon and sugar. Pour the butter mixture over the dumplings. Pour the soda over the rolls. Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes. Ours got a little brown but were still fine.
Kaleb with his dumpling.
Yeah, she really hit him. They are siblings!
Jessica cleaning out her snorkel gear.
This is what I have put together for our family portraits so far. Normally we have the guys in blue and the girls in pink/rose. I was looking through old portraits. I have three different sibling portraits taken in GA where boys are in blue, girls in pink (in two of them Jessica is the only girl!) There is one newer sibling picture taken before the twins got home where they are in maroon and black for a Christmas portrait. All that to say I'm trying something new. I still need a shirt for Rick. The purple skinny jeans are Jasmine's. I'll either get her a white shirt or one that is a combo of the blue and purple shown. If Jeff shows, he'll be in white. The purple blouse is mine. I need to get an outfit for Jessica. Kayla will either match Jasmine or be in blue and white.
Everyone has a job. Adam washes and Tyler dries. Jessica sweeps and mops the kitchen floor. Jasmine vacuums. Kaleb collects and takes out trash. Kayla sets the table. She has the easiest job.
Tyler with his room mate.
Rick going over spelling homework with Kaleb.
Stretching out for a one-mile run.
After homework is done, the kids can have a half hour of media--Wii or Netflix or a short DVD--if they've had a good day.