Friday, May 28, 2010

Where ART thou?

Tonight we took a trip to the Memphis Children's Theater Festival kick-off where we had encounters of the artsy kind or what Chris would say "My thing". Since it was just the kick-off and not the main event which is tomorrow, the crowd was small. We were able to have more interaction with the performers such as the man on stilts, aka, "Zeke the juggler", the acrobatic lady, the face painter, the dancer and the musicians. We played around for a bit before the performance which was the play "The Kalahoney Kids vs The Shadow Monsters". The play was great and very fast moving which held their attention. Chris and I thought it was very entertaining as well. After the performance we were treated to a cookie and milk buffet. Boy, what a spread! I wanted to take a picture with my 3 children, the octopus triplets, we had to grab and go before there was nothing left for the other patrons! After our bellies were full of sugary goodness we enjoyed the delight sounds of Out Loud Artistry (think Stomp! on a smaller scale). The boys were brought up on stage with a few other kids to show off their skillz on the dance floor. Tyler promptly went into a break dancing spin on the floor. Wish my camera was ready to catch that! We all really enjoyed ourselves and I think that this night will be talked about for weeks to come.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kick-off to Summer!

It's the end of school for Logan and we've already hit 90 degrees. We completed puzzles, disassembled radios and made our own slushies! We have plans to grow our own sunflowers and make a teepee. Things should get interesting around the Morrison household, but then again with 3 boys, things are ALWAYS interesting!

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mountain View, AR

This weekend we took a little trip to Mountain View, Arkansas for Mother's Day. It's a quaint little town that is the self proclaimed Folk Music capitol of the world. It's not uncommon to venture out at night to the town square and find people "pickin' an' a grinnin'" by the moonlight. Tourists are encouraged to bring their instruments and join in on the fun. We explored Blanchard Springs Caves and the Ozark Folk Center while we were there as well as the antique shops and boutiques around the square. We even attended a junior rodeo which was quite amusing. (Imagine four year olds racing around on ponies and hog-tying baby goats.)This town has that old fashioned feel that I love so much and I look forward to meandering out that way again real soon.

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A two-fer in the crockpot!


3-4 med sized sweet potatoes
3-4 bone-in chicken breasts
seasoning of your choice (I used Corky's Dry BBQ Rub but Lipton Onion Soup Mix works just as well)
Tin foil and a large Crockpot

1. Remove skin from chicken

2. Sprinkle with seasoning

3. Wrap chicken individually in tin foil pouches

4. Place washed/dried potatoes on bottom of crockpot with chicken packets on top. Cook on low for 8 hours.

5. VOILA! Eat and be merry!

Side Note....My friend, Toni and I were out shopping the other day when I spotted this cute little apron. The one I have is blue and boring. I debated on purchasing it for myself and then decided against it. Toni went back and got it for me. Love her and my new apron!