Sunday, October 23, 2011

French Toast Casserole

bb 228My kiddos could not wait for breakfast this morning! Not that I blame them. I must thank my friend Jen for posting the recipe on Facebook a week or two ago.

It really is delicious, and we made it dairy free so B3 was able to enjoy it too.

There are customizations that you can do to the recipe too that makes it even better.


1 loaf French bread(10 oz.) cut up into 1” cubes
8 eggs
3 cups milk (we used Almond Milk)
4 tsp. Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
3/4 tsp. Salt (optional)


2 TBSP Butter cubed
3 TBSP Sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Maple Syrup (optional… I used powdered sugar)

1. Place bread cubes in a greased 13x9x2 pan.
2. In mixing bowl, beat eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt (if desired).
3. Pour over the bread cubes making sure to cover all the bread.
4. Cover and Refrigerate for 8 hours. (This is REQUIRED)
5. Remove from fridge 30 minutes before baking.
6. Dot with butter. Combine cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle mixture over the top.
7. Cover and bake at 350’ for 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
8.Let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Can be served with maple syrup or powdered sugar.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Boys will be Boys

B2(8), B3(6), B1(9) after school one day
As parents to three very different boys, it can be quite trying at times to get them all to get along. (the girls not so much) They are so close in age that they end up being around each other all the time. Let's face it, sometimes siblings need alone time.

While our boys have a lot in common (Hot Wheels, Transformers, Card Games, etc), they have very different personalities. B2, the tallest in the group, is compassionate and submissive as long as he is happy. B3, our angle boy, with his list of diagnosis we have to work with him because he processes differently than the other two. Then B1, he has a HUGE sense of justice. And he let's us know if B2 got one more cheerio in the bowl at breakfast.

We are continuously learning how to raise our boys as we go.

It is very difficult to teach one that because he is older he is more accountable for his behavior, when the younger one is doing the exact thing. Both are corrected, don't get me wrong. It's like when B1 grabs a crayon from B3 and B3 grabs it back. The both of them are corrected because we do not grab things, but B1 has to step away because he is older and should know better.

How do you handle discipline with your kids? Do you have this type of situation?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dancing of the Leaves...

As the leaves are falling around us, I notice the passage of time.
What feels like merely minutes, has been days, if not weeks.
As our children grow and our bodies age,
Sometimes we just have to focus on family.


Sorry I have been scattered. I am working on a few posts now, so hopefully we will get it back in gear. :)