Ginger Ale Fail

Lately I have been on a kick making our own beverages. I usually make yummy low sugar fruit syrups to mix with sparking water and fresh fruit juices.
The other day I attempted to make Ginger Ale. The flavor was great, but it had no fizz. I used a recipe that called for yeast and a overall two day process. I'm thinking my yeast was bad, but not sure. It still tastes good though, it's just flat. I have been mixing it with seltzer water for the fizz. I'm going to try it again after I try my blueberry soda that takes about two weeks. The recipe I am using is much more complicated than the ginger ale. I start making a "soda culture" that I add sugar and ginger everyday for seven days. I am exciting to see if it works.
Has anyone made their own sodas or even beer?


Breakfast and a Movie

Sunday was one of those lazy days...
For the first time in a long time we didn't go to Church. (although I went for worship then snuck out).
When I got home I made a nice breakfast for my loves then we lounged around all day. Everyone stayed in their jammies and we even watched the movie "The Muppets" as a family. The first half of the movie was nice. Everyone laid on the floor and ate popcorn and drank soda, then it got crazy. I wont go into details but it wasn't enjoyable. Perhaps by the time Charlotte turns 4 and Jude calms down we can enjoy a movie together.
p.s. sorry about the size of the photos. I took them on my phone... Don't know why they are so small.


FInger Paint Fun

A good reason to start blogging again.... these pictures of my two babies.
The other day we spent some time finger painting. It got a little crazy so I thought I would snap some photos of the aftermath. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
p.s. I'm really hoping to blog more often.