Probably not in red, but I think she could handle a batch of chocolate chip cookies just fine. Along with all the cakes my 9 year old is planning on baking a la Cake Boss.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
and another assistant who decided he needed to have the dozen of eggs on the counter and climbed up while we were filling up the cupcake pans.
I'm very happy to say that The Perfect Cupcake does live up to its name! And to make it even better, it was no harder or longer to do than using a cake mix and following the instructions on the box. The batter was much thicker than the batter made when just following the directions-noticably thicker. Taste is yummy, yummy!! I cooked mine a tidge too long so next time I'll grab them out of the oven a bit sooner. Other than that......quick, easy, delicious=no more just following the instructions on the box for me!
They post a specific time of the day on Wednesday for you to then take a picture on Thursday to then link up on Friday. Cute!
This week the time was 10:00 a.m.
Usually it would just be my son and I at home at 10, but since the kids had no school yesterday, at 10:00 a.m. my 10 year old was getting ready to go on a bike ride with her friend. At about 9:55, I was none too happy that my husband had hung all the bikes up in the garage (still don't understand why but I'm not asking) and I had to finangle to get hers down!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Even before Halloween was over, my kids were already anxiously figuring out how many weeks and days until Christmas. If it didn't take so long, they'd probably know the minutes too! The calendar has been poured over, the Toys R Us Toy catalog is in tatters and I hear almost daily "8 weeks until Christmas"!
Aaahhh! 8 weeks!
Definitely first on my Christmas list-cards.
Love, love, love to send and receive photo cards-my kids too. They can spend hours looking at all the pictures of their cousins and friends and it's a great way to catch up with everyone, especially those who don't live close by. The past few years I've ordered my Christmas cards from Shutterfly and personally, I've had a great experience. Easy to order and quick to deliver. I've never had a problem.
Shutterfly has some beautiful new holiday cards this year-I'm thinking maybe choosing may not be so quick and easy-I'm loving quite a few of them!
Loving the blue and red together......
and the bright colors......
more blue and red.......
Love all three of these photo cards!
I have to admit, I usually stress myself out each and every year trying to find the perfect picture for my cards. Every year, I say to myself I'm not going to, but I do! I'm so glad that now there is the option to put more than one picture on a card-just brilliant!
If I can't get a picture of all 5 of my kids together-where one of them isn't looking the other way....or making a goofy face....or jumping up so they just look like a blur.....I'm going with this card. I know there are 6 openings but I saw a great idea on the Shutterfly site. In the 6th opening, they just had a Christmas kind of picture-like a picture of one of the kid's hand holding an ornament. More brilliance and no stress for me!!
If you want to get a jump start on the holidays and cross some things off your to do list Shutterfly is offering 20% off all holiday cards.
Disclosure: This is my honest opinion about Shutterfly's Holiday Cards and my experience with Shutterfly. I am participating in a holiday promotion with Shutterfly and they are providing me with free Christmas cards.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
My sentiments exactly!
Although my daughter wasn't saying she didn't want any more candy.....
oh, no, quite the opposite for my kids...they are loving it!
I on the other hand, have eaten more candy in the past few days than I do all year.
And that includes all the peanut m&m's I keep hidden away for those moments when I need to sneak away for a bit of alone time.
My kids had a blast on Halloween. It was a bit chilly but we beat the rain and didn't miss trick or treating at one house.
This was about all my son wore his Halloween costume for-just a few pictures. He trick or treated dressed as himself.
No problem wearing his sister's costume though!
Hope you had a wonderful Halloween!