Monday, February 25, 2008
Claire loves bathtime! She has sure been fun lately...her personality really seems to be coming out. She is now an expert stair climber..I just wish she would learn how to get down.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday we went to a great park and enjoyed the beautiful weather. We kept catching Jacob and Lucy holding hands and it was pretty cute. But I kept missing my chance to take a picture of them. So this is as close as I got. The kids had a great time playing together. After the park we walked over to Baskin-Robbins for some ice cream.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I can't believe my little baby is almost walking! It will probably be a month or two still, but she is getting more confident every day. She is learning to say yes and no by shaking her whole body back and forth, or up and down. She is using the "sign" for food to tell us when she is hungry. It's amazing how quickly kids learn. She has been a lot of fun lately.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIP LEMON COOKIES
1 cup (2 sticks) margarine, softened
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoon lemon extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package (12 ounces) white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat margarine and sugars with electric mixer until creamy. Add egg and lemon extract and beat until fluffy. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add gradually to butter mixture and beat well. Stir in chips.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on sheet for 2 minutes, transfer to wire racks to cool.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
I halved the recipe so that I wouldn't end up eating too many. It only made a dozen when I halved it. The only thing I would change is I would probably add even more lemon zest. The kids and i loved these. Brent even said "these are one of the best cookies you've ever made." I think they taste best after they have cooled.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Saturday, Malia and I had a girls outing. We went to see Hannah Montana-live in concert. It's a 3-d "concert" thats at the theaters right now. I was surprised that they were charging $15 per ticket. But since I had already promised Malia that we were going, I felt like I couldn't back out. The ticket lady said that sony is charging $15 a ticket because it's "like being at a real concert!" I had a laugh at that. It was a great movie (if you're between the ages of 7-12). But the point of the whole outing was to spend some one-on-one time with Malia...we had a good time.
Saturday night Brent went down and picked up my parents' piano. They have graciously given it to us, and it has already been put to good use. The kids love having it and we are going to use our vinyl cutter to make little letters to mark the keys, so it will be easier for the kids to learn. (they come right off M&D) I've even sat down and practiced a few times. I would love to play better!
Sunday Brent received a new calling as the elders quorum president. He is excited for a change of pace. He also received a promotion at work. He will be a supervisor now, overseeing some other co-workers in his dept. Of course this also means more $$, so we can't complain. We are all healthy and happy. Hope you have a great week!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Just an update on us: Brent is getting a new church calling after being the executive secretary for about 5 years. I can't say what it is until Sunday. :)
Malia: Just found out that she gets to go on her first airplane ride with her Grandma Robbins. THey are headed down to southern California to visit her cousins over spring break. She hasn't stopped talking about the trip since she heard the news. It may be a long month and a half! I have to admit that i'm a little jealous, that warm sun sounds SO good right now!
Jacob: I just signed Jacob up for t-ball. This will be his first time playing a sport and he is so excited. They don't start until April, so again it will be a waiting game until the fun begins.
Cole: This kid makes me laugh. He is so much fun to have around (most of the time) He is just content to play legos, playdoh, and computer games. He's sitting here with me right now and is telling me to write "Happy birthday, and tell them to make cake!" He's already planning his batman birthday in June.
Claire: She decided to get all of her teeth at once. She has four top teeth coming in. She seems to be pretty used to it now and isn't too grumpy. She's a great sleeper and takes two good naps a day. I can't believe she'll be one next month. The year went by so fast. She is moving around holding furniture, but hasn't tried to stand on her own yet.
Just something I was thinking about? I called someone the other day and the line was busy. I got the operator that says, "the line is busy, for only 75cents qwest can keep trying for you." I just want to know, do people actually pay 75 cents just so they don't have to dial a few numbers again?? Who does that?