Monday, September 26, 2011

the name game

Me: What's your name?

Mo: Maddie!

Me: What's your long name?

Mo: Moooooooooooooooooo

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

$250 goodness

So, the story goes... a lady was finishing her lunch at Neiman Marcus with some chocolate chip cookies. She asked the waiter if she could get the recipe. He said yes and that they charge "two-fifty" for it. Later should found she was charged $250.00 not the $2.50 she expected.

The story then goes that she vowed in vengence "to give everyone she possibly could the recipe."

Whether the story is true or not, I don't know. However, I can vouch that the cookies are truly delish.

There are two key ingredients in the cookie, 1) ground oatmeal and 2) chocolate shavings

Mo really liked using the food processor to grind the oatmeal (and the chocolate as I was too lazy to shave chocolate with a grater).

Like her big sister, she is getting really good at handling the mixer on her own -- and, is quite proud of the ability to do so.

Mo also loved using the scooper to make the cookies, though they were a lot less exact and uniform with her at the dough-distributing helm.

I also caught her more than once eating cookie dough. I myself don't eat it, as the mere thought of raw eggs grosses me out. But alas, I could not convince her this was yucky.

And finally, the "can I have one more puh-lease" face.

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 C. softened butter
1 C. sugar
1 C. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 C. flour
2-1/2 C. blended oatmeal
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 bag chocolate chips (12 oz)
1 (8 oz.) Hershey bar grated (I used 1 C. of chocolate chips and food processed them)

Blend oatmeal to a fine powder. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate large bowl cream butter and sugars together. Add egg and vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients. Bake 12 minutes at 375 degrees turning once half way through.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

mini bridesmaid

When Mo was a mere 4 months old I left her for almost a week to be in Lyndsay and Roberto's wedding in Mexico.

Now, nearly 3 years later, the bridesmaid dress I wore is her favorite dress up gown.

Today we went to a Princess Tea Party and she insisted on wearing it.

I had to do some serious jerry-rigging (think safety pins), but she was so happy even though she had to hold the dress up in order to walk.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

nine years ago...

in a land way before digital photography I married my babycakes.

10 years ago when we got engaged in Paris.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

sex ed: round one

I'm so happy for our very dear friends Lyndsay and Berto who had their baby girl -- Ariana Noheme -- last week.

Kaitlyn: Mom, how did the baby come out? I mean, your body is all sealed...

Friday, September 2, 2011

weekend update

Someone told me you were supposed to lay low the first weekend after Kindergarten starts as your little one will be tired both physically and emotionally.

Probably good advice.

Which we did not take.

We started with a birthday beach party Saturday morning.

Mo and Lo completing the Beach Luge course

Then after some quick showers we drove to San Diego to meet Greg and Betsy who were in town and we rarely get to see.

The next day we all went to Sea World.

Greg summoning Shamu

Drove home late that night and started the second week of school the following day. Good thing she has afternoon Kindergarten, right?

This weekend will also be busy, but hopefully not quite as crazy as last.

You have big plans for the weekend?