Friday, October 19, 2012

oh, go boo someone

Yesterday KT had her last soccer practice.  I've been coaching this season and frankly, was somewhat relieved that the season is coming to a close.

KT who loves soccer + Mama who loves soccer = surprisingly little love during practice.

The majority of our practices have been well, frustrating.  There has been a lot of whining and crying, whining and crying that I don't believe would have taken place if I wasn't coaching.

After a somewhat painful afternoon/early evening we went out to "Boo" some friends with treats and I have to say -- it was the BEST remedy for us all being irked at each other.

I have not laughed with my kids that much in awhile.  Yes, they regularly say/do something funny, and I chuckle but this was in the all-three-of-us-pointing-at-each-other-laughing-so-hard-we-were-almost-crying category.

This morning Mo told me, "That was fun what we did last night."

So thanks T, A & E for boo-ing us.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

wish this little face lived closer to us

Was (finally) going through pictures from (early) July and found some I took of little Ariana.

We did a little trip this summer with her to Monterey in August (still haven't even gone through those pictures) which was really fun.  Her mom Lyndsay and I said we need to plan a little vacay with our families annually (I didn't forget) which I am totally committed to.

Because it's way too easy to lose track of friends who aren't in your everyday life of school, Daisy scouts, swim lessons, soccer, etc.

Friday, October 12, 2012

friday kind of cookie

I'm not really a recipe follower.  

Okay, truth be told I'm not really a directions follower in general.  I consider myself industrious.  Some very notable inventions -- including the chocodilla and the dessert pizza -- have come out of my somewhat unorthodox style in the kitchen.

I'm known on Fridays to serve what we call smorgasbord dinners which is basically a hodgepodge of things -- mostly reincarnated leftovers.  

Today, I present the melange cookie (because using French words make it sound fancy).

We're talking cake flour, leftover mini Easter (yes, Easter) M&M packets, chocolate chips and almonds.

I belong to the more-stuff-in-your-cookie-the-better school of thought.  Basically, I work to have just enough dough to keep everything in it -- namely chocolate -- together.

I usually make about a dozen cookies the first day, and freeze the rest into little balls and keep them in a ziplock bag in freezer.

At first I thought the whole freezing thing would stop me from consuming so many cookies, but not really.

It just allows me to make 5 fresh cookies a day -- which I generally consume by myself.

Happy Friday!

Monday, October 1, 2012

boogie on down

KT has been the reigning boogie boarding queen in our house for some time now.  But, looks like she might have some real competition soon for that title.