Monday, October 31, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Last Weekend


Atticus and Norah had a dentist appointment today. They've gone before for exams, but this was the very first time that they'd been scheduled to have their teeth cleaned. I won't lie; I was really nervous. They proved me wrong by being completely willing and enthusiastic. They were complete pros and Norah even stood as still as a statue while some new-fangled, rotating machine took x-rays of her jaw. When we finished, Norah declared that she wants to be a dentist when she grows up. We think this a much more solid career plan than being a princess.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Buttercream Frosting

Several people have asked for "my" recipe for buttercream frosting. I looked it up again today while we were making a birthday cake for my grandmother. Here it is. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Apple Picking

We went to our favorite orchard with the Peep-Eye family today and had a great time. Fall is my favorite season because I love days like today with crisp air, blue skies, and leaves that are turning.

Atticus and Norah have learned to make funny faces. Aren't they charming? I'm sure that Chris and Christina will appreciate it when their children follow suit.

We came home with approximately a kajillion apples (though exactly half of the two kajillion that the Peep-Eyes picked). Apple crisp has already been prepared; apple sauce and apple butter are in process too, but we still have a half kajillion apples left to use. Suggestions are welcome!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Niles Apple Festival

After a week of endless rain, it was a beautiful day to attend a festival. We'd never been before and anticipated lots of foods containing apple and maybe some apple themed games. The event ended up being more like a traveling carnival though there were many booths with some nice arts and crafts. Atticus and Norah had a blast and were particularly thrilled to ride a green motorcycle just like their Grandpa Terry drives. As parents, we got a lesson in courage as we let them get onto rides by themselves. Yikes!

"Papa" by Norah

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