Friday, July 15, 2016

It's Party Time!

  A few years ago Thing 1 went to a birthday party for a neighborhood friend at Barefoot Gymnastics so when it came time to have have his party this was the first place he thought of.  It was an hour and a half of smiles and laughing with playful competitions and a little bit of dancing.  He has such an entertainer personality and watching him with school mates and hearing how he is at school was a crack up! He has some stories to tell his mama!
Playing musical obstacles
The birthday crew.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Kite Festival

 Every year Dixie Power supports a Kite Festival to support local reading programs.  The kids are given a calendar at school and if they do their daily reading they can exchange the calendar for a free kite.  This year it was at Dixie State University so we could just walk over.  The boys had so much fun with all the kites and seeing friends.  

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Rolo Stuffed Snickerdooles

I recently signed up for the meal plans through The Six Sisters and we have loved everything we have tried, but I wanted to share these and add them to the family cookbook! I had the day off today and I had an echocardiogram this morning, so I thought I would have the boys go to daycare for half of the day and meal prep.  Before my appointment I got the Chicken Cordon Bleu started in the crock pot and made the Chocolate Sugar Cookie Bars.  When I got home the house smelled wonderful with the chicken cooking and since our lives have been so busy I thought I would start the snickerdoodles.  I used to have cookie dough pre-shaped in the freezer so that we could take out a few, because fresh cookies are the best!
Rolo Stuffed Snickerdoodles
by: The Six Sisters

  • 1/2 c. Butter
  • 1/2 c. Shortening
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 c. all-purpose Flour
  • 2 t. Baking Powder
  • 1 t. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 t. Salt
  • 48 Rolo Candies
  • 2 T Sugar
  • 2 t. Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a large bowl cream together butter, shortening, sugar and eggs.  Mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Use a cookie scooper or roll a 1 inch ball and place a Rolo in the middle and shapes around.  Mix together remaining sugar and cinnamon and roll each cookie ball into the sugar mixture and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 7-9 minutes or until golden brown, but still soft.
Note: If you want to freeze them into dough balls do everything the same, but put the tray in the freezer for 6 hours to overnight and then place into a gallon sized Ziploc bag.  Keeps in the freezer for up to 3 months.
 This kid loves Rolo's so these were a score!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Kayenta Chalk Festival

 Every year Kayenta opens its gates to the world and the results are amazing.  The chalk festival lasts 2 days and artists from all over create one of a kind pieces of work.  The kids weren't really in the mood to stand by each piece and watch the art be created, but what I was allowed to take in was remarkable!
Kayenta is set in a tranquil setting.  I love the color of the red rock with the blue skies!
I wish I would have written down more about this piece, but I do remember it is a local high school group that was working on it.  They had a teacher there to advise from a different perspective. 
 Thing 2 is standing by the waterfall of this permanent piece in Kayenta.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Asian Mother's Day 2016

 When I moved to Coupeville in 2011 I never realized the boud that this boy would have with one special lady.  Dr. Chinn used to pick him up and go on ice cream dates and check out the the local pet store.  Carson walked past this coffee mug and told me that he wanted to make it for his Asian Mommy.  He worked tirelessly on this project and was so excited to get it shipped out to her and see it on her desk when we visited her office in May.