This week I took a bit of a break from blogging... for no reason in particular. It just happened. So, Here's a recap of the week.
I made these delicious sugar cookies. I'm not really much of a baker. The cookies I make are usually average. But these were exceptional-- I made this recipe. If you want soft, delicious sugar cookies-- make these ones. You won't regret it.
I also made these delightful ginger snaps. Again, delicious... I surprised myself. To be completely honest, I ate these cookies for breakfast several days in row. Ginger snaps and coffee-- breakfast of champions. I wasn't too sure if Caleb would like them, but he was definitely a fan. The recipe was from here (it's a great blog, you should read it). I highly recommend that you bake these cookies and eat them for breakfast-- while reading her blog, of course.
I made up a few more blankets. This time around they were boy blankets. Caleb saw some motorcycle flannel the last time we were at Fabricland and decided that he needed a blanket too. I decided to let him help me sew it up. About 10 seconds into him "helping" I regretted the decision. So I pulled out his scissors, gave him some scraps, and let him cut till' his heart was content. He then got to sit on my lap and watch the machine sew. Only once did he attempt to stick his finger under the moving needle.
The chair is still in progress. Doug spent some time working on it for me this weekend. The legs needed refinishing, so Doug moved it into the garage, stripped off the old lacquer, did some sanding, and is now re-staining them. Happy Valentines Day to me!
Emerson got her first taste of
I also decided to makes some baby food in preparation for the next weeks and months! At approximately 9 pm on Saturday night I pulled everything out and started chopping, steaming, pureeing, and straining. I then realized that I didn't have any ice cube trays to freeze the baby food-- so Doug went on a late night ice cube tray scavenger hunt all over town. By 11 pm we had apple, pear, yam, and carrot baby food ready for the freezer!
And that was the week!