Wednesday, December 23, 2009
We had clothing issues this morning. She refused to wear a dress but said she would wear a skirt. I actually got tights on her too. She looked so pretty!
I found this on the classroom bulletin board...notice how neatly her picture is colored.
and Julia's desk...
And looky looky what is hanging on the wall? If anyone has heard about Nicholas' teacher, read this and you'll know exactly what we're dealing with. She is ALL about behavior and being the "perfect" student. If only Nicholas could do just ONE of these things on the list below...and she expects the kids to do all these things at once??? They are 7 and 8 years old!!! Are you kidding me??? And check out the report card grades listed below the expected behavior.
"May all God's blessing come true to you". Well said Miss Kristen.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
And to my family...I'm saving some for Christmas Eve so you'll get to enjoy them too!
1 1/2 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup molasses
4 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground clove
Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add molasses and eggs and mix well. Sift in dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Chill dough for two hours. Form into 1 1/4" balls and roll in sugar. Bake for about 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees.
I bake them so they are crispy on the outside and a little soft on the inside. If you like them really crispy (like my Mom does), after putting them on the baking pan, take the bottom of a glass to press them flat. I would bake them for only about 7 -8 minutes if you decide to do it that way. Enjoy!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
You know what I'm looking forward to this week?
The kids excitement building as they realize there's not much chocolate left in their advent calendars...
reading their favorite Christmas stories...
coloring pictures for the fridge and for Santa...
baking yummy cookies...wrapping all the special gifts I bought for everyone I love...Gianna's Christmas show at Little Blessings...enjoying our beautiful Christmas tree with tons of colored lights...warm fires...snuggling up in my deliciously soft white blanket reading my new book...non-stop Christmas music on my favorite holiday radio station....spending time with my family...the excitement Christmas Eve brings...watching three little faces as they walk around the corner on Christmas morning to see all Santa brought them...and our yummy Christmas breakfast of french toast dipped in eggnog topped with powered sugar, chocolate chip pancakes for the kiddies, crisp bacon, maple sausages, orange juice and hot chocolate.
Yes, I'm looking forward to this week. And to top it off...it will be a white Christmas.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Our beautiful daughter...doesn't she look so old? Nope...just seven! Watch out boys!
Then it was back to Pleasantville for the annual Santa Clause party. The kids sang Christmas carols, Santa read them the Polar Express, they each got a turn on Santa's lap, crafts were made and lots of yummy snacks were eaten.
I just love our neighborhood. Our kids are so lucky.