Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cookie Tip and Weekend Fun

For yummy oatmeal cookies, use the recipe on the lid of the Quaker Oatmeal container but instead of using raisins, use butterscotch chips. Everyone that tried them liked them a lot, even Matt and he is a picky cookie eater:)

This past weekend there was an Oral Cancer Walk in Harlem that the dental students from NYU "had" to participate in (if they wanted to earn 2% on their final grade in a particularly difficult class). Carlee and I joined Matt for the 3.7 mile walk around Harlem. (It was tough for me because I am in the worst shape of my life and am even sore from it, still.) We got to enjoy our friend Sean and his daughter Ashlynn's company along the way.

After that we headed over to Central Park yet again. We are just drawn to that place when we know there are pink cherry blossoms in bloom. We knew they would be all over the grass this weekend. Matt has been taking some pretty awesome pictures with his new camera lately and Carlee is so stinkin' cute! Enjoy:

Monday, April 19, 2010

Blossoms and Other Spring Things

Central Park last weekend

Warm evening weather and fun out with "Dada"

Sunny parks

And a couple of spring chickens!

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Micracle and a Mystery

First--the miracle: COLA SYRUP. Finally, I have found some relief for my pregnancy nausea with no side effects and I want to shout it out to the whole world!!! It tastes pretty good, helps almost immediately, is cheap and works! YIPEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Second--the mystery: What is the difference between mayonnaise and Miracle Whip? My friends and I were just discussing this the other day and so I thought I would share this little tidbit I came across: "Early in the Great Depression, prepared mayonnaise went from a household staple to a luxury item few could afford. Kraft began researching ways to make an inexpensive substitute and eventually came up with something made of oil, egg yolks, cooked starch paste and seasonings. It had less oil than regular mayonnaise, so it was cheaper to produce...but was also harder to make. Kraft invented a new mixer they called the 'miracle whip' to give the product its creamy consistency. Then they named the product after the machine" (Uncle John's Ultimate Bathroom Reader, pg 125). Its great what you can learn while...well, never mind.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter!

So, last week in Primary one of the teachers asked all the children:

"What do we celebrate at Easter?"

A voice coming from a four year old who is raising his hand but hasn't been called on shouts out:



Carlee's Birthday Picture

We took tons of cute pictures of Carlee eating her birthday cup cake and loving it but this one just says it all.

We all three had fun celebrating.