Sunday, March 8, 2009


Greg was away on business this last week and the girls and I managed to keep ourselves fairly entertained. Jenn came to visit and brought the girls their Christmas presents. Art supplies are always a huge hit!
It was a treat for them to have random presents in March and a treat for us to watch them create their masterpieces.

Note the concentration.

Geneva has a new favorite bedtime story that we checked out from the library. It's called, No More Cookies! by Paeony Lewis. It's a very cute read about a little girl and her stuffed monkey trying to get Momma to give them some cookies. I don't want to spoil the ending; however, there is a recipe for Magic Monkey Bananas we just had to try.

We didn't have "empty" popsicle sticks but the plastic spoons worked just fine.
Our Magic Monkey Bananas were a treat.
Avery's silly personality is a treat.

To help celebrate my friend Michele's birthday, I made a cake. It reminded me so much of my Grandma. I used to have to bake a box cake (typically, Yellow and in a 9x13 pan) every Friday after school and then frost it with homemade cream cheese frosting. It was one of my chores. Grandpa like to have a cake on hand. I haven't made frosting in ages. 

I jazzed it up a bit by adding cocoa powder.

Geneva helped me frost the cake--we were generous in the amount of frosting we applied. She asked if we could add sprinkles: Of course!
After all, it was a treat.

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