Saturday, January 24, 2015

Baking messes

These girls get together and make a mess. All the time. Today I told Q8 & C10 that they could do anything at all. Anything they wanted, provided they cleaned their rooms and brushed their teeth & hair. That done, they had free rein.

First, K8 came over. Then the cookie dough eating started. Every half hour they came down for a spoonful. They they all had popsicles. In between the cookie dough and popsicles they played video games on devices and computer, all on C10's bed. They put a shirt on the dog.

And this afternoon they decided to make cookies, Q8's special recipe to be specific. And then put it in the fridge to firm up before rolling in sugar. So THEN they took the rest of the chocolate chip cookie dough that C10 made yesterday and baked THOSE.

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Yup. It is a sticky mess here.

And it reminded me of the last time they wanted to make something ... sugar shapes. So nasty. But they had a great time doing this.

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There was sugar EVERYWHERE. They let them dry outside. And were going to put them on the mini-cheesecakes we made for New Year's Eve. But I tossed them all before that had to happen. 

Monday, January 19, 2015


Well, it had been a looooong time since I took the girls downtown to the museums in DC. So long in fact that I can't remember when it was. Months at the very least. Probably more like a year. So we had MLK day off and I thought we should go downtown. A request was made for the American Indian Museum, which was duly honored.

The girls spent a lot of time watching the little videos in the museum, but eventually we got through. And Q8 and her friend K8 were doing this outside the museum. Note C10 hanging out away from them. I couldn't get her to join into the Charlie's Angel's theme photo.

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We headed over to the Botanic Gardens, which I always really enjoy. C10 wanted her photo taken as every single opportunity, so we got some nice ones. Q8 & K8 liked to pose.

Love these photos of them all:

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K8 took a picture of us!

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Cardboard Robot

Nothing better than having cardboard boxes in the house. Don't bother buying anything folks. You don't need it. All you need is cardboard boxes. Thank you.