Saturday, February 27, 2010

Unexpected Package

The girls (& Jack) received an unexpected package in the mail from our good friend, Patti. Ellie got a new tutu and some fun window paints. Saedi received an adorable green Spring shirt and some bathtub paints. And, Jack, well, he's in heaven with his new squeeky chipmunk toy. So...oodles of thanks to Patti! We love mail!


Friday, February 26, 2010

Belated Valentine's Party Pics

Our brave friend Jen hosted a Valentine's Party for her daughter Emmy and her friends. The kids had a blast decorating cookies, gluing gems on foam hearts, and feasting on delicious treats. Thanks for such a great time!

Brooke, Ellie, Emmy, Caleb, Peighton, Joshua, Saedi, Meadow

Jodi with kiddos

Joshua & Brooke



Thursday, February 25, 2010

Crepes By Suzette

We found an adorable book at the library called Crepes by Suzette. It's a children's book with cartoon illustrations, realistic photos of Paris, and common French phrases (with pronunciations and translations in the back). My girls adored the book and in the back was a very basic recipe for crepes...which we were absolutely delicious! I had never made crepes before and I was surprised at how simple it really was.

2 eggs
1 C milk
1 C flour
1 Tbsp melted butter
1 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt

Combine ingredients and pour a small amount onto buttered skillet. Smooth batter thin and let it cook a few minutes. Flip and fill with whatever you like...we tried these combinations:
Ellie: apple slices and peach jam
Saedi: peanut butter, banana, honey, and cinnamon
Me: spinach, onion, mushroom, and feta cheese

After adding filling let it cook a minute. Fold in half once and then in half again. Eat and enjoy!