Last night as I left the laundry room to go turn all the lights off in the house, I heard some loud snoring. I didn't think it was coming from my room (David!!), and as I walked closer toward the kitchen it got louder. I went toward the stairway and sure enough, there was Bronwyn, sound asleep on the bottom step!
Just a little bit about Bronwyn . . . she is quite a night-owl . . . and since she sleeps in the bedroom with her three older sisters, she gets away with staying up late . . . like really late! Before it was always fine for her if she went to bed when Tara went, since she sleeps with her. More lately she finds excuses and thinks she has to stay up until ALL of the girls are going to bed . . . and sometimes still thinks she doesn't have to go!!
Last night I was hanging clothes in the living room and heard her come down to the bathroom. She quickly finished up there and I heard her running back down the hall and just assumed she went to bed . . . with no fuss AT ALL! Obviously she didn't want to go to bed, so she laid down on the first step and soon fell asleep. This is how I found her . . . she's just about getting too tall to sleep on a step!!
This is a recipe I found out of a kid's recipe book. They are actually quite delicious and underneath the "big" title it says Peanut Butter and Jelly Danish.
I made them today. Most of the little kids like them and Rachel and I do as well. Mom tasted it today - I don't know if she liked them or not. Aimee and Reid haven't tasted them as far as I know so I don't know if they would like them or not.
- the dough -
- wells and wells with jelly -
- before peanut butter glaze is added -
Doodle Dog Danish:
1 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine or butter, softened
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup jelly ( I used Strawberry and Strawberry/Raspberry)
Peanut Butter Glaze - below
1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Stir flour, baking powder, margarine and sugar in medium bowl until crumbly. Stir in milk until a soft dough forms.
2. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Make a little "well" in center of each, using the back of a spoon. Fill each "well" with 1 teaspoon jelly.
3. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Make peanut butter glaze. Drizzle glaze over warm pastries. Makes 12 pastries.
Peanut Butter Glaze
Stir 2/3 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter and 4 teaspoons water in small bowl.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) we have no school. It's called a waiver day. Anyway, students in BGSD (Battle Ground School District) have no school. There is also one of these days in February and March. Also, on Monday we have no school as well! It is Martin Luther King Junior Day. Pretty exciting, huh?
There seems to be high hopes for tomorrow!! Earlier, it was snowing but it was extremely windy as well. Therefore, it didn't really stick that much. However, it has been so cold that we still have lots of snow from Sunday (not that we got too much). Anyway, there had been starting to get a huge green spot in the backyard and now this afternoon it turned white, although you call still see green!
As of now, there is freezing rain. When I got off the bus this afternoon I noticed that there was defreeze on the road so the roads can't be too bad, can they?
I have to say, I hope we get some more snow tonight so it will be fun to go outside tomorrow and sled!! Also, the concrete is looking mighty slick. Perhaps tomorrow we will be able to go sliding on ice if it don't melt??
At the bazaar I did in early December, I bought a baby toy. It wasn't really that cute, but I bought it so I'd have a pattern to make a cuter one!!!
With my piles of ribbon, I've gone through and found matching ribbons to make a few different ones. Besides a couple I made right away to give away, I just finished my first batch of them that I put on Etsy.
Since Walker's not such a baby, I decided to give him the toy that I just bought. He loves the little bell on the bottom . . . and it's actually not irritating when he plays with it in his carseat! Before he had it in his carseat, he hauled it around the house, shaking it.
This rattle can be hung from anything you have to hang baby toys on. It is very easy to attach and detach.
Here are some pictures I took of them.
First - a few individuals.
A single one hanging from the carseat.
All of them laying on the table.
All of them hanging on the carseat.
I saved the best for last - Walker enjoying one for a photo:)