Pictures and Roses

We got roses yesterday for Daddy’s birthday. I wanted a new picture of me so I asked Momma if she could take some.  I liked being able to borrow Daddy’s flowers too.

Happy Birthday late Daddy!  I love you 🙂

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Sand Dune Art

Andreacone.smLast week I was in Junior High Camp at Lake Ann Camp.  My cabin counselor’s name was Kayla. She was nice.  A lot of people thought we looked alike.

We went to the sand dunes. We had an activity called “cover your counselor”. We had to cover her with sand and make her look like something. We chose to make her look like an ice cream cone. Then one of the girls had to run to the bathroom.  When Kayla came back, another girl had to run to the bathroom with her.  We had to start covering our counselor at the same time. Some of the girls in my cabin asked the leaders “what should we do?  Our Counselor is running to the bathroom”.

He said, “isn’t that your counselor” and he pointed at me!  The girls said no.  He said something like, “well, if she wants to get covered in sand, you can cover her in sand instead of your counselor.” I said I would.  I got covered in a lot of sand!

It was contest to see who was the most creative. We won!

P.S.  Thank you Lake Ann Camp for giving me permission to use this picture!  It is a fun to see what I looked like!

Spiced Cookies

Spiced CookiesI  wanted to make cookies. I wanted some thing different. So I tried an experiment. They turned out very good.

Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 batch of your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe (made with half regular flour and half soft white wheat if you have)
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp gingerbread spice (you could probably use pumpkin pie spice too)

Add spices to your dough when you add flour.  Bake as normal.

 

 

Two Bite Cookies

Audrey wanted some peanut butter cookies. I wanted to make chocolate chip cookies.  So,I played with a favorite recipe and made peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.  They turned out very good!

Cream together

Cookies1/2 cup + 2 Tbl butter

1/2 cup peanut butter

3/4 c sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

Add

2 eggs

Stir well, then add

2 1/4 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt (I omitted)

1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

OPTIONAL:  Use white chocolate chips and/or dark chocolate chips in place of one or both of the other chips

Mix well. Use teaspoon to measure dough and roll into balls. Flatten slightly on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 325 for 6-9 minutes or until cookies are just brown around the edges.  Try not to eat too many warm.

If you want larger cookies, adjust baking time to 8-10 minutes.

 

 

Ronald McDonald

Yesterday, we stopped by McDonalds to use up some free ice cream cone coupons we had earned over the summer from the library reading program. We had a surprise visit from Ronald McDonald. Megan can tell you about him.

Ronald McDonald Marker and Pencil Drawn and Written by Megan 21 December 2014
Ronald McDonald
Marker and Pencil
Drawn and Written by Megan
21 December 2014

We were at the store for ice cream. Because we wanted ice cream.

We went to McDonalds and we saw (Ronald) McDonald, he have white face. He have curly red hair and big red shoeses. He painted his nose red and maded his lips a big red. He gived us presents, they were stickers. He gave lots of people stickers and penyel (pencils)!

He tell me silly stories. He said they pinted (printed) the stickers the wrong way, upside down! I like McDonald.