Monday, October 22, 2012

Infant Play

He's a smart kid.  He knows those crayons are for writing.  

And a new one of our own - straw basket.  
Poke them through the holes, pull them out, pile them in the middle, toss them around the room.  
It's all fun!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Thursday was a chilly, windy day - the kind of day that begs for cookies to be made.  I was craving No Bake cookies, but we didn't have any Quick Oats in the pantry.  So I went on an Internet hunt for something with peanut butter, chocolate and oatmeal.  I found the most remarkable cookie on one of my favorite blogs, Brown Eyed Baker.

The only variation between our cookie and the original is that we used mini-chocolate chips, which happened because that is all we had on hand, but it turned out to be fantastic.  I am certain this is our new favorite cookie.  It's a simple but perfect combination - the peanut butter is subtle, the oatmeal adds a crunch and the mini-chocolate chips perfectly distributed chocolatey-ness throughout the cookie.  

Monday, October 1, 2012

Tinkerbell Halloween

I used the Prudent Baby Tinkerbell costume tutorial and the Tutu-torial.

We added a glittery pink tulle ruffle to the middle because her Tinkerbell has an outfit with pink and the purple tutu for the same reason.  I ran into two issues: the top is a little tight up under her arms and the strips of tulle cut for the ruffle along the bottom of the skirt took more than it was supposed to take.  I didn't have enough for two ruffles, but it still turned out cute.  Also, I would probably have only used 3 yards of tulle, the 4 yards made the skirt a little pouffier than I wanted.