Monday, September 27, 2010

September Daring Baker's Challenge

The September 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mandy of “What the Fruitcake?!” Mandy challenged everyone to make Decorated Sugar Cookies based on recipes from Peggy Porschen and The Joy of Baking.

This challenge didn't do much for me. I don't find decorating sugar cookies to be all that exciting. It's actually a little tedious. I also didn't find the recipe to be anything unique or difficult so that wasn't very inspirational either. In short...I didn't do this challenge...or re-do as I should say.

I just found a sugar cookie and icing recipes that I love and I used them to make these cookies for the kids' birthdays in July. I'm going to count that as my contribution to the Daring Baker's for this month. They can sue me if they don't like it.
If you want to see what kind of crazily creative designs the other (more responsible) members of the group did you can go here.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The First Day of School 2010*

Well, Kinley has started pre-school. I can't believe my baby is 4 years old already. Next year she'll be in school full-time. It just doesn't seem possible.
My boys never went to preschool because I was home with them full time and there just really wasn't any need to send them. But now I'm working part-time and looking for a full-time job so Kinley was going to have to be in some sort of daycare anyway, so we went ahead and sent her to preschool at our church.
She is so excited!! She loves it!! On the first day she barely stopped to wave good-bye to me before she scampered in. It is so fun to watch her enjoy it so much.
Meanwhile Ryker is in his final year of Elementary School (5th grade) and Cainan is in 2nd. They are both having good years so far. I'm really thankful for the great schools we have here in Bond County.

*Disclaimer: These pictures were actually taken on the 7th day of school. I was busy the first 6. :)