Friday, August 26, 2011

How to make cookies (Oatmeal Chocolate chip)

(Moving my old blog over to this new one:)

Step 1: mix all ingredients in a large bowl:

Step 2: Sneak some cookie dough while you think Mom isn't looking:

Step 3: Notice the camera looking at you and say in the sweetest voice, "Sorry Mommy".:

Step 4: Your dough should resemble this....IF you are making oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that is..

Step 5: Drop by rounded teaspoonfulls onto an ungreased cookie sheet and place in oven:

Step 6: Let cool and place on plate:

Step 7: Enjoy the first cookie because you were such a good helper!


And finally...Share the recipe because it was soo yummy!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies:


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the quick oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I Heart Faces: Pet Week

It's pet week over at I couldn't resist taking this photo of Percival, my daughters 5 week old gerbil in my 3 year olds shoes.  Head on over to iheartfaces and check out more pet's this week!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I Heart Faces: Beautiful Eyes

I Hope You Know

To My Son,
I hope you know how much I love you so,
I might embarrass you from time to time
By giving lots of love and needless kisses,
But you need to know Mom loves you so,
Before you were born I didn't know
just how much I would love you so,
But when I looked into your eyes for the first time,
I felt my heart grow and grow,
A Mothers love is hard to explain,
Not everyone will feel the same,
Now that you are getting older I felt the need to tell you,
Just how much I love you so,
Time may pass day after day or year after year,
But the love I have for you grows
nearer and dearer to my heart each day and year,
To My Son I hope you know just how much I love you so.
This weeks theme over at I Heart Faces is Beautiful Eyes. All of my children have beautiful eyes...three sets of blue and one set of brown, my girls have had a million photos taken of them, but my little man always seems to escape my lens, so I was very proud that I captured this photo as he only sat still for about 30 seconds. I could stare into those baby blues all day, if he would just sit still:)
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I Heart Faces: Friendship

I, who have no sisters or brothers, look with some degree of innocent envy on those who may be said to be born to friends.  ~James Boswell

This is a rare occasion in my house, with all four kids are playing happily together. My oldest set up a surprise "Black Tie" tea party for the little ones to enjoy. It was a fun moment in our summer that we will remember forever:) 

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