Sunday, August 24, 2008

Weekend pictures

Elise helped me bake today. We made 2 batches of Snickerdoodles, congo squares, chocolate chip/m&m cookies, a chicken pot pie, 2 quiches and the components for tomorrow's dinner. Much of that is going into the freezer lest my family goes into a feeding frenzy this week. It was the first time I've REALLY baked with our new stove. Our old one put off so much heat that it was miserable to cook in the summer. This one was on practically all day and you would never know (well, except for the messy kitchen and mounds of dishes!)

Elise "helped" Dad mow. He lets her steer to her heart's content.

Trixie loves being outside with us but was a bit unsure about the crazy driver!

This is her "game face" and she's telling me she aimed right at me so I'd better move!

Now if we could just get our kids to actually USE the mower rather than play with it, think of how nice our lawn would look! (Seriously, they won't be using it with the blade engaged for a while...a little too scary for me.)


PIPO said...

Gotta say. I look forward to when my wee one is big enough to learn that nothing runs like a Deere ;0) But I'll certainly enjoy every moment of the YEARS before that happens.

Tammie said...

I love the pics of Elise helping Perry!

The Morris Family said...

...snickerdoodles and m&m cookies...and quiche? tummy is grumbling now! Elise enjoyed one of the best things about baking/cooking- licking the beaters of course! love the pics of her "helping" her dad mow- brings back some memories from about 35 years ago!

Vivian M said...

I love the pictures of Elise on the mow thingy! She has great "game" face!
I love to cook, baking is something I am new at, so you have my respect and admiration!