Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pre-Daddy Daughter Dance

Nothing says party like a bunch of balloons.  Tonight was our first Daddy/Daughter dance at our church.  The decorating teams decided on a spring/flower theme for the night.  Pink, yellow, and green balloons with delicate streamers dangling below.
Our middle school girls helped blow up a million balloons until they went LOCO...wait, they already are loco!  Funky balloon creations were made for the entrance.

 The girls were to make their dad's favorite dessert and bring it to the event.  Pineapple Upside Down cake is her daddy's pick.
 Big brother was really hoping to keep the cake at home!

 We made a double arch with the balloons for the girls to dance under.  Ballroom lessons were taught during the evening.
 How cute was this idea?  Make balloon flowers to spark up the otherwise dull gymnasium.  

Our fairy princess ready to go!  To see the rest of the pictures from the evening check out my photo friend from Timeless and Treasured and click on clients and enter the password-new covenant.

Coram Deo,

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Grasshopper Cake

So a grasshopper walks into a bar and the bartender says, "Hey, we have a drink named after you!"  The grasshopper pauses and replies, "You have a drink named Bob?"

I children, without a blink, request this dessert for their birthday cake.  It is so simple and refreshing you just won't be able to contain a smile!

25 fudge mint cookies
3 tablespoons of butter
1 gallon of mint chocolate chip ice cream
1 container 8oz of cool whip

Preheat oven 350 degrees.  In a 9x13 pan scoop butter into pan and place in warming oven to melt.  While that is melting, blitz the 25 cookies in a food processor.  When butter is melted pour cookie crumbs into pan and press evenly to make a crust with a fork.  Bake crust for about 8 minutes.  Let cool.  Take ice cream out of freezer and let soften on the counter as the crust cools.  Once the ice cream is soft dump into a large bowl, add cool whip and mix the two together till smooth.  Pour onto crust and spread evenly then pop it back into the freezer.  How simple is that?

Enjoy your cool dessert!

Monday, May 23, 2011

How can she be 14?

 How can she be 14?  It just doesn't seem possible that my baby girl is a blooming teenager!  In the morning we had tickets to go to the BSO to hear 'The Composer is Dead,' by Lemony Snicket.  Then we went to Bloom's Broom for some crab soup and dirt ice cream.
A little shopping, then Sissy had to go to drama class.

 She made her vest in sewing class and donned it for her big day.
 Grandparents joined us for a dinner of Broc-a-mollie and presents.
 Birthday cake request (by all of my children)...Grasshopper Cake.
 Sissy asked to swap bedrooms with her little brother since he has the biggest bedroom.  She wanted to create a zebra theme in hot pink and turquoise.

 Friend Keller joined us for dessert and a night out swing dancing with Papa and Mama Bear.  Keller wrote her birthday card in Japanese...sheesh, homeschool kids!
 Papa Bear
We got on our dancing shoes and had a great time swinging the night away!

Lov you kitty cat!
Your Mama

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hagley Museum

My son's class took a field trip to the Hagley Museum.   Located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine River in Wilmington, Delaware, Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a workers' community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family.

 This workshop reminded me of my grandfather's shop.  It smelled of wood and oil and creativity.

 What do you suppose the top door was used for?

 not too bad for iphone pictures...

As the children walked on the metal bars our teacher captured a teaching moment to point out that these train tracks are like God's Word. 

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.  Proverbs 3:6

Coram Deo,

Monday, May 16, 2011

Youth Night Putt Putt

 Youth night at Putt Putt with our church family.

I am not a big mini golfer so I took the pictures.  This guy gave me a tutorial on how to use my camera manually.  Thank you so much Marco!  You are a really great teacher!

 Kathleen carried around her pail, dolly, and golf club everywhere!  Too cute!

 Diggin the shoe laces.
 His face just begs to be kissed!

Our fearless leader holding the pail and dolly while his baby girl takes a swing.  Only real men can pull this off!