Thursday, December 30, 2010

It's Cookie Time!

We have been trying to find a time to decorate cookies with our friends Stella and Sydney all month!  Everyone was finally healthy and schedules finally permitted so we squeezed it in before ringing in the new year!
Stella, Cilla and Amelia had a fun time together.  All three girls are within 6 months of age, so they were a silly little group!
Cilla, apparently spitting something out of her mouth.  Real nice!  She loved putting sprinkles on the cookies....a little too much!
Amelia and Sarah.
Our smorgasbord of cookies!!!
I have to share this recipe because it is literally the best sugar cookie recipe I have ever tasted!

 Sugar Cookies
1 cup Shortening
2 cup Sugar
3 Eggs
Cream these ingredients together.

1/4 cup Milk
1/2 tsp white Vinegar
2 Tbsp Vanilla
2 Tbsp maple syrup
Mix these ingredients together and add this to mixture.

4 cup Flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Combine these ingredients and add to wet ingredient mixture above.

Chill dough. I usually make the dough at night and chill it over night. Roll out and flatten dough on a floured surface.  Bake at 375 degrees until brown.  About 8-10 minutes.

Thanks for having us Syd!  We enjoyed cookies for several days!  It was kind of you to open up your home to icing covered little fingers and to sprinkle shake'in crazies!  It was a blast! 

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Donuts with Dad

Many friends and HolyTurf followers have already heard the fun "news".
But, for those of you who haven't....
Flint is planning to run in the Krispy Kreme Challenge in North Carolina at the beginning of February.
Basically, my friends, you run two miles, eat a dozen donuts and run back two miles all while trying not freeze and, oh yes, while you try not to throw up!!!
Sound grown up?!?!
So, today Cilla and I took one for the team and went to "training" with daddy at Krispy Kreme!  A daddy needs support, right?

I would say training was a success. 
Flint didn't eat all dozen donuts today.  But he put a real nice dent in them.  Real.  Nice.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

First Razorback Basketball Game

While mom is away, Dada and Cilla like to play!!!  
Flint took Cilla to her first Razorback basketball game last night.  I had some girl time to tend to, so daddy treated his girlie to a fun night out.  Cilla loved it.  LOVED IT.  Can you believe that this was actually Cilla's first Razorback sporting event in a Razorback facility.  Hard to believe she has been so deprived, huh?!?  Her first Razorback sporting event was in Norman when she was three months old.  The Diamond Hogs were playing in their Regional and we went to see them.  So, it was a little treat for her daddy to take her Bud Walton.  
Cilla is turning into quite a little sports fan.  Surprise, surprise!  She loves to watch PTI (Pardon the Interruption) with her dada, she loves football and we have recently discovered her love for basketball too!  Sweet girl!
Daddy said Cilla was a champ.  They braved the cold Fayetteville elements and had a fun night together!  Oh, and Cilla helped cheer the Hogs on to a victory over Boomer Sooner!  Go Hogs!