Friday, April 11, 2008

Gigantic Ginger Cookies, books, and some journaling

We all just love ginger cookies, but the ones in the store always seem to be hard instead of nice and moist like ours turned out, using Martha's recipe. Who can resist curling up with a good book and a cup-o-joe when you have a scrumptious cookie in your reach! Also outside the snow just continues to fall, now all we need is a nice warm wood stove!

On another note, the kids painted some very colorful and detailed pictures to put into our garden journal.

Ben included brussels sprouts his favorite veggie, don't ask me how I got him to LOVE them, I just introduced them thinking I would get the standard, "Yuck, these are gross." But instead they are his favorite, steamed. I tried to dress them up with bacon, and butter and he said, " No thanks, I just want them steamed." The kids asked if I would make a cover for our journal, Zoe decided she would illustrate the back and Grandpa sent more flower stickers, just in time to make the journal complete!

Last night Jake found our sunflowers drooping, so we gave them a drink and set them in the laundry room to keep them warm over night and presto this morning they are reaching for the sky again!


Eluciq said...

you are a good mama...and i want those ginger cookies.

Mrs. Elliott said...

Oh. My. Goodness.

Those ginger cookies look amazing.

I have been craving gingerbread pancakes for the last few weeks, and I think this is just the push I needed to get them made.

denise said...

Those cookies look amazing! And cute garden journals - nice to have found your blog! :)