Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Days Are Long...

...but the years are short.

This year the girls are taking Baking 101 on Monday afternoons. They started with cakes and brownies from a box, just so my very literal minded lassies could practice following directions. ("Mix by hand" definitely threw them for a loop not so long ago - as in "can we use a spoon instead?") We're now on easy cookies like chocolate chip and peanut butter. They "pass" each recipe when they can do everything required - including clean up - without my assistance. Bobo took over all laundry responsibilities for both girls over the summer.

Other school day activities of late include a popcorn and pajama read-a-loud time for the boys:

Lots of work on puzzles:

And lots of time to do all sorts of mischief, as usual: