Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Andrew was the cutest sheep I've ever seen! ;)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Tiny Tot Skate

This was our second attempt at skating and Andrew really took to it this time. He kept his skates on the the entire time and he was willing to skate around the rink a few times! It was great!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Apple Pie with Cranberries

Made a Apple Pie with fresh cranberries was SO GOOD!!!! One of my new favorites! I still need a lot more work with my dough trim/tuck/flute skills :)

Apple Pie with Cranberries
Basic Pie Dough
all-purpose flour for dusted work surface

3 large Granny Smith apples
4 large McIntosh apples
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 large egg white, beaten lightly
1 Tablespoon sugar

1. Put oven rack on the lowest position. Place a rimmed baking sheet on it and heat oven to 500 degrees.

2. Roll the dough on a lightly floured work surface to a 12-inch circle. Transfer to a 9-inch pie plate. Refrigerate the dough-lined pie plate.

3. Peel, core, and quarter the apples; cut the quarters into 1/4-inch slices and toss with the cranberries, lemon juice and zest. In a medium bowl, mix the 1 cup sugar, the flour, spices and salt. Toss the dry ingredients with the apple/cranberry mixture. Turn the fruit mixtures, including the juices, into the chilled pie shell and mound it slightly in the center.

4. Roll out the second piece of dough to a 12-inch circle; place over the filling, trim, tuck and flute the edges to seal. Cut 4 slits in the dough top. Brush the egg white on the top crust and sprinkle evenly with 1 Tablespoon sugar.

5. Place the pie on the baking sheet and lower the oven temperature to 425 degrees. Bake the pie 25 minutes. Rotate the pie from front to back and reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees. Bake 30-35 minutes longer.

6. Transfer the pie to a wire rack; cool to room temperature, at least 4 hours.

Serves 8

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Andrew went poo-poo and pee-pee on the potty today! I could not be prouder!!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Art Park at the East Portland Community Center

What a fun time we had this morning at the Art Park! Andrew painted, used chalk, used glue and glitter, used pom-poms/goulaly eyes/Popsicle sticks, and beaded with pipe cleaner.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Newest Pictures of Andrew

Got pictures taken today of Andrew for Halloween and his 2nd Birthday.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Andrew's first roller skating adventure and making peanut butter cookies for Dadda

He wasn't too happy with the skates....maybe next time....

We have a new cookie monster in the house....

Helping to make peanut butter cookies for Dadda....

Friday, October 8, 2010

Apples and Pumpkins...

We went to Portland Nursery today and got 23 pounds of apples and pears. They had a kids area set up with pumpkin painting...Andrew is so attached to this pumpkin. He carries it all around the house.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cafe Sip N Play

Loves slides...

New favorite thing to play with....trains! Loves saying "Choo-choo!"