Friday, June 26, 2009


Snickerdoodles are one of my very favorite cookies! I just finished baking some today!

I had made some for my dad and Roberts dad for Fathers day, but Roberts dad wasn't feeling well on Fathers day so we didn't get to see him. I decided to make him a fresh bunch!

This recipe is my favorite so far

1/2 Cup butter (unsalted)

1/2 Cup Shortening

1 1/2 Cup sugar

2 eggs

2 3/4 Cups Flour

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Beat butter, shortening and sugar together until fluffy

Add eggs and beat again until smooth

Sift flour, cream of tartar, salt and soda together

Add flour to butter mixture and stir together until smooth dough forms.

Mix sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.

Roll dough into balls.... I like to use the small ice cream scoop ( the bigger cookies are 2 of the small scoops)

line baking sheet with silpat or parchment paper

Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet

Bake at 350 for 8-10 min or until the edges are just golden brown and cookies are puffy. (add a couple more minutes if you make them double the size

Let them cool on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling

These are so yummy!

Friday, June 12, 2009


Today little Robert, Grandma, and I went strawberry picking! I was shocked at how well he stayed with us..... he just walked up and down the rows looking at everything. He even stopped and picked his own RED strawberry ( I was kind of surprised that he knew to pick the red one) and shoved the whole thing (stem and all) in his mouth.

After we did some picking we let him play for a while. He is getting so big. I can't believe he can climb up the ladder all by himself now. I still have to stay close by though...... he doesn't realise how close he gets his little butt to the edge!

On the way home he passed out in the car. He was awake (kind of) when I brought him in the house..... but fell right back to sleep!

First Time Out

Lately little Robert has be opening the back screen and trying to walk outside. He's also been doing a number of other things that aren't okay. In the past we've tried time out but it didn't work. He had no clue what we were doing and didn't care that he was sitting in some random corner. The other day he started to open the screen and I told him no no. Of course he looked at me and proceeded to open it. I walked over, took him by the hand and sat him down in the corner. Right off the bat he started crying. I walked away..... he stayed there but was still crying. After about 1 minute he decided he was going to get up. I told him no and to sit down, and again the crying started. We've done this about 4 times and he cries each time, but for the most part stays in the corner. Not sure how well it is working yet.... but we will continue to try it for a while. Hopefully it works!

These are from the his 1st real time out!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Roberts Last Day

So today was Roberts last day of preschool. Robert and I went to spend his last day with him. He had so much fun eating an ice cream sundae at 10:00 in the morning! (it ended up being his breakfast!) Anyway... his first year of school was great! He has grown so much and is becoming more and more independent. He had a wonderful teacher whom he loves so much! Sadly she won't be there next year, she got a great job at OHSU. We are so excited for her.... but we will miss her a lot. She is such a teacher and I know he will miss her a lot!

Thank you teacher Katie for all you do!