Thursday, May 3, 2012
New Snack and Family News
Oh, man. So, the other day I signed up for Pinterest and let me tell you, that is a major time suck. I've managed to avoid starting a Facebook account but I already spend time reading blogs. Now Pinterest . . . it's fun and I liked taking some bookmarked ideas and having a visual representation of them.
My most recent new recipe came via a friend via Pinterest (thanks, Lisa!). These are little no-bake treats with no refined sugar or flour. I've made them with almond butter and with peanut butter and cut down on the honey a little bit. Big sister and I loved them. I think Little wanted them to be more like actual cookies (they're pretty chewy) and wasn't as jazzed. With GF oats, they're a good little GF treat.
Click here for the recipe
In other news, I have actually been doing some stuff other than wasting time on Pinterest. I've been driving to swim lessons every day and twice on Mondays and Wednesdays. Big is learning the backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. She passed from Level 2 to Level 4 after being able to swim from one end of the pool to the other doing her stroke. Don't you love how you can see her dimples while she does the elementary back stroke?? If anyone in the area needs a great swim instructor, I'll put you in touch with Coach Matt!
Little is taking her second year of ISR . . . videos to come in a few weeks! You'll be amazed to see her swim.
Big also got chosen to do the Jedi Training Academy at Disneyland the other week. She was so nervous to fight Darth Vader and was fighting back tears as she waited for her turn, but was then very proud of herself for conquering her fear. It's also really cute . . . she thinks she's an actual Padawan and takes it very seriously.
Little loved Disneyland. She got a little scared on some of the rides (Snow White and Peter Pan in particular) but it was a super fun day. Little also recently learned the ABC song and Twinkle Twinkle. I didn't teach either to her but I think her Dad has been singing while her Mom has been teaching. And, when I asked her "who sings Twinkle Twinkle with you?" she said "Haaayyyydeeee" (her Grandma).
And, George got to come to Big's preschool for show and tell. He was a huge hit . . . actually did some stuff like eating food and walking around and peeing. The kids especially liked the part where he peed (4 year olds + an animal peeing = levels of excitement I didn't anticipate*).
*Wow . . . I never thought I'd write that last sentence on a food blog. Sorry.