Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Say, Cheese!

I never thought this time would come but Evie is playing so well independently by herself! It's so nice to have a chance to get a load of laundry in the dryer or dry my hair. She loves her dolls, kitchen set and puzzles. Books are still a popular choice too and we still love to hear her read.

She was playing so well this morning that I hated to interrupt her but it was time to go run a few errands. Evie loves her new Elmo camera so much that she kept taking pictures of random people in the Home Depot. She would smile real big at them and say, cheese! It was pretty cute and luckily everyone else thought so too.

Evie had her first experience with celery at lunch. She ate some with cream cheese than decided it tasted better without it. Evie does not like the little strings in the celery at all though! Nap time was short yesterday due to the storm so she was extra tired. I put her down before 1 and she slept until after 4. She likes her feet to be covered and stays really still so the covers will stay on her.

I made some chocolate chip cookies during nap time. They were delicious. I found the recipe online and my only adjustment would be to use part semi-sweet chips if you use white chips because the white chips are extra sweet.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups chocolate chips (I use 1/2 white and 1/2 milk chocolate)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.

Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.

Bake for 15-17 minutes (depending on size of cookie) in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Evie sampled a cookie after nap and then we picked up some limbs from the storm. Carl came home and picked up all the ones we left for him. Evie helped him grill some pork chops and we had a nice dinner. Dinnertime is so much more pleasant on the nights that Evie eats! She loved the pork and ate a bunch of apple slices too. Warmer temperatures are coming and we are looking forward to some nice weather!


  1. Isn't it wonderful when they start playing by themselves!?!? Although, some days it makes me sad that she doesn't need me quite so much!

  2. Adorable pics, love the cupcake pj's:) So glad you posted this recipe because these are the best cookies ever:)


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