Tuesday, November 29, 2011
A couple of nights ago I had a hankering (what a word) for something sweet. So, in honor of chancing upon a beautiful, bright, double rainbow, my cousins and I decided to make rainbow cupcakes!
Peter and Kathleen had a blast blending the colors. It was a perfect activity for both a 12 year old and a "5 & 3/4!" year old. With Kathleen's help measuring, we made a vanilla batter from scratch. Then we divided the batter into four bowls and they each picked two colors to create using food dye. They mixed up purple, green, yellow, and a lovely peach color. Then we spooned the batter into the cupcake liners in various patterns: all four in a rainbow, two colors, mismatched, etc.
P.S. We also spent the night by Kathleen teaching me the moves to this song they are learning at school. I love it! See if you recognize it too...
Posted by Jillian at 8:59 PM
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Back to the U.K. to spend time with relatives! Hannah and I were met with delicious tea (milk and two sugars, please)... and scones with clotted cream and raspberry jam.
Fun fact: clotted cream must have at least 50% fat. Perfect.
It's great to spend time with the English cousins! Tonight was full of cake, balloons, laughter, and an explosion of PINK. Can you guess which one is the 2 year old birthday girl?
Sorry for the blogging hiatus... reports on Rome to follow, of course!
P.S. What do you think of the new layout? Goodbye Dutch!
Posted by Jillian at 5:18 PM