Ashlynn's walking! It's been a little over a week now that she's become fairly comfortable on her feet. It's her preferred method of mobility now even though she can only go about 5-6 steps in a row before she loses her balance. She can move much faster crawling so if she sees the front door open or the gate to the stairs left unlocked she will crawl to try to beat us to the danger zone. She's thrilled with her new ability and seems to completely understand our excitement for her. Step one to getting rid of pre-toddler frustration-master walking!
|A bit wobbly but walking!!! You can tell she's pretty thrilled with herself.|
|I reworked my chocolate chip cookie recipe so now it behaves as if I were cooking at sea level. They are soft in the middle with a crust on the outer edges, just how I like them.|
mean a lot to me and I hope my MIL is proud. They sat in my icebox for two days and then I topped them with whipping cream and chocolate shavings this morning. They looked divine. Don't you think? We have a friend who's daughter is allergic to eggs and will be turning one a few weeks before Ashlynn. I'm hoping they will let me make an icebox cake for her for her birthday.
I spent a lot of time this week trying to make sense of the events in Libya and the tragic death of the US Ambassador and his colleagues in Benghazi, Libya. I completely failed in doing so and instead I've been praying for the victims and their families. I've also been giving my husband a few extra meaningful hugs and "I love you"s just knowing that it could have been anyone's loved one involved in a similar horrific tragedy in any country around the world. The older I get, the more these type of things hit me hard and make me want to move to a small rural farm, raise chickens and bake pies. Sometimes the ugliness in the world is just too much to process.
|Freebie iced green tea for my customers! Leftover from kindergarten potluck the night before!|