Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bake Day 2010

This year we had our ___th Annual Knowles Girls Bake Day.  I can't remember how many years it's been official, but it's been unofficial ever since I can remember.

Da Girls

Mom always has fun little gifts for us...

A small plate of the many snickerdoodles that were frosted

We did a lot more dipping than baking this year... But all of it was yum-o!
Three kinds of Oreo balls, Ritz and Peanut Butter sandwiches dipped... Not pictured is chocolate dipped pretzels, Rolos/pretzel/pecan bites, fudge, and chocolate PB bark

I love Emily's face in the corner of the picture :)

The flash did a silly thing for our silly picture. Oh well.

What is your favorite thing to make/bake for the Holidays?

{Six Weeks}

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Little Bit of Chicken Fried

Fried chicken is something that makes me feel connected to my Great Grandma Emma - living on the farm, keeping Grandpa well fed, and shooting possums off the porch.  They both lived well into their 90's - Grandma was 98!  I love hearing stories of her and her spunk. Up to the day she passed, she would stick her tongue out at you, but if you blinked, you might miss it.  She ate her peas with a butter knife.  My parents say she would tell you "You probably want that baker's bread [store-bought].  Mine is hard as tack, it ain't worth eating."  Yeah right!  

Now that I know how to fry chicken, I hope Grandma is looking down with a smile of approval.  Thank you Mom, for passing on your infinite knowledge of hot lard :)

the best teacher ever

getting nice and golden brown

No final product picture (with mashed potatoes, gravy, and corn) but rest assured, it was amazing. Dad said that it was as good as G-Grandma Emma's.  I'm pretty sure he was being nice.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

{Four Weeks}

Yesterday Emmalyn was 4 weeks old, but Saturday is her one month... This is a conundrum I've given up trying to solve.  Hopefully no one will ask me how old she is from now to Saturday, I don't know what to say!! ;)

My sweet little girl - At one month you have finally gotten back up to your birth weight at 7lb. 12oz.  At birth you were 22", now you are 21". We are thankful for that, because that means your cone head has gone away.  I loved you with it, but you're much prettier without it.  You eat well, so I guess you're just not in a hurry to gain weight. Actually you're not in a hurry to do anything, which we already knew given your arrival story. But maybe you take after your maternal grandma and you'll be tall and thin :) Speaking of eating, you take your sweet time doing that too. Silly girl. Your umbilical cord has yet to fall off...  Just another part of you that is in no rush, much to mom's chagrin. It's yucky and I would much rather see your cute little belly button :) You smile, really really big sometimes. It's not quite on demand, but I can usually coax it out of you if I try hard, and wait long enough.  After you eat is when you're most awake. You talk to us then, and it's stinking adorable.  After you sneeze, you make the cutest *sigh* sound... I'll get it on video someday :)  You go to sleep to the sound of my hair dryer and the sweeper, and the dogs barking doesn't bother you in the least bit. Can we say "convenient"? :) And about sleeping - you've gone about 5-7 hours from about 10pm-4am(ish) here lately.  Other than that, you wake up to eat every couple/few hours.  

I could go on, in true parent fashion, but I'll stop now and just say...

Happy one month, my sweet baby love.

I just realized that I forgot to post week 3, hence the back to back "week" posts :)

{Three Weeks}

- better late than never? -

Monday, November 1, 2010