Friday, January 30, 2009

Soccer Chick

This past fall (late fall) Kami participated in a soccer class through the local YMCA. She and two of her close friends, Reese and Lauryn, also played. After several weeks of learning some basic skills the girls really caught on quickly and seemed to enjoy this sport. I was just glad to have a place for Kami to run around for an hour, learn something new and tire her out! Rian enjoyed watching big sis play as well as roll around on her tummy on top of a soccer ball. She kept asking "when I get biggee can I play soccey" (she can't quite pronounce words ending with "er"). Here are a few videos of the girls playing soccer. Enjoy!

Make Your Own Fonts - FREE

Have you ever been working on a project or creating a special document and wanted the font to look handwritten (without actually writing it by hand!). Well while surfing through some blogs I ran across a great site where you can create your own personal font - FREE! What a great way to personalize invitations, cards, letters, homemade books or even capture your 4 year old's penmanship skills! Please check out this site and give it a try. If you send me examples of what you created I'll post them to this blog to share with everyone. The website is

Here are a few examples of what other people have created through this site:

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Yummy Banana Bread

I'm a big fan of super easy (and yummy) recipes. Quite awhile ago my mother in law, Lucy, gave me a great banana bread recipe. For some reason this past week we had more bananas than we could consume so before they got totally rotten the girls and I mashed them and made bread. This recipe makes one nice size loaf of bread. The result is a moist, flavorful, sure to disappear treat for you to share (or hide if necessary).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

3 bananas
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. mayonnaise (any kind or brand will do)
1 Tbsp. water
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 Tbsp. brown sugar

Mash the bananas. Mix the mashed bananas, mayo, sugar and water together. In a separate bowl combine four and baking soda. Slowly add the flour/soda mix to the banana mixture, stir until combined. Pour mixture into a greased loaf pan and evenly sprinkle brown sugar over the top. Bake 45-55 minutes until toothpick inserted into bread comes out clean. Remove from loaf pan to a cooking rack to cool.