Thursday, February 26, 2009

Playing, baking, and creating!

After too many days of being inside and fighting over the same toys, the boys and I headed outside today to beat the winter blues. (Check out the Smile Box if you haven't seen it yet.) It's not exactly warm, but the sun was shining, for the moment. Jackson couldn't wait to ride his scooter and Will was content to hit a "golf ball", ok really a lacrosse ball, into the street. Our outdoor adventure was cut short by cold hands and hungry tummies. We headed in to make some pumpkin easy and so delicious.

Pumpkin Muffins
1 box spice cake (or yellow cake with 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice added)
1 jar pumpkin
1/2 cup water.

Mix ingredients and pour into 12 greased muffin tins. (Don't use paper muffin cups...these muffins are surprisingly healthy and their lack of fat will make the muffins stick to the paper.) Bake at 350 for 16-18 minutes. I suggest eating them warm, they were the perfect dessert for our lunch.

I've also been beating the winter blues by scratching the sewing itch. My dear friend Jane had a baby girl this week Monday. Celia Anne was just a tiny niblet weighing 6 pounds and 3 ounces. My children weighed this much at least two months before they were born. Praise the Lord for healthy babies of all sizes! :) I loved making this blanket for the wee one and can't wait to go and visit.


Anonymous said...

NICE!!!! gift - advancing from novice to advanced
Memories that last a lifetime
Makes ya wanta see them now and help them lick the bowl / balance the scooter / roll the lacrosse ball
Sun in shining even when it's cloudy at your house
Papa and Nanny

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

A new fun! The blanket you made is adorable! You are good. I would love to know how to sew.
Your pumpkin muffins look very yummy too!
Way to go on keeping everyone entertained...spring is coming...we hope!

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