Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sheep Shearing Day!!

We finally got some spring weather, and it couldn't have been on a better day......sheep shearing day! There is a local farm in Pennypack Park near us called Fox Chase Farms, and Annalise is finally old enough to enjoy their festivities. In fact, she loved it. 

They had a band playing, which she loved dancing to. She has some killer dance moves:

The pigs were out running around, and the goats were getting a haircut too!

Annalise could have fed the horses all day:

And you cant forget the cows....

Then she saw a little boy with a smiley face painted on his cheek, and she was very excited about getting her own face painting, she held very still (which she never does for me.....apparently I need to bribe her with face painting.) 

By the end of the day she was very worn out, it was a lot of fun. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Spring has sprung....and so has the rain!!

I am always so excited for spring...the gorgeous flowers and the warmer weather and walks in the park. 

But wait, all we seem to have around here is a bunch of rain!!! I know the saying goes:  April showers bring May flowers, but enough already. I think cold rain is the worst weather.

Well despite all this rain we have had, we have also had a couple of sunny days. Luckily Easter was one of those days, which is the only way to have Easter. Annalise has loved all the Easter Egg hunts that we have had, mostly because of all the candy.
 She will eat and eat the candy until she can't see anymore. 

On Tuesday at our mom and tot group we had a little easter party. Everyone brought food and the kids got to make a little chick! 
Then we had and easter egg hunt...ate some candy (for an appetizer)
and then we had some lunch. 

Then on Saturday Kevins sister and Mom came into town for the weekend and we all attended the ward Easter Party that night.
 Annalise, of course, mostly liked eating the candy....oh, and stealing everyone else's easter baskets. 
It was a great party!
 Annalise loved having Auntie Amy here, she showed her a fun website which has a lot of cool alphabet activties, which annalise now begs me to turn on every minute of every day!!

And she got to go Shopping at Davids Bridal for a bridesmaid dress (for Amy): 

 Annalise was pretty worn out by the end of the day!
It was fun having Kev's family here, and Annalise always loves the attention she gets when other people are around. She is going to have a rough week with just mom around this week. She has been spending a lot of time with Oakley and Carter lately,..... so we will just have to have a lot of play dates this week or create a sibling....hmmm. 

Well, I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter Weekend, here are some of our pictures from Sunday! 

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Chicken Salad and Rolls

So I have never posted any recipes or anything like that before, but several people have asked for my recipe for my roll recipe (from Deanna) and the chicken salad recipe that Trisha gave to me. So for all those people who wanted it....here it is!

Chicken Salad
4 Chicken Breasts (or 3 large cans of chicken)
1 C slivered almonds toasted
3 C grapes sliced in half
1 celery stalk diced
1 C Alfalfa sprouts
1 tsp Bon apatite seasoning (made by McCormick)
1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
1 C Miracle Whip
2 C Mayonnaise

Mix it all together and serve on croissants of pitas

Quick Rolls
2 C Warm Water
2 Tbsp Yeast
1/2 C Sugar
2 Tsp salt
6 1/2-7 C Flour
1/4 C Soft shortening
1 Egg

Dissolve yeast in the warm water with some of the sugar. (The sugar will help seperate the yeast.) In large bowl add remainder of the sugar, salt and 1/2 the flour. Add yeast mixture. Beat thoroughly for 2 minutes. Add egg and shortening. Mix well. Put in the rest of flour until flour is able to handle. Grease bowl; turn dough over and put in fridge--Chill. Shape;cover; and let rise until double (1 hour-1 1/2 hours)
Bake @ 400 for 12-15 minutes.
If you are in a hurry you can skip the fridge and shape and let rise....They will work!

Both these recipes I use all the time! Enjoy!