Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sweet Dreams

Last night Eric went to go and check on the chicklets because they were quiet and this is what he found...

Chicklet #2 had fallen asleep on her bed with the lights on. Eric thought it would be funny to scare her and this was the result...

Boy she can pout. Eric calls her "Duck Lips" all of the time because of it.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Go Team, Go!

This past weekend was Chicklet #2’s last game for the season. Here are some pictures from that game.


The Team


Before the game, the girls hold a banner for the guys to run through.


Her turn leading the cheer. The little girl beside her is one of the coaches daughters and she was the teams unofficial member. She would get out and do all of the cheers and the dance with them. She was so cute.


They did pyramids and because of her height, Chicklet #2 had to stand in the back. She loved it though.

I am going to try and put a video up but I don’t know if I will be able to. So stay tuned.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Sweet Potato Cake

 Yesterday I thought I would try my hand at changing around a recipe I found for Pumpkin Spice Cake here into a Sweet Potato Cake. Being a Southern Girl at heart, I love sweet potatoes a lot more than pumpkin. The results were delish. Yum, Yum!!

Sweet Potato Cake


Sweet Potato Cake

2 c. All Purpose Flour

1 c. Brown Sugar

1 tsp. Baking Powder

1 tsp. Baking Soda

1/2 tsp. Salt

1 Tbsp. Cinnamon

3 Large Eggs (At Room Temp.)

1 c. Sour Cream (At Room Temp.)

1 c. Cooked Sweet Potato

3/4 c. Oil

1 tsp. Vanilla

You need to cook a med. sweet potato at 450 degrees until done. Let cool. While the sweet potato is cooling, set eggs and sour cream on the counter to get them to room temperature.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees . Butter and flour bundt pan (I use Bakers Joy). In a medium bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream sweet potato, eggs, sour cream and oil. Scrape down the sides. Slowly add in the flour just until it all is incorporated. Scrape down the sides again. Blend in the Vanilla. Pour batter into the pan and just tap the beaters on the side of the bowl to remove the extra batter. Do not clean off the beaters. All of the strings from the sweet potatoes gather around them. Bake in the center of the oven for 35 to 45 min. or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 min. and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Report Cards Are Here…

Report cards came home the other day from the chicklets school and I am proud to say that they did great.

Chicklet #1 had all A’s and one B. Her B was in advanced math and it was an 89. She had a 100 for the 9 weeks in Social Studies.

Chicklet #2 had all P’s and CA’s. The P is for progressing at level and the CA is for consistently achieves. She scored above grade level in writing and in the money portion of math. I guess she will know how to spend money like her mama. Lord help us all.

They make their parents proud!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Welcome All

I hope I have not bitten off more than I can chew with this blog. I am starting it to give our family and friends a chance to watch the chicklets grow up. With most of you being out of town you are not able to be with us and enjoy the little thigs in their childhood. I hope to capture it all here so you can share in the joy too. I will also be posting decorating projects I have done around the house as well as recipes too. You all know how I love to cook. Keep checking back often.