Saturday, March 2, 2013

Pete's new obsession

I would love to say that Pete's obsession is you know, family, me the kids. No it's snow mobiling. Usually every winter he is itching to snowboard, now, it's snow mobiling. Betty (his mother) booked a night at Daniel Summit Lodge for our Christmas Present so that everyone could go snow mobiling together. We had talked about getting one, since where we live is so catered to the sport, but this was the motivating factor that pushed him into the purchase.
This was out our room deck - our view a giant pile of snow. There was so much more snow here,  although it was only 12 miles from our house. Plus they pile up all the snow to clear the parking lot.
 Daniel Summit has an awesome lobby with lots of seating and games, so of course we had to play and Fin needed to run around like a wild man.
Cadence and Molly with very wind chapped cheeks.

 Cadence was a little cold from all that riding in the wind and snow.

 But hot chocolate in the lodge restaurant will always do the trick.
Fin didn't seem to mind the snow at all, in fact he was having so much fun, even when he fell down he would giggle uncontrollably and roll around in the snow for a bit before getting back up. He was hilarious, except he wanted to be outside the entire time.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentines Day

 We dont make too big a deal about Valentines day at our house. But it is still a fun occasion to make/eat goodies and to tell each other we love one another. Cadence made a Valentines in-box for her class and decorated it with some Star Wars Valentines that she drew herself, she amazes me like that.
 Then we made fortune cookies dipped in chocolate with valentine fortunes inside. I made a whole batch for Pete to take to his work and share, and then made a second batch for Cadence to share with friends at school. She is not allowed though to bring homemade treats to class, so these were just for special friends. I wanted it to be a surprise for Pete, but he accidently found out, so we dipped them in chocolate all together and Fin enjoyed the sprinkles.
 I used Paula Deen's recipe from here with a little modification - I changed the almond extract to vanilla and added the zest from one orange. - Very yummy and heartfelt.