Now if we only knew what she was saying...Lola might, but she's not telling!
Little B is adorable and exceptionally well behaved (were our two ever like this ?)
This cuddle doll was custom ordered for a little boy with carrot red hair and will travel to Montreal tomorrow.
Ihr Kinder haltet Ruh´!
Weil er euch überraschen will,
macht eure Augen zu!
Er hüpft zum Neste in der Nacht,
Springt fort in schnellem Lauf.
Was hat er schönes mitgebracht?
Macht eure Augen auf!
It has the same effect on Bailey...
... but then any open space has this effect on Bailey.
Notice the beautiful weather? Most people think it rains a lot at the beach, but the clouds have parted on most of our excursions over the years.
If I’ve inspired you to travel to the west coast, I recommend the Oregon beaches over Washington’s. In Washington they allow people to drive their cars on the beach, which, in my opinion is just not right. We spent too much energy trying to keep dogs and kids away from fast moving cars and trucks.
If you do take a trip to Washington’s coast, make sure you drive up to Oysterville (located 14 miles north of Long Beach on the peninsula). On a sunny spring day, this charming little town could make me sell the house, pack my bags and move to a little house on Willapa Bay... oyster capital of the world.
I decided to bake this in my Nordic Ware Chrysanthemum Bundt Pan. I've only baked a few other cakes in this pan, and have to admit it is usually a little tough for me to judge how much batter goes in. You want to be able to see the details after baking but not overflow while baking. Dorie takes care of that guessing problem with this recipe and specifically calls for a 10-12 cup bundt pan, this is a 10 cup pan (it says so right on it) so even though it was on the smaller side of the suggested pans, I put the whole amount of batter in and hoped for the best.
Success! No overflow, yay! As you can see I did bake this on an insulated baking sheet, I know in the directions Dorie says not to bake this on a sheet because you want the hot air to circulate through the center of the cake, I went against the directions because I know that these darker pans tend to bake faster and I do not like my cake edges extra dark and dry. Also because this is a black pan I turned the oven temperature down to 325, and set my oven timer to check the cake right at one hour, and right at one hour this cake was perfectly done.It released nicely from the pan, which I sprayed with Pam for Baking, any little imperfections were from the way it baked, not from sticking. It looked like the perfect springtime cake for sipping tea with. I let if cool for about 4 hours before slicing and the inside was perfectly done, a nice tender and close-knit crumb. The first flavor I noticed was the coconut milk, followed by a nice little crunch of coconut. I couldn't detect the rum right away but I'm sure it helped to balance the other flavors.
I tried to get the girls to play in the jump house, but they wanted nothing to do with it. They absolutely love jumping on mom and dad's bed but when they are allowed to jump on something-No Way-
Then we went to Emma's to celebrate Auntie Sara's birthday!
Thank You to all of my kind customers!
My 100th sale on Etsy will include a little Organic Felt Bunny as a free gift! I am really glad for all the opportunities places like Etsy are offering, allowing very little businesses like mine to realize their dream and get connected with buyers and sellers like my fellows over at the Etsy Natural Kids Team sharing the same interests all over the world.
Since she is so into the tournament I will let Lola make my pics next year.
The cookies were easy to make and I loved their soft and slightly chewy texture -- slathered with the dulce de leche and sandwiched together, one delicious treat. I only made a few sandwich cookies at a time, and then kept the cookies in a zip top baggie and when we served some more I spread the dulce de leche on at that time.