Saturday, February 27, 2010

Oatmeal Scotchies

Beat: 1 c softened butter

Add and stir until creamy: 1 1/2 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbsp. water

Blend into batter mixture: 2 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda

Stir into batter: 1 1/2 c quick cooking oats
1 pkg. butterscotch chips
1/2 tsp. orange extract

Drop with teaspoon on greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Lily thinks they're great!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Lily singing in the van

We were on our way to get family pictures done this week and Lily was just singing away. I just had to tape her. What a cutie pie.

(Don't forget to pause the music on the right side of this page before playing the video.)

Skating on Family Day with the Feere's

We have kind of a tradition to meet our friends, the Feere family, on Family Day (a national holiday in February...for my American friends!) :-) to go ice skating. Our children all look forward to it (as do we adults). They are on deputation to be missionaries to Africa. We're going to miss them!

Here is Luke with his friend, Austin Feere.
My friend, Ida Feere, with Lily and Moi!

Brendin Feere with his dad and Jeff.

Bestest friends...Bethany Feere & Tori


Everyone had such a great time. AJ was there, but somehow missed getting photographed. We missed Emily Feere who was visiting her grandmother.


For gym last week the children made snowmen, or I guess I should say snow people, since Victoria's is a girl! :-)

Luke (10)
AJ (8)

Victoria (7)

This week, we took the kid to a sledding hill.
From left to right.....Luke, Colin, Caleb, Mrs. Gortson (aka my mom), Victoria & AJ

Snow Day!!!! No school!!!! Yay for Mom and kids alike. Lily said she wanted to go outside, but then didn't want to get her snowpants on. Once she was outside, she did NOT want to come back in. She LOVED the snow.

Getting ready to go out for the second time today - it didn't take much convincing to get her snow clothes on this time!

My little snow baby!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Our Trip to the Niagara Falls Hilton

Our first view from the 26th floor....
Lily loved playing Peek-a-Boo with herself in the mirror.

This was Victoria and Lily's favourite thing to do.

Visiting the unfinished 51st floor of the Hilton. We got to see some unfinished areas and the mechanical room since my dad had done the heating and cooling for the new tower.

Such great kiddos!

Our happy family... Didn't realize till after that we'd all paired up boy/girl!

Oma & Opa and the kids. They're such great sports.

Getting ready to go swimming!

Cutie pie!

Luke is so good with Lily.