Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pie Making

Last Saturday, Tenley awoke with a frightful start from her nap. She was not totally awake but was screaming bloody murder. I was trying to comfort her while we were on the couch and she just kept sobbing. Suddenly, without any warning, she stopped crying, looked at me wide-eyed with a big grin and said "Daddy, can we make a pie?"

I was speechless. Less than a second ago she was a sobbing, snotty mess and now she wanted bake? And she wanted to bake something I had never, ever done before? I said sure! A quick trip to the store for some ingredients and we were making a mess in the kitchen. The pictures below show the very short story of the very long pie making process.

I love her crossed eyes in the this picture. She does this on purpose every now and then for pictures because she thinks she is being cute.

So this is the finished Mixed Berry-Double Crust pie from scratch. It was actually pretty tasty. Next up for the Tenley baking school will be a scratch white cake.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Things I Like...

(Tenley pretending to be asleep on the couch at Target)
Things that I like about Tenley are...

Her amazement at Helicopters and airplanes. She is so excited any time she sees them.

Her ability to crack herself up over nothing.

When she says her lovey kept her up talking all night.

When she says to me "Calm down, she's only a puppy."

Her fabulous hugs.

The funny faces she makes.

The way that she knows and says out loud that people who litter are pigs.

When she puts bubbles on her chin like a beard and says she is Col. Sanders.

And most of all...

When I come home from work and she is smiling and waving at me from the front window.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Newest Family Member

This is (Insert Name Here). Tenley says it will be Cinnamon. We are not sure yet, and are open to suggestions. She is the newest member of the family. All we needed was cat food. We ended up with another dog. For those of you keeping score, it is now 3 cats, 2 dogs, a 4-yr old and us. I believe I have gone completely insane. If I haven't then the menagerie here will drive me to the nut house soon enough I'm sure.