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Cookie Baking Night 04/04/2016

Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Emily, Ethan, Carissa, Alli, and Rylar.

The evening started with a lively game of Zingo

followed by a little homework doing by Ethan 

And then on with the baking. Tonight we decided to use up the bananas from the freezer and make some banana bread. When it was pointed out to me that banana bread is not a cookie, I suggested we focus on the "baking night" part of Cookie Baking Night this evening. The kids laughed and then recounted all the other things we make from time to time that are not actually cookies (like pumpkin patch brownies, dirt cups, etc.)

We made two kinds of banana bread, cinnamon-walnut and chocolate chip. 

Here's Aunt Katrina's tip of the day with banana bread. Line the pan with parchment paper before you pour in the batter. When the bread is done baking, you can lift it out of the pan by the parchment paper. That leaves you with an easy-to-clean pan and an easier way to cut banana bread. 

Just for fun

Uncle Greg the Human Jungle Gym

Enzo (2-1/2) and Rylar (4) had some fun with Uncle Greg at a family birthday party this weekend. Warning: Some of the pictures are blurry because action shots come with a price. 

Enzo has a lot of words in his 2-1/2 year old vocabulary, but very few of them make there way into a full sentence. In keeping with that theme, after struggling for a few minutes to push Uncle Greg over in his own strength he finally uttered one single word "Hard". He's little, but wise. 

By the expressions on all the faces, you'll be hard pressed to know just who was having the most fun, the boys or Uncle Greg.