Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Grandkid weekend

Adam and Jill felt they needed some time away so we watched Hannah and Sophia for 3 days while they took a trip to Kansas City. The girls had lots of fun!
Hannah playing in the playhouse under the stairs.
Here is Sophia calling her mommy.

We went to McDonalds.

Hannah doesn't look so happy, but she really was.
She loves to go out to eat!

We had to go shopping for pasghetti and meatballs.

We had lunch at

Hannah's Fancy Restaurant!

Our waitress and cook, Hannah.
"Do you want some more water?"

The girls enjoyed painting.

Sophie thinks it funny to paint her hands.
These past couple of days she said so often

"It's funny!"


"I'm happy!"

Hannah loves to cook. In fact, she has helped me
in the kitchen since she was one year old.
They lived with us for 8 months and it all began then.
She is quite the cook!

Here is the recipe for the Men's Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies that we made:

2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
Mix all together until blended.
In another bowl, mix together:
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
Add to the sugar/egg mix.
1 cup nuts, walnuts or pecans (or more!)
2 cups chocolate chips
Drop by rounded spoons onto baking sheet. I line mine with foil. Bake 15 minutes in preheated 325 oven. Very soft and delicious!
(Hannah wanted oatmeal in them, so I substituted some of the flour with oatmeal. )
There was quite a mess afterwards but it is easy to sweep the flours, wash down the cupboards and the child and the dishes too.
For many years now, I have kept a bottle of Joy on my sink.
There is also a verse I keep there that says,
"Be joyful always,
pray continually;
give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
1 Thess. 5:18

Always a good reminder when things are not going the way I want. Oh and what a joy it was to watch the grandchildren this weekend!! Thank You, Lord for the gift of these little children in our lives!!


Utecht Family said...

So that's how their shoes got muddy! :-) Thanks again for watching them - looks like we all had fun!

Blue-eyed Blonde said...

Grandchildren keep us young, don't they? The playhouse under the stairs has inspired me to make a special corner for Alana and Derek, and sooner than we think--April. Where did you get that cute couch?

Melissa Jensen said...

You are such a great Gma!! After reading your post I wanted to come over and play too!!
What a blessing they will have growing up with you and there Gpa!!

Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

Love those times with the gkids! Most precious! Loved the playhouse!

I'm glad for your cookie recipe. It reminded me again of the cookies you brought us when I had "crumbled". Thanks!
Blessings on your day!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

I got that couch at Hobby Lobby! Used the 40 percent off coupon that you can print off on their web site if you don't have a paper with the ad. I love it!