Friday, December 21, 2012

The one about the Tooth Fairy

So after taking the tooth to school on Monday, Lucy decided she'd like to put it under her pillow.  Monday night we put it in a plastic baggie and under her pillow.  She and Noah had the giggles and played for a while and then things finally got quiet.  About 15 minutes later, Lucy comes out of her room exclaiming that the tooth fairy had come, the tooth was gone and she had left a candy cane. Lucy was excited and amazed.  I was a bit bewildered.  She said she didn't know where the tooth was.  I think the candy cane was deposited there earlier in the day by Noah.

I told her I wasn't sure that was from the tooth fairy and to go to back to bed.  After watching TV for a little while I went to bed.  I heard Tony come to bed and asked him if the Tooth Fairy had come.  He said she forgot but would make an appearance soon.  Tony reappeared in our room saying that the Tooth Fairy couldn't find the tooth and there was a hole in the plastic baggie.  Good grief!

She borrowed a flashlight and went back in to find the tooth on the carpet.  Hallelujah!

Lucy was excited in the morning to find:

Our rather extravagant Tooth Fairy has said this is more of a signing bonus and the regular payment will be $1.00. :)

Monday, December 17, 2012

I should have waited a few minutes...

Just a few minutes after my last post the tooth came out!  With a little help from some Orajel and an impatient Daddy.  She was so excited.  We had church just a couple hours later and she told as many people as she could.  Pointing to her mouth she would exclaim, "I have a lost tooth!"

At first she said she didn't want to give any of her teeth to the Tooth Fairy, then she decided she'd give all but the front four, and now she's down to the top two.  She does want to put it under her pillow tonight since she wanted to take it to school today.  Silly Goose.  

One down, 19 more to go.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Lu

That face!
If you force Lucy to smile she sort of squints.

If you say "smile with your eyes open," you get sort of a 'crazy' look.

This little sweetness is working so diligently in school.  I am amazed at the things she is learning and how hard she works.  I am also astounded at how hard her teachers work.  On Fridays I get to go help at lunch time and it is the best part of my week.  When the kids see me waiting outside the door (I try to keep out of sight until they are ready for me so Noah and I don't cause a commotion) they get so excited, we feel like celebrities.  I am always there on a day when the hot lunch is some crazy thing that requires a fork to stab it open and sauce to go everywhere.  I am learning the kids who are more independent and don't want help with anything and the ones who like help, even if it's just for the company.  The ones who dote on Noah and help me take care of him and feed him Cheerios.  They are sweet little ones and Friday's events hit me really hard.  Having just started our own journey into elementary school I could relate on an entirely different level than these events in the past.  My heart has broken for them and I take solace in the Savior, knowing that he suffered these pains and brought those little ones to him.

Lucy has a loose tooth, it is barely hanging on and we are patiently waiting for it to fall.  This girl does not want to give her teeth to the Tooth Fairy.  At least not the first four.  She would like to save those and the Tooth Fairy may have the rest.

She makes friends easily and takes up the role of older sister in all areas of life.  She is a snuggle bunny, a treat lover and a finagler and I've been loving on her a bit more over the last couple days.  

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Easy Marshmallow Cheesecake

How do I get a job as a food photographer?  I really think that's a career I would love.

I also love cheesecake.  I have been wanting some for a while, when Lucy and I would play restaurant I always ordered cheesecake.  Tired of noshing on air, I finally decided to make some.  This is a no bake cheesecake but not a no cook cheesecake.  It's simpler than real cheesecake but richer than the no bake variety.

Crust: Packaged, Graham Cracker Crust.  Feel free to make your own, I was feeling lazy and used store bought.  I also thought about using Mel's recipe from that Banana Cream Pie...maybe I'll do that next time because I'll definitely be making this again.

1 package (about 40) regular sized Marshmallows
3/4 Cup Milk (I used 2%)
2, 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened.
1 tub whipped topping.


In a large bowl or the bowl of an electric stand mixer, beat the cream cheese.  Really whip it.  

On the stove, in a medium saucepan, melt the marshmallows and milk together over medium-low heat.  This takes supervision, intermittent stirring, and about 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and let cool.

Add to the cream cheese and beat to combine.

Fold in the whipped topping until thoroughly combined. *I switched to my dough hook and just mixed on low.

Pour into prepared crust.

Refrigerate to set.

As Lucy would say, it's "Easy Bo Beasy"

It's perfect plain or with a topping...that's melted Nutella up there...mmmm...


It really bugs me that my last post is from 10.31.12 and it's currently December 5th.  I despise "catch-up" posts and I am not above back-dating.  So, be on the look out for some back dated posting.  In the mean time, I'll be cleaning the grease off my keyboard from Lucy's potato chip fingers. :)