I just love this first picture of Carson. She is in her little ballerina pig outfit, and is actually smiling at the camera. The two times we have taken her to get her pictures taken, she will not smile at all. As soon as the camera is off she says, "cheese balls" and smiles. For once I managed to get a good picture.
Aren't the little snowman and penguin on the scrapbook pages adorable? I almost always think homemade is the best, but this premade scrapbook was just too cute.
Carson sure was spoiled with gifts this year. We had to make up for the Christmas she missed back in China, right?
The pictures easily slipped into these snow globes, creating a no fuss page.
We went to Georgia to see some friends and some of our friends from Pennsylvania came to see us. Both sets deemed worthy enough to go in the scrapbook. We had another one of Harper's China sisters visit us from PA too, but we did not manage to get a picture of all three of the little girls.
All the talk of Christmas might put you back into the holiday treat mode. This oatmeal will satisfy your cravings in a healthy and delicious way that will keep you satisfied and going for the rest of the day.
Because every day should be National Peanut Butter Lover's Day. I don't need a holiday as an excuse to devour a big bowl of this.
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmealserves 1-2
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/3 cup milk
1 ripe banana
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp chocolate chips
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp baking powder
dash of salt
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and oil a large ramekin. Mash up the banana. Stir in the oats, milk, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add in the chocolate chips, and pour the mixture into the ramekin. Swirl in the peanut butter. (It helps to microwave it a bit so that it is a little melty.) Bake for 25-30 minutes.