Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
The Botanic Gardens makes all sorts of Chicago landmarks out of things from nature. It's like the Rose Parade in a room. Here's Soldier Field!
Silvia and I. (Jordan refused to take a picture with me...)
Here's the Michael Jordan statue outside of the old Chicago stadium (I cropped out the stadium).
Chad had to keep picking up Jordan because he wanted to see the trains go by up high on the bridges. Tried to get him to smile but he was so captivated by the stuff around him!
Alex and Jordan waiting for the train to come around.
This is Navy Pier and the ferris wheel where we got engaged!
Any guesses? What Chicago building is this? It's the Newberry Library. I'm a dork, I know. I mainly took the picture because it's where Henry DeTamble works from Time Traveler's Wife.
Here are the dads and the kids looking at the Thomas train! Alex, Jordan, Maddy, Rob, Chad, and Marc!
Then we went back to the Garneau's for a delicious lunch and treats like caramel corn and pumpkin bread. The kids played and got to open their presents!!! It was so much fun. Jordan was extremely pooped by the time we left and fell asleep right away in the car!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
And Jordan had so much fun and wanted to keep going up again and again, he did even walk up a few times on his own. How classic is this picture?
Home from sledding!
Check out that huge smile!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 large egg, beaten lightly
- 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar plus additional for dusting hands
In a bowl (preferably metal) stir together flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt and, using finger, blend in butter. Stir in egg until mixture is blended. Spread dough in a thin layer in bowl and freeze 10 minutes, or until firm.
Preheat oven to 400°F. and lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
Spoon level teaspoons of dough onto a sheet of wax paper. Put 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar in a small bowl and dust hands with additional. Roll each piece of dough into a ball and then in confectioners' sugar in bowl. Arrange balls 2 inches apart on baking sheets and bake in upper and lower thirds of oven, switching sheets halfway through baking time, 8 to 10 minutes, or until cookies are just set. Cool cookies on racks.