The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Strawberry Pickin'

The kiddinkidinks and A went around to the neighborhood garage sales yesterday. They had a lot of fun and each of them spent their own money to buy a special treasure. Punk got a motorcycle with working head and tail lights and a starting sound. Pea got a book of Christmas carols attached to a little piano. It's the kind with colors on the staff to show you which key to hit. They are both entralled with their finds. And, Punk tells everyone who'll listen, "Look what I got at the sales!"

Meanwhile, I was baking an angel food cake that flopped! I have no idea what to do with the 12 egg yolks that are a bi-product of this recipe, so I tried using dried egg whites this time. Enh. Not so good. Plus, just a few minutes after I'd taken it out of the oven and balanced it on the bottle, it took a tumble. The fall was it's real demise, completely deflating it. It still tasted plenty good, but the texture was all wrong.

We'd planned on taking the kiddinkidinks strawberry picking (to top the cake!), so off we went. I was shocked how quickly we filled two buckets with piles of luscious strawberries! Now, what to do with them all!


Tarah said...

I have a strawberry poke cake recipe, or you can do some canning for strawberry jam/syrup!!


Maralee said...

Love her hair! Such a great smile, too.

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  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued