Wednesday, March 28, 2012

St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day cookies for T's classmates

T asked me to help her make some cookies to bring to her classmates. That usually translates to me making cookies for her classmates. Since we didn't get a chance to make anything on Valentine's Day like she wanted, we made cookies for St. Patrick's Day instead.

She was very good with the sprinkles.

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I also made a Guinness Brownie with Pretzels to bring to my work. Does it taste like Guinness? Not really. The salt and pretzels on top were a nice balance to the sweet though.

Guinness Brownie with butterscotch and pretzels

Sunday, March 25, 2012

MTC performance @ Serramonte Mall

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T had a small performance at Serramonte Mall in Daly City today. She was involved in two numbers. One is part of the Lion King performance that she will be doing in June. She didn't get to wear her full costume today, but she got to wear her ears and face painted.

Here she is waiting for her turn.

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MTC group.

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Here's the finale. (It would have been a better video if some random Chinese woman was not talking right next to me.)

T's 5th Birthday

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This year, I convinced T that a trip to Disneyland would be a lot more fun than having a birthday party outside of preschool. She agreed! =) That does not get me off the hook for bringing in birthday cake and goodie bags to preschool. T asked for the same cake as last year. Since I only had to deal with this little party, I agreed to make it again even though I told Chris last year that I will never make it again. 

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This chocolate bunny never made it on the cake at school. She asked for the white chocolate bunny like last year but I didn't find a small one. I think the teachers were more impressed with the cake than the kids. At least most of the kids I saw actually ate the cake and not just the frosting and candies on top. I did find better candies this year to make the vegetables, fruit flavored tootsie roll. I also made fruit skewers to go with the cake. Need to balance out the refined sugar with some natural sugar after all! I got the idea from Pinterest for these rainbow fruit skewers. These went over really well with all the kids as well.

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By the way, I'm never making that cake again!