Category Archives: Clara

A first for us!

IMG_6480 IMG_6479 IMG_6478This is a first for us!  We’ve never had a driveway and thus have never been able to wash our own cars.  Clara was a big helper!  So were the other girls…I just didn’t get pictures of them.


Kitchen helpers


Grace and Ellie are both puny today.  Amazingly enough, they both are taking naps so look with I get to do with Clara and Lydia…mix up some cookies!  Our favorites to make are oatmeal chocolate chip.  I use the recipe from the Quaker Oats box, but here’s my variation:

Oatmeal Cookies

2 sticks butter, softened
1 c brown sugar (or even less.  I like to scamp on the sugar and add more chocolate chips to make up for it!)
Then add:
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt and mix well.
Stir in:
1 1/2 c. flour
3 c. quick oats
1-2 c. dark chocolate chips
slivered almonds, rice krispies, coconut, sunflower seeds, flax seed ground or whole, whatever else sounds yummy!

Bake 350* for 8-10 minutes.  I like to take mine out when the bottom is barely golden brown and the top is still a little glossy (i.e. probably not fully baked).  You then have a nice moist and semi-gooey cookie after it’s cooled.  Enjoy and if you try them, let me know what you think!