Friday, June 20, 2008

Haircuts! And of course, some baked stuff!

So the boys hair has needed to be cut for a while now and we finally did it.  We went all the way and had our friend, Tes, shave their heads.  She first did Taylor's and we all thought it was a bit TOO short.  I guess we could have taken a little more off the top left!  Really, none of the boys wanted their pictures taken, but I snapped a few before they finished.  After Taylor, it was Parker's turn.  We did Parker's and Scott's a bit longer--but they are still short!

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So I don't have a good picture of any of them with the full haircut, but they look SO much better and are happy that I don't have to comb their hair for a while. 

Still just can't bring myself to cut these lovely locks though!------


Totally looks like a cute little girl from the back.  This was after I had sprayed it with water and just combed out the curl.  As it dries it just curls right back up.  I FINALLY went and got Sam's one year picture taken (now that he's 15 months old!).  I kept telling Tes I won't even consider letting her cut it until we did the pictures.  Got some darn cute ones of him.  Still don't think I can let it be cut yet.  I just know that once we cut it, he won't be curly anymore.  Scott's hair was the same way.  Speaking of Scott, he wouldn't even let me take his picture while getting the haircut.  I snapped a few shots of him with his hands covering his face, but they didn't turn out well at all.  We'll have to try for a nice shot of all the boys together.

The other day I made more cookies.  Can you believe it?  I haven't had time to post them, so we'll see if I can get it done now.  I found these cookies here at  Though they are called Big Oatmeal Raisin Chews I have been trying to make smaller cookies lately.  So, these little guys are really good.  This is a good, flat, chewy and nicely spiced oatmeal cookie.  Even Kevin was eating them up and he doesn't like raisins.  I did not make any changes to the recipe besides making small cookies (I did make some big ones too, but for the most part made little ones.)  These in the picture are probably only about the size of a silver dollar.


I then made another Canyon Ranch Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that I'd also found on  It was totally different from the one I'd made before that has whole wheat flour and cream cheese in it.  I knew this one was made low fat and after baking off a few very cakey, soft cookies--though they tasted good, I decided to do something else with the cookie dough.  So I added 3 small ripe mashed bananas to it and baked them in a mini muffin tin.  I love banana muffins, so I liked these better as a muffin than just a soft cookie.  I'm sure I really bumped up the nutrition by adding banana anyway, right!  So, here's the link to the recipe.  For the nonfat yogurt, I used Dannon Light & Fit Vanilla and instead of all-purpose flour, I used unbleached flour.  This is quite similar to the recipe I already use most often for my banana muffins, except I usually use a whole grain flour.   Not at bad way to reuse a dough I wasn't liking!  The chocolate chip cookies as they were, looked pretty much like the tops of these muffins, very soft and cakey.



Michelle said...

those pictures are RAD! love them. the cookies look delish...thanks so much for the baking tips you sent me, katrina!!

happy anniversary, guys!!

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