Monday, December 13, 2010

Joy to the World

Day #13 happened on a Monday night, which is designated as Family Home Evening in our church. This is a special time to be together as a family have fun and learn more about the gospel. First, we watched the Joy to the World DVD, a Christmas movie produced by the LDS church to commemorate the season. We have watched this movie every year since it's production. It is a beautifully simple film that our children can enjoy as much as we do.

Thanks to a brilliant idea my mom told me about, the boys and Scott built this snowman game out of a box. Then we saw how many marshmallows we could get inside of the snowman's mouth. We kept Harley safe from the crossfire by putting her in the laundry basket.

When we finally freed her from the laundry basket the most memorable part of the evening happened-Harley's first crawl! She didn't mess around with the army crawl nonsense. She went straight to all fours. Of course she was definitely motivated by her desire to chase the vacuum and find any stray marshmallows.
Finally, cookies and milk before bed. I made my favorite ROLO Cookies. Here is the recipe. They are especially heavenly if eaten in large portions.
2 1/2 Cups Flour
3/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Margarine
2 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Eggs
30 Rolos
2 Tablespoons Sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients except the rolos and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Chill dough for 30 minutes. Form dough balls around one rolo and then roll in sugar. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

1 comment:

G&G said...

Yummy, gota try that receipe. Wow, look at that girl go, no messing around.