Saturday, January 28, 2012

gourmet girls and a date with daddy

Our weekends have turned into complete blurs - filled with kid-related activity from beginning to end.  This weekend was no different.  Gymnastics practice and floor hockey were followed by a quick family gathering for Logan's and Riley's birthdays and then the Daddy-Daughter Dance at school.  What a great day!

I have to say, I love my gourmet girls.  Their palettes are bordering on "adult" at the ages of 8 and 10.  They want to try every kind of ethnic or unfamiliar food they see, from sushi to Thai.  This is very good news for parents that love to cook and eat.  There were no grocery store sponge cakes for their birthdays, oh no.  These girls don't mess around and while it's a lot of work, I love every minute!

For Logan, it was a chocolate cheesecake with a cookie crust and chocolate whipped cream on top.  For Riley, a lemon meringue ice cream pie with a gingersnap crust.  Both should have sat in the fridge up until the last second for easy cutting, but even though they were messy, they were DELISH!

After a quick party, the girls and Mike got dressed and headed to dinner and then the dance at school.  They had a wonderful time and they couldn't believe Daddy wore a tie.  (With jeans.)  They each got a slow dance or two with Daddy and lots of giggle time with their friends.  Mike had a great time, too.

Love this lifetime memory stuff - what a day!

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