Even in the rain..oh they glow~
It is wet wet wet outside..perfect day to stay cozy inside..
Hope the weatther is far better for Halloween..
In 1974 I was newly married and 20 ....
Now I can't believe it..20 sounds so young..
We had both our daughters before I was 23..
The first one..I was 21..
I would give her her bath..and she would smell so wonderful..in a little baby bath thing..(ohmygosh have things come along)..
we would put her in her onesie(they were not called that though).. and footed pjs..or her very first little smocked Holt Renfrew nightgown..my favoritest ever..and we would put her on the table and admire her♥
Adore her is more like it.
I played house.. she had dark hair like my mom's(ok Jacques' too:) )her middle name was Jeannette (my mom's)..and she had a canopy bed..the doctor was sure it was a boy..having dreamt of a canopy bed all my life..and never having one..we bought a Lepine canopy crib..I told Jacques we could take the canopy off ..if..
and we had 2 girls:)
Anyway all this to say..when the girls were little I stayed home..to play..I did have 2 girlfriends and had them over w/ their littles and I would make oatmeal bars that Gail Bertram showed me how to make..
well that was the treat..always for the Littles..oatmeal bars or a cookie mix in a bag..oatmeal choco chip..
the boys sometimes come after school and I made some:) Max said they are really good those things nana..:)
Oli took a flake of oatmeal and shook his head no..lol..
I promise you these are great..
and I sent some home and got a message saying:" Thank you for the oatmeal bars"..she remembers♥
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar ..you can put less..
1 tsp baking powder..why..I have no idea..
pinch of salt
1 stick of butter..melted
I melt the butter in the micro..but you could melt it in the oven in an 8x8 pan..
add the rest of the ings and make sure everything is coated in butter..you can use margarine..but butter is best,,
press into the 8x8..pre-greased ..
and bake at 350F for 20 mins..
Let cool..but not completely..score..I do 4cuts x4 cuts so 16 squares....and leave in pan till cool..and firmed up..remove..
I find them so delicious.
You can make in a larger pan..but much thinner they will be..some coat in chocolate..just put chips on when they come out of the oven..let melt..spread..
and..you can use less sugar:) I like them caramely instead of sugary.
The last of the swings..Jacques made 4..for the four Littles..at one time they were all up..I think we are leaving this one up for the memories♥
I wanted to show you one of my favorite colors..Daniel Smith Pyrrol Orange..and I am not even an orange person.