Today was an awesome day! A great day! A pretty much perfect day! And then the kitchen sink got plugged...
Growly Bear started Playschool today! This is a pretty big deal for a couple reasons. First off, she's never been left with anyone other then my mom and dad, and once, an Auntie.
At Playschool, the idea is that I take here there. And I drop her off with a snack. And then I leave.... We're still working on that last part. I stayed and played today. I will next week too. We'll see how it goes the week after that.
The other reason this is a pretty big deal (and this is super cool) is becasue Growly Bear's Playschool teacher was MY Playschool teacher! It's the same building. Some of the same awesome toys which I remember fondly (think a cool, custom made, colorful kids play kitchen area, and a pull down bed, and a rice table, and colorful steps that you sit on to sing songs and hear stories!). And best of all, the same awesome teacher! It's pretty amazing watching my baby girl sit up on those colorful steps with all her friends enjoying puppets and songs and leaning new things.
Growly Bear even got her very own little cubby!
Lunchtime went well. Nap time went well. Studying went well. We decided to do a little baking when Growly Bear woke up and she announced that she wanted "cake cups" a.k.a Cupcakes.
Usually she just watches me cook for afar, but today I thought she might like to help. She sure did!
And then I went to wash the dishes. And I discovered the drain wouldn't drain.
Luckily my handy man hubby came home right about then!
I don't really know what went down, but after dinner there was a lot of swearing coming from the kitchen, a plunger in the sink, followed by a phone call to a friend, the sound of beers being opened once the friend got there, some hideously disgustingly rusty dirty thing called a "snake" on the middle of my kitchen floor, some more swearing, then then a while later a report that we had a working kitchen sink again! Woo-hoo!
Needless to say, my kitchen has now been Mr. Cleaned within an inch of it's life, smells fresh and clean, and has a sink that drains super fast! Yay handy man husband, and yay handy man husbands friend!
While all this was going on in my kitchen, Growly Bear and I cuddled up in the big bed (away from the swear words!), and watched cartoons and cuddled. So even with the small glitch in there, it still was the perfect day.
I've included the recipe for our delicious Cake-Cups, which were suppose to have Chocolate Buttercream Frosting and sprinkles, but I decided not to make any more dirty dishes when I wasn't able to clean the ones I currently had! They were pretty fantastic just the way they were though!
Hope everyone had a fantastic day too!
Love and Hugs Everyone!
Pumpkin, Chocolate Chip "Cake-Cups"
- 3 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups pumpkin puree
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cup full fat sour cream
- 2 tsp real vanilla
- 4 eggs
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 30 muffin tins with liners
- In a large bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin, butter, sour cream, and eggs. Beat until smooth. Blend in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill lined muffin tins 2/3 of the way full
- Bake for 20 mins, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from tins, and cool on wire racks before removing from cans or pans.