We just finished up an especially nice week with my sister and niece, complete with plenty of time to play, eat together, and even go out and do some fun things out and about. Grace is six months older than the twins, and as you can see, the three of them are peas in a pod! And even though you might assume that since we have plenty of babies in our own house, an extra baby is nothing special, I think it is safe to say that we are all obsessed with little Grace, in no small part because she is the cutest little ham bone that you ever did see.
One afternoon the three older kids went over to my parents' house and went sledding with Irene, Grace, and my dad, and they came home a couple of hours later with the tastiest peanut butter cookies. When I found out they were gluten free and the easiest recipe I have ever heard of, I knew I had to make them myself, and did so the very next day. So here you go, enjoy!
Easiest Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
Mix together in bowl, spoon onto greased baking sheet, and flatten slightly with fork. Bake at 350 for 12 mintues.
See? Can you even believe it? I was incredibly skeptical that it would work, but it did, and the result is a very sweet and peanut buttery confection that has a great texture. I would say that a single cookie with a big cup of milk makes just about the perfect dessert.
Oh, and on Friday Irene and I met my dad up at the National Museum of Women in the Arts for their exhibit entitled "Meet Mary," which features some breathtaking depictions of Mary in Baroque and Renaissance artwork. Hugo and I loved the depictions of Mary tickling Jesus, and I thought that the painting of Mary protecting the faithful under her cloak was beautiful (although note, you are not supposed to take pictures, something I learned just as we were leaving!). Do you see that picture of Mary looking at Jesus napping? She's taking a break from her sewing and knitting. Can any of you mothers relate? I'm sure there are several naked cherubs in your nursery, too, right?
The museum is really beautiful, too, and we let the little guys walk around in their big marble foyer before we left, which they seemed to think was the whole point of the trip, obviously It was really incredible, I hope to go a couple more times before it leaves in April, you should check it out.