March 22: Isaiah might be an astronaut in the making. He loves learning about space & planets & astronauts. Someone gave a telescope to Nana & Papa, so Ross set it up & found the moon on the only clear night of the week. It was an incredible sight & Isaiah was in awe (actually we all were in awe of God's creation when we saw the craters of the moon so clearly).
March 23: Elijah doesn't watch T.V. & rarely pays attention to it when it's on in the background. But today was different when i put on this John Deere DVD we borrowed from the library... he couldn't keep his eyes off it.
March 24: Trader Joe's is our new favorite store. It's a place that actually makes grocery shopping fun. We didn't have one in Little Rock, & we're pretty sure there isn't one in Australia, so we're going to miss it when we leave.
March 25: This kid has been sucking his fingers since birth (we even have video of him doing this at the hospital the day after he was born). Instead of sucking his thumb, he sucks his two fingers. So cute!
March 26: Isaiah's first bite of Grandma Likkel's homemade cinnamon rolls. He devoured it within seconds & immediately asked for more! It was so fun to share another family favorite with him. They are so amazingly light & delicious.
Grandma's Cinnamon Rolls
Run hot water over bread machine pan till warm... Then add in order:
1 cup & 1 tablespoon hot water
1 room temperature egg
3 1/3 cups flour
4 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons dry milk
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 3/4 teaspoons yeast (place away from salt)
5 tablespoons butter
Set bread machine on dough setting. Towards end of the cycle prepare caramel sauce.
Melt together about 1/4 cup butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar & 1/4 cup milk (if you like lots of caramel double the recipe) and pour the mixture into a greased 9x13 pan.
Preparation & Baking:
After cycle has completed remove dough onto a floured surface and roll out until about 1/2 inch thick.
Spread dough with butter, then sprinkle with some cinnamon & sugar.
Roll up dough and pinch edge together to seal.
Cut into about 12 slices.
Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan, on top of the caramel sauce & let rise until dough is doubled in size (about 45 minutes).
Bake at 350*F for 20 minutes or until nicely browned.
Remove from oven & turn upside down onto a cookie sheet.
March 27: I took a day-trip to Seattle with some of the Likkel girls, so Ross got to spend the whole day with the boys. First, they went to Starbucks where they shared a treat & made up a Scavenger Hunt list, then they drove to Whatcom Falls Park where they did a 2 hour hike & saw all kinds of birds, ferns, waterfalls, boulders & a few hippies playing drums with leaves in their hair. =)
March 28: Nana loves to give kisses & hugs (she also usually wears dark lipstick). People who have been around her usually walk away with some lipstick on their cheek. Today she left her mark on Elijah! =)