Monday, December 30, 2013

Conversations between Vittoria and Ania

Vittoria - I'm thinking of a number between 1 and 10.
Ania - Eleven.
Vittoria - You're right.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Conversations with Vittoria

You can tell that she really likes him but he doesn't really like her. (By the way they smile)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Party Continues...

Made cookies with the girls. It was a lot of pfun.

Maja slept.

Like most people, I'm always on the look out for the perfect sugar cookie recipe. I took the opportunity to test the difference between butter and shortening. Exact same recipe...The only difference was 1 cup butter and 1 cup shortening. (Except for the fact that with the butter I added 1 tsp vanilla and the shortening I added the correct amount of 1.5 tsp. Womp. Womp. I was real mad when I realized I had made that mistake.) The original recipe called for butter.
Cookie on the left is shortening. Cookie on the right is butter. I expected the cookies with butter to be crispier (and they were) but I didn't expect them to spread out so much more...So on your quest for the perfect sugar cookie, if you like soft cookies, always use shortening.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Noga Christmas Party 2013

Santa came for a visit! He had a present for everybody and got to hear what everyone wanted for Christmas.

Maja was particularly chatty.

And then everyone got to sit on his lap.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Monday, December 09, 2013

V Helps Around the House

Her big chore is taking out the trash and if you ask her to do it on a day that's not Tuesday she'll ask why. Tuesday is trash day.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Conversations with Vittoria

Me:  "V, why did Mrs. Morse just send me an email?"
V:  "I don't know."
Me:  "Really?"
V:  "is it bad?"
Me:  "why do you ask that?"
V:  "because you are making that face."

Me:  "Mrs. Morse wrote 'Thank you for sharing Vittoria...She is always ready to help...yadda yadda yadda."
V:  "I knew it would be on the wonderful side."