Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Second play date of the year

We’re trying to pack in the play dates before Maisie returns to school next Tuesday.  Don’t even ask why we’re still out on break, it’s just crazy the way the county messed around with the school calendar this year.  Even though Maisie’s at a private school, it tends to pretty much follow what the county does for the school year.  Needless to say, Maisie started her Christmas break on Wednesday, December 21 and returns to school on Tuesday, January 10, almost three weeks off.  Between our two weeks in Aruba and Christmas break, by the time Maisie returns to school she’ll have spent only two days out of thirty-nine in school…Should be interesting trying to get back into the swing of our regular routine.

So while Maisie is off we’re making the best of her time trying to get together with some of her friends.  This morning after Maisie’s gymnastics practice we picked up her teammate Alyssa and brought her home with us for a play date.  The girls had a lot of fun playing with one another.

IMG_2928eThe girls watched Tangled.

IMG_2922e They ate popcorn…some more politely than others.

IMG_2935eThere was fun with Play-Doh.

IMG_2947eMaisie’s panel mats turned my dining room into an animal corral and dining fort.

IMG_2949eThere were a few rounds of Twister.

IMG_2944eWith two gymnasts in the house there was of course bar time.  Right side up and…

IMG_2936eUpside down. 

The girls had a good time playing together and Maisie was sad to see her friend go home at the end of the day but she’s looking forward to seeing her again tomorrow at practice.

New and delicious recipe over on Cook Lisa Cook.  This Texas Chicken Sandwich is made with leftovers from our dinner of Texas Chicken with Lime Butter.  This sandwich is so simple and delicious!  Click on the picture to be taken to the recipe.


Other delicious recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook include: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon FrostyMango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake, Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich, Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Jamaican Jerk Meat Pies, Nutella No Bake Cookies, Velvety Mac & Cheese, Welsh Cakes, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Lime Jewels, Southwest Pasta Salad, Walnut Roca Squares, Uncle Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps, Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Copycat “KFC” Coleslaw, Happy 6th Birthday Maisie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, Thin Mint Irish Coffee, Caramel Apples, “Rotisserie” Chicken, Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Mummy Hotdogs, Mango Upside Down Cake, Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens, Aloo Tikki, Pink Strawberry Cake Balls, Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Dumplings, Rum Cured Salmon, Apple, Cranberry & Rhubarb Crisp, Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Sour Cream, Crunchy Oat, Almond, Cashew & Pebbles Granola Bars, Texas Chicken with Lime Butter, Biscoff Fudge, Eggnog Popovers with Cranberry Butter, Creamed Corn with Cheese and Cilantro, Potato Crusted Pork Chops and Oatmeal, Cashew & Chocolate Granola Bars.



  1. Maisie and her friends certainly make the most of their afternoons. Looks like a lot of fun playing was happening at your house.

  2. I love to watch your sweetie having fun with her friends! I think I can hear the giggles through your pics!

    Our kids are off school until Monday of next week but they went to school until the 23rd so it's only 2 weeks, just a late 2 weeks!

    As a piano teacher I'm loving the extra time with Hannah though! :o)

  3. Rachel started back on Tuesday. I could have used another week off, though! Love the pics of the 2 cuties. They look like they had a great time.


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