Tuesday, January 01, 2013

New Year’s Eve and that’s my girl!

photo eMaisie, Eammon and I rang in the new year celebrating in our pajamas (the same ones from NYE 2011) at our neighbor’s NYE pj’s party.  It was an evening filled with good friends, great food and fun times.  Maisie just, and I mean *just* made it to midnight because during the last eight minutes before the ball dropped she started to fade.  Considering she had been up since 6am, was at the gym for a practice at 7:30am, ran around outside for hours in the afternoon with *A*  and then ran around all evening with all the party-going kids, she did great and hung on.  She saw the ball drop, sipped her sparkling cider at midnight, watched less than 5 minutes of fireworks and by 12:20am the three of us were snuggled in bed with Eammon and Maisie already fast asleep. 

The other day I went to take a picture with my iPhone but it wouldn’t let me as it said I was out of room.  This surprised me as I really don’t take that many photos with my phone so I took a look and saw that while *I* don’t take all that many photos, Maisie does.  Almost 3,000 pictures and videos and her favorite subject…well that would be Maisie!  I have to say, my girl can be quite silly and she sure has a personality!  I have cleared many of the pictures off but wanted to keep some that just struck my fancy.  All of these photos were taken by Maisie, during our recent vacation in Aruba

photo (13)photo (1)photo (15)photophoto (9)photo (7)photo (11)photo (4)photo (5)photo (10)photo (6)photo (12)photo (21)photo (14)photo (16)photo (17)photo (18) photo (20)photo (22) photo (23) photo (24)photo (25)And that’s my Maisie!

Today over on Cook Lisa Cook I posted a recipe for Sweet Potato Cranberry Nut Cookies, a recipe that my my Mom has been asking for since I made it with leftover sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving.  These cookies are almost a cross between a cookie and a muffin and I especially enjoyed these cookies warmed slightly in the microwave and topped with with a pat of butter.  Click on the picture or the link to be taken to Cook Lisa Cook and the recipe.

Sweet Potato Cranberry Nut Cookies

More delicious cookie recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook including:  Tri-color Cookies, Oatmeal Coconut Raspberry BarsMrs. Ogle’s Tarts, Chocolate Mint Brownies, Lemon Squares, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Piggy-Out Cookies, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Zucchini Lemon Cookies, Nutella No Bake Cookies, Lime Jewels, Walnut Roca Squares, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps, Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, Pink Strawberry Cake Balls, Crunchy Oat, Almond, Cashew & Pebbles Granola Bars, Biscoff Fudge, Cashew & Chocolate Granola Bars, Glazed Lemon Squares, Maisie “safe” No Bake Cookies, Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites, Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars, Mini Cheesecake Bites, S’mores Granola Bars.



  1. Happy New Year to you guys! Love the Maisie pictures. Maddie does that with her IPOD. Cracks me up how they are already doing that.

  2. ROFL!!! Maisie is hilarious! What a hoot!!!

  3. What a funny girl!! I LOVE the pictures! To find 3,000 of them... whew!! :)

    Happy New Year my friend! I hope it is a healthy and happy one for you.

    PS. The cookies look yummy. I'm off to take a peak at the recipe.

  4. LOL! Love all the self portraits!!

    What a wonderful way to ring in the new year! We did much the same except the kiddos rang it in at 8pm then we snuggled them in to bed. We also turned our pj party into a slumber party and 4 families stayed over at a friend's place. What fun!

    Happy New Year!

  5. Sounds like a great New Year's party to me. So glad you both enjoyed yourselves.

    Maisie's self portraits are a HOOT.

  6. What a fun New Year's Eve party. Pretty good for Maisie to go that long.

    I love all the pictures she took. We have that happen at our house too. I recently did a post about it too. I will find the weirdest photos on my phone. Its funny to see them.

    Happy New Year.

  7. Anonymous5:06 PM

    Hi Lisa, just loved the self pics of Maisie! Too cute and adorable but she must know some teen girls. As a mom of a teen - lil miss Hayley there are words for these pics. In teen speak they are called "selfies" and are all the rage especially with "instagram". The first / top picture is called a "duckface" and all the girls seem to love doing this! I can't stand it but it does look cute on Maisie, not so much on me!! LOL I can't link my email as I am on my work computor but we will be in touch - your Foxboro / CT connection Karen xoxo


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