Friday, June 11, 2010

Last day of school...

Elle Cosette ~ First Day of Kindergarten, September 2009

Sometimes life seems to move at warp speed ~ today is one of those days. I find it near impossible to believe that my oldest baby is no longer a kindergartner, that she flew through the year with a bit of trepidation and a ton of brave, I-can-do-it-GO-GIRL attitude. She has been an amazing friend and well liked student (she even got 2 hugs from her teacher today!) I'm proud of the real person my little Elle Cosette is becoming. I have to admit, I had tears picking her up and thanking her teacher for a job well done. Her life flashed in front of me... from the hospital when she entered our lives to the day she will graduate college to the day she gets married. Seriously - it all literally flashed in front of my teary eyes as I buckled her into her booster seat. Sigh. I'm honored to be Elle's mom - what a privilege. Thank you, Sweet Pea.

Elle Cosette ~ Last Day of Kindergarten, June 2010

On to summer! Let the games begin!

XOXO Molly

Monday, June 7, 2010

Summer Berry Pie

strawberry picnic shoe clips from flowers and butterflies on etsy

It's Summer! We are celebrating birthdays galore this month at our house. This Summer Berry Pie is a favorite for any celebration. Give it a try ~ everyone will love it! Easy to make and pretty as can be. And the shoe clips above are the perfect accessory for pie eating ~ agree? Enjoy ~
Summer Berry Pie

3/4 cup sugar
3 T cornstartch
1-1/2 cups water
1 pkg. (4-serving size) Jello-O Brand Cherry Flavor Geletin (any berry works!)
1 cup blueberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 ready-to-use graham cracker crumb crust (6 oz or 9 inch)
MIX cornstarch and sugar in medium saucepan. Gradually stir in water until smooth. Stirring constantly, cook on medium heat until mixture comes to a boil; boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in gelatin until completely dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Stir in berries. Pour into crust.

REFRIGERATE 3 hours or until firm. Garnish with whipped topping. Store leftovers in refrigerator. Makes 8 servings.
Bring on the berries! Happy Summer!
XOXO Molly