Thursday, June 30, 2011

You Win Some, You Lose Some

Yesterday, we attempted two recipes:  Blueberry-Lemon Bread, and homemade tortillas.

Daphne helped with the tortillas, and they were fun to make, but they didn't turn out very good.  They were not pretty or golden.  They were edible, but just barely.  Daphne liked eating them right away, plain and warm.
We were supposed to use them to make quesadillas for dinner, but that clearly wasn't going to work, so I made them into chicken and cheese tostadas:

They weren't terrible.  I am going to research this whole tortilla thing and try again sometime.

I had better luck with the blueberry lemon bread, which was more like a pound cake.  This recipe was easy and very tasty. 

It was a nice treat after the whole tortilla espisode.  We had it for dessert with a little whipped cream.  I needed to use up the last of our blueberries, and this was a good way to do it.  The lemon is what made it so good.  I recommend this one.

Meanwhile, summer is still going pretty well.  It hasn't been too hot.  And Daphne has been doing really well at swimming lessons.  We are going to SwimKids swim school, and it is GREAT.  She has learned more in seven days there than she did in a whole year at her once a week lessons at school.  She started last Monday at Level One (kids who won't really put their faces in) and now she's about to graduate to Level 5 (she can almost practically sorta swim).

They break the levels into realistic achievable goals, and the kids are motivated with a certificate and a choice from the treasure box when they pass each level.   Daphne even got a postcard in the mail from her coach when she passed to Level 4.  Today is the last day, and I'm hoping she gets a treasure.  She has one more skill to do to get to Level 5.  I hope we can get her in for more lessons later this summer while she has momentum.  I really can't believe how well she is doing.  I'm proud of her.

I can't believe this is the last day of June!  Summer is flying by so far.  Next week, Daphne and I are going to Indiana with G-Ma and Uncle Jeff for the 4th of July.  It should be a lot of fun.  We're having a big cookout for the 4th, and we'll be celebrating three of my Uncles' birthdays, including Danny's, who is doing REALLY well.  We are also planning to try to take the kids to Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana.  SANTA CLAUS!  That's the name of the town!  Daphne is going to be so excited.  I haven't told her yet in case we don't get to go.  Sadly, Kev and G-Pa won't be able to go with us.  I wish they could.

Well, the breakfast dishes aren't going to do themselves.  I'm off to have a Thursday.  I hope yours is good!


Christina said...

Way to go, Daphne! She's improved SOOOO fast! Was she wearing any sort of flotation device in that video? It doesn't look like it.

fooiemcgoo said...

man, that WAS good swimming.

I wish they had something like swimkids in my neck of the woods. I had her in swim lessons at the YMCA once, but that resulted in an argument between myself and the swimming director and then I never took her back there.