A PRINCESS purse.
She was very excited-she had her own needle and thread, and got to practice whip-stitching.
Here she is with the finished product-quite proud.
6:30 am: Up, Breakfast, read and pray, dress.
7:30: Daily Chores
8:00: Computer Projects
9:00: Sewing Projects
10:00: Up to me!
12:00: Lunch, dinner prep
1:30: Leave for town
2:00: Patrick Dugan’s—work on Class.
3:40: Leave for Abby’s
4:00: Big Pool!
5:30: Sno Cones!
6:00: Laps/Water Aerobics
8:00: Home, water trees, garden, dinner
9:30: Anna Bed
10:30: Betsy Bed
Abby and Anna were great helpers, though allowing a 4 year old to help make meatballs required deep breaths from Mama. "It is good for her, it is important for her, it's her party, relax." (repeat)
Taste of Home doesn't allow me to post a link, but they weren't my favorite anyway.
The maple glazed meatballs were delicious. I don't know what the rules are about posting recipes, but I'm going to share this one with you.
Prep: 25 minutes Cook: 25 minutes
3 slices white bread
1/2 cup milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 Tablespoon prepared horseradish
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup maple syrup
3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard (I didn't have any, so I just squirted in a little regular mustard)
Soak bread in milk. Combine bread mixture, eggs, and next 3 ingredients in a bowl; stir well. Add beef, mix well.
Shape beef mixture into 1 inch balls Place on a rack in shallow broiler pan. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until meatballs are done. (We did this step ahead of time, and then froze the meatballs. On party day, we just threw them into a crock pot with the sauce.)
Combine ketchup and remaining 5 ingredients in a saucepan, cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until bubbly, stirring occasionally. Add meatballs to sauce, and cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve warm.
Yield: 5 servings
Then we deflated them and put them into the mail. I was a little nervous about this step, because I just used regular envelopes and postage, but I think they all came through just fine.