Saturday, January 24, 2009
We have had such hot weather here, until tonight. I am so thankful for our air-conditioning.
Yesterday we had three girls over (sisters, and also my piano students) to play and watch a video - originally I promised them a "Mary Poppins" afternoon as they had never seen Mary Poppins (!) but coincidentally it was on TV the other night, so they saw it then. Instead we played games, watched a short show, did some craft (introducing them to stamping, which they loved) and iced and ate cupcakes. The visitors also wanted to jump on the trampoline, so out they went in the 36degC heat to jump! Overall we had lots of fun and it was nice to give them a treat, they work hard at home even during the holidays. (Putting my piano teacher-hat on I was glad to hear they were doing 1 hour of piano practice a day in the holidays though!)
Today we visited in-laws and spent the rest of the hot day indoors with the air-conditioning, until a southerly came through in the late afternoon - phew!
With cooler weather in sight I made some delicious peanut cookies - yum! Peanut butter, rolled oats, lemon, cinnamon .... these are truly yummy. Such a shame the girls refuse to eat them ... not!