Wednesday night, we took Ellie on her first plane flight. I was afraid she’d scream the whole time, but she did great (I think Sophie the giraffe helped).
She was alert and happy the whole time we were waiting at the airport, and then fell asleep as we were taking off. I still need to work on my fear of flying, but at least she seems okay with it.
Thanksgiving started with a 4-mile Turkey Trot.
We’ve done this run three or four times before. Last year I ran 3 minutes faster than this year’s 34:10, but it was still a really fun run.
It finishes in the zoo, so we went and checked on the elephants.
On the way home we made a mandatory stop at Starbucks. I wish I got to hang out with my sister more.
Now that it’s socially acceptable to put up Christmas decorations, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas cookies! I made a double batch of homemade oreos, and added some peppermint extract and red food coloring to the filling. Even though I doubled the cookie recipe, I made a single recipe of frosting and had enough (maybe I don’t fill them enough?) The recipe below should make about 45 modestly-filled sandwiches.
(adapted from Smitten Kitchen)