Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kiddie Acres

Today we went to check out Kiddie Acres, a tiny amusement park just for little kids.

There was a little train that we rode around the park a couple of times.

Jackson and Olivia loved the carousel.

Jackson rode a ferris wheel for the first time.

He thought it was pretty cool.

There was also a boat ride.

Olivia is a very intense boat captain. Look at that concentration.

We finished up with a little car ride.

We were done with the whole park in about 45 minutes. It's not amazing, but it will be good to keep in mind if I ever want to surprise them with a quick, fun outing.

For dinner we had the Smoky Split Pea Soup from Appetite for Reduction. A family favorite -- we all love it.

I also made pumpkin donuts, breaking in my donut pan for the first time. I used this recipe. The donuts are tasty, although I can't really taste the pumpkin. They taste more like banana bread to me, actually. I added vanilla and a pinch of salt to the glaze recipe. Oh and I also used whole wheat pastry flour in the recipe, to make them a little healthier.

When I think back, I can't remember Jackson and Olivia ever eating donuts before. I don't do Krispy Kreme! So needless to say, they were big fans. A dozen donuts disappear quickly when you have two little ones.

Do you have a donut pan? If so, what is you favorite donut recipe? I'm trying to decide what to make next.

1 comment:

  1. Vegandad has a great looking recipe for baked yeast donuts. I haven't tried it yet, but plan too soon.