Do you have those moments with your kids that you want to hold on to forever? '
If there is anything they remember when they are older I wish it's those little sweet memories I hold near my heart. My oldest son is on school vacation this week, so I had a play date set up with my best friend and her son at the park. On our way home this song came on the radio. My oldest son LOVES that song. So I crank it up per his request and glance in my rear view mirror.... all three kids were bopping their heads and singing along.
I turn it up a tad more and they bust it out. Rock star style. I just savored the moment for a full three minutes my kids who normally fight like cats and dogs were singing together having so much fun. It's little moments like that I want to keep burned into my brain. How cute they all were together...
I had another one of those sentimental moments the other night, all five of us were cuddled up on the couch reading books together. I turned to my husband and said. "Do you think our parents did this with us when we were kids?"
Neither of us have memories of cuddle time, story time, game nights or general family fun. Now we don't come from horrible homes or anything, the average working families. We have loving parents and siblings. So why don't we have those kind of precious memories from when we were little? Is it because those moments didn't happen? Or perhaps because we don't hold on to those memories as we get older? I pray that my kids remember those fun silly days, our dance parties, story time with daddy, and all the little things that make me love being their mom so much.
Another thing I want them to remember are the yummy treats we create together. On Sunday morning I made these chocolate chip muffins from my friend Sally's blog. They were the best muffin. EVER. Not exaggerating... they really were. Owen requested we make a batch with butterscotch chips. His latest obsession. To make them a bit more buttery I made some adaptions to Sally's recipe. Nothing life changing just some tweaks. What I love most about these muffins is that the base is not too sweet so the sweet butterscotch really shines through.
Recipe inspired by Sally's Baking Addiction Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 and 1/4 cup butterscotch chips
- course sugar for sprinkling (optional)
Preheat oven to 425.
In a medium mixing bowl whisk together your flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl mix eggs, sugar, buttermilk, butter and vanilla extract together.
Mix dry ingredients into your wet, mixing carefully so you do not over mix. Once the batter has combined ( a tad lumpy) fold in your butterscotch chips.
Fill 12-18 muffin cups 2/3 of the way full. Bake at 425 for 5 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 374 and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes or until a tooth pick is inserted in the center and comes out clean.