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face painting…

the kiddos have been wanting to get there faces painted all summer.

we went to a fun street market with some friends friday night.

the kids were quick to discover there was a face painting booth.

it was cute to watch them carefully pick out what they wanted.

they were beyond thrilled!

and yes…boston stayed in character the whole night 🙂

*So…I totally would have thought this would have been the highlight of our kids’ weekend. Boy was I wrong! Stay tuned to find out what crazy decision we made!!!

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These are super easy + super yummy…you gotta try ’em!

I made mine using lemon pie filling…new family favorite for sure.

Andy loved them and he doesn’t even like lemon stuff.

Here’s the recipe…enjoy!

Mini Cheesecake Tarts
Recipe by Our Best Bites
12 Nilla Wafer Cookies
2 8oz packages cream cheese
3/4 C sugar
2 Tbs flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Foil cupcake liners
Optional Toppings: canned pie filling | fresh berries | whipped cream |chocolate sauce | caramel sauce |lemon curd
Preheat oven to 375. Soften cream cheese if needed. With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar.  Add in flour and baking powder and beat to combine. Then add in eggs, one at a time, lemon juice, and vanilla.  Beat to combine. Fill a muffin pan with cupcake liners and place one vanilla wafer at the bottom of each one. Divide batter between 12 muffin papers, filling each cup up to about 1/4 inch from the top. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  They’ll puff way up during baking, but they’ll settle after being chilled. When you take them out of the oven, place them on a cooling rack and let them cool completely. While they cool, they will sink down in the center. Don’t worry- that’s normal! It makes the perfect little well to fill up with the fruit filling. Before you top them, chill in the fridge for at least 4-6 hours or preferably over night. Then top and serve. You can be creative and top with whatever you like, like chocolate, caramel, lemon curd, whatever! Makes 12 cheesecakes.

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I’ve been playing  indoor soccer…it’s been such a great experience!

Monday night was our last game…sigh.

I’ve loved playing with such an awesome group of ladies.

It’s been fun to have my fam support me + come to games to cheer me on.

My kids think I’m a rock star!

[Andy took this pic using the Camera+ app on his iPhone.]

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Boston’s BOT dance…

This is how we get Boston pumped to go to church on Sunday…enjoy!

[side note] I have major blogger guilt…you know because I only post once in a blue moon! I’ll be better. Promise.

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