This was very fun to do with the boys, and had a surprising outcome!
I sat down with my boys this morning and read off all the entries to them, being very careful not to let them know who wrote what as there were a few where I personally knew the story teller and I did not want to influence the boys in their choice. At the end of all the comments, they each had a favorite, though it was not the same one, but they understood that they had to agree on one story.
After careful consideration, they finally agreed up a winner with this entry:
"I liked the Power Rangers, it was really fun. It was also quite silly." said one judge.
"I liked how they were telling a story, telling both true parts and false parts, and it was quite interesting." said our second judge.
And then they smiled and giggled like crazy when I told them who had written this entry, their friends from Utah!
Oh and I should add in that their winning choice was not the same as my winning choice.
I believe there was a tie for second place, between Katie and her "sprinkle, sprinkle" two year old, and littlelisa with her Korean cooking class. And both boys thought offering a recipe as a bribe was cheating, though I'm willing to try out the recipe if it just happens to show up on my email. (insert smiley here!)
As I said, this was alot of fun, not just for myself, but also for my boys. Thanks again to Yvette for giving me a chance to host a cookbook giveaway, and to get my kids a bit more involved in the kitchen!