Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sophie and Gracie getting ready for game time.
Before the HOME RUN (See why I need an new camera?)
After the HOME RUN!
This was one of the last pics at the game. Someone took this when I was making one of the 25 trips to the bathroom.
Gracie was sick of being in the rain so I trapped her in the stroller and, thanks to Aunt Adie, we had some umbrella protection. THANK YOU!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Gracie at 3 Months.
Still fairly bald.
A little bit of fuzz.
With some peas mixed in.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sophie was so impressed!
And finally, on our way out of the park.
What a beautiful butterfly day.
And a perfect Friday!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Is your mouth watering yet?
This recipe came from my sister Adie's husband Meade's family. The Smiths. They are BRILLIANT chefs and make the most wonderful, mouth watering food. Every recipe of theirs is absolutely delish!
This particular recipe is from my sister Adie's sister in law. So thank you Megan for passing this recipe along to our family. I know I need all the help I can get.
Ok so here it is: Ingredients Needed:
2 Packages Cream Cheese 1 Can Niblets Corn (Drained) 1 Can Black Olives (Drained and Chopped) 1 Red Pepper (Chopped) 10-20 Sliced Jalapenos (Chopped) 1 Large Packet of Ranch Dressing Mix
(I skip the jalapenos sometimes. I never have them in my house because they make me faint! ;) It is super great without these but if you prefer, feel free to throw them in. Just buy a jar of sliced jalapenos and chop up 10-20, or whatever you prefer.)
I like to combine everything except the cream cheese. After making it 460 times I feel this works the best. So stir Corn, Black Olives, Red Pepper, Jalapenos and Ranch Mix together until mixed well. After letting the cream cheese soften for about 10 minutes, add the two packages to your mixture and combine really well! It should be evenly combined and smooth.
Serve cold with crackers or chips. Our family's favorite choice is Scoops!
Please let me know if you make this and let me know what you think. I am so excited to spread the happiness to all of you. Now when people ask me for the recipe I will just point them to my blog to get it. Much easier on me.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I have learned to use bribery in certain situations to cease the whinning, screaming, fighting, or any non-compliance that I may face daily as a mom of three girls under four years of age.
Now, I want to reassure you that I am not recommending this for ALL situations. I feel strongly about disciplining children in a way that they learn right from wrong, while realizing that they alone control their actions. I try to teach my girls that they can choose how they respond to certain situations. I explain that things don't always go their way. But that they need to adjust and NOT pout, moan, complain or grunt everytime they are asked to do something they don't feel like doing. This, my friends, is where my AMAZING use of reverse psychology, brainwashing and trickery come into play.
I wanted to have a mini photo session while the girls were all dressed up before visiting the Easter Bunny.
Notice the following three pictures.....especially Sophie.
Sun in Eyes.
Note the SMILING cheerful glee that both girls express.
Could they be any happier?!
Amazing what a few jelly beans will do for a photo session!
If all else fails, pull out a few jelly beans to say, "I appreciate when you listen to Mommy! Here is a reward!"
Like I said, I don't always resort to this. I do want my kids to learn to just do as I say sometimes without needing a prize. But it is nice to have the option in certain situations!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
So, in the spirit of Mia and how for 4 1/2 years people have told me that she's my clone, I thought I would tell a funny story from this past weekend.
And, sorry for the delay, (the past few days have been super busy filled with kids getting over colds and too many dishes and loads of laundry to catch up on) but the winners of one of my FUNKY FELT FLOWERS are......