Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Today, as we were leaving the pool, he found a magnolia leaf on the ground. He picked it up & took it right to Nanny! He told her it was a flower for her & she should smell it because it smelled so good! lol
Being the sweet Nanny, she is, she put the leaf (aka flower) in a glass with water. It now sits on her counter in the kitchen where she told David, she can admire it while she cooks. Too sweet!
For dinner, Grandpa & Nanny made hamburgers & hot dogs. We rented Gnomeo & Juliet. We ate in the living room & watched the movie.
I forgot to take the camera to the pool but I did get a shot of the kids getting cleaned up before dinner.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Grace & two other kids had to race to the end of the mat to their parent.
Grace took off right away! She got to the checkered finish line & stopped! She stood in front of the finish line & clapped her hands! The crowd went crazy, which she loved!
She then turned around & ran back to the starting line! She turned around & ran full speed through the checkered line! The other babies had no clue what was happening & never left the starting line, making Grace the winner!!!
We then went to a Montgomery Biscuits baseball game. The Biscuits lost but we all had a blast! Our section was selected to play a game where we passed a very large bottle of syrup to each other. We raced another section. Our section won the race so we won mini syrup bottles. Grace & Justin were selected to participate in a baby run race on the field (see next post).
Yummy Cotton Candy!
David almost made it through the game!
He did manage to wake up so he could watch the fireworks!
Big Moe! Go Biscuits!!
Friday, May 27, 2011
Riding the train!
Picnic at the zoo playground!
This is what tired looks like after a fun filled day at the zoo! :)
Raspberry Cheesecake Trifle
**This recipe came from the Taste of Homes Cake Mix Creations cookbook. This book is very quickly becoming my favorite dessert cookbook! This is the forth recipe I have made from the cookbook & they all have been out of this world!!**
1 pkg (9oz) white cake mix
1 pkg (8oz) cream ceese, softened
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1-1/2 cupsheavy whipping cream, whipped
4 cups fresh raspberries
2 spuares (1oz each) semisweet chocolate, shaved or coarsely grated
Prepare & bake cake according to package directions. Cool; cut into 3/4-in.cubes. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese & confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped cream.
In a trifle bowl, layer half of the cake cubes, 1-1/2 cups of raspberries, half of the cream cheese mixture & half of the chocolate. Repeat layers. Top with the remaining raspberries. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
Yield: 12-14 servings
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
It may be a while before I make another scarf for the church craft show. I found a really cute scarf pattern in a book & I am attempting to make one for Grace. I'll let you know how it turns out (hopefully good). I'm not going to work on any other projects until I finish this one for Grace. :)
Monday, May 23, 2011
The last two weeks have flown by. Usually, Papa & Nana are here for a couple months so we have lots of time together. The last two weeks have just gone by too fast. The kids have had so much fun with them & I'm sure I will have a lot of explaining to do once, they realize Papa & Nana are no longer at Nanny's house.
We all really enjoyed their visit & look forward to seeing them again soon!
Grace & Nana playing
Friday, May 20, 2011
Usually the first thing out of David's mouth when he gets up from his afternoon nap is, "Mommy, I want a snack." Today, like everyday, I asked him what he wanted. His response today was chocolate chip cookies. My response was okay, no problem!
As I was making my son chocolate chip cookies, I thought about my Christmas present from my Mom in 2007. She gave me a cookbook. It was Better Homes & Gardens Biggest Book of Cookies cookbook. Inside the first page of the cookbook my Mom wrote me a very sweet note.
"This year in 2008 you have accepted the responsibility of raising your first child and our first grandchild. With this responsibility comes one more - a full cookie jar!! Bake them with love"
As I was standing in my kitchen baking my kids cookies & filling my cookie jar, I got a grin on my face. This is a responsibility, like my children, I treasure! I am so thankful to my husband for allowing me to stay home with my kids. I get to fill my cookie jar for them!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
The coach & his wife put together a really nice party for the kids. The kids were able to play in two different rooms, there was pizza, a cake & ice cream. The coach gave each of the kids a trophy with a baseball from one of the team games. We were very lucky to have gotten such a great coach for David. Mike was so patient with the kids & worked so hard to make the season special for the kids & the parents!
Yes, that's both of my kids climbing the tallest slide!
Grace sliding! The girl has NO fear! She would climb (by herself) up the tall slide, then slide down (by herself)! She would get off the slide & clap! haha
David getting his trophy!
So proud of my guy!
David & Coach Mike