Monday, May 31, 2010

Nice quiet Sunday Activity...
You know the scary quiet when you suddenly realize the kids MUST be up to no good? Here's what we found today following that very silence...

The kids made a nice size mud hole in my soon-to-be flower garden...all three of them were covered in thick, black, mud.

My biggest concern: Can the dress be saved? Only time shall tell....

And in other news, school is over for Laynie, and here is her cute class pic-
She ADORED preschool and can't wait to go back next year!

Addison has 2 weeks left of school, or 9 days as he would tell you- he also loves school, but is super excited for summer time! (Yes his teacher really is gigantic, like 6'7, it's not JUST that the kids are small...heck, he makes ME feel like a first grader when I stand next to him!)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Deliciousness= Chocolate French Toast
Disclaimer: Not a recipe for the calorie-phobic

This ridiculously yummy recipe comes from the book my Mother-in-law gave all the girls for our All Girls Weekend...I can't wait to try some more of the recipes!!

Chocolate french Toast:
1 cup milk
1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 large eggs
1 loaf bread

Place milk and chocolate chips in a bowl and microwave until chocolate is soft, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Stir to combine and let cool. Add eggs, and vanilla and stir well. Dip bread in mixture and cook until bread is toasted and firm (takes a little longer than your average french toast.

And just as equally delicious as the french toast (maybe even more so!) is this Butter Syrup recipe that goes with the french die for!

Butter Syrup:
1 cup butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup sigar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda

Combine butter, buttermilk, and sugar and heat slowly to dissolve the sugar. Add vanilla and baking soda and stir- it will became very foamy-frothy...this is what it's supposed to do! Serve warm over you french toast, die and go to heaven!


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Dancing Queen

Laynie was in a dance class this year because most of her friends were doing it...and it was cheap! But she really loved it! and she loved even more being on stage and having everyone clap for her! She also loved putting on makeup and looking at herself in the mirror while I did her hair...should I be worried?

This was her costume for the "Love Bug" dance.

Cute Sisters!! Hailey is quite the little dancer too...last weekend we went to the "Family Disco Night" at the elementary school, and Hailey can boogie!! (just like her daddy!)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!
I really do love being a mom. I have officially decidedd that when it comes right down to it, nothing else REALLY matters in life except family. I aspire more than anything to be a great mom...not quite there yet, but I sure do try. I love my kids! Thanks for a wonderful mother's day!! (that thanks is mostly for Kelly!) and thanks for the priviledge of being your mother.

And mom, happy mother's day to you!! You were (and are) the perfect mom and an amazing example for me to follow. Thanks for loving me always- I LOVE YOU!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Hailey is 2!!!

Nana found this cute pink pettiskirt and some pink shoes for Hailey's birthday- Hailey cried that night when we tried to take off the shoes so that she could go to bed! This little girl LOVES shoes and she LOVES pink!

Hailey helping me make her was a pink cake, of course!

Happy Birthday Hailey Baby- We love you so much!!