Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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Our Friend Misty did a service project and gave everyone a 5 minute photo session for 2 cans of food per person...all the food went to 2nd Harvest!  Thanks Misty for the service opp AND the great pics!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

My Blender Issues...
I did it.  I bought a blendtec from the very nice Costco demonstrator-man...and I feel like I need to justify myself!  For years I have been making smoothies for the fam for breakfast! years people.  I have burned up...I don't know exactly the number...a lot of blenders.   In fact, the week before I bought the blendtec, my previous blender was smoking- SMOKING! So, even thought the blendtec is meg moola- it has a 7 year warranty and 4 horse power baby!!
Lately I have been making 2 smoothies a day- one for breakfast, and a "yummy" green smoothie for my lunch- this has worked wonders on the baby-weight-loss-effort! I took this picture this morning of the delish breakfast smoothie! p.s. my kids have NO IDEA that I put spinach in there!! :)

Lest you think I am a total health-nut, let me help you banish those fears- My mother-in-law hosted the 2nd annual Cupcake Wars this weekend- Here are my entries...

The Peanut butter-cup cupcake with peanut butter frosting were...I don't really know a word to describe them- they undid everything I had done for that previously mentioned weight-loss-effort.
 See what I mean!!??

And this picture really has nothing to do with this post, except that it's ADORABLE!!  I LOVE my girlies!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hailey the Lady-bug (if this costume looks familiar, it's because Laynie wore it last year...after she danced at her dance recital in it...recycling is so great.
Laynie wanted to be a "girl pirate"...perfect, we had TONS of pirate stuff, and I found black "piratey boots" at the $.25 sale!!
Addison is the transformer...a buy that happened THE DAY OF Halloween, but also a good deal...$2.75!!
Addison reported that his shoulders hurt from carrying his bag around...yeah, he got a lot...
Hailey was a champion trick-or-treater, and SO happy with the result!
Now for the star of the night...is this the cutest little duck you've ever seen??!

Happy Halloween!!

Addison carved his pumpkin TOTALLY unassisted this year!  (When you see the finished product you'll know that Mom had nothing to do with it!)
Kelly and Hailey working on her "happy pumpkin"
Pumpkin slime was a little too much for Laynie, Mom ended up doing most of the scooping-out part for her...
TWO happy faces!!

See what I mean about no mother influence here??!!  He's such a boy!