Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Baking Plans


I have high hopes for whipping some holiday treats up...We shall see how things develop this week.

My criteria was quick and easy...On my list are the following:

Chocolate Cinnamon Fudge
Cinnamon Pretzels
Cake Batter Chocolate Bark
Poor Man's Toffee - with saltines (I have made it with Cheez-its and it is delicious)
Peanut Butter Blossoms

Thursday, December 9, 2010

And We're Back!

Hello!  We have been dealing with some major sicknesses with little Nathan that has kept me from doing any actual posts.  So, to pick up where I left off...Party food!!

I did mostly snack and finger foods.  Several kinds of chips, veggie tray, grapes, a BBQ slider sandwich, and, by far the crowd favorites - bacon wrapped pineapple and the little ham sandwich sliders.

If you need to make any appetizer-type treats for holiday parties, I must recommend the following recipes found on Tasty Kitchen:

Bacon-wrapped pineapple - even better with fresh pineapple!  These got rave reviews.

Ham  and Swiss rolls - this isn't the one I used, but it is pretty close.  SO GOOD!

I did cupcakes instead of cake.  It was my first attempt to pipe icing and they were super-tasty despite the fact that I should have used a different tip- it looked like dog poop.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Party Theme and Decor

I am going to break the party into a couple of posts. 

So, the theme was "On the Farm" and the colors were chocolate and red.  I love Etsy and browsed for several months prior for ideas. The seller I went with did the invitations, banner, party favor tags, and cupcake toppers - highly recommended if they have a theme you are interested in.  I slacked a little in the decor and picture taking of things.  I did not get pictures of the favor tags, but my SIL, Lindsey, did. 

The favors were red and brown jellybeans for the adults and I made crayons for the kids.  Super easy tutorial here.  I was pleased with the outcome.  I really wanted to decorate more, but I find I am nowhere near as productive with two kids!

I made the boys matching shirts.  N's turned out SO cute.  I purchased the templates from this Etsy seller.  I had planned on doing the napkin ring things, but, again, not as productive as I used to be...

Next post will be on food - I made some yummy stuff!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Birthday to Nathan!!

Today our Nathan turns 2!!  Photos of the party to come!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Photo Shoot

Isn't he handsome!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


We are on the mend after a rough week...I got a call at work on Tuesday that N was running fever and needed to be picked up.  He looked ok when I got there but quickly declined over the next hour.  A trip to urgent care and a diagnosis of pneumonia (which sounds so serious) rounded out the evening.  We spent the rest of the week home bound, usually in our pj's.  Thankfully we are much better now and Wade did not come down with anything.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Preview

Prepare yourselves...Nathan and Wade in their costumes!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Latest Loves

This is not a post about the boys, but of current "obsessions" of mine...

Essie nail polish - I heard about this brand from my SIL, Lindsey, and from the Pioneer Woman.  I do not know what it is about this brand, but I am in love with the colors, the names, the bottles (super simplistic), the way they look.  I am not even the type that always paints my nails, but I have purchased five colors over the past few weeks!!  I got Mink Muffs, Chinchilly, We Can Do It Pink!, Bordeaux, and Velvet Voyeur.

Kimono baby items - I love this look on babies.  Wade is ridiculously long, so I am trying not to invest in too many one-piece outfits, but I love this look.

Leggings - Even with my post-baby body, I have been sporting the legging looks.  I invested in a pair of jeggings and cannot get over how comfy they are!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Two Months

Wow, I have been slacking with the blog posts lately...Wade is nine weeks old today, he turned two months on Tuesday!!

Can't really see the sign...Two months!!
 He is growing like a weed.  13 lb 4 oz, 24 3/4 in long.  He is rapidly outgrowing 0-3 mo clothing, mainly due to length. 

He is a happy guy.  He wakes up once to twice a night to eat still, but quickly goes back to sleep.  He was started cooing, smiling, and almost laughing more these past two weeks.  Nathan still loves him!

BTW - this is the same outfit as in the four week post!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Toilet Paper

I would not necessarily say that we are potty-training right now, but we often talk about the potty and occasionally want to sit on it, maybe even do some business in it.  He LOVES toilet paper and LOVES to flush the toilet. 

Tonight he wanted to sit on the little potty, so off came the shorts and diaper and into the bathroom.  Wade started crying, so I went to check and he needed a diaper change.  I thought Nathan would be okay for a couple of minutes since he was not perched on the big potty.  When I returned, this is what I found...

What seemed like a fourth of a roll off the roll.
Hard to see, but a bunch of TP in the little potty hole (no business was in there).

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Last week was a busy one at our house.  We added a "new" pickup to the vehicle line-up.  It may deserve a post of its own one day.  It is a '90's Nissan...Needs some work, as you can see.  Nathan is really into it, he calls it the little pickup.
Fixing the blinkers

Trying to get inside

"Clean up, clean up, clean up" is his song...Literally.

Cozy-couping it
My parents were in town this weekend to babysit.  They cooked, cleaned, and, of course, helped with the boys - I love it when they come!  They had been looking for one of these tag along bike trailers and found one that is like-new for $30.  They took Nathan for several rides a day - he loved it!

This is what Wade has been up to.

Friday, September 17, 2010


I had our boys all dressed cute for church on Sunday and decided to snap a few pictures.  Nathan was excited to"hold" Wade for the first time (under close supervision, of course).  Wade was not so happy about the photo-op. 

"Uh, Dad, am I doing this right?"
"Hmm, he doesn't seem to like this positioning..."
So after a couple of snapshots, both boys began to express their distaste with the photoshoot...I want this framed.

"Well, I guess I'll just join him!"

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