Thursday, April 30, 2009

Counter makeover!

I will shortly be posting some pics of my new kitchen counters! I copied my friend Sara and her kitchen makeover (except I left my cabinets alone :D ).

Anyway, stay tuned for some fun pics!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Grandma J's visits!

Grandma J's (or Daddy's grandma according to the girls) came from Nebraska to visit. Just like any grandma she brought the girls presents and of course they were super excited.

After presents we played outside and heard a sound that brings joy to any child! The ice cream man was making his rounds, this was their first time ever buying popsicles! They still havent finished the giant popsicles, they had a few licks and I popped them in the freezer and they have since been forgotten.

While Grandma was visiting Eric smoked a brisket, yumminess! Everyone loves that including the girls.

We also went out on a bike ride/walk. It didn't turn out like we hoped, Lydia ran to Grandma and Grandma scooped her up and immediately tripped on an uneven sidewalk square and down they went. Lyd hit her head on the sidewalk and wouldn't stop crying and she wouldn't allow us to sit her up. She cried hard for a solid hour and then we finally headed off to the hospital for her first (and hopefully last CT). Her head was clear Thank God, it did grandma and mommy a ton of good just to have her checked!

So that is all the happenings of Grandma J's visit!

Oreo Cake... AKA Chocolate Deliciousness

First off sorry I havent posted in a while, I had some company in town (my great mother in law) and so I wasnt on the computer too much!!

Eric just turned 31, he says I am older than dirt, I am 1 month and 3 days older than he is. I tell him that if I am older than dirt, then his name must be dirt!!

Anyway, for his b-day he didn't fee like going out so I made his favorite meal (homemade Runza's). They are a beef and cabbage roll that is sold at a fast food resturant in Nebraska (Iowa and Kansas too). They aren't my fav thing, I dont even eat them. But I make them for him eventhough they take hours to make.

I was however excited to make Eric this cake ( I found the recipe during Lent and had given up chocolate so I was saving it.

It is awesome! If you like chocolate or oreos you will definately enjoy this cake!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Cool blog giveaway

Over at they are giving away this awesome swingset and what kid wouldnt want to play on this all summer long. Lindsay and Lydia always want to be outside so this would surely entertain them and give me a chance to sit back with a glass of ice tea and watch them play.

And even better they throw in a cute little canon elph. Now I love my big canon but am forever saying "I need a small pocket size camera".

So anyway, if your kids would love this set pop on over and enter to win !

Friday, April 17, 2009

This cant be right can it?

This baby is going to Kindergarten? No way.

Yesterday was the parent's meeting at the school Lindsay will go too on August 18th. I think I almost cried like 3 times, then I got to thinking about Lydia going in 3 years and that made me want to cry even more.

I know she is ready and I know she will love it, but it breaks my heart just a little bit to imagine her heading off and spending the greatest part of her day away from me.

The teachers all seemed really nice and I am excited to find out which teacher she will have and how I can help that teacher out (what a lucky teacher to get me and my cricuts to help her out... ha ha ha).

So there will probably be a lot of tears from me and probably none from Lindsay in the coming months.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


The Easter bunny came to see us and the girl's were super excited. Lindsay woke up on Easter morning and said "Mommy, I was laying in bed telling myself how excited I was that the Easter bunny had left stuff for me, so I had to get up and see what he brought, but I had to stop and pee first".

Kids crack me up.
Anyway, that silly bunny had dropped off 2 baskets of goodies with very little candy, they had gotten plenty from the massive egg hunt the day before.

Lindsay got 7 Wizard of Oz jibbitz for her crocs, a Littlest Pet shop set a Dorothy magnet, a Peek a boo petite Glinda doll and a few small things.

Lydia got 7 pair of Dora panties since she is all potty trained (Go Lydia Go), 5 Dora jibbitz, a tiny soccer set and her own small pet shop set along with a few tiny things :D

After they investigated their baskets we got ready for church and they looked adorable in their dresses! They look so grown up, Lindsay was so excited to wear her white high-heels. By the end of church she took them off, she learned quickly that wearing high heels is no fun at all :D

Easter Egg Hunt

For Easter we headed down to Terre Haute to spend a little time with my brother and his family and my dad and step mom.

We planned a giant Easter egg hunt for the 4 kids (my two and my brother's two).

There were about 240 eggs for 4 kids, they had a blast. We did make a bit of a mistake and some of the eggs had gotten wet due to a slight mishap and the jelly beans got wet and icky. Yuck, however the ants seemed to like it, double yuck. We threw those eggs out!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Easter Smores Revisited

I still haven't tasted them yet, man is Lent over yet??

I did however create them in cute little Target pails. I think I like them better than the ones I posted from google images. I think they are adorable, if I do say so myself!

They were super easy. I did change the directions a tad.

1. I took the graham cracker crumbs and mixed the brown sugar in with them. I put all that in a ziploc.

2. Then I placed a cellophane goody bag in the pail.

3. The ziploc went in next in an upright position.

4. I placed the M&Ms around the ziploc.

5. I placed 8 peep bunnies standing up on top of the M&Ms.

6. I gathered the cello bag around the peeps and secured with the twist tie and curling ribbon.

*Hint you must place all the stuff in the cello bag while the bag is already in the pail.

I changed the directions for baking a tad as well. Instead of it ending up as a messy mixture, I turned it into more of a smore pie. You mix the crumbs/sugar mixture with butter and vanilla and then press into a pie plate or small square pan. Then sprinkle the M&Ms and cover those with the whole peeps.

Here is the original post just for your info :D

(Notice Lydia behind the pails eating a peep... I think she is going to turn into a big blog of sugar.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The next Venus and Serena?

Eric played tennis all through highschool and college, so he is convinced that he is going to teach the girls tennis (as well as soccer). More power to him, I was the least athletic child growing up so if my girls have some coordination I hope they rock at whatever sport they might choose.

Anyway, for Lindsay's 4th b-day Eric got her a tennis racket with Dora, well a few weeks ago he dragged it back out and took the girls outside to take turns.

Take turns... ha ha ha ha NOT. That didnt work, there was a fight and off we headed to Target for another racket. Thankfully they had another Dora, however this one is a tad different and now the fight over the new one. UGH you cant win with kids, really.

Eric put a little eye hook through a ball and hung it from the tree, now they take turns whacking the ball and we try really hard to keep them far enough away from each other so that no one gets a concussion.
and yes Lindsay is in the backyard in her pajamas, and the pants aren't even her's they are Lyd's!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Potty trained?

Lydia started showing interest in Potty Training (well mainly in panties) last week, so we headed to Walmat and she picked out some Dora panties.

I explained to her that Dora doesnt like to get tinkled on and she promised not to tinkle on her. Well, amazingly she has done super dooper! We headed out last night to eat pizza and that was the first time I let her leave the house in panties. I came armed with an extra pair of pants and panties but we didnt need them. Twice she said she needed to go and she did!

We came home with dry panties and I only put a diaper on her at night, for the last 2 nights she has woken up and insisted on going potty in the middle of the night. So she is really getting the hang of this whole potty thing!

I understand that she may just up and decide that it isnt worth her effort and revert back to diapers, but for now I am excited to have to less and less poppy diapers to change!
Here are a few pics of my baby growing up too fast, also it should be noted that she refuses to use the potty chair and is only happy using the big potty!
And because I dont want to offend I will note that there are no nakey bits showing!

Twilight Tide Pettiskirt GIVEAWAY!!!!

Check out this adorable pettiskirt. I think I need to encourage my fantastic Mother in law to whip up some for the girls.

How adorable!!

Twilight Tide Pettiskirt GIVEAWAY!!!!