Friday, August 7, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
The other night we took the kids bowling for the first time! We paid for an hour session, which was just perfect for us to finish an entire game. The kids had a blast and we did too. They were so fun to watch, so I've included a few videos of their bowling 'techniques'. Some of the shots are a little shaky since I was also holding Lillian, but you get the idea!
We also got out our homemade 'ball pit' for Lillian. She loves it, here is a video that Madeline took of her enjoying it.
Speaking of Lillian, she has started to take a few steps at a time and has even walked across the dining room from the kitchen! She is very excited about this new development and has been taking a few steps everyday!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Friday, November 28, 2008
Our feast consisted of:
Oven roasted turkey
Brown sugar glazed ham
Sweet potato casserole
Green Bean casserole
White bread sage dressing with cranberries and pecans
Thanksgiving blend coffee
Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake
(Honestly, we haven't even gotten to the dessert yet! We are planning on that tonight!)
Madeline claimed one of the turkey legs after eating some ham exclaiming "Well, I 've eaten my pig, now I need to eat my bird!"....I think we have been in Oklahoma a little too long!!!!!
Monday, November 10, 2008
The next station was "Make a Doggie-Bag". I picked up a pack of white lunch bags and set out markers for the puppies to decorate the bags. Then they got to choose from a variety of treats to fill their bags with. We had baggies of puppy chow (chex cereal coated in melted peanut butter, chocolate, and powdered sugar), dog bones (rice crispy treats cut out with a bone cookie cutter), and lolli-pups (hand made chocolate lollipops in the shape of paws). Madeline and Evelyn helped me make all the treats for this one and we had a lot of fun in the kitchen.
The last station was "Paint-a-Pup". I picked up some cute wooden dog cut-outs from hobby-lobby and everyone got to paint one to take home.
We had a really good turn out for the party (13 total), so it was good to have several stations the kids could rotate to. It was also helpful to have them busy while I worked on lunch! I served mini-hamburgers, carrot sticks, celery sticks, apple slices, and potato chips. (No pictures of lunch, we were too busy eating!)
It was a beautiful day, so the kids ate outside and played in the backyard for a bit while the adults cleaned up and had a chance to regroup!
This is Ambrose, he is 2...he refused to wear "ears" because then he would have to take off his grandfather's hat, and that was NOT going to happen...isn't he too cute!
Apparently, puppies like to jump on trampolines...
...and climb trees.
Evelyn was "Pepper" and Christina was "Penny".
Here is the youngest little puppy at the party who just woke up from her nap...
...and then realized there was a camera pointed at her! (Again...her hair really isn't red...although it would be beautiful if it was...the light often makes it look that way!)
Here is Evelyn looking at her handiwork after the blind fold came off.
Aidan played too, but blind folds and spinning were not going to happen for him, so we didn't really count his attempt.
This is Robert...he was a great contender, very serious about the game. He came in second place.
We ended the party with gift opening.