Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blue-eyed Boy

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A Day at the Park in the Form of Pictures……

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mr. Curly Q.

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    Check out Mr. Curly Q.!

Silly Kadin

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While I was preparing lunch the other morning, Kadin found a way to keep himself busy. He emptied almost everything out from the bottom drawer of the pantry and climbed right in. He was fine with being in there until he tried to get out and couldn’t. I had to help pull him out. I wonder if he will attempt to go in there again anytime soon???

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

These are some delicious brownies. (Thanks to Betty Crocker) Give them a try!

One Betty Crocker Brownie Mix and one Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie mix. IMG_1429_edited-1 Follow the directions on the box for making the brownies and pour into a greased 13 X 9 pan.IMG_1389_edited-1Make the cookie mix as directed on the pouch and drop by rounded tablespoons into the brownie batter. Press the dough down lightly into the brownie batter.
IMG_1402_edited-1 Bake for 35-40 minutes in a 350 degree preheated oven. When they're done, take them out and let them cool completely before frosting them.IMG_1421_edited-1 Then, you can frost them with chocolate frosting or for an even better version, do what I did. Whip up some chocolate ganache. Pour it on top and spread it out evenly.

Chocolate Ganache
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate morsels
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
6 Tbsp butter

  • In a small saucepan, heat cream and butter until just before the boiling stage.
  • Pour over the chocolate morsels.
  • Let stand about 20 seconds and stir until smooth.
  • Pour over brownies and let set before cutting. IMG_1432_edited-1 Once the chocolate ganache has set up, then cut the brownies and enjoy.
    IMG_1441IMG_1444 Yep, they look good. And they tasted great! Thanks Betty!
    Make these brownies:
    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Recipe

Wordless Wednesday


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Outside Fun

 IMG_1139edited The other day we had some fun outside with the boys sand/water table. They enjoy it being filled with just water. Kadin decided to crawl under the table and check out the water leaking from below it. He enjoyed playing with the fountain of water and didn’t mind one bit that it was falling on top of him. IMG_1177editedIMG_1155editedIMG_1188edited IMG_1195edited IMG_1224editedIMG_1228edited IMG_1250editedIMG_1246edited

Friday, July 24, 2009


This past Sunday we went to a parade in a nearby town. It was funny watching Colin try to pick up the candy as it was thrown onto the street. He would pick up just one piece and then get all excited afterwards. I don’t think he realized that he had a chance at all the pieces of candy laying in front of him!

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Colin resorts to the basement

This morning I moved Colin’s bed downstairs. It hasn’t been working with both of the boys sharing a room upstairs. They just play and keep each other up for hours. Last night I sat in the other room and listened to them laugh and giggle for a good hour. I finally ended up taking Colin out of the room. To my surprise about 2 minutes later Kadin fell asleep. I am hoping tonight goes well with the bedroom situation. We have five bedrooms in this house. We might as well use them, right?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Who’s Counting?

15 ~ Months I have been breastfeeding (not consecutive).

40 ~ The number of finger and toenails I am responsible for keeping clipped.

46 ~ Months I've been married. 

18 ~ Months I was pregnant.

2/2 ~ The percentage of my children who are sleeping right now. (quiet time is the best).

3 ~ The number of times Kadin was up last night.

1 ~ The number of times Colin was up last night. 

12 ~ The number of times I took a child in or out of a car seat this morning on our way to the grocery store and to the post office. 

25 1/2 ~ How old Colin is, as of today…in months.

10 ~ How old Kadin is, as of today…in months.

10 ~ Months I have been a stay at home mom. (I wouldn’t change that for the world if I can help it).

Wordless Wednesday


Saturday, July 18, 2009

10 Months



Kadin turned 10 months old today. Hard to believe that he is 2 months shy of turning a year old. Slow down little man!

Friday, July 17, 2009


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Grandma and Grandpa S. gave Colin this adorable shirt for his 2nd Birthday. Isn’t it cute? It fits Colin to a tee. Thanks so much!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A look inside our house

Living Room

Dining Room

Our BedroomBoys BedroomMain Floor BathroomBasementBedroom #3Bedroom #4/Toy RoomBedroom #5/Workout RoomBasement Bathroom