Baby Makes 5

Baby Makes 5

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sneak Peek

A little sneak peek at Charlotte's party dress!  Cirque de Charlotte party planning and prep is in full mode around here!  We have one excited little girl who will turn 6 in just a few days.  It just does not seem possible!  She has filled our life with more love and laughter and smiles and giggles and joy than I could have ever imagined!  Can't wait to celebrate that little girl in big fun this week and on her party day too!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer Piano Recital

Charlotte and Campbell just had their Summer Piano Recital!
Both were a little nervous but did great - I think it takes alot of courage to get up in front of a room full of people and play the piano!
Their teacher "Mr. Matt" is wonderful and I think the kids just like the visit from him once a week more than they like playing...he makes it fun for them with trips to Build a Bear and to play paint ball! (all family outings!)
There is always the issue of these two needing to practice more but all and all they enjoy it and learning about music at a young age...I think that's a great gift!
Charlotte LOVES getting flowers, so her Daddy & I gave her a big bouquet and Campbell got Jelly Bellies and a Notre Dame chocolate bar :) - I wrote them both personal notes to tell them how proud we were of them and their efforts!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Treat Tuesday

Treat Tuesday, a new Tradition (origina) idea found here:

So each Tuesday this Summer the kids take turns picking a "treat" that they want to make with me...something new or just a stand by that they love! Campbell was first up last week and he chose donuts!  So, we that's what we made and they were yum, yum!  I did cheat some, these were NOT from scratch (I am nice, but not crazy!  :))...

We used a can of biscuit dough -
  • flatten each piece of dough and cut a hole in the center (I use a bottle cap from our Wesson oil)
  • meanwhile you are waiting for your oil (Canola or Vegetable) to get hot enough to fry your "donuts" in!  - and I use enough oil to submerge the donuts in...
  • test the oil w/ just a small drop of water first , once its hot enough, drop one in until brown, just a quick minute or so - use tongs to flip and do the other side.
  • transfer to a plate lined w/ paper towels, when you are done frying them comes the fun part!

shake, shake and shake some more....

we dropped 4 in a bag of powder sugar and four in another bag with cinnamon & sugar!

Pour a big glass of milk and enjoy while HOT!
Easy and fun!

(PS- do you Campbell?!  he decided he was "done" once the frying began but he did come back for a finished donut...little stinker! )

Another Treat Tuesday tomorrow!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sweet Summer

Summer is off to a "sweet" start!!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A boy and his board

Campbell's new hobby!

Cam, I love that you love to try new things...and be outside and show your baby brother
 "the ropes"... I admire your sense of adventure!
just remember to always wear your helmet!
I love you

Friday, June 3, 2011

Dollie Bakery

Last weekend was pretty this is how we spent a good part of our Saturday!
Making cupcakes for Lanie and Grace's(her AG dollies)  new bakery!

Charlotte and I had lots of fun imagining all the ways this bakery would serve the girls and their friends!
Charlotte is so clever and has so much attention to detail....I love that about her!

I feel like these days of dollies and play and make-believe are numbered (although I truly hope they are not!) so I treasure the time on the floor with my little girl....and her "little girls" too!

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I am a stay at home Mom to 3 precious children! I am lucky enough to be married to the kindest, cutest, sweetest man! I love to do anything creative especially scrapbooking, taking pics, baking and crafting with the kids! I love design and throwing parties (especially for my babies) I love to cook, and entertain. I love my friends, my family and my faith. I am always striving to create a lovely home-life and make memories to last a lifetime!