Monday, March 28, 2011

Rice Crispie Treats

Ok, so for our wedding, we had a rice crispy treat cake. Different, yes, but my huband and I have never been big fans of cake. So we got creative. Now, every year on our anniversary we make rice crispy treats. What fun it will be now, with a little person to help us make them! :)

This is the process, step by step. So much fun!

"cheese"

dumping the marshmallows in the bowl... oopsie we lost one..

mommy's adorable little helper!

stir it up!

taste testing


got some on his sleeve, here he is eating it off his shirt.

we cut the treats out into heart shapes (with Daddy's help) and added red sprinkles
A is teary here because he was told he couldnt eat another treat (boy did he love them!)

showing the finished treats. A is in mid chew from sneaking another bite.

eating his one treat (this wAs allowed) :)
We look forward to many more years of Rice Crispy Treat making fun!
Happy 3 Years, babe. :)

First Trip to The Park









Well it warmed up for a couple days (60 degrees, wooowho!! haha) so we decided it was time to take A to the park for the first time (this year okay). Its a whole new discovery when they can walk by themselves (and climb). Everything is so interesting. Last summer, A enjoyed the swings, but this year is a lot more fun. We met friends at the park in the early afternoon, then went to a different park after naptime & dinner with Daddy. I can't wait for summer. :)

Puppy Play (video #2)

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Again, no children or animals were harmed in this film. haha. But don't they act like siblings? :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Puppy Play (video 1)

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No worries. No children nor animals were harmed in the making of this movie. :)

Bits and Pieces

My friend Stacy & I went to JoAnn's and this is of the boys having a good time while they waited for us.

He has the funniest faces!

Cauliflower, mushrooms, & avacado. Notice he is holding the fork with one hand and eating with the other. We're still working on silverware. :)

This is A in his big boy carseat in the backseat of our "new" car.
So interested that he has his own light. :)

Puppy Love



These two are so funny! They play just like real siblings. Don't worry they are always heavily supervised. Samson is so gentle with A, he's done so good. A is a little pest to the dog, however. We've stopped him from pulling too hard on Samson's ears or legs and even caught him starting to bite the dog a few times!

February Pics

ketchup anyone? :) mmm

on his carseat box. Yes, he got up there all by himself.


cute even when he pouts :)


teeth! (4 on the top and 1 on the bottom)

Florida (part 2) Random

A & his little snowman. The week before we flew to Florida

getting ready to fly! p.s. if you don't already know- Southwest Airlines is amazing, cheap, and friendly!!! :)

first ice cream cone... he liked it for a few minutes, then decided it was too cold.

It's kinda hard to see here, but all the red blotches are little clusters of fire ant bites. Looked like tiny little blisters. Worst ever!! They swarm your feet if you step on or near their colony. Then they stick in your skin and keep stinging until you wipe them off. Continues to burn and itch for hours and days... Will def be paying more attention where I walk down there from now on. I got swarmed probably 4 times in one morning while on a field trip with my brothers! :(

A is swimming with S & Cam. He is a total water baby!

Sad to leave the pool.

Go Steelers! Since we were in FL for the Superbowl, we had to support our home team! :)

At the church superbowl party. Proof that my little guy is not all smiles. He wanted to get down and run around some more. He hates to sit still!

We took my Dad a Terrible Towel & Steelers T for his birthday. Of course he got it early since the Superbowl was the weekend before his birthday. :)

Chowin down on a plain chicken wing. This child loves any kind of food. He didn't get much off the bone, but he did enjoy chewing it and getting some flavor.

sleeping with his Papa

Family game nights pretty much always include 'Rage' card game. So much fun! However, this set of cards had never happened before. We were unsure who won this round. haha

Skipjacks Sea Food is so yummy!! This is cheesy grits, fried and breaded gator, and sweet potato fries.
SO Yummy!

Aside from our popcorn addiction, canker sores in our mouths are also genetic in my family among the women it seems. My Gram (or Aunt, now I can't remember) found this wonderful natural supplement! You put a little drop of this liquid on the sore inside your mouth and it will help it heal and go away really soon. Mine was gone (or at least no longer bothersome) the day after I used one treatment of this.

My brother B is an aspiring pastry chef. He made us these delicious mousse puffs. Homemade chocolate mousse, homemade whipping cream all on toasted cresent roll dough. SO GOOD!

On the way home from Florida the flight was mostly empty. So they let me bring our carseat aboard instead of gate checking it with the stroller. I was very thankful not to have to hold the little guy on my lap for the 2.5hr flight. He slept the whole way and this Mom was able to relax, drink my complimentary juice and actually flip through a magazine!

Impressed? We got peanuts and pretzels too on the flight. FOR FREE! Yea- you need to book with Southwest next time. :) btw- these are really yummy!

Little A watching the planes during our layover on the way home. He had such a great time people watching and is such a wonderful traveler!