Saturday, August 6, 2011

From the mouth of a three-year old

This child makes me laugh everyday with her funny little sayings, and as Bill Cosbys says..Kids say the darnest things..Well I have found this to be true with my three year old.  I finally decided I needed to document these sayings so I would remember them one day and maybe to tease her about it!  So for your enjoyment as well, Here is a glimpse into the mind of a three year old...

Upon talking about moving to our new house..
Campbell says.."We can't move the house!  Can we just drive in our car????"

Upon cutting her hair off...
I ask Campbell, Why did you cut your hair???
"Because I wanted to have straight hair like Adeline and Bryson!"

After finding something that has been missing and forgotten about for months..
"Oh there's my _____!!" with such jubilation and like she had been looking for it all this time

After "crying" in her room for 5 minutes at bed time..Campbell walks into my room with a perfectly straight face (and no tears.) And says..
"Mommy, I was crying in there...."

After finding Daddy's boxers on the bathroom floor one morning..
"Oh no! Oh no! Daddy did NOT put his shorts in his basket...He left them on the floor! Oh no!  Daddy is a bad boy!"

These are just a few I had on the top of my brain..Maybe a few more will come to mind...

Friday, February 25, 2011

Just Dance!

Campbell started her very first dance/gymnastics class this month (Birthday gift thanks to Sissy.)  Her class last about 45 minutes, which is just enough time for me to get through the grocery store which happens to be right next door.  But I have found it way too entertaining watching Campbell learn her first dance moves.  She is a hoot to watch. (To me anyway :)

Poor thing, she really has trouble with the whole rolling thing..dunno where she could've gotten those skills from ;)

After she finishes her roll, she is supposed to stand right up and continue rolling..but instead she just lays there like this...

Here are a few snap shots from Campbell' Valentine party.   I did not get many because she would not look at me!  Adeline got to join us as well.
And of course, anytime there is food involved, Adeline is sure to have a good time.  She looks here as if she is ready to start school herself!

Adeline also thinks now that she is big stuff and tried to self-feed herself oatmeal.

What a mess she made!
And this was Campbell's reaction to seeing her messy sister...
Also, here are some pictures from bath time.  Boy, they make bath time so much fun these days!  Bath markers! (And I don't know if you can tell from this picture- but the bath tub wall is orange and blue- Campbell is definatelty an Auburn fan!)

So I know this ended up being a random blog, but I am trying to play catch up!  Next up, Campbell's birthday celebration!

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Sun'll come out tomorrow!

Seems like we have been singing this sing for several months now...
It has been a COLD winter!  And for a stay at home mom with two little ones that love to be has been a tough couple of months..Not to mention all the sickness that has passed through our home over these months- from the flu to fever viruses to the plain ole crud...We've had it all and passed it around a couple times too!

So this past weekends weather was a nice change, and we enjoyed being able to play outside for a bit.

And here was our attempt of getting a picture of ourselves.. (It was really windy!)
And I am not going to mention that I have not blogged in 2 months for various and sundry reasons..

Would you like to know what my husband got me for Valentines??
A Beautiful bouquet of flowers??
A box of delicious chocolates???
An elegant dinner out? friends...I got a stalk of asparagus for Valentines..

He told me that flowers die..but you can eat asparagus!!
Ha ha, Gotta love that man...logical and reasonable as he is. ;) 
He once got me firewood for Christmas, go figure..

Well I hope everyone has a Happy Valentines today.
I bet you can guess what we are having for part of our dinner!
But this is what I am going to attempt to make for dessert...Hope it turns out!  I found the recipe at

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Red Velvet COOKIES!

If you are a red velvet cake lover, then you are sure to love these cookies.  I get a cookie of the day recipe through out December from Taste of Home, and when I saw this recipe I really wanted to try it.  So, I made some for our Sunday School Christmas Party.  They were exceptional.  Perfect for the Christmas season.

You can find the recipe here:
*I added sprinkles instead of cookie crumbles.
These were a very unique and tasty treat! Perfect for a cookie swap or to give to a friend!

And I have been attempting for like three months now to get a good picture for a Christmas card.  I can never get everyone to look at the camera at the same time with their eyes open much less with all smiles. We attempted are Christmas photo again at the party trying again to get the "perfect picture."  But to no avail, still no perfect picture.. I guess we will just keep trying ;)

Only 15 days or 367 hours or 21985 minutes or 1219091 seconds till Christmas!
Have a blessed Christmas season

Monday, November 15, 2010

Two Ingredient Cake

Yup, thats right folks, you only need 2 ingredients for this yummy cake.  So for all you busy bees out there, this cake is for you.  And..I can not take credit for this one.  A neighbor friend shared this one with me.

  • One box of Betty Crocker's devils food cake mix
  • One can of pumpkin
Spray and flour a bundt pan.Thoroughly mix ingredients(batter will be thick), then dump batter evenly into bundt pan.  Bake on 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

*And no, it does not taste like pumpkin, just like pure chocolate cake!  If you like devils food cake, then you are sure to like this!

I also decided to add a glaze to the cake, and it is pretty simple as well.
Just mix about 2-3 cups confectioners sugar, 2-3 tablespoons of milk and 1 tsp. vanilla extract.  Mix well and then spoon onto cake while it is still warm. 


Monday, November 8, 2010

Tis the Season to enjoy Pumpkin!

Fall is such a great time of year.  I love the cool crisp air, love football season(even though I am not a die hard football watcher,) love how it reminds me of falling in love, love the changing colors of leaves and there is so much more to love about fall, but one of the things I love the most is COOKING WITH PUMPKIN! 

I tried two new recipes recently that I would like to share with you.  The first is Pumpkin Cream Cheese dip. And then some delecious pumpkin cookies with a caramel icing that taste more like cake!  Yum!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip

Pumpkin Dip

  • 1 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1 can pumpkin
  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.  Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve. 
This was really good served with cinnamon pita chips or graham crackers.

Pumpkin Cookies

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (I may use more next time to make them taste more pumpkiny!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  1. Cream shortening, white sugar and pumpkin. Add eggs and mix well. Sift together the baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt and flour. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop from spoon to cookie sheet.  (I used an ice cream scoop) Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  3. To Make Frosting: Cook butter, milk, and brown sugar until dissolved. Cool and add confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Spread over warm cookies.
These are OH so yummy served warm out of the oven!
    I also thought I would add a few pictures of my cuties dressed up for Halloween(a bit late, I know.)  We went to a fall festival at our Church, but the girls did not last long seeing how they were tired from an already long and fun-filled day.  So, I did not get a lot of pictures.  But here they are..Campbell is an indian and Adeline is a monkey! all I need a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte..too bad the closest one is forty-five minutes away!!  And get grocery stores do not carry the Pumpkin Spice Creamer!  How unfortunate!  But lucky for me, my mommy is coming to visit this week and promised to bring me some!!  Thanks Mommy!
    Have a great week!

    Monday, November 1, 2010

    Happy BIRTHDAY Adeline!

    My sweet Adeline turned ONE yesterday.  It's hard to believe. Its true what they say, it goes by in the blink of an eye.

     Most of the family came to visit.  We missed Uncle Jack, Uncle Eric, Aunt Michelle and Uncle Alan and cousin Houston!

    And what's a party without a cake?
    Adeline had her own personal cake.

    She wasn't to sure what to think of it at first...

    But it did not take her long to figure it out...

    And Campbell helped herself as well.

    Laney REALLY wanted a won't be long!

    The rest of us enjoyed this yummy homemade strawberry cupcakes. 

     Besides birthday cake, I decided I would be festive as well and made this yummy pumpkin dip.  This was great served with cinnamon pita chips or graham crackers! (Recipes to be posted later)
    Adeline got some great gifts too!  Thanks everyone!

    And Campbell got a present too!  She has not stopped wearing them since!

    We attempted a few family shots.

    And I finally got the chance to hold sweet Laney bug!  She was such a happy camper all day long!
    It was a wonderful day of celebration.  Thanks everyone for coming!