Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sweet Treat

I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day! Ours was perfect. We tried Vietnamese food for the first time and had delicious cupcakes from Blondies for dessert. Calories don't count on Valentine's Day, right? Well good thing because we certainly had our share.

The night before last, Matty and I made gooey pink cookies in honor of this day of love! It was a simple recipe that allowed Matty to basically just dump and mix. The batter is very sticky so he had a hard time rolling them into balls, but otherwise, it was the perfect toddler friendly recipe. The main ingredient was strawberry cake mix. You can read the recipe here. The cookies were yummy, but very very sweet!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

my funny valentine

Making valentines with an almost three-year-old little boy and his four-year-old cousin seemed like a good idea at 8 a.m. I happily gathered art supplies and set up our "studio" on the dining room table. I envisioned smiling children coloring, stamping, glueing and glittering away their Sunday afternoon as I played art teacher and sang "All You Need Is Love." {I swear my morning coffee was not spiked!} A girl can dream right? The prettiness of it all didn't last long and my dreams were dashed by bickering and tantrum throwing not even ten minutes in, but fun was still had and memories were certainly made. I even got to make a card for my valentine ;)


Monday, February 6, 2012

Super Weekend.

This past weekend was beautiful in so many ways. We spent much of Saturday just being silly and playing in our living room fort:

NOTE: Perhaps you noticed that Matty has big boy underwear on in picture #3. This was pair #2 of 3 in only a matter of a few hours. Potty training = not so successful, but we'll keep trying :)

Saturday night, I started cooking for my grandma's 70th birthday party which was the next day. When the phone rang around 11:15, I immediately thought "who the heck is calling this late?" and then I thought of only one person it could be and I was was my bff letting me know she was in labor and on the way to the hospital. I didn't get much sleep that night as I anxiously awaited updates on her progress. I headed to the hospital around 6:30 a.m. and at 7:46 a.m., little Ivy Maye was born! Such a beauty she is and I am so happy she shares a birthday with my grandma!

After meeting Ivy, I headed home to get ready for grandma's party. We had a wonderful time celebrating, but soon after arriving home, we all were visited by the stomach bug. I didn't even get to watch one second of the super bowl, though I hear that I won $25 in the office pool and hubby won $150 in another pool!

Despite the sickness, it was a lovely weekend filled with many blessings. Have a great week, everyone!