Sunday, March 30, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I realize that I've been on a video-clip trip lately, but I think they are so much more expressive for all those who don't get to see Bree 'IRL.' This video was taken at my parents house today--it's been gorgeous here, and my parents have worked so hard on their gorgeous yard/lawn; we enjoyed some time out in the sun. We her adoring parents think that Bree is just so cute, and I'm doing my best to capture that on film! (I'm sure I'll get some video of Mason one of these days--he's cute too, but mostly he just lays around, which doesn't make for interesting video!)
Sunday, March 23, 2008
We enjoyed hot dogs compliments of Chad's BBQ skills, potato salad, fruit salad, brownies, etc.--yumm. There was actually quite a large crowd--25 people including the babies. I think everyone had fun, and Chad actually surprised me today by saying how much he appreciates my "party planning" skills. He may grumble during the preparation stages, but he always has fun in the end.
This morning Bree woke to find her Easter Basket filled with candy ("can-cane") and a few small toys. I based my selection of her Easter candy on mess-potential. A chocolate bunny rated way too high on the messy scale, but luckily I found chocolate bunny 'suckers.' Anyone who knows Bree knows she is a sucker for a sucker. (I call the expression in this photo her 'Popeye' face) She devoured one this morning with virtually no mess! This is something a mother can truly appreciate, as she didn't need an additional bath before church. Right now Bree is really into "pretty dresses" so she loved wearing the Easter dress my mom got for her. She's even getting better at letting me do her hair, since she loves looking at her pretty reflection in the mirror. Mason slept through most of the festivities, but he looked cute in his new outfit too. I just can't believe how big their both getting--it seems so recently that Bree was a tiny baby on Easter.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Here's the EASY recipe (courtesy of Recipezaar):
Chocolate Lava Cake
8 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup flour
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Spray the bottom and sides of 15 4-oz ramekins (or 8 10-oz ramekins, like we did).
3. In double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter (or gradually in the microwave, checking every 30 sec).
4. Whisk until thoroughly melted.
5. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, sugar and flour until just blended. Gradually whisk the chocolate into the egg mixture until combined.
6. Evenly divide the mixture between the prepared ramekins. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet for 10-12 minutes (or 15-18 for larger ramekins) until the tops are firm and the edges are set. (The centers might look slightly soft) Remove from oven.
7. Let cool a minute, then run a knife around the edges to loosen and turn out onto plates. Serve immediately with ice cream.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
1. You have to show your bag.
2. Show all the contents in the bag without cleaning anything out!
3. Bag Tag 5 other people.
This is my diaper bag. Sadly, this is the only bag I have right now. Yep, that's right--no purse. It's all in here:
Contents: (in no particular order)
4 size 4 diapers, 5 newborn diapers, travel container of baby wipes, sandwich bag of tissues, travel pack of tissues (we all have constant runny noses apparently), a burp cloth, 4 breast pads, 2 maxi pads (oh, the glamorous postpartum life), toddler sun glasses, baby hat, 3 snack containers (one with goldfish, one with Apple Jacks, and one empty), one bottle cap (but no bottle), travel Purell, diaper rash cream, changing pad, infant Tylenol, 3 pacifiers, one suction bulb for sucking snot out of little noses, roll of Tums, small bottle of ibuprofen, Mary Kay brochures and business cards, Beauty Blotters (for shiny skin), lip balm, eye drops, gum, wallet, check book, lip case (with lip pencil, lipstick, and 2 lip glosses), note pad (containing various ongoing shopping/wish lists), powder compact, hand cream, and 3 pens.
So that's it--my life in a bag!