Tuesday, February 28, 2012

keeping busy at:

powder valley ........

in the yard ......

whittle shortline railroad .....

baked cotton balls?!

a couple weekends ago the boys and i made Baked Cotton Balls.  i've been trying to think of new activities to do with the boys and this was one i would have never ever thought of.

vito wasn't much a fan of dipping the cotton balls in the goo, but seany thought it was fun.  especially when he noticed the colors starting to mix, they make pretty swirls in the bowl.

we lined them up on the pan and they were ready to be popped in the oven!

it's amazing how hard and sturdy they become while remaining light and fluffy on the inside.  my boys choose to bust them apart using their super heroes.  next time we will take them outside and wack um with a hammer!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

be mine, valentine

what does valentines day mean to you?  when i was young it was a day to get a special surprise from my mom, and hand out cute lil cards to all my classmates at an afternoon school party.  i always loved picking out a box of valentines cards and signing them with my cutest handwriting!  as we all mature valentines day may represent a special day to spend with that someone special that makes your heart flutter.  romantic dinners, red roses,  a box of chocolates, and pretty sparkly things that come in small packages are always fun to receive!

for some just the mention of the word and they wanna gag :o(  o well, to each their own.

today we will celebrate the ones equipped with special hearts beating to their own lil drums.  for whatever reason God sculpted you that way and i think you are awesome!!!
my nephew camden, sweetest boy i know

people all love in different ways.  some love is so deep you might end up in a daze....

 watch out, protect your heart.  don't let others toss it around like some type of game....

some people get so wrapped up in love they start to act silly....

some love needs to be kept behind closed doors....

cute love stories can be found on paper....

go ahead spread the love....

remember to show some love to the ones that loved you first....

blow someone a kiss....

and have a LOVEly day!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

playing with food

the boys and i went to target the other day, which by the way is our all time favorite store.  i promised them if they were good we could eat lunch at the food bar...
 i see you mom!!
 i got new glasses!!
we discovered funyuns look like the letter O, the number 0, glasses, and a full moon,  take a bite
and now you have the letter U, a rainbow, and a crescent moon.  i never expected a learning lesson when i picked up the bag of funyuns.

my seany bear is a pretty good eater but always seems to push most things dairy to the wayside.  i've been trying to think of new ways to disguise it and i've heard from a few friends that their little ones enjoy smoothies!! he tried a few sips but he's not completely sold on it yet.   anyway heres a simple recipe if you wanna give it a whirl!! hank and i think they are super tasty!!

strawberry banana smoothie
  1. 4 fresh strawberries 
  2. 1 whole banana
  3. 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (i used nonfat)
  4. 1/2 cup apple juice (our juice is always watered down)
  5. 1 tall glass of ice

dump it all in the blender 

soooo good and healthy too!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

embrace the camera 2-9-12

mommy and vito trying to leave the gym.  we had to take a pit stop first.  i'm sure he was just looking for an excuse to play in the sink and rip 12 towels out of the automatic towel dispenser!!

linking up with:Embrace the Camera

Saturday, February 4, 2012


7 years full of:

time spent as 2 care free souls....

precious time spent together trying to"do the right thing"...

foster pup

foster kitty

little angel whom couldn't leave the hospital with his birth mother

we created a new life to call our own...

and changed the life of someone special....

your an amazing father...

i'm so lucky to have you in my life...

happy anniversary!!!!