Monday, July 30, 2012

Miss Mercy

 Miss Mercy, she is a bundle of energy.  
She has 2 volumes, loud and off (meaning asleep!)
I thought she was just going to be a one of kind type of girl in those aspects but alas, 
she has trained her younger sister to be her partner in crime.

She has got the biggest smile and while her hair isn't as curly as her big sister
I just love it when the humidity hits her.  
She has this silky hair and it will make the most gorgeous ringlets.

Notice the wide blue eye look in this picture,
this is a very typical, signature Mercy face!

We just love her from the top of her head to the tips of her toes!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Redneck Rollerskates

 Not every little girl is so fortunate to have a big brother who invents redneck rollerskates  for his little sister.  Made with love with train pieces held in place with rubber bands!

 Just a *tad* bit scary but she was oh so excited if you can't tell by her face! :)

*Disclaimer: No children were harmed in the photographing of this post.  ;)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Cheer Up!

 "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones." 
 Proverbs 17:22

Thursday, July 26, 2012

My little herd

After having missed Chick Fil A's Cow Appreciation Day last year due to being sick the kiddos were even more excited to get to dress up like cows and go this year.

On the rare occasions we go I 
1) always go through the drive thru
2) by a few things to split up amongst everyone

My little herd was thrilled that we
1) went inside to eat
2) got their own food
3) got to play in the play area!

Simple things but it was special to see them enjoying themselves so much.
And I tried to make their outfits such where they can where them next year as well.  
Hopefully all the prep work is done.  :)

And this adorable little cow went to greet his daddy when he got home from work that evening.
This was after a nap, as you can see in the above picture that he was a grumpy cow before his nap.  ;)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Oh So Easy Ice Cream Cake :)

I found this post unpublished from about a year and a half ago at least!  I was getting ready to make this again and thought it too fun and easy of a dessert not to share.  Enjoy

I don't know why I am torturing myself with a post like this. ;) I have a cough that just will not leave me be so eating ice cream is definitely not in my vocabulary as possible menu items right now. I'm still 5 wks out but already feel like I'm about to pop and that someone pulled the plug on my energy. Where oh where is that nesting energy rush? I am gonna need it! :)

But anyways, I made this about a month ago and it was only the 3rd time I've made it but it is easy, pretty and of course, yummy! My sister pulled it out of a Kraft recipe magazine but I made a couple modifications to it but it is a really nice treat.

What you need:

12 ice cream sandwiches
1 pint heavy whipping cream (or you can use Cool Whip)
1 small box chocolate pudding 
8-10 oreo cookies
1/2 cup chocolate syrup (or fudge topping warmed)

So I start off with homemade whipped cream, chocolate syrup, a box of chocolate pudding and a package of oreos.  Use what you'd like but I use all organic to help me feel better.  ;)

Take 1/2 cup chocolate syrup and mix the pudding mix into it, then add 1 cup whipped cream.
Chop up 8-10 oreos and stir in.  Try not to eat too much!

Take a piece of foil and place 4 of the sandwiches next to each other.

Spread half of the pudding mixture over the sandwiches.  Add 4 more sandwiches, the remaining pudding mixture and then top with the last 4 sandwiches.

Take the remaining whipped cream and ice the outside of your cake.

It should look something like this:

Wrap it up in the foil and freeze until hard.

Unwrap it when ready to serve and...

Yum!  You are ready to eat.

It's gone fast I can assure you!   Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Just for us

Yesterday late afternoon we had a very strong storm blow through. The house shook with the thunderings and lightnings literally right on top of us. The winds kicked up so much we suspected a tornado might blow through. Then as the storm started to taper off one of the children looked out the living room window and spied a rainbow. How exciting! We all ran onto the front porch to see it. And indeed, there was the beginning of a rainbow touching the street right in front of our house just feet away. We decided to see how high the rainbow went and MUCH to our surprise did we then discover that we had an ENTIRE mini rainbow completely in front of our house! If you've never been to our house before it is very special that the rainbow was the exact width of our property. We could see the whole rainbow right there! Caleb put it rightly that we would have never expected God to have given us such a special gift and promise. He truly is wonderful, powerful and glorious! Here is a link to the video that Charles was able to capture of this unexpected special event. We will remember it for years to come!

After the excitement Mercy went and drew a picture of the marvelous creation we just experienced. :)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Once Upon a Time...

...the mommy and the Caleb were doing school at the kitchen counter.  When all of the sudden a little face popped up!

Hi!  I'm cute and I grew a whole foot in 2 seconds. 

I'm guilty of bad mommy here for documenting it before getting him down.  ;)
The secret to the little monkey's growth spurt...
We were swapping out and washing carseats when he turned one.
He will climb on anything!!
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Friday, February 17, 2012

It's been way too long...

I have had to share the PC with the hubby quite a bit during this slow season, yes mine is still inoperable. So, I thought I would try to attempt blogging from my phone. Here goes nothing! ;)
And there you have it! Complete with a horrible phone picture taken tonight of most of my monkeys with their daddy. Have a lovely weekend!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Life as a Mom

To start off the new year I love being a mom.  Even though the days can get crazy there is truly no other way I would want them to be.  I read this cute poem today that I thought I would share for all the other mommies out there as well.  :)


"If you give a mom a muffin, she'll want a cup of coffee to go with it. She'll pour herself some. Her three-year-old will spill the coffee. She'll wipe it up. Wiping the floor, she will find dirty socks. She'll remember she has to do laundry. When she puts the laundry in the washer, she'll trip over boots and bump into the freezer. Bumping into the freezer will remind her she has to plan supper. She will get out a pound of hamburger. She'll look for her cookbook. (101 Things To Make With A Pound Of Hamburger.) The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail. She will see the phone bill, which is due tomorrow. She will look for her checkbook. The checkbook is in her purse that is being dumped out by her two-year-old. She'll smell something funny. She'll change the two-year-old. While she is changing the two-year-old the phone will ring. Her five-year-old will answer and hang up. She'll remember that she wants to phone a friend to come for coffee. Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup. She will pour herself some. And chances are, if she has a cup of coffee, her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it."

by Kathy Fictorie