Wednesday, October 4, 2017

JUDE TURNED ONE!!!

I just realized a never posted Jude's 1st birthday party so better late than never right!?!

We made it...my first full year with 2 children!!!  But enough about me, let’s talk about Jude. I can't believe it's been a whole year.  It seriously flew by! Like the saying goes: ‘the days are super long but the years are way too fast!’ Jude's personality is starting to come out now. I can tell that he's going to be my shy child.  He likes to be right beside me at all time which is sweet but can be quite exhausting.  I'm hoping that as he gets a little older and sees how brave and adventurous his brother is he'll follow suit.  If not that's okay too.  Who I'm I to force anything...I was a super shy kid myself so I guess we know where he got it from. Here are some pictures from his birthday party.  We decided on a Party Animal theme with lots of colors.

I made m&m cookies and rice krispy treats which I dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles the day before
I also made the Happy Birthday cake above.  I wish I got a picture of it once it was cut because each layer was a different color.  I think it went blue, orange, green and red.  The cake itself was straight out of the box but I did make the buttercream frosting from scratch.  The smash cake came from publix which of course is always delicious. The only thing I did there was add the animals and candle (hard work i know ha).    
I handmade the banner on the window.  As you can probably tell I free handed the animals on it.  Hopefully you can see what they are but if not...lion, elephant, and gorilla. 
Jude wasn't a big fan of the Happy Birthday song as you can tell with those very real tears :(  His brother on the other hand had no trouble jumping in and showing Jude how he should be eating his cake. 

Of course he warmed up to smashing his cake a little later on lol


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

PUMPKIN PATCH

 Fall is without a doubt my favorite season!  I had fun watching Jude really experiencing a pumpkin patch for the first time.  I unfortunately couldn't get my oldest to sit still long enough for me to get a photo of the two them together...oh well...you win some you lose some. 

 Also included my Fall To Do List below.
Fall to do List
Make Apple Cider Doughnuts
Decorate front porch
Make S’mores outside
Go to Pumpkin Patch
Drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte
Decorate Dining Room Table
Get Halloween Costumes

Friday, February 3, 2017

CONVERSATION WITH A 3 YEAR OLD


The other day while picking Parker up from preschool Tyler and him had the cutest conversation. Tyler was going through his backpack and pulled out an envelope that had a tuition invoice in it.  Here's how the conversation went...
Parker: What that?
Tyler: Your preschool bill that daddy and mommy have to pay 
Parker: I pay that
Tyler: But you don't had any money
Parker: I get job
Tyler: Where?
Parker: The donut store (there's a dunkin donuts right down from our house) 
Tyler: When do you start
Parker: Not now, Sunday 

Here are some another cute things he says...
I not know
Baby Jude (we get corrected if we just say Jude)
Watch mine (when wanting to watch his show)
That make Parker happy
wait wait wait, I tell you something 
I PeterParkerSpiderman (that's all one word by the way)

Monday, January 30, 2017

HEALTHY BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS

Healthy banana muffins with chocolate chips that are kid tested and mother approved ha.

Ingredients
(makes 12 muffins)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 ripe bananas
1/4 cup honey
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp olive oil
1 egg
1/2 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray*  
2. In a middle bowl whisk together the dry ingredients.
3. In a separate bowl mash the bananas.  Add the honey, vanilla, oil, egg, milk, and yogurt and combine.  
4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in the chocolate chips**
5. Divide batter evenly into muffin tin and bake for 20-25 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean.  Let muffins cool for 5 minutes before serving.


*I used coconut oil cooking spray.
**I used semi sweet chocolate chips
Recipe from Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com