Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Apple of My Eye

Last week, I had a hankerin' for some cheesecake.

So, like any good husband would do,Tim went out and bought apples to make me an apple pie.

(Yes, you read that correctly)

He was so excited to get to work messing up my kitchen!

He used to make a whole lot of apples pies on his mission, so he had plenty of experience messing up kitchens AND making pies.

Apparently, apple pie is not on many Brazillian's dessert menus, so they were thrilled when the missionaries made one for them.

He got to work right away and made his way around the kitchen like he owned the place! He made everything look easy, but I was pretty much in awe of his crust making skills~ that's for sure.

I helped him peel the apples but that's as far as I went.
I would have helped him out a little more, had I ever attempted to make a homemade apple pie before, but since the closest thing to making an apple pie that I've ever come to was throwing a Marie Calendar's in the oven, I found it better to just let him be.

Can't you just smell the warm apple and cinnamon aroma??

Since we had a butt-load of apples, Tim made 2 extra pies for a couple of our good friends just in case they had a hankerin' for some cheesecake as well!!!

They got store bought crust, though.

My husband certainly is a man of many talents!♥

Friday, September 17, 2010

Don't Knock it 'Til Ya Try It

Sometimes breakfast just tastes a whole lot better on the potty!!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

The big 4-2

Happy birthday to me!!!!

My gifts include:

This guy,

this guy

this gal

and this awesome pillow that Bev made me.

I love the details in the quilting.

And of course, adore the monogram!!!♥

I never thought in a million years that I would ever be in my forties.
I hear it's all downhill from here!!!
I hate getting older!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Another Scout Campout

McG had another scout campout a couple of weeks ago. I won't bore you with the gazillion pictures of other people's kids that Tim took but here are a few of pics our kids.

McG made a bat house. Bats freak me out. I don't want a house of them in my yard, but what the heck?!?!

Just looking at it gives me the creeps, but didn't he do a great job??

I had to work that weekend so Tim took Lulu with him for the camp set up and then brought her home at bedtime. He said she ran around like a madwoman terrorizing everybody.

'Can't imagine that.

Friday, September 10, 2010

School Daze

Lilah started speech therapy classes at the elementary school the Thursday after her birthday. She will be going twice a week for about 30-45 mins each time. It's killing me as far as taking precious time away from Mac's homeschooling but we are sure hoping it's going to be worth it. She loves her teacher so far and has a little boy in her class on Tuesdays as well. I don't know if it's because of her age or her classes but she is doing a whole lot better with her speech.

I took this picture on her first day of school. She's holding up her birthday gift that her teacher, Ms. Kia gave her.

BTW...She's doing fantastic with potty training. We were able to venture out to the store in panties and she was able to wear her panties during her nap yesterday as well.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Spaghetti, Anyone????

Tim's been couponing again. His recent score was different types of Newman's Own Pasta sauce.

They were 35 cents a piece.

How many did he get, you ask???

Well, time's this bad boy by 110!!!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Laboring on Labor Day

Tim decided to do a little deck staining on Labor Day, and who am I to stand in his way??
Unfortunately for McG, he was enlisted to help out.

You can imagine Mac was all too thrilled to join in the hard work.

( sarcasm)

LuLu had to get a picture of this rare sight:

Tim and McG hard at work!!! haha
We don't see that very often, ya know?!?!

Looking good!!!

They didn't get finished before we ran out of stain, darnit.

Who knows when the urge to break a sweat will hit the boys again? haha

(You know I love you McG and Timmy B.♥)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Party of the century

It took nearly all morning, but I was able to load up some party pictures once Tim hooked up the mouse for me to use with his laptop. Thank goodness for technology!

Here's the birthday girl looking like a 3 year old.

I took this shot of waking her up the morning of her 3rd birthday.

And for your information: Yes, she IS wearing diapers and sucking a pacifier as a 3 year old.

SUE ME!!!!

Here's Big Brother waking up as a 11y 7 month old!

Here's his nasty room that he should be ashamed of.

Here's a shot of the party favors. I got bold and decided to bake sugar cookies with the kid's initials on them.

Won't be doing that again!!!!

Too much work!!!

They started out like this,

(BTW, they're party hats, if you were wondering)

Here are the girl ones.

Here are the boy ones.

Here are one's I made extra for siblings.

Certainly not bakery material but not too shabby for a novice either. right??

Tim did a great job on the tags, as usual!

I found the cutest little lollipop tree idea on a blog somewhere and had to copy it. Theirs was black and yellow since the party was bumblebee themed. I made mine in pink and green.

It looked way cuter in person, I promise.

I went with cupcakes again this year and was not thrilled with how they looked...

but what could I expect from a grocery store bakery??

At least the cupcake toppers looked good, thanks to Tim again!

I LOOOOOVED Bodie's little brown and white polka dot balloons so I was thrilled to find these green ones in the local party store!!

Here's some shots of the grub!

I found a little 3 year old theif stealing some chips!!

I opted for a pinata instead of games. The kids seemed to have fun just playing with Lilah's toys, thank goodness. They didn't quite know what to make of the pinate but enjoyed grabbing the candy nonetheless.

Poor Lilah was exhausted after all that running around and was sad to see Picky and Tom go.

I was all too happy to put her down for her nap, though!

Well, that's about it in a nutshell. It's over and I swear next year's party will be a McDonalds!!