Thursday, February 17, 2011

Superbowl Cookies

Gracie loves helping in the kitchen, so it has motivated me to do more baking and cooking with her. We were invited to a friend's house to watch the superbowl, so we made some cookies to go along. I couldn't make them catered to the teams playing as I didn't (and still don't!) know who they were! Saw these online several places, but just used a simple sugar cookie and chocolate icing for them. The "lacing" was melted white chocolate. EASY!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


So part of my absence the last while was due to being sick...morning (all day) sickness that is. Yup, baby #2 is well on his/ her way! It was a rough start due to being nauseous all day long. And it is much harder the second time around...chasing after a 1 year old sure makes is more of a challenge! But at 24 weeks now, I am feeling much better. Baby is due to come mid June and we can't wait!

Here's a belly pic, taken at about 20 weeks. Yes, my tummy is huge and no, I am not having twins. ;) Gracie loves kissing my tummy and rubbing the baby. Although I can imagine it is quite confusing - she loves her pretend baby right now and there is a baby in mommy's tummy. I seriously want in her mind to hear what she thinks! So far, she's excited!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Love

Okay. I've sucked at blogging. I've said it. I'm moving on. I'll update why in a future post. But beware...a bunch of posts will be coming your way. Tonight, I plan on getting a schwack done and scheduling them!! WHEW!

But, to go with the theme of today...I'll share what we did for Valentine's. Here's my Valentine's girl!

I don't really "believe" in this holiday, but since Gracie has come, I figure lets make a special day. Days are fun to plan when they have a theme, so we went with it. Since G is only 1, I didn't feel the need to put all her food into hearts! Phew - bypassed that for a year.

We had homemade waffles (in circles!) for breakfast with RED strawberries. We had decorated our door with hearts that I cut out of vinyl on my cricut machine. We made cookies as I am on snack tomorrow for our affinity group that meets. Gracie worked on a card for daddy. And did a
special dinner with heart straws in our drinks and on red placemats. See, I told you we don't go
all out!

We didn't make these today, but Gracie helped make them a few days ago to give to some of her friends we will see today and tomorrow. She did help with the tag!