Saturday, February 20, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Last Week at a Glance!

WE MADE VALENTINES for WyJ's Valentine Party at School!
This took up most of my Sunday afternoon.
Mommy had some bright idea to make them herself!...with his help.  
He did most of the cutting and some of the writing. 
I'm pretty sure we would have been here until 2011 if he had tried to write them all!
Next year, I think I might buy the packaged ones! :)  Nah...what fun would that be!? 
This was mommy and daddy's last debut as room parents for WyJ's Kindergarten Class!...
 A little bitter sweet...

We played lots of dress up this week!
These photos couldn't be more "Stella"!
She would wear her dress up clothes all day long, EVERYDAY if I let her!
She has a wardrobe, enough for 3 children (the same size as her)...
and she'd rather wear her "pretty dresses"! Message to self!

We had a visit to the dentist!
AFTER...a check-up Dentist appt. last week turned out to be 4 fillings and 2 crowns for WJL!
His baby boy teeth, now share space with TWO silver teeth.  The other 4 cavities will get filled next week.
No worries though, he got the BEST PATIENT of the week (probably month)!
He was sooooo good! 
Of course, history repeating itself:  4 years old...he fell asleep while getting his stitches!
Mommy and daddy weren't too worried! A little "funny" stuff and he was good to go!
  Apparently he takes after daddy when it comes to pain.
 Our little gal "A"...well, that would be a different story!

Still a handsome smile though, don't cha think?!

We had a special treat...
Mimily came for a visit, while she was out of school for her teacher conferences.
And during her visit, she made us some delicious chocolate chip cookies!  The kid's favorite!

We celebrated Valentines Day!...

....going to church and then a visit from Aunt Sissy and Uncle Matt too (didn't get him photographed though)!
Somehow, Sissy talked me into making not one, but TWO cakes for her friend(s)!
Well, it would have only been one, if that DUMMY; Brutis...hadn't ate half of the 1st one!
All turned out okay, because she made the best of it...
THIS would be HER version of a "heart" cake,
 she made out of what was left, for Sara!! LOL!!!!

Later...Grandma P came to visit after working all day...for dinner and bearing Valentine's for all!
It was a great day!

And well these...this is me, trying to gain perspective!

Dictionary: per·spec·tive:

1.  a. A view or vista.

b. A mental view or outlook.

2.  The appearance of objects in depth as perceived by normal binocular vision.

3.  a) The relationship of aspects of a subject to each other and to a whole.
b) Subjective evaluation of relative significance; a point of view.

c) The ability to perceive things in their actual interrelations or comparative importance.

what I see....CHUBBY FINGERS and lots and lots of room for improvement!

Hope you all had a wonderful, LOVING Valentines Day with your special peeps!

Friday, February 05, 2010

....another giveaway!!!!!!! Yeah!

Found another giveaway and from one of my most personal favorite ebay/blogger/facebook FRIENDS! 

You wanna win one of these?

Go visit her BLOG 60 PiggiesShe's a FABULOUS creature, this one...and I think you will love her blog!  She's also super creative!  So while your at might as well go check out HER Etsy shop too!

Don't forget to keep scrolling....for my "Friday tidbits" below...two posts in one day! Wow! I'm on a roll!  If nothing less...I'm glad I could help you spend your money today! :)

Friday Tidbits....

We will start with the GIVEAWAY!  Who doesn't love a good giveaway!  And who doesn't LOVE stamped jewelry?!  Sheesh...anyone?  Even if you don't end up've found a new Etsy shop to cruise and possibly buy yourself some new bling! For today's giveaway...go make a quick pit stop at TODAYS CREATIVE BLOG (which is a great site to visit anyway!).   Check out the FRIDAY GIVEAWAY Post and be sure to leave her a comment! 

Now...on to my personal NEW FAVORITE, introduced to me by friend Traci! AND's only 90 calories! Can I get a WHOO-WHOO!?

Meet the Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte from Starbucks!

Usually the "skinny" part means it doesn't taste as good,
but that is just not so, in this case!

And last but certainly not least for today...check out my "Sissy's" (Julie) new place of business she calls work:  The Artful Gardner!  "Landscape Design, Installation & Maintenance... for great customers throughout the KC Metro area."

Be sure to BECOME A FAN!  With spring quickly approaching, contact her to get started on your lawn and gardening needs!  THEY DESIGN. THEY BUILD. THEY PLANT. THEY CARE! :)

Ta-Ta for now...and because I have so much other stuff I need to be doing like going through Ava and Wyatt's wardrobe to start listing on Ebay for Spring and Summer.  Oh boy! The excitement!  Happy Friday! Give a hug today!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Hello Delicious!

I'm pretty sure they'd serve these in Heaven!

Cream Cheese Frosting:

1pkg. cream cheese, softened (8 oz.)
1/4 cup stick butter, softened
2 tsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
Beat first 4 ingredients until smooth, then gradually add powdered sugar one cup at a time.

Sugar Cookies:

1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup cooking oil
1tsp. vanilla
4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. salt.

Recipe compliments of my dear friend, Traci! :) S.W.A.K.!

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