Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter Day

After church we headed over to Grammy and Grandaddy's house for the day.  The boys were immediately surprised with what the Easter bunny had left at their house, their very own set of golf clubs!  These kiddos are players in the making!!
And the boys goofed around in Grandaddy's chair!!

Then we had an Easter egg hunt!

G&G heated the pool up and we cooled off in the water after the hunt! The boys did so good in the water their first time in of the year, we cant wait to start ISR swim training next Monday!

After swimming, we were all exhausted beyond exhausted! I think the only thing we didnt do that the boys wanted to do was blow bubbles!!!  Oh and I finally found a picture of the cute shirt I was describing was the third outfit of the day and the last shot of the day!

The Easter Bunny

We got a lot of OOOHHHs and AAAAHHHHs when the boys came downstairs to see what the Easter bunny had left.  They have never eaten so much candy in their life!!  The balls for the pool and chocolate covered peeps were fan favorites!
The bunny has been a hit, thanks Nana!
Pax's first Tootsie Roll

Kellen's first Tootsie Roll
 The Tootsie Rolls caused Aaron and I to breakout into an embarrassing rendition of "let me see ya tootsie roll" guys remember that song from junior high!!! 

I love you Kel-Bug!!

They are starting to smile for the camera now, makes life so much easier!! This was after their Easter party, we were hanging out on the screened-in porch.  And you can just see the top of the cutest Easter shirts that MaryKate, whose blog is The Webb Family, made for them.  I know somewhere in my 250 pics I have a full shot, they were so cute.  And if you want something adorable made for your kiddo let me know and I will pass along her info!  Thanks MK!!

School Easter Party

I was one of the room moms for the boys Easter party at MDO.  So cute to see that many toddlers in one space!!  They were having storytime with an assistant teacher when I arrived. 

The boys and I made mini cupcakes the night before for the party.  When storytime was over they both yelled, CU-CAKES!!! Miss Martha said that was the only thing either of them said all day!!!!! 


Below is the result of Pax's double crown, his daddy's hairline, my curls, and a sweaty nap.  Poor kid doesnt stand a chance in the hair department!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Bye, Bye Binky

Well, we finally did it...we took away the boys most prized possession, their binky.  Taking away binky had been weighing heavy on me, I planned to do it at 2 but I always had a "good" reason not to.  Yesterday I forgot to put the binkys in their diaper bag for mothers day out.  When I went to their Easter party Miss Martha told me the boys did wonderful without them and went right to sleep at naptime.  So I thought, okay, now or never.  Paxton didnt even cry last night, Kellen screamed for 43 minutes! Naptime today, Paxton didnt cry, Kellen has cried for 40 minutes and counting :-(.  We will see how tonight goes but there is no turning back.  They are growing up, and as much I love to see their sweet smiles when they got in their cribs and saw binky, I know this is the right thing to do.  But gee, I think I could cry far more than 43 minutes just having to admit that my babies arent exactly babies anymore.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Recipes Day 1

This week I am trying out some new recipes and thought I would put them on the ole blog!  Every mom at one time or another has said, "gosh, I cook the same thing over and over."  But easy, healthy, yummy recipes are hard to find.  I am trying 4 new recipes this week, hope you can find something that looks good!!

Artichoke Heart and Orzo Salad w) Shrimp
2.5 qt water
1/3 cup lemon juice
14-16 baby artichokes
1/2lb orzo
2T olive oil
1/4cup roaster, peeled, diced red pepper
2T Dijon mustard
2T white wine vinegar
1/2t dried tarragon

Ok, so the roasting and peeling of the red peppers and cutting up baby artichokes could get difficult and time consuming.  SO, I bought artichoke hearts already cut and marinated...comes in a glass jar.  And I cut the red pepper in several sections (didnt peel) and threw in the oven at 400 for 5-8 min, and then diced. 

Drain artichokes and combined with 15-20 shrimp and set aside. 
Cook orzo.
Drain orzo.  Put olive oil in orzo and toss. Then add artichokes and shrimp.
Combine diced red pepper, mustard, vinegar, and tarragon in a small bowl. 
Add this mixture to orzo and toss. 
And because I love tomatos I added one at the end. 
Eat hot or cold.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Easter Egg 48 degree weather!

We were so excited to take the boys to Riverbend on Saturday for a large Easter egg hunt, full of pony rides, face painting, arts and crafts, food, pics with the bunny etc etc.  But Nashville had awful storms Friday night and it was so cold here all day Saturday.  We decided to bundle them and head out anyway.  Well, we made it through the egg hunt and pony rides and we called it a day.  It was SOOO cold.  All said and done, the boys loved the hunt and were beyond thrilled about the pony rides so it was worth it!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

MckMama Photo Session

I was curious to see how much MckMama charged for her photo sessions, so I emailed when I saw she was coming to Nashville. Needless to say, it is a deal! $150 for 30 edited pictures on CD or $250 for 60. I was thrilled considering we have paid $150 just for a photographer to show up, much less the cost of the CD. We had a great time, and she was awesome working with P&K to get the shot she wanted. If she cruises through your city I would take advantage!! I cant wait to see the rest!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Two Buns, please!

Pax has been on antibiotics for seven days, and everyone knows what antibiotics cause...needless to say, we were letting some serious diaper rash air out!!!