Thursday, September 24, 2009

6 1/2

We have a fun little tradition of celebrating 1/2 birthdays (for the kids) at our house.  It is really pretty simple.  The girls get a surprise, and they also get to pick what we have for dinner! Ashton gets SO excited to celebrate her 1/2 birthday!  So, Ashton turned 6 1/2!!  We usually just eat her choice at home, but I was feeling lazy and very nice so we went to Peter Piper Pizza...Ashton's Favorite :)!!
Ashton has been wanting some jewelry making supplies so that was her special surprise!! She was very excited!!
Happy 1/2 birthday sweet girl!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fun rainy day!!

I got this recipe online and made it after school for the girls today! It was super easy and a lot of fun, and the playdoh smelled really yummy too!!  I will be making it again soon!!

Koolaid Playdoh

What you'll need:

1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
2 Tbsp cream of tartar
1 envelope unsweetened Koolaid
 - 2 packets for more scent.
1 cup water
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
a few drops 
food coloring can also be added for more vivid colors.

1. Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar, Koolaid
 and water in medium saucepan. Stir in oil.

2. Mix over medium heat for 3-5 minutes until mixture forms a ball in the center of pan. Dough will start darkening in color.

3. Remove from pan {caution: will be HOT}. Knead until soft. Use a little flour to prevent sticking.

4. Store in airtight container or ziploc bag.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


It is so hard to believe that I am halfway through my pregnancy! I hit 20 weeks today!! I guess that really makes me a little over halfway since I will have a scheduled c-section at 39 weeks! I better get busy figuring out her name, getting her room ready and finding some bedding because I have a feeling it will be here before we know it!  Can't wait!! :)

Here is my first belly picture since it is just now really starting to pop!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy Birthday...

to my sweet Mom and Grammy!!

I'm not sure who enjoyed my Mom's birthday more!  Me, Julie or my Mom? When my Dad asked me what to get my Mom for her birthday, I suggested a spa package for my Mom, my sister and me! I have always thought that would be a lot of fun to all go together, but I really didn't think that my Dad would seriously consider it! I wrote it off until my Mom's birthday breakfast! We all sat down at the restaurant, and my Dad gave all 3 of us an envelope! To my surprise, we all got a spa certificate! Not just a massage either. We ALL 3 got a 7 hour spa package!! I am SO excited!! Thanks Mom for sharing your birthday present with us, and thank you Dad for the AWESOME gift!!  I can't wait for our special day of pampering!!