Saturday, April 30, 2011

Easter 2011

Easter was a lot of fun this year. Aidan loved hunting eggs but wanted to stop after finding each egg to eat his candy first. He got the hang of it eventually. He liked his basket a lot in the morning. He couldn't wait to bring his Bible to church and he loved Mr Potato Head, mainly because he is in Toy Story, and most of all the candy. We haven't had a chance to fly the kite yet but I'm pretty sure he will love that to. Ryla, of course, was unaware of the special day but she LOVED her new vibrating teether from Grandma. It has become her new favorite toy. We went to our preacher's house for Easter lunch and my friend Natalie and I put together an egg hunt for the kids. Here are pics from the day....



















Thursday, April 21, 2011

Aidan in Bible Class

WARNING WARNING. If you are not a grandparent of Aidan you will find this video extremely long and boring!!!!! Aidan's Bible teacher let me sneak in last Sunday to make some videos of him in class. Cliff edited the video and this is what we got....

video

Monday, April 18, 2011

Bedroom......Check

So we have been in our house for almost two years and in that time I have refused to decorate our bedroom. I looooove to decorate but was always so frustrated with our room that I never have. There are these corner windows which are pretty but make it hard to position the bed. The room is pretty small and don't even get me started on the closet!!! But I finally decided it was time to make it a little homier so that I could go and feel like I could relax at the end of the day. Took some pics. One of my favorite things is the curtains/valances that my mom made. I picked out the fabric while we were there last and she sent them to me a couple of weeks ago. She did awesome on them!!

Cliff and I then brainstormed for what should go above our bed. We had our head board up but it was block the window so we took it down. We then decided to choose 5 places that had significance to us. We choose our wedding chapel, where we met, our first kiss, our favorite spot in Abilene, and the hospital our kids were born at. I put them in black in white and I think it turned out cute.

Another fun thing I found was a white food serving platter which I made into a jewlery dish on my dresser. Anyway here it is...

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After






Monday, April 11, 2011

My mommy is the best!!!!

I saw some Easter baskets in Pottery Barn that looked very similar to these but I thought were very over priced. So...My very talented mom offered to make them for me and I could not be happier with them. She is very talented in my humble opinion. Thank you mom...I can't wait to stuff these full of goodies on Easter weekend for the kids!!!!!





Sunday, April 3, 2011

Going Organic

So I have been thinking about making the transition for our family to organic foods for quite awhile but have been hesitant. Mainly because of the cost. Being a single income family....we are on a pretty tight budget. But, with a lot of documentary watching and good conversations with my friends Natalie and Lucas....I feel it is time. Cliff and I have decided it is important enough to cut our budget in other areas. I went to a market here in town that is all organic and got a few things to see what the cost would be like. Not as horrible as I thought.


I used some of what I got to make Aidan's lunch today. I recently ordered a baby/toddler cookbook. I feel like Aidan eats 4 or 5 meals over and over for his lunches and I was really wanting him to eat better. Here is my attempt to try and cook something different and healthy for him. I steamed up some broccoli and made him a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich. I smooshed the broccoli in with the peanut butter so that he would actually eat it...LOL Hopefully I can get some more ideas from my cookbook. I'm also excited to start making Ryla's baby food. Very Fun!!!!