Saturday, October 15, 2011

fall harvest party

So we decided to have a Fall Harvest Party much to Hannah's persistant. We were originally going to

 have it on Friday but I decided to do it on Monday due to Hannah having the day off.

  Big Mistake.  Huge. Why? Because my usual smiley pretty content little boy

was scheduled to have his

immunizations that morning. And boy was he high maintainence that day. And I don't blame him.

His poor little cry clearly indictated that he was in pain. My heart was breaking for him. And I totally

 stretched myself way too thin that day. Between trying to keep Drew comfortable and the girls

enjoying their Harvest Party without feeling stressed  and not feeling neglected I

 was exhausted by the end of the day! But there was dancing, apple bobbing, giggling, smiles, and of

 course eating!

Here Is Our Menu:

Chicken "Don't Hold The Apples" Chili

Orange and Black Tortilla Chips

Caramel Apples

Candy Corn in Cupcake Liners

Orange Frosted Cupcakes (not pictured)

Pumpkin Mac 'n' Cheese (not pictured)







And A Video To End The Night!

Friday, October 7, 2011

upside down dinner

Here it is folks:  I know you have been on pins and needles waiting on the pictures from our upside down diner dinner night!

Here it is in pictures:

Here I am in Danny's shirt as pants and my skirt as a shirt (with a tank underneath...gotta be modest, ya know).  Notice the pictures and balloons?  All upside down....   :)

And Here is Hannah in her upside down appearal.......
And upside down in her upside down clothing:
Drinking out drinks at our table. Now if you don't forget (like I did) pick up some juice boxes at the store and poke holes in the bottom to drink them upside down. I *thankfully* found these hiding in the back of our pantry and they were fun so they didn't question it. Whew.
Dinner consisted of pot pies, upside down, fruit (as upside down as you can get fruit to look) and upside down cupcakes!
And now I am like the coolest Mom ever!!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Wow.  I stumbled acoss this post and I was amazed at how much Drew is looking like Kylie these days!! 

That is just incredible to me.  I mean, I know they are siblings and all but Hannah and Kylie always

looked like, well themselves.  And Hannah looks like Danny, and Kylie looks like me.  At least that is

what I am told.  heehe Even by complete strangers.  Anyway............. We first thought Drew resembled

Danny and Hannah but now...I think he is starting to look more and more like Kylie.  Only with big ol'

blue eyes!!  I love my kids!  And I love how they are all their little own selves. No matter who they

look like.

 My cup runneth over.

smoky-flavored bbq ribs

WELL....This was suppose to be done....oh, about a day or two ago. But with a newborn, a 3 year old and

a 5 year old time gets away from me.  So here goes.  This is a great recipe that my family has enjoyed for

a few years and we have made it for our family who has visited.  Pretty easy, oh-so tender, and of course

delicious!!  Hope you enjoy it Raechel!!

Smoky-Flavored BBQ Ribs

3 1/2 lbs. of pork loin back ribs (I prefer to use baby back ribs.  But your choice)

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon pepper

3 tablespoons liquid smoke

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup cola

1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce

1.  Spray the inside of a 5-to-6 quart slow cooker with cooking spray.

2.  Remove inner skin from ribs.  Mix brown sugar, pepper, liquid smoke, garlic and salt; rub mixture

     into ribs.  Cut ribs into about 4-inch pieces.  Layer ribs and onion in slow cooker.  Pour cola over


3.  Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 9 hours or until ribs are tender.  Remove ribs from cooker. 

     Drain liquid from cooker and discard.

4.  Pour bbq sauce into shallow bowl.  Dip ribs into sauce.  Place ribs in cooker.  Pour any remaining

     sauce over ribs.  Cover and cook on low setting for 1 hours.

You can serve with whatever, but we do rolls, potato salas and baked beans for an easy, old fashioned southern bbq dinner!  :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

the one with the penguins

So we decided to go to the zoo on a whim last Thursday.  Kylie wanted to introduce Baby Drew Drew

 (yes, this is what she has "nicknamed' her brother) to the Penguins.  And yes, Penguins needs to be

capitalized because they are "berry, berry important" according to Kylie.

Drew meet the Penguins:

A sweet Daddy and Son Moment:

Kylie talking and looking for penguins:

I can't get enough of this sweet little face!


:::Sweet Photos Of Our Fun Day:::


It was a great day at the zoo.....even though we missed our Hannah terribly.  Dumb school.

And yes, if you happened to notice that Drew is wearing two different pairs of socks, you are correct!

This is what happens when you have three children under the age of 5.  At least to me.