Thursday, February 25, 2010

recipe thursday

Tried a new recipe last night...

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

Topped with Blue Cheese Slaw.

Good stuff. Too spicy for the kiddos, but AJ and I loved it. I did use less Franks sauce then they called for... not on purpose, I just bought the smaller bottle on accident.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

thank goodness...

Thank goodness I was able to escape to dinner with a friend last night at a local favorite, Meredith's... as we are about to get SNOWED IN AGAIN... Enough of the white stuff! Enough.

We JUST got a glimpse of our roof for the first time this week. And now here comes another FOOT. I better get to the wine store this afternoon! :) This winter is for the BIRDS...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

oh gosh...

I am not sure who says "Oh Gosh" but thomas has picked up on it and all morning it has been "Oh Gosh" this and "Oh Gosh" that. It is pretty funny to hear him say it...

And Thank You Auntie Er! Your Christmas present has provided TONS of entertainment (read: a moment of silence) for mommy! YAY!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Leave it to Jack....

who made me laugh before i had kids?

We were riding in the car talking about Lent and what it means... I told the kids that I am giving up eating after 7:30pm and am going to write my Nana once a week. Jack, what would you like to do for Lent?

"I am going to give up dinner for Lent and I'll call Nana once a day. She'll like that."

Oh heavens... how do my children not like to eat and sleep. They are my two favorite activities.
I have finally gotten around to doing some decorating in the playroom... We've only been living her a YEAR! It is only the room we spend the most time in! We hope one day to finish the basement and banish playing to down there... but since all this snow has killed the money tree in the backyard... that will be a project for another day.

I wanted to do something functional... and something that would be ok if one day we knock down the wall between the kitchen and the playroom and it becomes an informal eating area... I just love these beauties from Pottery Barn:

Pottery Barn Blackboard $149.00

Pottery Barn Corkboard $150

Our house... Drum roll please....
My plan is to put a little something in that empty spot near the frames to hold the chalk... I just haven't found it yet...

Frame Joann Fabrics $25
Blackboard Paint (Lowes) $12

Frame Joann Fabrics $25
Cork (Lowes) $15
Mirror Hanging stickers $2.50

Total = $80


Apparently our "daughters" only come in the form of God Daughters... and we wouldn't want it any other way! Isn't my God Daughter GORGEOUS! I am smitten with her for sure... and am so happy I have someone to buy those irresistible clothes for!!Baby Emerson we love you!
Look at this motley crew...
Welcome to the "club" Emerson!

Friday, February 19, 2010

i think my kids might be cooler than me...

They just requested Jay Z for dinner music... they have a weird obsession with the song "Empire State of Mind!"

No you don't want Wiggles? How about Laurie Berkner? No, Jay Z and Alecia Keys.... Dance Party Dinner it is...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

if you...

put edamame in Spaghettio's do you think it counts as a healthy meal?

Apparently the storm I needed to be productive was not a snow storm after all... my mom and I did more at my house in three days than AJ and I have done in 6 months...

- two sets of curtains sewn and hung
- blackboard frame painted and hung
- corkboard frame hung
- dining room pictures hung
- I am too embarrassed to ask her how many loads of laundry she did for me... let's just say WAY more than 1
- touch up paint downstairs moldings... from where the monsters drives their trucks into the walls... i mean from where the movers were not gentle when we moved in...

She even taught Thomas how to swiffer his own room! Nothing like a self sufficient 2 year old! Love it! I'll try to post pics of some of the more interesting improvements...

Wow- i am tired just typing it all... Maybe AJ should go out of town more often! And just for the record... YES, the children were here!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

All in a mornings work....

not sure why its sort of blurry on youtube...


started out so strong... woke up to a few inches (maybe like 4/5) of snow... thought that we dodged the blizzard bullet.

then I turned on the Today Show to learn....

THE SNOW HASN'T EVEN STARTED YET! What?!? If the snow hasn't even started then why have I already shoveled the driveway once today and it's not even 9AM!?

Monday, February 8, 2010

wouldn't you think....

after being snowed in my house would be immaculate, laundry would be 100% dominated, pictures hung, and I would have organized at least one closet?

Not. so. much.

Good thing then that we have another snow storm headed our way on Tues nite! Perhaps the third foot of snow will bring some productivity with it!?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

a snowy day

Oh boy did it ever snow! The boys took three hour naps after playing in it ALL morning... I can't believe how long they lasted out there.

Jack's Snowman Measuring Stick... Something tells me we will need about three of these to get the accurate amount!
Biggest Kid of all...
Crazy T helping snowblow

I am not sure how long it takes for nearly two feet of snow to melt, but I am betting it will still be here when we get hit with more on Tuesday! EEK!


"It looks like the chairs are having snow babies!" -Jack

Since I was supposed to go to NYC for girls weekend this weekend, s-n-o-w has now been added to the list of four letter words we don't use in our house :)

Monday, February 1, 2010