Monday, March 31, 2008

Kid's books

Okay, my favorite kid's book of all time is Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. It's a great story about food falling from the sky. The town completely gets their food from the sky. Until the food gets too large and they have to move away.

It's a great book but I don't think that you can buy it in stores anymore. I could be wrong, but I ordered a copy from Amazon for the kid's. It should be here any day now and I'm pretty excited.
Pickles to Pittsburgh is the sequal to Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. I also ordered this one off of Amazon, and I have already recieved it but haven't had a chance to read it. I'm guessing it will be just as good.Weslandia is also one of my favorite kid's books. It's about a boy who doesn't fit in so he creates his own new land in his backyard. He has his own language, food, drink, clothes, all made from these mysterious plants that started growing in his yard. In the end, all of the other kid's want to learn more about his world and they end up dressing like him and becoming friend's. It's a fanatastic book and I highly recommend it.

sleepover bento's

I made the kid's bento's for lunch after staying the night. They all had pretty much the same thing. Cheese, strawberries, grapes and heart shaped sandwiches.

Turns out Ashley and Kyle don't like strawberries. And that Ashley think's bento's are too much work....Shelly, you need to be more imaginative with your kids! lol

This was breakfast in the morning. Butterfly shaped pancakes (lion's for the boys), heart shaped toast, strawberries, sausage and bacon.


So the girl's had a sleepover Saturday night. They invited Ashley, Kyle, Luke and MacKenzie over. All of the kid's had a really fun time.
Emma has such a cheeser smile here! lol
Sara, MacKenzie and Ashley decided to play fetch with Caleb in the backyard.

Then they decided to pick some flowers. They filled up a couple of bowls worth but decided they wanted to throw them away when they realized that along with the flowers, they brought spiders inside with them.
Sara and Emma in their "playhouse" aka their closet. It's huge and fits their kitchen, washer ad dryer, vanity plus some stools and a baby high chair!
My man Kyle.
Shelly trying to show Kyle how to bowl on the Wii.
After dinner the kid's got their jammies on and laid on my bed to watch Bee Movie. Emma was in the middle but traded Luke so she could have the beanbag.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

new eggs molds

I got our new egg molds right after we moved but I haven't had the chance to use them yet.

This is Emma's lunch. She got sushi sandwiches (most people call them faux sushi, but Emma calls them sushi sandwiches), 1/2 a hard boiled egg, flower shaped cucumbers with ranch, mandarin oranges and apples.
Sara had her usual mustard sandwiches shaped like little hearts, apples, yogurt covered raisins and mandarin oranges.
Here are all of my new molds. A car, bunny, bear and fish. There are more molds out there and I will eventually collect them all.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Who stuff

I found these at Walmart today and thought that the kids would love them! To me the cherry smells the best but the melon smells good too.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter 2008

Since Aaron has to work on Easter, we decided to celebrate a day early. This is what the Easter bunny left for the kids. All three of them got new books, some Easter cookies, coloring sheets and a small bag of M&M's. Very low-key this year.

Here is Sara waiting for our name to be called to eat at IHOP. We eat breakfast there and then went to see Horton Hears a Who. Which we all looooooved!!

All three kid's ordered a Beezlenut Splash (Sprite with Jello cubes), and none of the kids really liked it.

"I'm ready for my bacon" is what she said here. The girl loves bacon.
Up close of the Beezlenut Splash.
I ordered the Mayor's Breakfast which was green eggs, ham, hash browns and Who-Cakes. I gave Emma my Who-Cakes, but they did look good.
Anthony ordered Jo-Jo's Kid's Breakfast. Basically the same as mine but not as much food (no hashbrowns). He really thought that he would like the green eggs (eggs with spinach) since he loves spinach pizza. But it was too much of a strange taste for him. We both got ours with cheese on it...and I agree, they were strange, but edible.
Here is Emma in the bathroom at the movies checking out the air dryer. (Dork) We all loved Horton Hears a Who! I can't wait to buy it when it comes out. Sara asked me if I would and I told her "definitely"!
I am marrying McDreamy!
The kid's with Wall-E. That movie looks really cute.
I love the Ice Age movies, so I am really excited for this one!
Dying eggs. Nicole helped the girl's dye the Easter eggs. They made glitter and camo eggs.
Blue is just Emma's color. That girl has the prettiest blue eyes I have ever seen!
Sara was really excited and kept asking me if the eggs were done or if she could dip them in more than one color.
All Aaron and Anthony did was play the Wii! I challenged my mom to some tennis, but we never got around to playing.
The egg hunt. We had about 250 eggs. No lie, 250! All of them filled with candy or labeled with money amounts. Last night I almost had Aaron go and get more plastic eggs because I didn't think that we had enough. OK! lol
Here is Emma getting the glitter eggs from around the fairy rock.
Sara would pick up an egg and shake it before putting it in her basket...I'm surprised she got any money eggs since they were the empty ones.
Aunt Cole helped Sara find more eggs at the back of the yard.
Emma filled up her first basket fast! And yes, I said first basket!
Notice the new basket she is holding? lol Yep, she found herself another basket to get more eggs!

Anthony tried to only get the camo eggs...but he kept walking past
Here is Sara with her second basket too!
Here are the kids with all of their eggs. You think that we had enough eggs? lol
Emma was definitely the fastest of the three!
For dinner I made baked ham, au gratin potatoes, mac & cheese & baked beans. For dessert I made carrot cake cupcakes with homemade cream cheese frosting. It was soooo good!!

I made one up for Nicole and she was like, "I don't like carrot cake" and I told her that she had to try it and it would change her mind about it. Yeah, she liked it! In fact, me, her and my mom kept going back to the kitchen throughout the rest of the night to get another one. It was the frosting. Tasted just like cheesecake.
This year is has been the best Easter yet. It wasn't stressful and very laid back. The kid's had fun. I had decided to not dress them up and that was a big help since it's hard to keep three kid's clean all day! Next year will be planned to be like this year's for sure!