Military Spouse Appreciation Day

After a jam packed weekend of events I finally have some time to catch up on the blog. But don't worry... we are still celebrating! I have decided to go back to work on Fridays for the Summer so Caleb gets to A) be Mom for the day and B) celebrate holidays without me! I…

Day 2 of Birthday Celebrations

Since I didn't do as much as I had planned for Jeffrey's "actual" birthday... I decided to continue his birthday celebrations through to his party. While Jack napped, Jeffrey painted... And I assembled his car themed birthday banner... cute right? Then we headed to get a birthday cupcake - Lemon Raspberry to be exact. He loved the…

Jeffrey’s 3rd Birthday

This is my Jeffrey Bennett at a week old... they grow up so fast! As of May 6th, this little man is now THREE!! Jeffrey's birthday party isn't until the 10th so we worked on his Car Banner! Pushing buttons... Peeling off the papers... Lovin' some paper cuttin'... He then spread all the paper cutouts out…

Cinco de Mayo

Today we stopped at the library for a Cinco de Mayo book - then came home to make Pecan Polvorones. Double handed stir technique... Rolling the dough into balls... Jack was just chillin' around the kitchen, playing with bells, while the cookies baked. Once the cookies were done and cooled, Jeffrey coated them in cinnamon sugar! They were a cross…

Pecan Polvorones

Pecan Polvorones Makes about 30 cookies 2 cups flour 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans 1 cup butter or margarine, softened Extra sugar and cinnamon for coating cookies in Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream butter. In separate bowl mix flour, sugar and cinnamon. Add flour mixture to butter and mix…

National Orange Juice Day

Jeffrey got his first bloody nose... from Jack! Little Mister was having his diaper changed and accidentally kicked Big Brother in the face when Jeffrey was trying to help out... At least we made up for a big boy boo boo with an Orange Julius! Jeffrey doesn't like orange juice very much and as much…

Copycat Orange Julius

I have always loved the creamy white foamy goodness of an Orange Julius... a special treat I usually purchased on the rare occasion I was shopping at the mall. And now I can make it at home... maybe everyday! This Orange Julius recipe turned out so yummy! It was just like... if not better... than buying one.…

Lemonade Day

Bloomsday is a race in our area that is 12 km (7.42 miles). Caleb and I used to run it each year but now we walk it with our Jeffrey. Jack will join us next year when he is older. Our little Jeffrey was born on Bloomsday so it's an extra special day for us and…

Baby Day

Baby Day! The perfect holiday to celebrate right before my BABY TURNS ONE!! Little Jackie Bug! First a watermelon breakfast for this sweet thing... His facial expressions just crack me up! Then the tub all to himself after a sticky meal! "I'm gonna get you..." While Jack was napping I made tuna patties/ muffins to celebrate World…

Low Carb Crockpot Lemon Chicken

This is a tasty and simple Low Carb Crockpot meal! Crockpot Lemon Chicken 4 chicken breasts 1/2 cube butter 1 Italian Dressing Packet lemon juice 1) Cut butter into small pieces and place in the bottom of the crockpot. 2) Place chicken breasts on top of butter. 3) Sprinkle Italian Dressing packet over the top…