Saturday, February 26, 2011

Guess what we're doing...

We finally could no longer take the hideousness that was known as the boys/guest bathroom-so we ripped it out!! We are about 3/4 done with the renovation and I am in love!! I can't wait to show you the before and after! Hopefully after next weekend!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


This past Sunday, my first born turned three. It's hard to believe that three years have passed since I brought that sweet baby home from the hospital. I tried to have a low-key party but it always ends up being more work than I anticipate. He had a really great day and I could tell felt special and celebrated!

I made him a train cake. I thought- oh great, this will be like making cupcakes. So quick and easy. So naive!! :) This was actually try #2- but I was happy with how it turned out. It was 100% edible- but difficult to photograph.

He got a new bike from my parents- which he loves.

He is obsessed with all things John Deere and he also loves yard work. He was so proud of this!

Elliott saying "Happy Birthday Bubba!!"

Monday, February 14, 2011


Generally, for Valentines Day I make Jerel sugar cookies as my gift. I neither love nor hate this holiday, so I figure why go all out when one is indifferent. However, beginning in January we gave up sugar and white flour- so that made sugar cookies a no- no. BTW- Jerel has lost a ton and I have lost some. Typical. Anywho- I decided to make him dark chocolate covered strawberries instead. Fortunately, I had the cutest little helper. He helped me eat the chopped up walnuts that we toasted and rolled the yummieness in, and then he helped me lick chocolate off of any surface available for licking.

The finished product.

Glad he was there to help me. Pretty sure I couldn't have done it without him!! ;)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hopelessly Devoted

This sweet child is obsessed with books and trucks. When you put the two together it's a deadly combination! He will sneak out of his bed to get his favorite truck book. This is how I found him when I went in to get him from his nap. Could be worse!! :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Dangers

Apparently, if you leave your boots in the playroom you are in great danger of them turning into toy storage! :)