Wednesday, December 31, 2008

WHAT DOES YOUR LOVE BOTTLE SAY?


Mine would say "Love Bucket"

Looking for a new way to get your 64oz of water daily? If you are like me you need all the motivation you can get.
Today while stalking another great mom's blog (thank you Ohana Mama) I found something that not only can be fun, but can inspire you to drink more water. Love Bottles are reusable glass bottles that let you write and draw on them...Customize them to say what you want and then change it when the mood strikes.
Make sure though that you buy more than one and leave little love notes for your sweetie when he heads to work.... or buy some for your kids and have special "knock knock" jokes to make them giggle...

Love Bottle

Worried about dropping them? They even have bottle carriers!

What's your LOVE BOTTLE say?

If you visit Ohana Mama's Blog
she is giving you a chance to win one of these bottles....now you understand you will have to share w/me if you win! ;o)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

LITTLE LIL TONGUE MONSTER (3 MONTH UPDATE)



WOW...first and foremost was that the fastest 3 months in the world? Just this time last year I was a few weeks away from conceiving her (TMI I know..lol) and now here I am with this precious little bundle!!

She is the apple of my eye....I really couldn't have asked for a happier....well adjusted baby.

We, ok me....I had some issues to work out w/her sleeping pattern...she would keep me up at night until 1am fighting sleep....for now all of that seems to be behind us. She is going down sometime between 9 and 10pm and staying asleep until 8 or 9 the next morning.....I found what works for us....belly sleeping!! I'm not worried about her....she sleeps in a blanket sleeper and can roll from her tummy to back ....whatever works for you I say!

First thing in the morning she is soooo happy!! I hear her when she wakes b/c she is coo'ing and babbling. I sneak in and peek over her crib and say a happy good morning to her......she squeals w/laughter. I love that about her!!! Then she gets a diaper change and off for a boob!!!! This is another special morning time w/her. She just looks up at me ....and playing w/my shirt....occasionally she will pull off and smile and then back to sucking away! This little one is a talker. She will talk to me for 5mins straight sometimes. I truly wish I knew what she was saying. I guess she has a lot to talk about since she slept for so long.

The kids are terrific w/her. She smiles and grins and talks to them when they are near!! Kate and Grayson have really gotten good at picking her and holding her for me if she gets fussy! Lily would rather be in the middle of the chaos then sitting somewhere....

She loves playing on her mat....she has already rolled from tummy to back and the other day was working on back to tummy....I walked over to her and was laughing b/c she was stuck on her side....her legs were all the way over...she just hadn't thrown her arms there...pretty soon we will find her rolled into a wall! :o)

Lily is a thumb/hand sucker. She is always putting her hand in her mouth....or grabbing her shirt and putting that in her mouth....or her burp rag etc. Half the pictures we have of her she has her tongue out. The lady at Target yesterday asked Lily if she was sticking tongue out at her...I told the lady that she has it sticking out almost all the time...not to take it personal! hee hee

She lovesss bath time....we started using sign language w/her for water....milk....more...granted I know know know that it is way too early, but in my mind it is never too soon! The other 3 kids used some signs and so I am looking forward to teaching Lily too!

I am truly blessed to have Lily in my life...in all our lives! Each day is precious and wonderful....I can't wait for each moment w/her...what new wonder she will discover tomorrow!

Monday, December 15, 2008

ADVENT TREAT WEEK 3....CAKE BALLS

This is a great recipe for the kids to help out with.

Cake Balls

Pick a cake mix and frosting you like that go together...I chose Devil's Food cake and Cream Cheese icing.

Bake cake according to package

While still hot...crumble in a bowl w/a hand mixer until fine....

Mix in 3/4 to full can of frosting and mix (about consistency of paste)

Chill in fridge for about 2 hours

Put some wax paper on a baking sheet and using a melon baller or ice cream scoop (I used a small one) scoop out some mix and roll balls in your hands (about 1.5" or smaller)

Freeze for about 6 hours

Melt some candy wafers and dip balls in melted chocolate...

Work in small batches...

Store room temperature since the fridge will make them sweat...(yuck)

Enjoy! The kids will have a blast...

Next I'm going to try strawberry cake mix and strawberry frosting....Kate wants to try the confetti cake mix!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

LILY 2.5 MONTHS

December 11th Lily rolls for the first time.....

Friday, December 5, 2008

Little Lil Chatting w/Mum



Here is little Lily at 2 months having a chat w/me! Boy is she a talker...I wonder where she gets that Ha Ha

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