Thursday, February 16, 2012

looking back...

 my little baby will be 12 weeks old next week...
I can not believe how much he is growing and really coming into his own personality.
He is such a joy and we have more love for him than our hearts can hold.

I was gonna pick a few pictures to share, but kinda got carried away. a grandma's dream.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

crescent roll palooza!

I'm not sure what possessed me to make nothing but crescent rolls for my husband for dinner, but I did, and he loved it! I found all of these ideas on pinterest. I could lie and say that we had a side of salad or some kind of vegetable... but, nope. we had carb overload.

pizza crescents: 4 slices of peperoni, half a string cheese, rolled up in half of a crescent.
meatball slider crescents: thawed frozen meatball, spoon of spaghetti sauce, and 1/4 piece of cheese, rolled up in half a crescent.
desert crescents: spoon of nutella, a few chocolate chips, and a few marshmallows, rolled up in a crescent.

it is extra sweet if you have a cute little helper.

before they are cooked...  pre-roll and post roll.
and the finished plate of delightfulness... yummy in my tummy.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

This year I have two valentines...

Today is Valentines Day! My first valentines day with two sweet boys. (well, three if you count Cole-nugget... man, I am really out numbered here!) I feel so blessed. A caring, loving, supportive, hard working husband, and a healthy, snugly, delicious little baby. Our life is not perfect, but it is ours, and I would not have it any other way.

It is rare that I get overly sappy these days, unfortunately that is a negative side effect of my ppd meds. Not paralyzingly sad, but not overly joyful either.

But, not today.

because today is Valentines Day! 

what better way to celebrate tonight than with hamburgers on the grill, sweet potato fries, home made desert, and some snuggles on the couch while I force my valentines to watch two of my favorite shows, dance moms and teen mom! Does not get any better than this people!

Happy Valentines Day!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ombre Cupcakes

This is only the 2nd time I've made cupcakes since baby d was born... although I did make LOTS of cookies around the holidays, cupcakes take a little more time because you have to frost them.

I made these last night for my girls at work (gotta sugar them up since I'm about to go back!) to enjoy for valentines day. I like the ombre look... I used 'electric purple' food coloring, and just did four bowls. 1-drop, 2-drops, 4-drops, and 6-drops. I think next time, I'll leave the first bowl white, and not do the 1-drop, that will give it more delineation at the top of the cupcake.