Thursday, April 28, 2011

Love, Love, Love my GIRLS!

I just LOVE taking pictures, especially of my babies!  I'm also really enjoying blogging while the girls are napping.  It's my peace time...  Marley had such a cute outfit on today I wanted to share the pictures.  Her outfit is of course from Etsy... Can't get enough of that site!

I LOVE this one!

Marley's shirt came from:
and pants are from:

Pumpkin Banana Muffins

I wanted to share this recipe for muffins.  I've made these SEVERAL times and they are wonderful and healthy.  I had some leftover bananas and didn't want them to go to waste.  Here is the link... Enjoy!

2 ripe bananas
2 eggs
1/3 cup canola oil
1 can pumpkin
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup Splenda
1 cup white flour
1 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup ground flax
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup golden raisins (optional)
1/2 cup pecans (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 2. Mix bananas, pumpkin, and eggs in food processor.
3. Mix those wet ingredients with honey and oil.
4. Mix all dry ingredients.
5. Stir dry ingredients slowly into the wet.
6. Fold in raisins and pecans.
7. Spray muffin pan with Pam or other baking spray. Fill each muffin tin 2/3 full.
8. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick or knife comes out clean. Put on a baking rack to cool.
Makes up to 24 muffins.


Yesterday I made Marleys squash... So easy!!!  All I did was cut a squash in half and roasted it on a cookie sheet with a little bit of water.  Baked on 375 for an hour.  Blended up so nice and Marley LOVED it!!!

1 squash filled 2 of these containers!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Marley, Courtney, Isabell, Lily, Cash, and Chase

My mom with her kids and all grandkids!

On Easter Sunday the girls and I went to my moms in Avoca.  We had a very nice lunch.  After eating we cleaned up and went outside to see what the Easter Bunny had left for the kids.  Lily did a great job hunting eggs considering this was only the second time she had done it.  She just wasn't very quick though...

Isabell, Courtney, Lily, Chase, and Cash  

Momma and Marley in the new Ergo... she fell asleep!

After hunting eggs the Lily, Cash, and Chase went for a tractor ride with Grandpa Mike.  This was Lilys first ride in a tractor.  Seems like she enjoyed it!  While Lily was on the tractor ride we emptied the candy out of her eggs and put it in a ziploc bag.  She seemed rather upset that the eggs were all empty.  I kind of felt bad that she didn't get to do it...

this couldn't have been very comfortable...

The Easter bunny waited until Brian got off work to deliver baskets.  Since Lily was bummed about the candy in her eggs the Easter bunny had another hunt for her at home.  She had so much fun!!! 

She just LOVES to scream at the top of her lungs!

Aunt Teresa, Papa Mike and Taylor visited later in the evening...

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter

Here is the Easter card I sent out to family and friends.  I had the card designed on my favorite site Etsy.  I purchased the digital file then uploaded them to Shutterfly to have them printed.  So easy and not too pricey!

Hope everyone has a Happy Easter!!!


Oh dear Marley is still quite needy.  The other day I swear she cried for an hour and a half.  The poor girl was hoarse.  I would pick her up and get her settled back down then as soon as I'd get up she would scream.  I could see that her gums were swollen and I could feel a corner of one tooth.  I ended up giving her a dose of Tylenol and some more Oragel.  That calmed her down for a bit. 

Lily trying to calm her sister down while I got dinner ready...

finally a tv show calmed her down for a bit...
ahh... a much needed snooze!

Lily reading a story with daddy

Brian didn't want me to take a picture of him with the Baby Bjorn because he said I would put it on Facebook.  Well he didn't say I couldn't put it on the blog so here goes!  I got the Baby Bjorn a week ago in an attempt to help us get some things done around the house.  Marley did ok in the carrier but I think it is uncomfortable.  It doesn't offer a lot of support for your back.  I think this will be Brians carrier and I got myself and Ergo yesterday.  I have yet to take a picture because I've been home by myself with the kiddos.  Hope to get one soon!

This was another tearful afternoon.  Poor girls teeth need to come in so she can have some relief.  Lily tried so hard to help calm her down. 

aah... a much brighter couple of days.  Marley seems to be a lot happier!  She is rolling very well back and forth.  You put her down on the floor and she is over and back before you know it.  There is no stopping her now!

Silly Lily!

Today Aunt Teresa and Taylor stopped by to give the girls their Easter gifts.  Lily got a cute Tinkerbell nightgown with slippers and a headband.  And of course some candy!  Marley got a cute summer outfit that was much needed.  Thank you Aunt TT, Taylor and Kurt!