Monday, March 18, 2013

Happy Birthday Baby

This weekend we celebrated Maddie's second birthday with a Dora Birthday party.  We had so much fun celebrating Maddie's little life with her Mamaw and Papaw Ellard.  Jason and I are so proud of this little girl.  She is so loving and sweet.  We always talk about if we could have 10 more babies, we wish they would all be just like The Moo Bird (as we call her). 

Maddie is a dream child and is always wanting to give hugs and kisses.  Her sweet spirit just oozes out onto anyone she meets.  She loves to learn and is trying to keep up with her big brother and sister.  But the first thing she wants to do is say Good Morning to her baby Joey brother.   She loves him to death and showers him with lots of kisses. 

My hubby and I always talk about that Maddie looks just like the little girl we both dreamed of having.  Big dark brown eyes and looking ever so much like her Daddy! 

Happy 2nd Birthday my sweetheart!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Pretty little things

My hubby called me yesterday saying he had a surprise for me, but wouldn't give me a hint as to what it was. So when he got home and handed me a little package, I was surprised that it contained this sweet little apron. I was delighted! I have been wanting a pretty apron for a long time. He came across this one on the Internet and said he just had to get it for me.  He said it just looked like me.  What a sweetheart!

I love aprons and I love to wear them throughout the day.  However,  the ones I do have, have been worn and washed to death.  This one will be perfect for Spring and Summer.

I love the fact that my hubby often surprises me with pretty little things. He always understands me and my old soul.  I love the fact that he just gets me!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Quirky Kids

I love my kids but they have the funniest little quirks. One of them is that they can not have anything out of order in their rooms. I have purposely never allowed them to have toys in their room so they wouldn't get distracted from sleeping. So, their rooms are always tidy. But if something gets out of place, no one can rest easy.

For instance, I found this the other day outside Katelyn's room.  It is the book I was reading to her and her empty water cup. I had mistakenly left them on her nightstand. She can't go to sleep with something out of order in her room, so she put them outside her door.

She is not the only one with night time quirks. Danny was crying the other night and Jason went to check on him. He was crying because one of his draws was left open! As soon as he shut the drawer, Danny was fine and went to sleep.

He also needs his cuddle blanket folded in thirds and tucked under his chin!

I love my kidlets and discovery what makes them tick! It always makes me smile.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Searching for Simplicity

Over the past few years, I have been searching for ways to simplify our home life.  One of the areas I struggle with is laundry, lots and lots of laundry.  Always multiple loads each and every day.  I came up with a practical solution which was changing all the material items (not clothing of course) in our home to the color white.

White is an easy color to wash and if it gets stained I can use a little bit of bleach.  Now our cloth napkins, dish towels, hand towels, bath towels, sheets, crib sheets and our comforter are all white cotton!  This saves so much time and I don't have to do multiple loads of laundry every day!  Plus, white is so easy to replace or add additional pieces.

I would love to hear how you simplify things in your home.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Happy Monday Friends,

This weekend I took an inventory of my storage stockpile and my freezer stockpile.  This menu comes from what food I have in the freezer!  As always, trying to save money for our future! 

Monday:  Baked Tilapia with roasted cauliflower

Tuesday: Pork and Saurkraut

Wednesday:  Turkey Burgers and red onion jam

Thursday: Sesame Noodles

Fun Friday: French Bread Pizza

Saturday: Pork Cutlets and Broccoli

Sunday:  Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings