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Happy Easter!

20 Apr

I’m not Christian but I am so into that Easter Bunny on behalf of my bunny loving girl.

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I had to mad bribe my son to smile and it worked!

We are off to my sister in laws today for an egg hunt and some family time.  Whatever you do today, whether you celebrate Easter or not, I hope the day is enjoyable!

“Get Out of My World” — Minecraft Madness

15 Apr

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When the kids get home from school they throw down their backpacks and try to grab their iPods…like little crack addicts they are yearning to get on and play Minecraft.  As soon as they complete their homework they congregate together and start virtually assaulting each other in the world of Minecraft.

And this is what I hear “Get out of my world!  Watch out for the creepers!  Look there’s a zombie!  I need food…who has food!  Hey who’s hitting me!?” And on and on.  Yet they tell me it’s fun.  If I allowed it they would play all. day. long!

Anyone else have Minecraft addicts?

Spring Soccer Kicks Off…Roller Hockey Starts Up

11 Apr

The kids started another season of soccer on Saturday and though it is SPRING, we froze our butts off on the field.  It was great to see them all in action after a long, snow filled winter indoors.

We started with my little on at 9 a.m sporting beautiful blue shirts this season.  They drew from a hat for a team name and came up with “Blue Dolphins” to which my angel shrugged her shoulders, announced, “That name really sucks” and walked away.  Ah lovely!  Thankfully it the game was over but it seems like we still need to work her on her attitude!

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Next up was her big sister at 11:00 and somehow it seemed to get colder out.  Bless her this child has inherited my lack of athletic skills but she got out there and played her heart out.  I saw definite improvement since the fall and I pray that she can achieve her GOAL in life right now of scoring just ONE GOAL this season. :)

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At 2:00 we had my son’s game.  I feel bad saying this but the boys games are way more exciting to watch.  Maybe they move faster or there’s more action but the time flies.

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On Sunday the weather was much better for outside sports!  My son was very excited to start-up his roller hockey again after recently completing winter ice hockey.  Moving forward soccer will start to recede as he gets more involved with hockey, his stated passion. :)

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The weekends are busy, but we are together, outdoors and the kids are active.   Truth be told I wouldn’t have it any other way. :)

Are you running around like crazy on the weekends too now that spring has arrived?

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth!

8 Apr

Okay I know it’s a little much with the teeth but I just had to post the update.

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And once again it came out at school which just added to the excitement!

It’s a little sad how the missing teeth changes the appearance right?

Someone is Losing Some Teeth Over Here

6 Apr

First we had two loose teeth:

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Then we had one finally fall out at school:

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Now the other one has shifted over and is hanging by a thread:

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And she yanks and she yanks!

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And sometimes dad does too!

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It’s all very exciting for this 6-year-old…………… :)

In the meantime, I pulled out my son’s tooth and thought I was so masterful at this parental task…I suck.  I can’t for the life of me pull this one out.  How many of you have succeeded at pulling out your kids teeth?

 

 

A Six Year Old’s Favorite Thing About the Wind……

1 Apr

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PARA-SAILING!

I’m so glad I stumbled upon this sheet between the reams of papers jammed in my little one’s backpack today. I think it’s brilliant! And it’s making me wish we were back in Mexico…….

I’m wondering…do you examine all your kids papers in the backpacks each evening?

The Sports Store

25 Mar

On Sunday we went shopping for cleats.  With all 3 kids in soccer, it feels like we shop for cleats every other month, yet we always have one thousand pairs at home that don’t fit anyone, sigh.  I don’t know what it is about the sports store (and I’m sure you know the one I’m talking about) but it holds universal appeal for kids once they hit about age 5 and suddenly, it seems, sporting goods, sports apparel for any and all sports, and exercise equipment become must have items from their perspective!

 

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3 pairs of cleats later we made it out safe and sound but I’ve realized  it’s basically it’s not safe to shop in any store when kids are involved  :)

Good Times At #MuppetsMostWanted Movie Advance Screening This Morning

15 Mar

The Muppets are back!

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Though the Muppets came out with a movie in 2011, I can honestly say that the last time I have watched anything Muppets was probably around 1981.  So, when I was given the opportunity to attend the screening of Muppets Most Wanted with my children I jumped on it.  I immediately began to school them on all of my favorite characters and we had a blast looking through the thousands of videos available on YouTube.

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“This film takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine-the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit-and his dastardly sidekick Dominic.”

What a complete joy it was for me to enjoy the same cast of characters today, with my kids, that I enjoyed so may years ago as a child.  The characters are just as lovable and endearing and once again the Muppets have produced some great songs.  I was completely floored with the number of superstars that were popping up in scene after scene…cameos everywhere……Selena Gomez, Celene Dion, Usher, and of course my daughter noticed Ross Lynch :) ….just to name a few.  Ray Liotta has a small part and I adore him.  The movie is packed with all-stars which I found surprising for a children’s movie.

I’m not going to lie to you.  I don’t take my kids to the movies a lot because I can’t tolerate sitting through a children’s movie.  But Muppets Most Wanted is really a movie we all enjoyed, and, maybe I’m hormonal or something, but, I even got a little choked up towards the end. :)  We loved it and only wish my favorite, Beaker, had more screen time!

Muppets Most Wanted in theaters Friday!

Who’s your favorite Muppet?! :)

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Ice Hockey Season Finishes

10 Mar

For the past 5 months or so, my little man has been going to a terrific ice hockey clinic every Sunday morning, and an accompanying game every Saturday night. This would be a complete drag if the program weren’t so top notch and my little guy didn’t love it so much.

However, I’m happy to report that I’m feeling good today because we’ve wrapped it up this past weekend.  And, with the longer, brighter days, it looks like spring just might be in sight.

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We have about 3 free and clear weekends until soccer starts:)

What are your weekends like these days?

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies!

25 Feb

Today the little one had a cookies bake-off in her Girl Scout Daisy troop.  What this meant was that I she and her peers had to bake cookies for the meeting today that were judged anonymously with the winner moving on to the next round of competition within the Daisies.

Because my little one loves peanut butter cups and because we thought there would be a plethora of chocolate chip cookies (which really there were not), we decided to go a little unconventional and try this fab recipe.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

 

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Ready In: 1 Hour 35 Minutes

Servings: 40

“Peanut butter cups wrapped in a peanut butter cookie for the most peanut buttery of treats.”

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg, beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons milk

40 miniature chocolate covered peanut

butter cups, unwrapped

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
2. Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well. Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.
3. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan.

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A few notes…freeze the peanut butter cups before you use them so they don’t melt when you put them in the balls AND cool the muffin pans in the freezer as they will start to melt.  We used mini muffin baking cups too!

My baby girl didn’t win but these cookies are most definitely winners in our house.  We will be making them again. :)

Have you ever seen anything like them?

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