Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Day of Baking

I'm definitely not a great cook...I normally cook meals that take the least amount of time, so I can get out of the kitchen as quickly as possible. Today, though, I broke a new record. Bella and I (and sometimes Jack, although he was more interested in eating the ingredients than helping to prepare them!) made three types of Christmas goodies, and I prepared the shish kebobs we're barbequing tomorrow night for the get together at our house. I'm pretty proud of the outcome and especially the fact that I was working in my kitchen from about 10:00-5:00 with one or two breaks in between. Bella had a lot of fun, and hopefully we will keep this up every year...and maybe even move on to more creative goodies than Rice Krispy Wreaths, Peanut Butter Blossoms, and Oreo Balls!

Half of my shish kebobs...those suckers take forever!

Bella with all of the goodies!

Putting the kisses on the PB Blossoms

Jack helping with...err...eating the chocolate!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Jack and His Chipmunk Friends

I have been a blogging slacker lately, but this post will totally make up for it, and I promise to be a better blogger...especially since all of my shopping is done, I finished reading Twilight, and my boys have been going to sleep without a fight for the past week! It's a happy week here! Anyways, you're about to see the cutest video stars my little Jack and three little chipmunks (Trust me.) Jack is a doubt about it. He loves to give hugs and kisses to anyone and everyone...chipmunks are not exempt. See below.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Bella Funny

We were out shopping on was a really windy and rainy day, and Bella noticed the tall palm trees swaying in the wind. One particular tree that had obviously lost a lot of fronds, caught her eye. This is how the conversation went.
Bella: That tree doesn't have a lot of branches like the other palm trees do.
Me: No, it sure doesn't. It only has a few.
Bella: Maybe it got a buzz cut.

Ahh, the mind of a child...I haven't laughed that hard in ages! :-) Love my girl!