Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

rea & elle

When Elle wakes she says two things "daddy home? daddy gone?" and "where rea?"  When she sees her big sister she yells "REAAA" with a bashful grin.
Reagan often tells me how thankful she is for "my twins."  She more than often tells me how Ellie is her "best and only sister in the whole wide world."  She knows that having a sister is a blessing. 
Reagan loves sharing her clothes and handmedowns with Elle.  Is this going to stick?  Fat chance! 
Ellie is known to raid Reagan's pj drawer and put on rea's undies, socks, pajama shirts and pants over what she's already wearing.
They both adore their daddy and race into his arms when he walks in the door.  He loves them so well and always reminds them of their worth!
Equally quirky and charming.  Both too smart for their own good.  
 God chose these girls to be sisters!  How amazing is that???  

Friday, December 19, 2014

happy Friday & a craft & a sweet pic

TGIF y'all.  It's been a long week full of runny noses, whininess and tons of amazing cuddle sessions.  I am thankful for health and a week ahead with family in ND.
If you are itching to create with your little ones this weekend this is the perfect craft.  We made these this morning with 3 of Reagan's friends and it was such a hit.  The texture is a lot like homemade playdough.  Quite messy but easy to clean up and they smell amazing (and remind me of my childhood).

cinnamon applesauce ornaments

1 cup applesauce
1.5 cups ground cinnamon

Mix cinnamon into applesauce slowly until it forms a ball without sticking to your hands.  Sprinkle cinnamon on counter and have child roll/press out dough with their hands.  Cut out shapes with cookie cutters. 

Poke a small hole in the top when a pen so you can string some twine through to hang on your tree.

Let dry for about 48 hours.
This year I started a little preschool time twice a month on Friday mornings in our home.  Today we tried doing a little nativity drama.  Hilarious.  I love these sweet kids!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

I love bacon // easy app

This amazing dish is perfect for an appetizer, Christmas party, football game or let's be real: I made it for dinner tonight.  I'm in love.  

Cheesy Bacon Sliced Potatoes

One bag of potatoes sliced thinly
One package of bacon, fried or oven baked (reserve 2-3 tbsp grease)
One bag of cheddar cheese 
Green Onions
Ranch for dipping (always)

Preheat oven to 375.  Thinly slice potatoes (about 1/4 inch slices).  Boil potatoes for about 10 min (or until you can stick fork through but not overly done).  Cover baking sheet with a very light layer of grease.  Line sliced potatoes up.  Brush potatoes with another couple tablespoons of grease.  Layer with plenty of cheese and then bacon.  Bake until melted and bubbly.  Top with chopped green onions.  

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Halloween 2014

I should probably post about Halloween since I am considering walking downstairs to get my Christmas decorations out.  It's a snowy wonderland up here today.
50th and France pumpkin festival 
Mabel and Ellie as cupcakes.
Homemade super heros.
Homemade (by amazing Lucy) Hawaiian pizza (the best kind of pizza).
Anni and Rea
The moms.
Pretending to be his favorite thing in the world, a "paaappy daw."

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

elle & james // 20ish months

I still can't believe that this sweet double batch was given to me.  Thanks, Lord.  Thank you for EVERY day.

And who else thinks daylight savings is a big old crock?  

Monday, October 20, 2014

twin cities marathon 2014

We had the privilege of cheering on Brad and Michelle (Chantel's younger sister) in this year's TC marathon.  Mom and Steve joined us and we made a morning out of it.  James (and the girls) saw a glimpse of what their obnoxious mother will be like at their future sporting events.  I love a good competition.   

Jamesey loves Mabey!