Friday, February 24, 2012

My Sons Blog

Guest post from: Steve Delaney

My son started a neat blog with pictures of his wife and their two boys, and little stories about what’s going on in their lives. He’s had the blog for over a year now, but I’ve always had to miss out on it because we didn’t have internet access. I could look at it when we went into town to the library and used their computers there, but that was only about once a month. For my birthday this year, my husband got us get wildblue internet so that we could see our son’s blog any time we want! I was so thrilled and so surprised! It was the best birthday present ever! The first thing I did was pull up the blog and the last post was entitled “Happy Birthday, Nana!” and it had a picture of my two precious grandson’s holding a sign they made for me. It was definitely the best birthday gift ever. Having access to this makes me feel so much closer to them. I do miss them so.

Valentines Week

This past week was Valentines Week! I had to wait a while to post this since there are projects in it that we had to wait until the grandparents received them in the mail before we ruined the surprise on here!

Letter of the week: V
Number of the week: 4
Shape or the week: Heart

This week we did several activity sheets out of our letters and numbers workbook and some from this website that I found on Pinterest...

I also used another idea that we found on Pinterest to make Valentines for the grandparents and daddy...

Working on a project

Not to sure what to think about it all

Hearts made from hand prints

Since all girls LOVE jewelry, we made and painted a popcorn and marshmallow necklace for fashionable snacking...

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Painting with food colored water

Just paint, dry, string, and eat

All we had were large marshmallows, but the mini ones would be much better for this project 

We of course had to get our shape of the week involved in some cooking activities...

Hot dog hearts

4 heart shaped apple slices

4 heart shaped cucumber slices

Making heart shaped cookies

We read some books about love...

Played some dress up {this has nothing to do with valentines lol}

and all though it is not the most important part of Valentines Day, it is maybe the funnest part, getting some Vday goodies...

A couple gifts from mom and dad

Modeling her Vday outfit

Smelling a couple roses daddy brought home for her

Hey, I got another one

These are for mommy

But we added hers into the mix

Daddys Valentine 

Mommy ended up with some chocolates to go with those flowers 

The kiddos also got a nice Vday package from their GG and Pop Pop..

Thursday, February 16, 2012

What We Have Been Eating

Here is a look at some of the yummy things we have whipped up to eat and drink this week...

This I call Pinterest Pot Roast because..well..I got the recipe from Pinterest...

* 2-5 lb pot roast

* 1 envelope of Ranch dressing (dried)

* 1 envelope of Italian dressing ( dried)

  ( I actually used a Garlic and Herb dried dressing pack)

* 1 envelope of brown gravy mix

* Potatoes and carrots

* 1-1/2 cups of water

Cut carrots and potatoes to your liking and place in the bottom of your crock pot.

Put the roast on top of the vegetables.

Sprinkle all 3 seasoning packs over the top.

Add your water, cover, and cook on low for 6-10 hours or until veggies are tender.

This is super easy and very, very tasty! While it was rocking away, I got to work on some yeast rolls to finish it off...

We also had some Cheesy Bacon Bites one afternoon in celebration of last weeks "circle" theme...{recipe here}

I treated myself to a couple mimosas...

Isabelle had a very "hearty" lunch on Valentines Day {our shape for the week is also a heart...

Heart hot dogs

Heart Strawberries 

Heart Apple Slices

Heart cucumbers 

Start with cucumber slice

Cut a V in the top

Trim off the skin all the way around

Notch the bottom

Ready to eat

We also whipped up some heart shaped chocolate chip cookies for daddy...

I have also been eating my weight in chocolates...

I have to have my coffee in the morning and am trying out a new kind...

I also LOVE trying different coffee creamers. This week I am giving this a whirl...

Started a day off with a healthy breakfast...

Egg whites, wheat toast, fruit and yogurt, and coffee...

Almond vanilla granola 

What have you been eating?