We thought maybe just do it now with Lexie to have them done. Also I see a potential fight in their future that we pierced Kalli's ears but not Lexie's. It's something we've been talking about a lot lately and we still haven't come to a conclusion. I will also say that I always got this feeling that Kalli is super girly, even early on, and she is! But I don't get that sense from Lexie. I put headbands on her and it just doesn't look right. So I just don't know if earrings are going to look funny on her like the headbands do. See, you can tell I've put way too much thought into this. Help, please...
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Joe and I are having trouble with something, do you want to help us? When Kalli was 4 months old we had her ears pierced. There a couple reasons we did this: I had mine done when I was about the same age, Kalli had her helmet which meant I couldn't put bows and such on her head so I really wanted to do the earring thing to make her look more girly, and we also thought that if we got them done early on in her life we wouldn't have to worry about her pulling them out (we were wrong about that). So Lexie is now 4 months old and we still haven't figured out if we're going to pierce her ears this early. The good thing about Kalli's ears being pierced is that they're done and we don't have to worry about it now, but she went through a period where she always pulled out her earrings and made her ears bleed.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Ever since his last birthday he's been asking to turn 5 years old. Well, it's finally here. We are celebrating his big day with birthday doughnuts, a trip with his dad to the driving range (thanks to papa Rick for his brand new golf clubs!) and dinner out at Red Robin. Tomorrow we will party hard with all our friends. I just love celebrating my kids' birthdays, being able to celebrate how much I love them and how grateful I am that they are a part of my life.
I would never be able to express how much I love this little boy. He has his quirks that can drive me nuts, but that makes him Blake. I've never seen a boy love his sister as much as Blake loves Lexie. Lexie and Blake have a special bond and sometimes I think Blake loves her as much as I do, and that is a lot! I'm so grateful for this little boy in our lives and all the joy and happiness that he brings his father and I.
Happy birthday Bubba boy, you stole my heart the moment I saw you!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
This is Kalli. Kalli LOVES corn. And when I say she loves corn, I mean she really, really loves corn. But as long as it's on the cob. In her book it's the only way to eat it. I know that when I plan to make corn on the cob I need to make sure Kalli will have enough. The other night I gave her half a cob, just because I didn't think she was hungry enough for a whole one. Boy was I wrong. She ate her half in about 2 minutes (and she eats every single kernel off) and was ready for another one. So Joe gave her the rest of his cob which she proceeded to demolish. Again, she got done and was ready for another one. After some pleading on her part I gave her a whole cob and she ate the entire thing. I think both Joe's and my jaws dropped to the floor with how much corn she had eaten. When I'm preparing my corn and she sees me, she does the corn happy dance.
Oh and I found a new better way to make corn. Instead of salting the water you put 2 T sugar and 2 T vinegar into the water. Let the water come to a boil again. Drop in the corn, turn off the heat, put the lid on and let it sit in the covered pot for 10 minutes. So yummy!
Friday, July 1, 2011
Meet my new best friend in the kitchen. If you bake a lot, or even a few times a year, you need to buy this! One of the things I hate most about baking is buttering the pan and then flouring it. Which usually means that I don't do it and just spray it with Pam and then regret it afterwards. A very reliable food blogger turned me onto this product and I'll never go back. Baker's Joy is a greaser and flouring agent all in one. So when you spray it in your cake pan or bundt pan or any pan for that matter it is greasing it as well as flouring said pan. And it's been a heaven send in my kitchen ever since I found it. It also took me a couple trips to the store to find it. I did find it at Smith's (Kroger) but haven't looked anywhere else for it. Your cakes will thank you for buying this product...