Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Assistant Chefs

There once was a boy who decided he wanted to help his Mommy cook dinner one night a week as part of his new weekly allowance chore list.

The Mommy was very excited to have some additional help in the kitchen for several reasons.

1) The Daddy was usually on his way home from work at this time so it would be nice to have an extra set of hands in the kitchen.
2) It would entertain his younger sister.
3) If the boy helped with dinner then maybe he would be more open to try new foods if he was the one who helped prepare them.

So the Mommy printed out the recipe for the boy's first dinner request: Meatloaf. All the ingredients were gathered and placed on the counter. The boy and his sister climbed up on the counter with big smiles, eager to start cooking.

Taking turns so nicely the boy and his sister began mixing the ingredients into a large bowl.

First the boy cracked the egg.

Then his sister poured in the grated cheese.

The boy then taught his sister how to hit the bottom of the measuring cup to make sure all the cheese came out.

After the other ingredients were added, the Mommy told the boy and his sisister it was time for the fun part. Mixing all the ingredients together with their hands.

The boy and his sister did not think that part was very fun because they did not like getting their hands dirty. They both immediately asked to be taken to the sink so they could wash their hands. It seemed the help in the kitchen were bailing on the Mommy.

The Mommy laughed at the children's funny expressions and finished preparing the meatloaf all by herself. After it was ready the Mommy put the meatloaf in the oven and then the boy closed the oven door and set the timer.

Since the cooking was done the boy decided it was time for a rock out session on the Paper Jamz guitar. The boy, his sister and the Mommy danced and sang in the kitchen until dinner was finally done.

The End.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Take to the Sky

Jonah started a new adventure this week - Kindergarten! I cannot believe my first born, my sweet little boy, is officially in Kindergarten. He is super excited about being in the "big" school and is ready to make new friends and learn new things.

Here is a video recap of the special moments from the first few days and some events leading up to the big day!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bath time

I love their little wrinkled feet at bath time!

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Back to School Pool Party

We had fun at our back to school pool party today at Kris’s house. Jonah hung out with two of his best friends, Rylee Bleu and Bryant.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Best Day of My Life…from a 5 year olds perspective



Jonah decided to announce “Today is the best day of my life” from the backseat as we drove down I45 heading to Houston for a wedding. Why you ask? I asked the same question.

Because he was able to get out of his car seat while I was driving.

Yep, that was it.

Minutes earlier, I was approaching heavy traffic and had to slow down. At the same time Meredith accidently dropped a Sippy cup of milk in the floor board of our SUV. She started crying and since I was trying to keep my eyes on the road, I asked Jonah to unbuckle the seatbelt on his car seat and jump down to grab Meredith’s Sippy cup and hand it back to her.

He quickly did so and hopped right back into his car seat and buckled up.

The entire event lasted less than a minute but to my 5 year old it signified the best day of his life!

I so love this age!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Presto Cookie Factory

The Presto Cookie Factory arrived today. Thank you infomercials for warping my child’s mind into thinking we can make bakery quality decorative cookies with plastic cookie presses.



Sunday, August 07, 2011

Girls Weekend Recap

Our annual Chi Omega Pledge Class reunion involved a lot of this:

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And this:

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And this:

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And just for fun the group shot and one of me and Vicky who decided to take a picture with one of the art deco cows in downtown Austin.

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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Girls Weekend

I am SO ready for my Chi Omega pledge class reunion this weekend! We get together every year for a weekend of fun and relaxation!

This year we are heading to our old stomping ground, Austin, Tx!

We will be sleeping here:

Barton Creek Spa and Resort

Spending Saturday morning doing this:

Afterwards relaxing Here:

Having Pre-Dinner drinks Here:

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Eating Yummy Mexican Food Here:


La Condesa

and having Post Dinner drinks Here:



Friday needs to hurry and get here!

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