Thursday, November 29, 2007

My Very Own Christmas Tree!

This year, I have my very own Christmas tree.....Mommy loves having a sparkly pink tree to decorate! So girly and fun!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Christmas Lights

We went to the Fayetteville Square on Saturday night to look at the lights!
Everything was so festive and beautiful. There was music playing and lots to see and do!
Scott and Ava had to get a picture in front of the Razorback.

Ava, Pappy, & Grammy

Our Family

Pappy treated Ava to a pony ride before we left. She had a ball going around and around.

We had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving weekend at the lake!

Thanks, Grammy & Pappy! We Love You!

Gingerbread Friends

Saturday afternoon was a perfect day for baking cookies.
I started with a ball of dough....

....rolled it out (with Grammy's help) and cut out a gingerbread man.
.....Next, I put them in the oven (with Mommy's help) and waited for them to bake....
.....Last, we iced the cookies and gave them raisin faces....

They tasted so good!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We spent TG day and the weekend at the lake with Grammy & Pappy. Grammy always plans crafts for the kids. This year, we made apple turkeys....they were cute and delicious!
Ava's Turkey
Prima Isabella and Ava
Bye Bye Turkey...
Isabella's cousins.....Efrain & Pilar
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and have so much to be thankful for!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Growing Girlies!

Here are Ava and Isabella tonight and there they are below a long, long time ago....Barely walking and so teeny tiny! I thought this was a cute comparison in front of the same ottoman.
Oh! How time flies!

Happy Birthday to Grammy

Today is Grammy's Birthday. We celebrated with Jeff, Lorena, and Isabella. Isabella and I helped Grammy blow out her candles. We love you, Grammy! We will see Pappy very soon - he is flying in tomorrow for Thanksgiving! Yippee!

Fruit Leather for Dummies (Like me!)

Okay, I have learned a few things from my first attempt at fruit leather...... It comes out in one big sheet - so next time, I will roll it up in a piece of wax paper and cut it into skinny fruit roll-ups....I think it will be easier to store that way.

Also, I bought the no-sugar added Mott's strawberry applesauce to try out. There are so many different flavors. I am sure I won't be making this forever - but it is kind of fun!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Homemade Fruit Leather

I got this recipe from Bible Study last week...So easy and quite tasty too!

Ava loves any sort of fruit snack and this is definitely a cheap and healthy way to go!
Next time, I will bake 2 batches at the same time...12 hrs is a long time to wait for a fruit leather to bake! I also thought the all natural flavored applesauces would be a fun thing to try.


Fruit Leather

2 T lemon juice

2 T honey

2 Cups applesauce

Cooking Spray

1. Pre-heat oven to warm - 200* degrees

2. Mix applesauce, honey, & lemon juice

3. Coat a 9x13 glass baking dish with spray...Pour mixture in and spread evenly.

4. Bake @200* for 12 hours (yes 12), or until pliable, but not brittle.

5. Cut in strips and store in air tight container

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Cutie Pie

Scott took these before church today - I thought they turned out super cute! She LOVES to wear pants with pockets......she keeps her Hotwheels in them....funny girl!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Spike Turns 2!

Today I went to Spike's 2nd Birthday party.
It was a great time....especially the "Cars" themed cake! Happy Birthday, Spike!
I Love You!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Playing With Jake

Jake came to play with me today! We had a great time reading together in my room. The Mommies talked and talked and talked. It was a terrific Tuesday!
Jake's Mommy has a new blog - check out the "Elizabeth" link on my blog roll of friends...

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Weekend Visit

Mommy, Daddy, and I went to visit my Grandpa "Great" this weekend. Mum and Papa were there from Texas and Aunt Vickie came to visit everyday. Grandpa "Great" moved into a retirement village this weekend. We helped move him in and decorate his new room. Is was a happy and sad weekend - but we know he will be extra safe in his new home with "around the clock" care - especially for Alzheimers patients. Please pray a little prayer for my sweet Great Grandpa tonight - we want him to feel safe and make new friends - he's the friendliest Grandpa Great I know - so that shouldn't be too hard! Grandma Great is recovering from knee surgery, so we'll take pictures together on our next visit. Here are a few pictures of our time together before the big move..... Sugar from Grandpa "Great" - He's pretty sweet!
...eating our toast this morning...
...cuddle time with Mum and Papa...
....storytime with Papa....