Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Triffle

If you love desserts, and chocolate, and peanut butter, then you MUST try this!  It’s from Betty Crocker’s App for i-Pad (which by the way has so amazing recipes in there and a must to download).  I’ve been wanting to make this for a while and finally got the excuse to make it when supper club needed someone to make a dessert.  One thing I did different from the recipe is make separate chocolate and peanut butter cookies, they call for the mix with both in there, but I couldn’t find it, plus it didn’t seem to effect the taste.  Seriously, I cannot wait to make this again, yum!


Chocolate-Peanut Butter Trifle
Who wouldn't love cookies and cream layered in a giant serving bowl?
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® chocolate peanut butter chip cookie mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons water
1 egg
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups whipping (heavy) cream
2 tablespoons chopped chocolate-covered peanuts
Heat oven to 350ºF. Make cookies as directed on pouch, using oil, water and egg. Bake and cool as directed. Cut each cookie into fourths.
Melt butter and brown sugar in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture is smooth. Stir in peanut butter until well blended. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Beat whipping cream in chilled medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until soft. Fold whipped cream into peanut butter mixture.
Place half of the cookie pieces in bottom of 2-quart glass bowl. Spoon half of peanut butter mixture over cookies. Top with remaining cookies and peanut butter mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 12 hours. Sprinkle with peanuts.

Friday, September 23, 2011


Callie is so excited that ballet has started!  She really missed it over the summer and couldn’t wait for it to start back up again.


She’s in a much bigger class this year and I think that threw her off a bit in the start.  It takes her a moment to warm up to new situations, especially with lots of people, but I know she’ll be fine by a couple of classes.IMG_6880

It also helps to have a familiar face leading our class, Mrs. Amy!  After the first class Mac stated that Mrs. Amy was a good and fun teacher. :)IMG_6883

Also, while I was waiting on her class to get out I looked at the recital picture board, and guess who made it on there?!  Um, so, stinking, cute.


Callie asks me every other day if she goes to dance class that day, so I’m thinking she likes it, and I think it’ll stay that way too- yay!

Callie’s Birthday Countdown

The countdown has begun for Callie’s Birthday!  Turning the big 3! She has been talking about her birthday for months now, I’m sure feeling like it’ll never come.  So now that it’s less than two weeks away, we made her a birthday countdown so she can see how close her birthday is now.  She loves pulling off a ring each morning, look at that face!

Birthday CountdownMac is SUPER excited about her upcoming birthday, and the fact that she’ll be one year way from having gum. :)


Monday, September 12, 2011


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JJ the Dog

Some good friends of ours have a dog named JJ and occasionally we'll dog sit for them when they go out of town. We love JJ the dog around here, he let's the girls play on him all day, never takes their food, rarely barks, and will stand guard to protect them. The other weekend we kept him and the girls were so excited!

They literally were whining about who could play with him. On Callie's turn, she decided to show him flash cards, JJ happily sat and listened and watched.

Chloe decided she wanted to sit with JJ and watch the cars go by the front door

If you didn't know JJ and walked up and saw him, ya might be a bit scared- the dog is huge and can put on a good show. But to know him you'll realize that he's just a sweet lovable dog that just loves to get loved on!

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Callie School Update

Now that we are getting into the rhythm of school twice a week, Callie has been great about going! She really loves her teacher, Ms. Dawne, and just about everything else they do during class. She brings home a new art piece it seems everyday, she's learning to catch the ball (she loves playing basketball!), can now say the pledge of allegiance, and sing about 20+ new songs I've never heard of!

Recently they took pictures of the kids for the new bulletin bored outside the classroom, Callie was so excited to show me her picture. She also loved telling me who everyone else was


As we passed another classroom, Callie got really excited when she noticed one of her best buddies picture- Baby James! Yes, I know he's not a "baby" but Callie will NOT call him just James. She loves James and that's fine with me, we really like his parents, oh and him too :)

The other day was bring your "Best Stuffed Friend Day!" After telling this to Callie, she asked if she could bring Chloe, how sweet! I then had to explain stuffed and she settled on bringing Buddy Boy. This is her "lovey" that she got on her first Christmas. When she was a baby, Buddy Boy and a paci were key to keeping her peaceful, so thankful for that! Anyway, she was so excited to bring him to school and to see everyone else's friend!

In short, Mac is LOVING school so far and were looking forward to a great rest of the school year!

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Chloe and the Dog Bowl

Chloe early on found Doc’s dog bowl and since that day, she’s had a fascination with it.  We’ve moved it around trying to “hide” it from her, the thought “out of sight out of mind” hasn’t worked though.  A couple of times a day I’m pulling her away, sometimes even taking dog food out of her mouth- gross I know. 

8-18But it doesn’t matter if there’s food or not, she’s all about it8-181and pretty proud of herself too..IMG_6780

I know she’ll learn to leave it alone, but until then, we’ll keep finding her at the dog’s watering hole…