Sons are a heritage from the Lord. Psalm 127:3

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Meal Plan Monday

I can't believe November is here already! I look forward to all the delicious foods & yummy treats that the upcoming holidays have to offer. Plus, the weather is getting cool so it makes it extra nice to cook all those delicious meals.

Happy November everyone & I hope you all have a blessed week!

Sunday: Pizza- Take Out (Never made it last week)

Monday: Fish Tacos

Tuesday: Roast, Carrots, Potatoes & Corn Muffins w/ Honey Butter

Wednesday: Mini Slider Turkey Burgers, Tator Tots & Fresh Fruit

Thursday: Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches

Friday: BBQ Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Corn

Saturday: Salmon, Mixed Veggies & Rice

Monday, October 25, 2010

Meal Plan Monday

I'm planning my meals with the food I already have on hand and I will only go to the grocery store for milk & fresh fruit or veggies this week.

Sunday: Leftovers

Monday: Southwestern Chicken Salad

Tuesday: Lasagna, Salad & Corn

Wendsday: Crockpot Pork Chops, Rice & Peas

Thursday: Cheese Raviolis

Friday: Homemade Pizza

Saturday: BBQ Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Corn

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Footprint Ghost

Here are the art projects the kids made today. They are ghost's made out of their footprints sprinkled with cinnamon for a delightful smelling aroma. Not only are these super simple, but the kids had alot of fun making them.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cobb's Pumpkin Patch

We took the kids to Cobb's Pumpkin Patch Saturday afternoon once the kids woke up from their naps. We all had such a great time, the kids didn't want to leave. Of course, mommy always takes way too many pictures, but having 3 boys, it's hard to get one good picture of them all looking & smiling at the same time! :)

Our beautiful family.
Preston, Jeremiah & three handsome little fellas! :)
I can't believe I got two good shots of all 3 boys. Too cute!
Noah being silly as always. He's such a character.
Big brothers.
My adorable Preston.
My sweet little Noah.
My little cutie pie Jeremiah.
Jeremiah is taking after his big brother Noah with his silliness.
I think they were done with picture taking at this point.
Preston liked the weird looking pumpkins in the background.
Jeremiah had to touch & feel them too!
The boys favorite part of the pumpkin patch.......the tractor train ride.

Look at their cute little smiles. They are definitely having a great time!
I love how cute & furry this Llama was. He's adorable!
These donkeys reminded me of donkey on Shrek. They were too cute!

The boys enjoyed feeding the animals.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Meal Plan Saturday

I can't believe I actually got my meal plan & grocery shopping done for this coming week. I feel like I'm ahead of myself for once. :)

Saturday: Rib Eye Steak, Baked Potato & Garlic Bread

Sunday: Stuffed Pork Chops, Applesauce & Garlic Bread

Monday: BBQ Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Corn

Tuesday: Crock Pot Tri-Tip, Rice Pilaf & Sauteed Zucchini

Wednesday: Southwestern Chicken Taco Salad

Thursday: Lasagna, Salad & Beef Bouillon Green Beans

Friday: Homemade Pizza

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday My Sweet Little Noah

October 5th, 2010 was my sweet little Noah's 3rd birthday. We took him out to John's Incredible Pizza to celebrate his special day with family & a few good friends. We all had a great time & here are some pictures that captured those special moments!

Mommy w/ the birthday boy!

Nana w/ the birthday boy. He was so excited over his chocolate cupcakes!

Preston & Noah eating ice cream after their dinner.

Jeremiah was being such a cheese ball while I was trying to take a picture of him.

What a cutie pie!

Our good friends Matt & Lindsay with the birthday boy!

Our dear friends Dan & Joan w/ Preston.

G.G. Rhodes & Nana with Preston & Noah.

Mommy & Daddy getting hugs from the birthday boy!

Noah was excited to finally get his cake that he's been waiting all day for.

Making his wish & blowing out his candles.

Cake you can see the excitement on both of their faces!
Mommy's 6 month pregnant belly is hard to miss in this pic. :)

The train is the boys favorite ride. They rode it like 3 times!

This is their other favorite ride.
Action shot while they were up in the air.

Nana with the boys right before we left to go to John's Incredible Pizza.
Happy Birthday my sweet little Noah! You are such a blessing to our family & you bring us so much joy & laughter. You are one amazing little man! We love you to pieces!

Wordless Wednesday

Best little buddies sharing the love! :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Our Fun October Calendar

For the last couple of months, I have been wanting to make a cute & fun calendar for the boys to teach them the months & days of the week. I thought October would be a fun month to start considering they love pumpkins & fall. I got my Cricut machine out yesterday & came up with this fun surprise! The boys just LOVED it! They are looking forward to adding a pumpkin to our calendar each day. I forgot how much fun I have using my Cricut. I already have my November theme picked out & ready to start when the times comes! :)

I want to give a huge thanks to my friend Joan for stopping by yesterday to bring me a new Cricut blade. You were such a lifesaver & I really appreciate your thoughtfullness! :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Meal Plan Monday

Sunday: Chicken salad for hubby & I and the kids are requesting pancakes for dinner. :)

Monday: Tilapia w/ a mushroom cream sauce, sauteed mushrooms, baked potato & peas.

Tuesday: Eating out at John's Incredible Pizza to celebrate my son's 3rd birthday!

Wednesday: Turkey burgers, tator tots & fresh fruit.

Thursday: Homemade chicken pot pies.

Friday: Having friends over for game/movie night & eating finger foods: Buffalo shrimp, meatball marinara melts, chicken taquitos, mozzarella sticks & spinach artichoke dip.

Saturday: To be determined........

This weeks make & bakes:
Texas Sheet Cake & Cupcakes for my son's birthday!
Almond Poppy Seed Bread
Banana Scones
Breakfast Burritos

Friday, October 1, 2010

Banana Chocolate Chip Panckaes w/ Maple & PB Syrup

I planned on making this recipe earlier this week, but we only had 1 banana left & I needed two for the recipe. I got around to finally trying this recipe out this morning and my kids & I loved it! It was delicious & full of flavor.

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup

1 1/2 C flour
3 Tbs sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 C buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbs canola oil
1 large egg
2 small-med ripe bananas
1/4 C mini chocolate chips (or reg. chips roughly chopped) tossed with 2 tsp flour
Cooking Spray or butter for pan
1 C maple syrup
1/2 C peanut butter
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk together. In a separate bowl combine buttermilk, eggs, oil, and vanilla and whisk well. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix just until moistened and combined. Place bananas in a bowl and roughly mash with a fork. Fold into batter. Add the chocolate chips that have been tossed with flour and stir.
For syrup, heat peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add maple syrup and gently whisk to combine. Heat in the microwave for another 30 seconds, whisk, and then set aside.
Heat a nonstick griddle or skillet to medium heat. Coat pan with little butter and then pour on pancake batter. Use 1/4 C batter for large pancakes (4-6") and 2 T for kid-sized ones (2-3"). Wait until bubbles form and edges are set and then flip.Reheat syrup if necessary and pour over warm pancakes