What Addi Wore~January 2013

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope your Thanksgiving was as wonderful as ours! Shannon hosted at her house and did a marvelous job! I think that will be the plan from now on.... to go to her house ;). (And I didn't get sick....yay!)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Way Back When-esday!

This was how I spent Thanksgiving 2010......SICK!!! I also have a history of being sick on previous Thanksgivings. I was given a very stern warning (by Jackie) that if I got sick this year....I was in deep trouble. Let's hope I can make it through without any little bugs visiting me!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Way Back When-esday!!!

Edible Pilgrim Hats! Assembly Required!

It just boggles my mind that it is time to think about these again! Wow! Keith asked me what I was going to make for our church Thanksgiving dinner. Really??? Yeah. It is this Sunday! I always make a big double batch of these and the kids LOVE them (I think a few adults do too). The tray is always empty.

So without further ado....here is the (non) recipe for these. There really isn't a recipe...just a little bit of assembly!

Pilgrim Hat Marshmallow Treats
Large Marshmallows (1 for each hat)
Fudge Stripe Cookies
Meltable Chocolate
Yellow Frosting

Directions:Place striped cookies about 1 inch apart on waxed paper and set aside.In a microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup, melt chocolate chips at 3 second intervals until soft and runny. Using a wooden skewer, insert into one marshmallow and dip into melted chocolate to cover top and sides of marshmallow and a little around the bottom to act as glue when placed on the cookie. Using a toothpick on the top of the marshmallow, wriggle over the cookie until chocolate-covered marshmallow is sitting on top of the cookie. Use same toothpick to smooth chocolate over area if a hole shows when toothpick is removed. Place cookies in the refrigerator until the chocolate is hardened, usually about one hour.Using yellow frosting, pipe buckles onto the hats.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Little Ballerina!

Addi's dream became a reality on Friday! LOL! She went to her first dance class. Since the girl could talk, she has been telling me that she wants to be a ballerina and go to dance class. She was so funny! Normally, she is quite the "spirited" child but her personality transformed the minute she crossed the threshold into "dance class". She got quiet and subdued and sooo serious. She wasn't the least bit shy and did exactly what the teacher told her to do. She was the cutest thing ever. She keeps asking me when she can go back
This was the look she had on her face the entire time. I really need to have a chat with the dance teacher so I can figure out how to do this at home!! Wonder if it would work on Drew too (who is not "spirited" at all)???

Monday, November 7, 2011

Reading Paws

When I was at the library with Addi for her weekly story time...I noticed a sign up sheet for Reading Paws. This is a program where kids sign up to come to the library and read to a therapy dog. This is beneficial to the dog (helps to socialize them) and the kids (improves reading skills). As soon as I saw this, I knew that Drew would LOVE this. I signed him up for a Saturday a few weeks away.

When we arrived, we got the pleasure of meeting Lucy. She was so cute! Drew had picked out a book so he started reading to her. As soon as he did, Lucy promptly yawned, laid her head down and was fast asleep. It was so funny! The handler kept trying to wake her up but she wasn't having it......

....until she was offered a marshmallow. She came to life immediately. Funny!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

It's a nice day............

....for a white wedding!!! And boy, was it ever!!! OMG! The most perfect fall day ever! The venue was beautiful beyond words (as was the bride). Just an all around perfect day! Here are the bride and groom right after the ceremony!
Most of my pics are going to be biased because my girls were both in the wedding (well, all of my girls, really)!!! Below l to r: Kristen (Jessica's sis), Jessica, Shannon, Taylor, Hannah, Holley, Bailey, Addi
Jessica chose to have both her mom and dad walk her down the aisle.
The little girls walking down!
The following are pics from the reception!
Congratulations, Michael & Jessica!!!