Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Yummy Cookie Pizza!!

Thank you to The Fabulous Five for posting this YUMMY recipe!!

We made it tonight and it was so delicious!! All you need is a 16 oz tube of chocolate chip cookie dough, semisweet chocolate chips, marshmallows, peanuts, and caramel syrup...

Spread the dough out on a pizza pan (or a baking sheet like I did since I do not have a pizza pan) and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. Then pile on the toppings and stick it back in the oven for a few minutes longer until the toppings melt a little. ENJOY!!!!!!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: DO NOT FEED THIS TO YOUR ALMOST 2 YEAR OLD AT 8pm LIKE I DID!! SHE IS STILL NOT ASLEEP!! What can I say?!? I was trying to be supermom like April!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Beach Pictures! I am back!!

WOW!! I was on a blogging streak and then off to the beach I went!!

We had such a great time! We went to the beach last week and had a blast... Our good friends, Matt and Tasha came down on Thursday and stayed until Sunday with us. They brought their little boy, Parker (him and AG are only 3 days apart in age) and their sweet daughter Haley!! Ava Grace had so much fun playing with them!!

Here are some pics... LOVE LOVE!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

More Pics of Baby Brycen!

How stinkin cute is he?!? I miss him already! The happy little family was able to go home yesterday and we got to visit them. I was so thrilled to hold this little bundle of joy!! I just can not get over his hair!! I JUST LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Meet Baby Brycen!!

One of my very best friends had her sweet little boy this afternoon!! I made it to the hospital just in time!! He weighed 6lbs 13oz and was so stinkin adorable! Here is a picture that I was able to get of him. You can't see it in the picture but he has lots of dark hair and it has a little of a curl to it. I can't wait to watch him grow and be a part of his life. Congrats Mommy and Daddy!! He is perfect!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Look

Check out "The Look" that Ava Grace gave us last night when we told her it was time to go Night Night - Ha! Right after this famous look she jumped up and started running...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Spinning Hearts and Minds

Yesterday was one of those days. I couldn't think straight. I had so many things running through my mind. From everyday household duties, to work, to relationships. My head and my heart was literally spinning out of control. I couldn't sleep last night. Well, the 1st reason is because Ava Grace wanted to sleep with us which she never wants to do so we were just loving every minute of it. But she just could not get comfortable so at about 1am I put her in her bed for the night. Then I sat there in the bed until 3am just thinking about everything that has been on my mind. There is nothing like thinking things thru in the middle of the night. It is dark and quiet and it is just easy to clear your mind.

This morning I woke up with a new light on things. It is so easy to get wrapped up in your own problems to the point where you forget about all of the blessings in your life. I worry way too much. I know I mentioned in a previous post that I was going to try to stop worrying... well, let's just say that I am still trying. Bottomline is that I have a lot to be thankful for.

Today is a brand new day and I plan to make it a good one!! Love love

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Mozzarella, Raspberry, and Brown Sugar Panini

On rainy days I really like to relax in my big chair and watch the food network. Today I was watching Giada at Home and she made something that really caught my attention. All of you that know me, KNOW that I do not like to try new things and that I have always been very picky eater.

Mozzarella, Raspberry, and Brown Sugar Panini... doesn't that just sound delicious! Well, after watching the show, Ava Grace and I went out on a mission to get the ingredients to make this fabulous sandwich. It was so yummy! And it seriously only took about 15 minutes to make it from start to finish. You can find the recipe HERE on the food network website.

You will need a panini press to make the sandwich. I bought one a while back for about 20 bucks. It was worth it! We have used it so much! It is great to have!

This makes me want to start a Recipe Blog...

Have a great Sunday! We are off to see the fam in the morning. Ava Grace is going to be SO EXCITED! IHOP... PopUps House... Mimi's House... Aunt Shelby's for a Jewelry Party... FUN FUN FUN!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Do You Ever...

Do you ever wake up with that feeling that you want to buy something? Do you ever just crave a new top or shoes or a new purse?

Call me what you want... but I woke up this morning and I really wanted to go shopping. I have resisted the urge thus far but the day is still young. I guess it is a good thing that I live in a small town... my options are few...

The sad thing is that I really don't even know what I want. I would love to have some new clothes... who wouldn't?!?

Right now I am filling the void with Doritos and Sunkist. At this point I can either be fat or fabulously stylish and broke. I really prefer the second option...

Guess I could go buy some diet pills... kill two birds with one stone... I wonder if that will work... I think NOT!

It is times like these that I wish I did not live in a small town... geeezzz!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Creative Fun

We had to get a little creative this morning for me to get any work done. Here is the proof...

I turned her bed into a tent and she thought it was the BEST thing ever!!

I told her Daddy that she may start back to daycare next week! JK! HAHA!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Missing my baby...

When AG was a little baby (0-4 months) she slept with us. Then we kinda "trained" her to sleep in her own bed because it was a little crowded with us all in the bed and no one was getting a good nights sleep.

NOW... I get in the bed at night and wish she was there.

Words can not express the love you feel for your child. When she is not with me I feel incomplete...

Just a little thought...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Here are some pictures of Ava Grace from this past weekend!

Playing with Barney in the Zebra Pool!

Coloring after a long day of swimming!

Feeding Barney some Banana Split Ice Cream! YUMMY!

Eating Banana Split Ice Cream by the pool and getting it EVERYWHERE!

Giving Barney a kiss!

Poor Barney! See... I told you he goes everywhere with her!

Reading Golf Digest with Pop!

Outside at Nana and Pop's house talking on the phone in her Elmo jammies!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Fun Weekend!!

We have had a GREAT weekend!!

Friday night after work we went to Target to get AG some more Barney movies so we could feed her obsession. Then Caroline met us there and we went to eat dinner at Iguana Grill in Midtown with Mamaw Faye. It was incredibly yummy! I got the fajita nachos and they were delicious. Chips, Chicken, and Cheese on top! My kind of meal...

Saturday morning Ava Grace, Caroline, and I went to the pool. Ava Grace had a blast playing with Caroline. We beat our 2 hour pool record and stayed out there for 3 hours. Then we ate lunch with Daddy at the pool before we went home to put AG down for a nap. SHE SLEPT FOR 3 HOURS!! Swimming wears her out!! Then that afternoon I worked out on my elliptical for a while and read some more in Twilight. Then we got ready to go to Birmingham for the night. AG went to Nana's to play for the evening and we went to a surprise 40th birhtday party for one of our really good friends. The party was so much fun! We were able to see alot of close friends that we do not get to see that often.

Sunday morning we woke up early and headed home to get AG. It was a good 2 hour drive and we stopped in the middle for Waffle House. YUMMY! Then when we got to Nana's AG was taking an early nap. We let her nap for a little bit and then took her home around 11:30. Well, we weren't home long and we went to McDonald's to get AG a happy meal and we went back to Nana's to swim for the afternoon. Needless to say AG is still asleep right now which is highly unusual for her. She did go to bed past her bedtime last night - but just a hour past. She fell asleep on the way home from Nana's around 9pm. Being outside and in the water makes her so tired!!!

SO.... That was our weekend! I hope everyone had a great weekend!!

For now... I need to get some work done while AG is sleeping. Love love

Friday, June 5, 2009

Barney Craze!

My husband always said - "My child is not watching Barney!"

Well, guess what? My little Ava Grace is OBSESSED with that big purple and green dinosaur! Like you would not believe! She says his name about 200 times a day. When she sees a TV or computer she starts pointing at it and yelling, "I WANT BARNEY!"... then she will start saying, "PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! I WANT BARNEY!" - (PS. we are working on the please and thank you's!) - So she knows when she says please we can't refuse!

Seriously?!? I wonder how long this will last. I don't mind if she likes Barney. I think it is a great learning tool for her and anything that makes her happy makes me happy... BUT... I have never seen her so in LOVE with a character before!

She even carries around the DVD cases and sings "I LOVE YOU! YOU LOVE ME!"

When she wakes up the first thing we hear on the monitor is her saying "BARNEY!"

He even had to swim with her at Nana's house on Wednesday.

I have been looking online to see if a Barney Live show even existed anymore. I can't find it though. I would take her to see him - I don't care how far away it is! It would be so much fun for her to see him! We are going to buy her some more DVD's tonight. She has 2 right now and have watched them so much they are starting to freeze and skip in certain places! (How bad is that? That she has watched them that much!?!)

Whatever makes her happy! :-)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Fav Snack this week!!

All-Bran Rolled Fiber Wafers - Chocolate (of course!) These things are so good! and Guess What!?! They are good for you too!! It costs you 130 Calories for 3 of them and only 35 of those calories are from fat. On top of that they have 10 grams of fiber!! How awesome is that?!? They keep your system going (if you know what I mean) and they taste GREAT too!!

So, on to my sweet baby! I took her to the splash pad this morning. She had a blast!! Here are some pics of her this morning!! I LOVE this swimsuit!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My Baby Can Wear Floaties!!

We went to the pool this morning and Ava Grace had a blast. I thought we would just be there for about 30 minutes but 30 minutes turned into about 2 hours. So, anyway one of my friends and her 2 little girls were there and Ava Grace had a lot of fun playing with them. They had an extra pair of arm floaties so we gave them a try. I was so proud of her. She kept them on and could float pretty good by herself. She could have probably done a lot more than I let her! I am still VERY PARANOID around the water!! She is starting to be such a big girl now!! AWWWW!!

I am going to take her to get her own floaties and pool toys in a little bit! She has a float that she can sit in but she does not want to play with that! She is little miss independent! FOR SURE!!

Monday, June 1, 2009


So, today was my first day with AG at home for the summer!! It was awesome!! I hope every day goes this smoothly!

We started out the morning with Blueberry Muffins and bananas (of course!!) Then she played with her toys while I worked. Then we bought groceries for the week and made a trip to the post office while the house was getting cleaned. She ate lunch (kinda - for those of you that know Ava Grace, you know she is a moody eater) - so she picked over her lunch and then took a nap for about 2 1/2 hours... During that time I got SO MUCH WORK DONE!! It was like I had this adrenaline rush or something. I knew she could wake up at any minute so I was just going and going and going and going!! Then this afternoon I pulled out her splash pool that she has not played with since last year and she had a blast!! She LOVED it!! Then Daddy came home and grilled us steaks. After dinner AG and Daddy went to hit golf balls while I went to my Bible Study at church. And YES she has her own golf clubs!! They are pink! But she doesn't really hit the ball - she just picks the balls up and puts them in the hole! She knows where they go and taking them there is just a heck of a lot easier than hitting them in!! After we all got home I cleaned the kitchen and got AG ready for bed. We read Veggie Tales about 3 times and sang the songs and then she went Night Night. To TOP off this WONDERFUL day I made cookies!! Oatmeal Raisin to be exact!! So, off I go to eat my cookies and drink my milk for the day!!

I'll eat one for you too!! Love love and Night Night!