August 17, 2012

Braylen's 5th Birthday!

We went to Braylen's 5th Birthday at Wannamaker Sprinklers
Jilliann had a blast and ran around and thru the sprinklers, Kasey on the other hand didn't want anything to do with the water and only played in the faucet with his feet!

getting ready to chow down on some pizza! That girl LOVES pizza and would eat it for every meal!

Kasey chowed down on some cake!

The kids were so cute getting their picture taken as a group!

August 15, 2012

Photo Chances

The kids were being sweet, so we got to get some cute little photos of them!

August 13, 2012

Aydan's Birthday

fyi: picture heavy---- just the way i like 'em!

We did Aydan's birthday this past weekend! From the fourth of July until Christmas our weekends are usually packed with stuff to do!

He had a superhero theme!
Mom made these awesome hangings, that can be taken down and hung on a wall! They are made out of Styrofoam and are super light!

Spider man with his pain in the butt web! Tommy and I put the web up and had three people telling us how to do it right! It was comical but a lot of work for something that seems so simple!

I made each each kid a shirt and then we got little masks and capes to go with them!

These two were inseparable!
Super strong kiddos!

There they go tackling the world!

Brady was super cute as Batman!

i love how the cousins thought he needed supervision!

Love that look of opening up those presents!

The party went great and we had an absolute blast!

August 9, 2012

Jilliann's Mermaid Party!

Jilliann's bday!
we did a mermaid and crab party for Jilliann's bday!
She had an absolute blast and we had so much fun planning and decorating!

we had a craft table where they made mermaids and jellyfish

you got to sit and be a part of the sea

the mermaid and crab that inspired the whole party

another craft we did was the handprint mermaids. 
mom premaid these canvases, so all the kids could do their handprints! it turned out sooooooooooooo cute!

Jilliann's - notice how her name is written backwards! We are still working on this!

the shark attack watermelon!

birthday cake and cupcakes

playing in the pond! we had a sprinkler set up with some other fun stuff, but all of the kids played in the pond!

August 7, 2012

Menu Cheat Sheet

i did a recipe binder awhile back to organize all of my stuff. i organized the recipes into categories: beef, chicken, turkey, pork, cakes/cupcakes, brownies/bars, pies, etc.

after that i made these shopping lists and weekly menus. they live in the binder so all i have to do is plan my week and then transfer the ingredients to the shopping list.
the list goes to the pantry and then whatever is left goes to the grocery store with me.

the menu lives on the fridge and then there is no question what is for any meal! i love them!

have fun!

shopping list

weekly menu calendar

you can download them so you can use them too!