Saturday, July 24, 2010

I forgot... sweet baby feet are much they sleep in the beginning...
and how little we don't...
and how I can function on such a small amount of sleep much laundry such a small person can create!
our washing machine has been going every day...
yet we still had to borrow a blanket from Avery

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Welcome to the World!!!

Greyson Bryan Pierson
born Saturday, July 17th
at 11:53pm
7lbs 14oz
19 3/4" long

We are home, and everyone is doing great!!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

burst of extra energy = last minute projects

{matching initial shirts for sister & brother}

{some applique onesies for baby boy}

{letter crayons using these molds from Amazon}

{packaged together to spell names for
Birthday/Christmas gifts}

{tossed into an applique canvas bag with
a coloring book...ready to go!}
I hope this extra burst of energy means this baby will be here soon!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Remember push-up pops??

I found some at Target the other day & got them...
they remind me of being a kid...

I think they were a hit!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dear Avery...

Today you are 2 1/2!!! I can't believe that after today, you are officially closer to 3 than 2...crazy!

Here are some of my favorite things about you these days:

Sayings -
"Hold you me" when you want to be picked up
"let me do _____ for juuuust a second" or "juuust a minute" {usually when you are trying to stall}
"Look! It's like the same"
"Happy to you" for Happy Birthday

You are super creative and can play by yourself for a looooong time!
I love listening to the things you are saying as you play with your cars or stuffed animals.
You like to make everyone talk, and use different voices for different things.
{Of course everytime I try to catch this on video, you immediately stop}
You have such an imagination.

You also L-O-V-E coloring...crayons, markers, paints, chalk on the driveway, you love it all!

You are super active, and always on the move.
You love to run! I'm amazed sometimes by how far you can go without definitely did not get the running gene from mommy!!!
And singing and dancing are high up on your list of fun things to do too.
Along with swimming, where you have no fear. You will jump right in the pool and splash around, and you are getting really good at using your water wings.

Funny Quirks:
You like to crawl inside Daddy's shirt...while he is wearing it! {see here}
You have a very specific bedtime routine that includes reading a book, then running to your room and hiding for Daddy to find you, then getting in bed getting a kiss "through the window", standing to get a kiss and hug and finally getting covered long as ALL of your "friends" are in bed too!

Favorite Foods -
grilled cheese sandwiches
refried beans & chips
bagels with cream cheese
apple juice

We LOVE you baby girl!
Happy Half Birthday!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

38 weeks...

no comparison shots this time...
Avery was born at 38 weeks!
Just waiting to see when this one will arrive...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Have your cake...

...and your frosting too!
Let's face it cakes & cupcakes are really just a means to the frosting anyways, right?
I don't care about making cakes from scratch, a box mix is fine by me.
But frosting is a whole 'nother story.
Have you had really good, homemade frosting?
It can't be beat!
Here are my three favorite basic frosting recipes:

Chocolate Buttercream

5 1/3 C powdered sugar

1/2 C Hershey's cocoa

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

1/2 C milk

2 tsp vanilla extract

Stir together cocoa & powdered sugar in a large bowl.

In another bowl, beat butter & 1C sugar-cocoa mixture;

add remaining sugar-cocoa mixture, milk & vanilla; beat to spreading consistency.

(from the Hershey's Best Loved Recipes cookbook)

Vanilla Bean Buttercream

1 stick unsalted butter (room temp, but not too soft)

1 lb powdered sugar

1 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract

3 Tbsp whole milk

pinch of salt

1 scraped vanilla bean

Cream together butter & sugar; add milk, vanilla, salt & vanilla bean scrapings; mix until thick and creamy.

(Thanks to Heather for sharing this delicious recipe!)

Cream Cheese Frosting

8oz cold cream cheese

5 Tbsp butter, softened

2 tsp vanilla

3C powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese, butter & vanilla until combined;

gradually add powdered sugar until you reach a spreading consistency.

(found here at slashfood)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Getting ready for baby

In preparation for being the ever helpful Big Sister,
Avery has been helping us get ready for baby...
by trying on his clothes

testing the capacity of the infant car seat...

and making sure his bath tub can hold all the essentials...

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Saturday night Avery & I headed to my friends Jennifer & Jason's house for their BIG 4th of July Party. They live out in the country and had everything you could want for a 4th of July shindig!
Smoked BBQ, Fireworks, & Live Music! sparklers...



& kittens...

Sunday Mike was home and we headed to our friends Billy & Julia's house for an afternoon of swimming & fun with friends

We left their house in time to catch the fireworks show over Grapevine Lake on our way home. It was a busy, but fun weekend!
Hope everyone else had a great 4th of July!!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

here comes the rain...

...more like here is the rain.
It's been raining on and off all week!
At least it has dropped the temperatures and watered our thirsty plants.

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