Thursday, October 30, 2008

Gabbie and Hope ( Fall Festival Fun)

Saturday we went to our towns annual Fall Frolic and the kids had so much fun!! Gabbie, Hope and I went to another smaller one at a local church and then Terry and Logan met up with us at the big festival. It was fun, there were booths set up for games, they had a costume contest and trick or treating and then at the end of it, they had a 25 foot high movie screen where they played Scooby Doo. Families brought blankets and picnic baskets and everyone sat around and watched the movie. Hope started getting sleepy and cranky, so we left about 30 minutes into the movie. But all in all.. it was a great time!

Gabbie and Hope are crazy about each other
If it were up to Gabbie, she would stay forever!!
Seriously, is she cute or what?

One more, this wasn't at the festival, but I love this picture!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

In the kitchen with Gabbie

Gabbie and I have been having fun in the kitchen making fall goodies! I found a recipe in the family fun magazine ( September issue) for mini caramel apples and Gabbie loved making them. ( she got a bit carried away and decided to dunk some marshmellows too, the kid is crazy about marshmellows) I wondered why the recipe called for butterscotch or peanut butter chips rather than actual caramel, well... do yourself a favor.. follow the recipe, we had a big caramelly mess on our hands when we attempted to do it our way. The caramel refuses to stick to the white of the apple no matter how much you dry it. but if your just dying to have caramel, I did find this twist to the recipe at little birdie secrets. The picture below is our second batch with the butterscotch chips.

After we finished with the caramel apples, we decided to make some cinnamon/applesauce dough ornaments to add to our christmas packages. If you have never tried this before, I would encourage you to try it, Gabbie had a blast and my house smelled like a slice of heaven all day.
Here is the recipe.. give it a try, you'll be glad you did!
1 Cup Applesauce
1 Cup Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Elmers Glue

Mix all the ingredients together.
roll out and cut out with cookie cutters
let air dry for several days.

Here is one of her finished little gingerbread men. we will make him into an ornament and tie him to her teachers christmas gift.

( one down, lots to go..)

What are you and your little ones working on?

Friday, October 10, 2008

I'm about to make you jealous... very jealous!!

Told ya!!

I mean, have you EVER seen anything cuter? They have reduced me to a puddle on the floor.

So.. lately, I've been going through my baby stuff... it's all getting worn out. I have been frantically trying to win every stroller contest I have found..and I have yet to be the lucky winner.. Hmmph!! I am still trying though.. hopefully the reason that I haven't won yet is because I was holding out for THIS baby.. this is the ultimate stroller . You can register to win it too, just head over to MOMDOT for your chance. ( but if you win it, give it me 'kay??)
Here are some features..
interchangeability > The 4Rider features Mutsy’s signature profile with a contemporary minimalist look. The modern single spoke wheels have pneumatic tires for an edgy look that is also maximally comfortable for baby. Every 4Rider comes complete with a full-sized, cosseting bassinet that includes a protective apron and hood, and a separate fully-reclining seat with head enclosure, leg support and its own full-sized hood. The car seat adapter, dinner tray, babysitter, shopping basket and Funseat are available separately.
steering > The efficiently designed 4Rider with fully swiveling wheels at the front make this buggy exceptionally maneuverable in the city and also extremely stable in the woods or on the beach. A single-hand action engages the front wheel lock from under the footplate for strolling on uneven surfaces
folding > The Mutsy 4Rider is quickly to fold by pulling the safety grip up and then moving the handle down to release the buggy. The fold-lock system, indicated by the red top, enables you to easily unfold the frame. In folded position, you can remove the quick-release wheels extremely easily, making a very compact frame very convenient for transport by car, etc…
Good luck.. just don't forget to stroll it over if you win!!