Thursday, March 31, 2011

Valentines Day

Valentines day this year was very relaxing.  I told Ryan that this year I didn't really want to buy each other gifts and spend a bunch of money on a "holiday" that I personally think is retarted!  This year was going to be all about my little bubba, and making it a special day for him!  I was off on the actual day this year, so Eli and I had some great mommy/son time together.  I had went by Target, (one of my favorite places to go at least 2 times a week) to rade the dollar spot about a week before, to pick up a few fun things that I thought my little man would like to play with.  The dollar spot wasn't much help, but of coarse it wasn't that hard to spend some money there....Eli got a new Barney movie for the car, some sidewalk chalk, and a new "bubble machine".  The weather was so nice out, that after his nap we got to go outside and play!
After daddy got home from work we took Eli to McDonalds to play some more and have his favorite meal, chicken nuggets.  He had a blast...after dinner we went to have frozen yogurt to top off the day.  He loves this place too, but not as much as mommy....he he.  

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My little chef!

One night when I was trying to make dinner, Eli was sooooo clingy and all he wanted was to be you know, you can't really cook like that!  I thought that I would try to direct him in another way...he could just help mommy!  I have always told Ryan that our children, whether girls or boys would be very well rounded.....they will all know how to fix their cars, do yard work, and of coarse do their laundry and learn how to clean and COOK!  This was a great opprotunity to introduce something new to Eli, and he could help mommy too!  I had him help me with the salads that evening...something that was not to messy, and I knew he was totally capable of putting together.  I set out all of the ingredients with bowls, and with a little direction, he did great! 
Pulling up the chair to get started...
My little chef in action!
Every chef has to test taste his work, right?!?!
Finished product...Good job little man...I can't wait until we get to cook together again!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

First snow of 2011

The first snow we had in 2011 was on a Sunday we got to enjoy playing out in it with daddy. 
Eli's girlfriend, Kinley, got to come down and play too...she wasn't really sure what to think of it all!

Recent Family Pics

These are just a few recent family pics that we had done around Christmas time for our Christmas cards.  They were done by our sweet friend, and forever photographer, Jamie Rogers.  They turned out really cute, and can't wait until we have our next shoot!
Enjoy just a few of our favorites...