Thursday, October 27, 2011

Potty Training HELL Continues....... Cameron is almost 4 and we are still in potty training hell. It has gotten much better. He wears underwear everyday and goes pee all by himself in the toilet and hasn't had an accident in awhile but it's the other one we are having trouble with....going #2. He does go in the toilet sometimes but most of the time he ends up going in his pants. And when he does it's a huge ordeal and sometimes takes him a couple days. Sometimes it hurts him so bad he is yelling and screaming and won't even try to sit on the toilet. I feel so bad for him, it's so sad. He holds it because it hurts but then when he eventually does go it hurts him even more. Then I think the times that it doesn't hurt he is just scared to go. I don't know what to do anymore. It's so frustrating.

I thought he was going to be so easy at potty training. When he was 2 he started showing interest and peeing in the toilet. I had no idea it was going to be like this. Thanks goodness we finally almost mastered the peeing;) I guess after we master #2 we move onto the night time training. He still wears a pull-up to bed. That should a ton of fun also....oh joy.

Does anyone have any helpful tips on this matter?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sweet Pinterest Love.

Oh my how I love Pinterest. I cannot get enough. I know this is like the third food post in a row but I have such a sweet tooth right now and I love to bake and make sweet treats. Pinterest is so good for finding some new recipes.

These rolo brownie bites look so freaking good. As a kid Rolos were my favorite and I haven't had them in so long. I am going to have to try this real soon.

Snickerdoodle muffins....REALLY?! Something else that is making my mouth water. These look hecka good. I see lots of baking in my future.

Source: None via Jessica on Pinterest

And don't these just look amazing?! I need some cookies now!
Source: None via Jessica on Pinterest

Reese's cheesecake brownies.....OH MY!

Ok I think that's all I can handle sharing today. Who else loves Pinterest for finding new recipes?
I hope everyone has a great weekend!!!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Super Yummy Gooey Cheese Bread.

I have been meaning to post this for awhile now. It's so good I had to share it with you all. I got this recipe from one of my favorite blogs, So Wonderful, So Marvelous. I have already made it a few times, Ryan and the boys love it!!!!! I call my version the Gooey Cheese Bread.

1 loaf of Italian bread or sourdough
1 stick butter
2 cloves of garlic {1 heaping teaspoon of the pre-minced stuff}
2 teaspoons of poppy seeds
16 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice the loaf length wise about 3 times, then slice in thick slices width wise and you will have big chunky squares. Do not slice all the way through.

Put butter, poppy seeds, and garlic in a microwaveable bowl and heat until butter is melted. Stir.
Then your going to stuff all that cheese between each and every slice.
Then pour the butter mixture all over the top. Cover and bake 10-15 minutes, then bake for another 10 minutes uncovered.


Michelle calls her recipe, Emily's Party Bread {named after her friend Emily, who came up with it} click here to see Michelle's recipe.
Give it a try. It's super easy and super yummy.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Saturday Sweetness.

These are the easiest peanut butter cookies you will ever make, heck they are probably the easiest cookie you will ever make. And they are so good!

 I like to line my baking sheets with parchment paper. It makes for an easy clean up and you don't have to worry about greasing.

Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 egg

Mix all ingredients together. Form 1" inch balls and arrange on baking sheet. I like to flattened mine out with a fork to make the little criss cross design {or whatever it's called}. Bake at 350 degrees until lightly brown, about 10-12 minutes.
I have had this recipe forever and the recipe says it can make 30 cookies but I can usually only get about 20.
I hope you get a chance to try out this recipe and hope everyone has a great weekend!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Family Fun.

About a month ago when Ryan was on vacation we took the boys to the lake. This was their first trip to the lake. Don't ask why we hadn't taken them sooner. They absolutely loved it. Of course we brought Mattie with us too and she wore herself out. She was exhausted the rest of the night and even the next day. Both boys had no fear of the water. They both just wanted to keep walking until the couldn't touch anymore.

 Mattie was the first one in the water.

At first Cameron didn't know what to think.

 Easton fell asleep on the way there.

Mattie searching for a rock.

 I love this picture. She is waiting for Ryan to throw a stick or something.

 Cameron throwing rocks.


 Digging in the sand. {I am so in love with the boost effect from Picnik}

We can't wait to go back next year when the weather gets warm. I really don't know why we never took them before. It's something cheap to do and the kids couldn't have been happier just digging in the sand and playing in the water. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday's Wine.

I can't believe I haven't shared more Middle Sister wine with you.  Middle Sister is one of my favorites. I came across these pictures and totally forgot I had taken them and I don't think I have shared this one with you. So here it is. Like I have Mentioned before our Target stores here have a great wine selection and they have almost all the Middle Sister wines. I highly recommend picking up a bottle if you are a wine drinker, you won't be disappointed. And don't you just love the label?! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Such a Slacker.

Oh WOW!!!! I can't believe it's been like 2 weeks since my last post. I am seriously slacking. Even Ryan mentioned something about the blog. I think he secretly likes to read it:)
We have some things going on and I have just been too exhausted and tired to get on the computer. I did catch up on some of my favorite blogs and pay some bills the other day but that's about it.
I have been dealing with 2 crazy ass toddlers, ants, and a slow computer {of course it's only slow when I am trying to blog}. I just hope all of my great followers will still stick around. And sooner or later I will let you in on what's going on.

The boys curled up watching Peppa Pig on our first rainy day of the season.

Hanging out in the backyard before the rain.

Crazy kids!

This little guy will climb on anything.

The pictures were taken on the phone so that's why they're not so great. Hope everyone is having a great week so far.