Saturday, November 29, 2008
2. I spent some quality time with me, myself and I at Wegman's this morning....Ah...
3. We went on a free shopping spree this morning--burning up all of the gift cards we had--shopping without paying a penny ROCKS. We scored some awesome deals at Old Navy, Barnes and Noble, Best Buy.
4. The babies took long naps and I took in a Project Runway Marathon.
5. We just burned up the rest of our Cheesecake Factory meal on a most delectable meal--with leftovers to spare--yay!
6. I'm listening to my family sort the laundry....it is priceless to me.
7. I'm heading out in a few, for a girl's night--woot!
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
The Super Easy, Super Delicious Recipe:
2 Cups Peanut Butter
1/4 Cup Butter (soft, not melted)
3 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
2 Cups Chocolate Chips
2 Tblsp Shortening
- Mix peanut butter, butter and sugar together (when it comes together it'll turn into a big ball).
- Shape mixture into small balls (you could use a melon-baller but I use my hands and that works just fine).
- Put peanut butter balls on a cookie sheet and let them harden in the freezer.
- Melt the chocolate chips and shortening in a double boiler on the stove top (I just put an inch of water in a regular pot and use a bowl that "hovers" inside the pot since I don't have an actual double boiler). Stir occasionally until totally melted. (You could also do this in the microwave--but I hate to risk burning all of that chocolate!).
- Take the peanut butter balls out of the freezer and dip into the chocolate---I've dipped them in using a toothpick, my fingers and a spoon--they all work--use whatever makes you happy.
- Freeze until set (30 minutes-ish--or as long as you can possibly bear to wait--or don't wait at all and eat them when they are warm--STILL delish). Keep these in the fridge and they won't last long!
* my Mr. Wonderful
* my sweet babies
* our loving family
* good health
* home (in nj, where it doesn't snow, much, at all)
* thigh high socks and long skirts
* cafe mocha
* God's Word
* turkey (that i didn't have to kill, stuff or cook myself)
* bubble baths
* blog readers =)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
* When Maeve and I arrived at the Dr.'s for her weight check they said, "Oh, she's just getting the second part of her flu shot today b/c there isn't a doctor available to give her a weight check...so if you'd like to come back..." Mer. I'm not gonna do it. It annoys me that we've been waiting for this day to come and then it did and it was uneventful. I guess we'll check her weight at her 15 month appt. which will be here before we know it. Still...
* I think my Christmas pictures are ready to pick up...but silly me, I can't find my receipt thingy....Mer.
*I'm still working on my free Cheesecake and it is still delicious.
*As soon as Mr. Wonderful and Amelie get home from Granny and Pop's (we are borrowing their fabulous wheels for our northward journey) I have to pack up all our stuff for Thanksmas/Christgiving in NY. As long as we're done...you know...being sickies.
* Oh and somebody, please remind me to stop looking at Baby Gap. It's a sickness and I just can't help it. Here's what caught my eye tonight:
For a limited time, when you order one or more 12-month calendars of any size, you'll get an 8.5"x11" 12-month classic calendar free. Add the free calendar to your cart when you place your order and enter coupon FREECAL08 at checkout. Hurry, offer ends November 31.*
*I felt a little weird yesterday...you know like...weird and then last night I realized that I don't feel weird, I feel sick. BLECK. I also realized that my baby feels sick...the first clue was when she barfed all over me, and my bed, in the middle of the night. Somehow just Maeve and I are under the weather--everyone else is happy and healthy. Mer.
*I hope our illnesses don't keep us from our Thanksgiving plans! Oy!
*I ate free Chocolate Godiva Cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory last night---let me just say, that everything tastes better when it is free!
*Maeve's big weight check is today so let's keep our fingers crossed that she's put on some weight so I can escape the glaring scrutiny of the doctor's office.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
2. We went to the mall to walk around and since Amelie has been obsessed with Santa lately (even though I told her that Santa is just pretend and that Christmas is about Jesus she STILL loves him--i think it's his fashionable suit), and there was no line to see him, we let her go through to tell him what she wants for Christmas. She was terrified. Refused to touch or talk or be near him. Oy!
3. We went to Build A Bear for the first time as we rec. a coupon for 50% off in a magazine Amelie was gifted for her birthday (Thanks Janet and Megan for the gift that kept on giving!). Amelie picked out a puppy, a princess shirt and promptly named him Bear. She's different that girl of mine.
4. After a delicious lunch Amelie decided to try Santa again and this time became quite chummy and relaxed and let him in on the fact that she wants a Barbie Princess Big Girl Bike for Christmas.
5. We drove home in the snow eating ice cream (it was delicious} and we all took naps.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Target had the cutest (cheapcheap) Christmas shirts on sale and I couldn't resist the light blue tutu for Maeve and the fun circle skirt for Amelie and of course the coordinating leggings..because I'm living vicariously fashion-wise through my babies.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
and i can prove it's true
i just de-gutted a turkey
with my bare hands
(and it didn't bother me at all)
would i have attempted such a feat
(such a gnarly victory)
Ode to Tom the Turkey
oh gigantic turkey, at .50 cents a pound,
Lord knows I didn't need you
but I couldn't resist
such a coupon
you're in my oven warm and toasty
(already smelling delish)
i'll be putting you in every dish
for a month
so dear tom continue please
to cook and get all roasty
just five more hours until my friend
upon my fork you'll meet your second end
so lightly brown and lightly buttered
newly gutted salted smothered
i'll see you soon oh cook with speed
dear dear tom, the cooking roasting toasting tur-key
Monday, November 17, 2008
She was soaked--from her cute little cubbie vest all the way down to her cute little cubbie toes.
So, Mr. Wonderful asked, "Amelie what happened? Did you have an accident?"
Amelie says, "I can't know."
Like a good dad he sniffed the saturated areas (you know all parents do this--sniffing foreign objects and questionable stains becomes a part of daily routine) and declared it to be smell free so we assumed that it had to be water.
All through the car ride home Mr. Wonderful asked her with differing techniques (getting accurate information from a toddler is like...impossible..that's what it's like) and every time she gave him the same response.
"I can't know."
When they got home he asked me to talk to Amelie to see if I would have any more success in the 20 questions department.
"So...Amelie, did you have fun tonight?"
"I see that you are a little wet. How did that happen?"
"Um...excuse me? What's a Weggie?"
"I can't know."
"Did "Weggie" get you wet or have something to do with getting you wet?"
"Weggie spilled water on me. On my vest, my skirt AND my pants."
"Who in the world is Weggie?"
"You mean, Reggie? Or Bobby? Or?"
"No, it's Weggie."
"How did Weggie get water on you?"
"He reached for my cup and then spilled it on me but it was an accident so I'm ok."
"Ok...that's fine honey, we just wanted to know what happened."
Fast forward two days later, we still didn't know who or what Weggie was and so Mr. Wonderful asked her again...
"So...Amelie, about Weggie--is he a real person or did you just make him up."
"He's made up. He's not real."
I still kind of believe that "Weggie" is a real person (although, I doubt his name is actually Weggie or anything resembling Weggie) but Mr. Wonderful thinks that she spilled her own water and then made up a story and the only thing she could think of for a boy name was "Weggie" which is our affectionate nickname for Wegmans.
The world may never know...
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Melissa and Doug's Slice and Bake Cookie Set!
I convinced the store manager to sell me the one on display (they were hesitant although--they had none left in the store to sell so...?) and smiled gleefully as they crawled into the front window to fetch it.
The other triumph of the day involves my Christmas card! I rec. an email from Snapfish.com (my favorite picture place) with a coupon code for 20 Photo Christmas cards for 20 cents!!! (Usually $15!) So I dressed the girls up in matching dresses and made up a card today (and can now return the box of cards I had already bought at Target).
I tried to save a picture of the card but Snapfish has thwarted my efforts--you'll just have to take my word that they're cute. =) And since Snapfish thwarted me I'll go ahead and thwart them by telling you that the coupon code for 20 4 x 8 inch photo cards for 20 cents is CARD08.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
A - Age: Almost 30...
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Now, I'm not a fan of the average Bratz dolls because I would never call my daughter a Brat no less give her leave to play with a toy of the same name.
I've always thought they looked to much like "women of the night" for toddlers (or anyone) to play with.
And now this.
Sexy little *BABY* dolls? Who is the sicko coming up with this stuff? I think it's absolutely reprehensible to market toys like this.
So..I may not know exactly what I'm buying this Christmas but I know what I won't be!
Learning store--here I come!