Friday, May 15, 2015

Foodie Friday

Hello readers and happy Friday! I'm so ready for the weekend, because we are going on vacation to MEXICO!! Woohoo! Abigail and I have only been once, so I'm excited to get back to the beach and have Avery there for her first time!

Last week I was REALLY in the mood for pizza, but I didn't have any money on me to get some! So I was thinking of what to make for dinner, so I browsed through Pinterest and found this really yummy pizza knock off recipe! And better yet, I had all of the ingredients! Instead of actually making a pizza, I made these fun pizza crescent roll ups.

These are so fun and easy to make! Abigail loved to help make them and even eat them! All you do is take a can of crescent rolls, add your favorite cheese, a few slices of pepperoni, roll them up, and bake them! You just use the baking directions for the crescent rolls, and BAM. Done!

They were so yummy and definitely filled my pizza craving! I will definitely be making them again! These delicious crescent rolls are toddler and husband approved! Both my husband and Abigail gobbled them down so fast. 

VERY IMPORTANT!!! DO NOT add the sauce to the other ingredients when you roll them up, it makes them soggy and they don't cook right! I made that mistake a few months ago when I tried a recipe like this. Fill a bowl with your favorite pizza or spaghetti sauce and use it for dipping! 

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Toddler Tuesday

Well, I failed! I forgot to post yesterday, so you're getting your weekly Toddler Tuesday on a Wednesday! We are going out of town on Saturday and coming home next Wednesday, so there probably won't be a Toddler Tuesday next week. I've thought of possibly doing a Toddler Thursday, since we'll be gone. You'll just have to wait and see!

I'm trying to teach Abigail to cover her mouth whenever she sneezes or coughs. She doesn't quite understand it, but I think she is getting the hang of it. Or so I thought. She was walking with my iPad and coughed. I told her to cover her mouth. She puts the iPad in her face, like she is covering her mouth with it, and fake coughs. How can I get mad at that?

Friday there was a special story time at the local park where they were reading books, had special Mother's Day crafts, sang songs, and were even giving out free books! We jumped on that offer, and I took Abigail while my mother in law watched a sleeping Avery. I was glad that Abigail and I got some one-on-one time with each other! I sure do love my little monkey!

She got SO excited when she saw the bear, but got super shy when she got close.

We got to pick out a book for Abigail AND Avery, even though she wasn't there. I think Abigail likes Avery's book better than hers!

After the park, we went to get some ice cream! What mommy daughter date is complete without it??

On Saturday, my sister in law and I took the girls on a play date to the zoo with some friends! It was so much fun, Abigail got to play with a friend and mommy got to have some adult conversation! It was a win for everyone!

Abigail and her buddy Zion loved holding hands and running around looking at all of the animals!

When you slap the elephant butt, it makes the different noises that elephants make. It is pretty loud, and Abigail jumped a few times! 

Avery was so good, she even fell asleep near the end!

This is seriously the cutest picture EVER. I can't get over it!

Who sees the lion??? Just before I snapped the picture, she was pawing at Abigail! It was probably because she was wearing zebra stripped pants... Whoops!

We are so excited to be going on vacation this week! We are definitely going to be getting some vitamin D in our systems! The next Toddler Tuesday will be FILLED with pictures from our vacation! Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Toddler Tuesday

Welcome to the first edition of Toddler Tuesdays! I'm still not sure how I want to set it up, so this post might be a little shaky.

Abigail really knows her colors. Some of her favorites are yellow, pink, green, and red. I've noticed that lately she doesn't say red anymore. I wondered why, then I realized something. Abigail knows that she isn't allowed by the stove when we are putting something in the hot oven. She clearly sees that the oven and burners turn red when they get hot. She now calls everything that is red, hot.

Abigail loves her daddy, and loves playing with him. Hubby usually leaves for work and school before Abigail wakes up, but some days he doesn't have to go in until later in the morning. One of these mornings, Matthan wouldn't be leaving until after Abigail went down for a nap. When she woke up, Abigail asked where daddy was. I told her that he went to work. Her response? "Potty?" No, he isn't going potty, he went to work.

Saturday morning, my sister in law and I took both the girls to see the movie Home. It was SO cute and Abigail loved it! Avery was such a trooper, she loved watching it too. I tried to nurse her during the movie but she kept pulling away to watch! The main audience in the theater was kid with their parents and grandparents, so there were lots of kids Abigail's age. In the movie, there were a few upbeat dance songs. Abigail loves to dance and whenever those fun songs came on she would dance and jump around! It was so cute, the little girl a few rows in front of us, who looked to be around the same age as Abigail, was dancing too!

As we were coming out of the theater, there was a claw machine game that had a bunch of minions in it. Abigail screamed, "MINIONS!!". Aunt Bekah forked out the $2 to play, and we attempted to get the unicorn that was sitting right on top. She positions the claw over it, pushes the button, the claw descends, and it totally looks like its going to slip right off. WRONG. It grabbed a hold of the eye and part of the body, and it hung on! We held our breath as the claw brought that stupid unicorn over to the prize door! We couldn't believe it! Abigail was SO excited!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

DIY Memorial Day/4th of July Decorations

As I was browsing through Pinterest the other day, I came across a few crafts that I just HAD to make. They were perfect, and so fitting for the upcoming holidays! I couldn't wait to get started, I made a list of all of the supplies that I needed and headed to the dollar store, to make things more budget friendly.

The first one I want to show is this super easy mason jar craft. I found 3 jars and these really cute white flowers at the local dollar store. I already had the red white and blue paint on hand, but you can find that at any craft store or Walmart.

I printed and cut out the stars and taped them on the jars, being careful to make sure that when I paint over them, I wouldn't paint over the tape and there would be a blank hole.

I used masking tape to block off the stripes for the other 2 jars. I cut down the stems of the flowers and, voila! Looking back now, I wish I would have used glossy blue and white paint to match the red. I guess I wasn't paying attention when I was going through my paint stash.

It was super easy and they turned out great. The jars took a little while to dry, so the project took me about a day or two to complete.

The next project that I want to show is this burlap banner. My Walmart had tons of patterned burlap on sale for $1 a roll! I got tons of it. They had a lot of this really cute flag themed burlap, I just had to grab a few.

I also found this burlap look a like ribbon for 10 cents in the craft department at Walmart (I go to Walmart a lot)! They had all of the Valentine's Day themed ribbon on sale, so again, I grabbed a bunch. Who can pass up an offer like that?? Definitely a sale shopper like myself.

First you want to decide where you want to put the banner. That decides how big you want the banner to be. I didn't really measure, I just eyeballed it. I cut the burlap to the size that I wanted and cut the bottom corner out. I think it turned out really cool and festive!

This last one is probably my favorite. I've seen all over Pinterest about rag banners. I've been dying to make one of them! I thought about doing one for Valentine's Day and Easter, but those holidays came and went too fast that I totally forgot about it. I wasn't going to pass it up this time!!

I found red, white, and flag patterned bandanas at Walmart for 97 cents each. I got 4 of each. I made this banner with only 6 of the bandanas since I wanted a smaller one. That means I have the left over 6 to make another small banner! Score!

All I did was rip them into strips and tied them around the same ribbon that I used for the burlap banner. And that's it! This one was so quick and easy. I will warn you though, these bandanas shed the frayed edges very easy so if you rip them instead of cutting all the strips out, you'll need to get the vacuum cleaner out when you're done.

I hoped you've enjoyed these fun crafts that I made, and I hope you'll try them out for yourselves! What are some of your favorite red white and blue crafts to make? Let me know in the comments!