Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Riding "hikes" and playing in the "hebbles"

On Saturday I went over to mom's house cause Beth and "Havin" were over there and I was needing a Gavin fix.  I remembered to take Gavin's "hike" with me so he could ride it outside at mom's.  He rode it for a bit and then he played in the "hebbles" for quite some time before heading upstairs for a bath. 

I absolutely love this picture of Gavin.  I took it as he was riding his bike across the lawn and I love that you can see him getting into the peddling of it.

I guess there was a mechanical problem and he needed to fix the bike.

And now that we are done riding on the bike, it's time to play in Nannie's pebbles!

This little boy got so completely dirty!  His hands were filthy from playing in the rocks.  He would get dirt in his mouth and then use his hands to get it out thus putting more dirt in his mouth.  I looked at him and he was trying to spit it out saying "CeCe, get dat out" and stick his tongue out.  I couldn't help but laugh while coming to the rescue and using my shirt to wipe his tongue off.

Taking a drink to wash some of the dirt down!

Absolutely the dirtiest I have EVER seen him! 
He loved playing in the hebbles and enjoyed just being a boy!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

I decided to link up with Jamie again for What I'm Loving Wednesday!

It's actually Monday night, but I wanted to get a head start on this post, so here goes... 

I'm loving all the Tastefully Simple products, but my current favorite is the Nana's Apple Cake.  I make it a little bit different than the recipe calls for.  In place of the chopped apples, I use a cup of applesauce and it makes it so moist and delicious.  If you have never tried it, I highly recommend it!

I'm loving my two wiener dogs - Hershey and Reese.  I can't image our house without these two crazy characters.  We got Hershey in 2008 and Reese in 2009.  Hershey is all black, however in the sunlight he looks very dark chocolate.  Reese is red and my tiny puppy.

I'm loving this way fun picture I took of myself last week down at the bluff in Rockport!  I love photography and can't wait for the cooler weather to get here so I can break out the camera more and start scheduling some fall photog sessions!

I'm absolutely loving these two kids - my nephew Gavin and my littlest BFF Zoe!  They bring such joy to my life and completely melt my heart with their laughter and giggles.  Zoe is such a mother hen to Gavin, which means she's a huge help to me when I have him!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Havin & Ooie

This weekend when we were at the Robinson's, we took Gavin with us.  Gavin and Zoe have the most fun playing and being silly.  I don't think I ever see those two kids laugh and scream as much as they do when they are together!  ♥♥♥  They both truly melt my heart!  ♥♥♥

Hangin' out at the Robinson's

On Saturday after the cooking school, we went to Bowen and Heather's to visit and for dinner.  They have a big garden and had to put up corn while we were there so we helped them shuck all of their corn.  It was fun doing that and with all four of us doing it, we got it finished in a fraction of the time.  We were going to grill out, but they decided against it since it was supposed to rain.  Instead we had pulled pork, pasta salad, potato salad, fresh corn on the cob, homemade salsa and chips and yummy watermelon.

Me and Zoe :)

Gavin enjoying the yummy watermelon. 

And after we ate, the boys tossed the football around a bit and then played some corn hole and washers.

Saladmaster: Cooking School

On Saturday, we attended another Saladmaster Cookware cooking school hosted by Jeremy and Christa Conrad.  This class was held at the LaQuinta Inn in Evansville.  We had Gavin with us this weekend, so he went with us.  He was such a good little boy and thought the food was yummy too.  They made Italian Goulash, an easy Chicken, Veggies and Sauce recipe, a crisp, tangy Greek style cabbage and romaine salad, and some Pineapple Honey Pears for dessert.  They also do a drawing for prizes and Shawn and I both won a prize.  My friend Misty was there as well as Mandy and Jamie.  We are all Saladmaster owners :)

There was quite a few people in attendance for the school.

This is Christa, Jeremy's wife.  She demonstrated the recipes and cooked the food.  She's such a super nice lady and always has the answers to my SM cookware questions.

Shawn's name was drawn for a prize.  He choose the set of two knives.

Here is proud Shawnie with his knives.

And then my name was drawn for a prize.  I was super excited that we both won.  I choose the magnetic spice rack set. 

And both of my friends, Misty and Mandy, won prizes.  Here is Misty with her trivet.

And Mandy with her knife set.

And Christa took this picture of me, Shawn and Gavin :)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sno Cones, Puppy Chow, Twisties!

This Saturday our church had a sno cone fundraiser in front of the east side Walmart.  It was hot and windy that day and our stuff was blowing everywhere.  While we didn't seem like that we were that busy, we did pretty good.  We made $265.  We sold small and large size sno cones for $1 and $2 each and puppy chow for $2 a bag, and then one lady did face painting and hair twisties (but I don't remember their prices, we didn't sell many, if any, of those).  We sold out of our puppy chow, which was 50 bags.  Angie headed up this fundraiser, and then me, Angie and her girls, Sherry, Mistie and Teresa were all out in front of the Walmart yesterday yelling "sno cones, puppy chow"  "get your yummy treats" "enjoy a yummy sno cone on a hot day!".  We had a lot of fun and I learned I LOVE making sno cones!

Allesha with her hair paint and twisties leading off our P-U-P-P-Y C-H-O-W chants!

Alex with her cute hair paint and hair twisties!

Lots of yummy syrup flavors!  There was orange, watermelon, grape, cherry, blue raspberry and root beer.  Cherry and blue raspberry were our top sellers (and my fave!  I had 2 large sno cones myself!)

Teresa sporting her fanny pack!  She has two if anyone needs to borrow them!  HAHA!

Mistie with puppy chow, sno cones and hair twisties!

Our set up!  We got lots of compliments on our grass umbrellas, however it was so windy, they kept blowing down and away! 

Alex, our "runner" for the day!  She's such a help and a blessing!

Our signs!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesdays!

So I've seen people link up for these What I'm Loving Wednesday's posts and decided to join in!  Now let's just see if I can link up correctly!

I'm loving McDonald's Mocha Frappes and I don't like coffee!  I had a Mocha Chip Frappe from Tastefully Simple the other day and LOVED it.  It was like an ice cold chocolate milkshake!  So I asked around and found out that McD's Mocha Frappes taste the same.  This can't be good for my Weight Watchers!
I'm loving my new nail polish.  It's called Hot Tamale by Pure Ice.  It's such a FUN color!

I'm loving my must have lip gloss.  It's Coconut Cream from Bath and Body Works and it's yummy tasting and looking!  Too bad they only made it during the holidays and it's no longer available!
I'm loving my new shirt from Fashion Bug!  I've been buying some "out of the box" tops for myself and really like them!

And last, but certainly not least, I'm loving all the pool time I've gotten this summer, and my nice tan to go with it!  I've been to Holiday World twice, Burdette Park three times, and to my friend Heather's pool a few times.  In fact, I'm taking a vacation day on Friday to spend the day poolside with my friend!