Monday, March 29, 2010

Wild Harvest White Cheddar Mac & Cheese

I wish I could say I only serve my children fresh homemade food. Of course, that would be a lie. This, however, is dangerously delicious and has almost half the
amount of fat of Kraft m & c.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dantoy Crocodile Rocker

Another sharing toy.....This one's for Easter. Not sure that I love having a child so close to a holiday. Seems like overkill. At least it's not Christmas.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Toy Boats on Etsy

I was having a hard time finding some toy boats (looking for mototboats, not sailboats). I ended up with some great things from Mama Made Them and Times 3 Toys on Etsy. The wooden boats are coated with beeswax and can go in the water, very cool. I didn't get the bus, but I love it.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Jurassic Sand

This sand is incredible. They have it at "W"s pre-school. You can get it wet and re-use it over and over and it never clumps, just goes back to normal. There's no dust, you can vacuum it, and it won't scratch surfaces. I got this sand table to store some in.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Anchors Away Water Play Table

With "W", I wanted all the sleek looking toys. Turns out, he didn't really like toys for a long time. ET loved toys really early, but I learned his favorites are the common toys you purchase at generic stores. Not very fun for me, but you should see his face. I'm trying to teach the boys how to play together. So I've been on the hunt for sharing toys for ET's first bd. Originally I was looking at a sand/water table, but decided it most definitely would become a mud table. So we're getting separate tables. With a boat theme for the party, this was it. (best price Toys R Us, sold out online, but found one at WVC store.)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Utah Olympic Oval

"W" had so much fun ice skating in St. George, we took him again at the Olympic Oval. This place is the perfect place to take the family. They have walkers for young kids and the best part, they let you bring your stroller on the ice. So, ET got to go too! It was a great family activity.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wooden Books by Kid O

I saw these today at the Tutoring Toy. I think they're awesome.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Childcraft Encyclopedia

Can you tell what's still very much on my mind? Just looking into how much my Childcraft Encyclopedias are going to be to replace, ouch, but so worth it. Wish they would have stuck with the illustrated covers though.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Gooey S'more Bars

The only thing better than getting a letter in the mail is having a friend show up unannounced on your doorstep with goodies. Especially when you've had a really bad week. Thanks, Sam, we're still enjoying. They literally put a twinkle in PBTB's eye.

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup butter (soft)

2 eggs

3/4 t vanilla

3 1/2 cups graham crackers crumbs (this is appx. 3 pkgs)

1/2 cup flour

1/8 t. salt

2 cups chocolate chips

1 cup mini marshmallows

1 cup marshmallow creme (7 oz.)

Heat oven to 350. Grease spray bottom and sides of 9x13x2 pan. Beat sugar butter vanilla and eggs until fluffy. Stir in graham cracker crumbs, flour and salt. Reserve 2 cups of mixture- press the remaining mixture in the pan. Sprinkle and press slightly chocolate chips over crust mixture. Drop marshmallow creme by tablespoonfulls over chocolate chips. Wet back of spoon to spread evenly. Sprinkle w/ marshmallows. Sprinkle reserve graham crumb mixture on top and press lightly. Bake 17-22 minutes or until marshmallows are puffed and golden brown. cool for 30 minutes! So Yummy!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Copy Crafts Quiet Book Patterns

Back before I had children, I had ambition. I made some really cute quiet books for both of my nieces (only had 2 at the time). I had long forgotten about them until I found one floating around at one of their houses. I'm determined to make some for my boys. I found the.perfect.pattern. Aren't these just to die for?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Madame Alexander

As a child, on very special occasions, usually Christmas. I would receive an 8" Madame Alexander doll. My grandmother, mother, sister and I used to peruse Hammond's toy store and ZCMI for our favorites. I was always looking for limited edition, my sis wanted pairs and of course we both liked the royalty. On our wedding day, we each got our last and final in a wedding dress. These dolls have a very special place in my heart. I saw some for a very good price at Tuesday Morning in St. George last week. (Around $30, usually close to $100) So many favorites. Better selection here.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dixie Igloo

I know we don't need to drive 5 hours to go ice skating, but it sure is a nice addition in St. George. "W" loved it. FYI, only open Thanksgiving-March.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Osaka Japanese Bistro (St. George)

I was a little worried about taking the boys out for sushi with us. But, all went well and it was delicious. They can go on our repeat list.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Antonio Melani "Simon" Dress

I LOVED your answers to my "question" post. Thanks to all who participated. If anyone else wants to participate, feel free, but you won't be entered in the drawing.
I have 2 more weddings this year. Remember this dress? I found another one that I absolutely adore by Antonio Melani. I really need to wait for it to go on sale.