Friday, November 23, 2012

Fun Food Friday

Last week Friday I had my friends little boy, Bryce, for the day while she worked.  He is exactly one month younger that Mallorie!  It is so fun to watch them play together.  I did not have anything special planned for lunch and just thought I would "find something".  They were playing with PlayDoh and cookie cutters and I got an idea.  Fun Food!  I found some they were not using and got to work.  Here is what I came up with.

Starting at the top and going clockwise:
     * Fish cut out of turkey
     *Fishing rods (pretzels)
     * bait (peanut butter)
     * gold fish in a pond to fish for (with the pretzels and peanut butter)
     *Fishing line (string cheese)
     * Worm (peanut butter sandwich)

Two plates for two hungry kiddos!

Mallorie "fishing" for goldfish and loving her fun lunch!

Bryce caught one!

These two love to copy each other! (sorry Mallorie's picture is dark.)

Both plates were almost clean.  They loved it!  I am enjoying making fun lunches and have some more in mind.  I wonder which one I am going to make today?

Friday, November 16, 2012

Sad Day

Well.... today was a tough day.  I got home from work and went to bed like normal.  Then at about 11:15 i got a text from my sister-in-law and it said "call me or Staci when you wake up." (Staci is my cousin)  I figured that it was about a girls night out that we are trying to plan so I rolled over and went back to sleep.  Then at about 3:00 p.m. one of my Aunts called me.  The first thing I thought was something bad happened to my Grandma.  I called Staci my cousin.  She told me the worst news.  My Uncle passed away this morning.  I was shocked!  I was speechless! He was up at deer camp with his son (Aaron) and brothers.  This is the first time he had gone in four years.  Last night he had gone to bed around midnight as was going to sleep in his van while his son was in a tent  and brothers in a cabin.  When he went to bed to started a propane heater for warmth and fell asleep with it on.  He never woke up.  (it is a little reassuring to know that he didn't suffer.)  Aaron woke up and noticed that his dad was no up yet so he went to the van and tried to wake up his dad but he couldn't.  They did call for an ambulance but he was already gone.

After picking up Mallorie from daycare I went over to my Aunt's house. I was happy to see she was surrounded by family.  I gave her a big hug and she broke down.  She told me that it just didn't seem real.  I looked out the back window and saw the van.   I broke down.  We talked about all the memories that we had with Rich and were there for each other.  I feel so bad for my Aunt and cousins.  My Aunt lost the love of her life and did not get to say good-bye.  A few of my cousins were there while I was and it was hard to see.  One of Rich's daughters came in and just broke down.  Also two of Rich's grand kids were there.  one is 9 and the other 7. The were aware of what happened and were having a hard time with it but were coping in their own ways.  I know that time will heal but it will take a long time.

Please pray for my family. Pray for peace, reinsurance, and knowledge and understanding that this is God will.  Everything happens for a reason, we just might not know what that reason is yet.  I also pray for Aaron.  He has had trouble in the past with drinking but he is clean now but I am afraid after all that he has been through and with the lost he will relapse.

This story was also on the news.  Here is a link

Thursday, November 15, 2012

So I start again...

So I have had a love/hate relationship with one thing lately...

I started this last spring and really did see results.  But I say started because I never finished the full program.  I am a numbers girl and I really wanted to see the numbers on the scale go down but it did not tend to do that.  I am sure I lost fat but gained muscle.  This is a great program and lives up to its name!  I came to the conclusion that I needed to so SOMETHING! So.... I am going to start again.  I hope to keep you updated once a week as to how it is going and my progress.  What do you use when you workout or exercise?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wordless Wednesday


                      2012                                                          2011
It is crazy the difference a year makes!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Fun Food Friday

I have been wanting to start Fun Food Fridays with Mallorie but I did not think that she would understand just how fun it is.  Last Friday everything was Bunnies.  So I decided to roll with it and made a bunny lunch on the fly.  I didn't buy anything special but just found things I already had in the house.  Here is what I came up with.
*  I cut a peanut butter sandwich into a bunny shape with a cookie cutter.

*  I put (leftover) Mac n Cheese as "hay" that the bunny lays in.

* Raisins as bunny poop. (hehe, she ate all of them and thought it was so funny)

*Marshmallows as bunny tails.

I would have loved to put some steamed carrots with this but she was hungry and wanted to eat NOW!

Here she is enjoying her bunny lunch!  (I added some grapes!)
I can not wait to continue this I think I will try to so a couple a month! It was a hit!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

One of my favorites from your vacation to the cottage in Ludington!  Priceless!