Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Treats

These are the tasty treats I made for a cookie exchange I was invited
to. The exchange was such a fun evening and I was proud to take my
pretty Oreo truffles...that's what I call them, not sure what they are
really called. Thanks to Jamie for the recipe! I have listed it

1 pkg Oreo cookies (can use the mint ones for a 'Thin Mint' tasting truffle)
1 pkg cream cheese
1 pkg white chocolate chips

Put oreos in food processor until crumbs are fine.
Add cream cheese and mix until you have a chocolate 'dough'
Roll 'dough' into bitesize balls
Chill in fridge for about 2 hours until balls are firm
Using a toothpick, dip balls into melted white chocolate leaving a
little of the chocolate at the top to show through
Drizzle the top with white chocolate to look pretty

*NOTE: If you melt your chocolate for too long and it starts getting
hard (called 'seizing') you can add a tablespoon of vegetable
shortening to fix it. I found this out after calling the Nestle
Tollhouse Hotline!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Have a good day!

Hope you are having a good day! Millie is!

One Man Band

0 to 60 in 24 hours! Yesterday, Noah didn't want to get out of bed
(my bed that is) because he didn't feel good. He had a belly ache and
a temperature and wouldn't eat much of anything. Today he seems to be
making up for lost time. He already had breakfast and is now giving
Bowman and me his One Man Band performance...he obviously doesn't care
Millie is trying to nap!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mt. Food-ji

Noah's job is to feed Bowman each morning. Well, aparently Bow was
extra hungry today! I guess that is what I should have expected when
I heard him yelling "Mommy, 'gig' scoop!"

Monday, December 8, 2008

Daddy and Noah Iceskating

A Winter Outing

Our morning started by driving about 40mi north of the city to Gurnee
to attend a family iceskating event sponsored by Jon's company.
Neither Jon nor I have been iceskating in YEARS, but we were
cautiously optimistic about going, and knew we couldnt pass up an
opportunity for Noah to skate 'like the hockey players on tv.'

Although we didn't stay very long, the time we were there was action
packed. Jon took Noah out first, then I took him for a spin. We made
it around the whole circle of the rink without falling! We did get
stuck at one point because he started moving his feet so fast - it was
making me laugh so hard I almost wet my pants...then he was
laughing...we were immobilized with laughter!!

Next we were off to cut down our Christmas three. We have been cutting
down fresh trees since the year of Noah's first Christmas and have
decided to make it our tradition. Fortunately, we have had snow every
year since so we get a great pic...not to mention the experience of
trudging through the snow. Millie was in her bunting strapped to the
front of me and Noah was on foot. He started getting frustrated
because his glove kept coming off and the snow was a little deep.
Bowman LOVED frolicking in the snow...until we hooked him up to the
tree. He pulls it for us back to the car. Usually he likes it, but
this year he struggled a little.

All in all, it was a great day and we were all exhausted when we got

Friday, December 5, 2008

Never wake a sleeping baby.

It has been said that you should never wake a sleeping baby...
Why would you want to when they look like this??!! So precious and