Friday, February 27, 2009
I took Hudson in back to the doctor yesterday because it was his scheduled 18 month checkup and shots. He still wasn't feeling very well. He has actually lost 3 lbs! I about cried because Huddy is our BIG eater and something must be going on with his tummy! She decided not to do shots because it was the end shots of a series and not a big deal for now. She also ran a strep test (negative) and gave me containers for a stool culture and some other tests. Working in a lab, I have seen pretty much every blood/body fluid, but never have had to collect a sample on my toddler. I was told to put plastic wrap in his diaper to "catch" the specimen. Let me tell ya, it worked like a charm. So now we just wait for the results from that. On a really good note, he slept ALL night and is acting more like himself today. Yippee!!
Well, I better go pack and get ready for our weekend ahead!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Here is the T.P. tower we built! I got this all for free with coupons that doubled, just had to pay tax (which wasn't much) and no, I am not keeping it all! I am giving some away, but don't want to have to buy toilet paper for a while! I am trying to cut down the grocery budget! And one more thing, I went to several Krogers in Michigan, so I wouldn't wipe out the shelves at any store!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
After a week in Michigan we are headed home. Hudson is feeling better today, so we are staying the night at the same hotel we stayed at on our way there. The one with the great kids pool and frog slide! In the morning we are going to brave the snow and wind (that's predicted) and drive to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
Here are a couple of pictures from the Shedd. The boys loved seeing all the fish, snakes, turtles and other sea creatures! We are worn out and going to stop and stay another night. We didn't plan on it, but Lee is really tired today, the weather is NOT great and the boys can't stand to be in the car any more (no matter what I try bribing them with snacks or movies).
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Angel Coconut Creme Cake
1 box white cake mix
1 8 1/2 oz can creme of coconut (in the alcohol section, make sure you stir really well)
1/4 c veggie oil
3 large egg whites
1 c. coconut
2 c heavy whipping cream
coconut for topping
Make cake according to directions on box, but just using egg whites. Pour into 2 9" cake pans or I used a 9 x 13. Bake for 18 min at 350, or until done. When done, poke holes in cake layers with toothpicks or fork tines and pour cream of coconut over cake layers. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove cooled layers from pan. Frost with sweetened cream in between layers, on tops and sides. Sprinkle with coconut.
For the frosting: Whip 2 cups heavy whipping cream in chilled bowl and chilled beaters until thick. Add the sugar when it starts to get thick. Do not over whip.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
They boys had a blast with all the games and rides.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Today Trish and I ran to the outlet mall that is about 45 minutes away. I found some great deals! Super cheap boxers at Gap, Tommy Hilfiger Polo's for the boys marked way down, and some nice work clothes for Lee. I have been saving for a while, because I have been waiting (almost a year) for a certain purse to come to the Coach outlet store and I finally found it!! The best news is that it was 50% off! I was excited, but also felt a little guilty too. I know a lot of people (including my husband) who think it is silly to spend $$ on a purse, but I rarely feel guilty buying things for the boys or Lee. So, after much thought, I decided to keep it.
Things are going great so far!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
We have a few things on our to-do list for the week and some shopping is in order for me! I have been saving here and there for my trip to the outlet malls with Lee's Mom!
Here's one last picture from the party...too bad you can't see Carter's face.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Tonight we ate dinner with Lee's cousin Charlie and his wife Danielle. Lee and Char were bestest buds growing up and have remained really close even though since high school they have been many miles apart! They are such neat people! Danielle and I even share the same birthday a year apart! We get along so great it's super hard to be so far away.... especially since they have 3 adorable boys, Joshua, Ryan and Andrew! The boys had a great time playing and Josh even beat Lee at Wii boxing!
Andrew, Danielle, Ryan, Charlie and Josh
The boys got to bed really late because they got their second wind when we got back to Lee's Grandma's house. We have a big day tomorrow, so more pictures to come!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
When we got to the hotel Hudson saw the pool and cried for about an hour until we got settled and ate some dinner. He wanted to swim SO bad. He is fearless when it comes to water, which is good and bad. The boys had a great time swimming with Lee. I forgot my suit, so I sat by the edge and took some pictures. I love this one of Hudson... looks like the next Michael Phelps!
Carter liked the frog slide, but is pretty reserved in the water. He hates getting water in his face.
Tomorrow we have another long drive in the car, so I pray that it will go as smooth as today did.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I am a little anxious about the long drive with the boys. We plan on staying in Indiana tomorrow night, so we will see if we get to our destination without any major meltdowns. I still have plenty to do tomorrow morning before we leave, so I am off to dreamland in a few minutes.
I will try and post pictures and updates while we are away! The weekend ahead is jam-packed full of get togethers... so it may not be until Monday when we get to Michigan.
I am anxious to get to Michigan for another reason...KROGER grocery stores! I read several blogs about all the great grocery finds, especially the FREE Cottonelle toilet paper with coupons. I hope we have enough room in the van for all the t.p. I plan on bringing home. More on that later...
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Don't you just love the mismatched quilt, sheets, comforter, pillows, and kids blankets on MY bed. Maybe we should just let them have our bed and Lee and I take the bunk beds.