This weekend was pretty busy. On Saturday, my mom and I hosted a Pampered Bride party for Nathan and Jill. We bought a cake from the Publix bakery (delicious), and made chips and salsa, fruit and dip, deli spirals, and the dish that the consultant made was a peanut butter trifle. It was delicious. Nathan and Jill got lots of products to start their new kitchen with. My friend, Beth, hosted one of these parties for me when Blake and I got married, and five years later, we still use the products every day. They hold up so well, and are very user friendly.
On Sunday, Jackson went to Jonah's 2nd birthday party. We had a fun time, and got to see some friends we haven't seen in a while. Jonah's mama is a former kindergarten teacher, and has the creative juices flowing! She made the invitations for the Sesame Street party, and they are so cute. She also made cupcakes that were decorated as Elmo, Big Bird, Oscar, and the Cookie Monster. There were also cookies with the letter J and the number 2. How cute is that? She had little tables set up for the older kiddos to color an Elmo picture, as well as homemade Play Doh and cookie cutters. It was such a cute party with lots of thoughtful mama touches.
Unfortunately, on Saturday, I totally forgot my camera (but did remember all of the ingredients for the consultant), and on Sunday I remembered the camera, but failed to put the battery back in when I was charging it for the shower on Saturday. Oh well. Win some, lose some.
Blake is off work on Fridays, and this week we decided to have an afternoon downtown. We took Jackson to the Creative Discovery Museum for the very first time. He enjoyed being able to walk around, be loud, and just have fun. There were actually a lot of things he could do...I had kind of wondered if he was too little to enjoy it. The only part he didn't like was when Blake tried to dress him up in the costumes. He did not appreciate it, at all. Fun times. I love my little family. River Play
I do not want to be the captain of this ship. Thanks.
Curious George Hat
And I don't want to dress like an archaeologist.
But, I do love these instruments.
Jackson's favorite part of the Museum was "The Little Yellow House." It is an area in the museum designated for children 4 and under. There is a small kitchen, tree house, car, and workbench. He loved it.
Afterwards, we went out to eat lunch at Crust Pizza. Blake has been several times during his lunch break, but I have never been. It is delicious. The pizza has a super thin crust (similar to Dominoes thin and crispy crust). I highly recommend it.
Last weekend, my mom and I went to the Expo for Women downtown. My mom got us both tickets, because she loves Paula Dean. She is one of my favorite cooks, too. Mom watches her cooking show alot, and I like her because I used to be really intimidated in the kitchen, and after being given some of her cook books, she made cooking sound really easy. And I like seeing someone smile if I make something good for them to eat!
Mom and I originally went to get our cookbooks signed, but even though we arrrived really early, there were approximately 7,000 people in front of us, and it just wasn't going to happen. So, we went and sat down for the cooking show about 2 1/2 hours early, and got really good seats. We ended up meeting up with my good friend Melissa and her mother in law, so the time went by pretty quick.
The "cooking show" was really good. She actually spent more time interacting with the audience than actually cooking, and she was very personable and just really nice. She walked around the audience and got about 3 feet from us, and my mom was smiling from ear to ear. It was such a fun day.