Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Sunday Snapshots

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Friday night, we took Jackson and Claire to thier first Lookouts game. We met the Coffman's, and took Blake's cousin, Alaina, with us. The Lookouts were playing a double header, but after the first game, we left and took the boys to play in the water near the Aquarium.

On Your Mark....

...get set, GO! Claire is showing some signs of wanting to crawl. Mostly, to get to Jackson's things...could get interesting!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Around the House

Another Book: Shepherding a Child's Heart

I finished reading this a couple of weeks ago. Excellent book. It is divided into two parts, the first talking about faith based parenting; the latter discussing actually shepherding a child through infancy, childhood, and adulthood. His whole premise talks about how a parents job is to not only correct a child's misbehavior, but to also get to the heart of the matter, the sinful nature of our children's hearts. Our job as a parent is to lead them to not only behave and make good decisions, but to turn away from their sinful nature.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Smoothie Queen

Yesterday, I discovered homemade smoothies. Oh, my. Like, these two recipes are amazing!!

8 strawberries, hulled
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup plain yogurt
3 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6 cubes ice, crushed
In a blender combine strawberries, milk, yogurt, sugar and vanilla. Toss in the ice. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses and serve.

Nutritional Information
Amount Per Serving Calories: 160 Total Fat: 1.1g Cholesterol: 5mg

Blueberry and Yogurt Smoothie Recipe
B1/2 cup of wild blueberries
1/2 cup of blueberry yogurt
1/2 a banana
1/2 cup of ice

Blend the the banana, ice and yogurt together until the banana is well blended. Add the blueberries and blend on low speed for 30 seconds. Adding the blueberries at the end leaves the blueberry flavor at the top.

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Big 31

Last weekend, we celebrated my birthday...the Big 31. My family was in town from Alabama to go to "Day Out with Thomas." We went out to dinner, sang karaoke at my parents' house, and ate cake and ice cream. Thanks to everyone that made my day so special.