Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
I hope everyone has had a great Valentine's Day! We got Hunter a balloon, a bag of those candy conversation hearts and a Thomas the Train DVD. Hunter had a party at Rata's today as well. We took his Yo Gabba Gabba valentine's to all his friends and came home with a bag full of goodies as well.
Andy and I don't usually do anything big for each other on Valentine's Day. I got him a stash of Reese's Valentine Hearts and made him a steak dinner. Andy on the other hand, went out and bought me a gift..A Paper Shredder. Nothing says, "I Love you" like Identity Theft Protection! You may think that is funny, but I have really been wanting one. I love that man!!!
Friday: I left work early because I got Hunter in for a doctor's appointment. I suspected he had an ear infection...and I was right. Good thing I got him in before the weekend or it would have been a long weekend with a cranky little boy. The doctor got him a prescription for Amoxicillin and it is doing the trick. Do you all remember that stuff as a kid? That is the best smelling/tasting medicine EVER. Why can't they make adult medicine to taste like that. No, I haven't taken a swig of it but I do take a big wiff every time I give Hunter some :)
Saturday: Hunter had a play date with his cousin Troy. While Hunter was over there I did a little cleaning at home and had a hair appointment. After I picked him back up we headed home for Hunter to take a nap and I managed to get more done around the house. That evening we ordered some pizza and went to Andy's aunt and uncles house to hang out. We had a great time! This is the same couple we are going to Mexico with. If Saturday night is any indication on how the Mexico trip is going to be....then we are going to have an AWESOME time!!!
Sunday: Hunter and I went and visited my mom and step-dad for awhile and watched the snow melt - Thank Goodness!!! We chatted around for a couple hours and then headed home for Hunter's nap. When Hunter got up we headed to Donnie and Shanda's for dinner. When we got home, I was motivated to mop the floors. So to keep Hunter off my hardwood floors, Andy and Hunter used the kitchen chairs to make a fort in the living room.
Have a Great Week!
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
There is something about Cold-Snowy days that make me want to bake. Tonight I made Red Velvet Cookies complements of Bakerella!
All you need is:
1 Box red velvet cake mix
1/2 Cup butter, softened to room temperature
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix ingredients until combined.
Drop spoonfuls of cookie batter onto baking sheet about two inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes
Someone got a hold of the batter!
To assemble, spoon a small amount of frosting on the flat side of one cookie. Take another cookie and press together until frosting is flush with the edge.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Friday Evening: I left work early and went to Jeff City for awhile to do some shopping. I was looking for stuff for our trip to Mexico. I had no luck. I was looking for a new swimsuit. While places did have them out already, the designs were ugly!!! One thing I did find that I have been wanting for awhile is a cookie jar in the shape of a cupcake. I love everything Cupcake!
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tip # 2: Cut out your shape of choice. Then place in freezer for approx 5 minutes. This will help hold the shape of the cookie when it bakes.
Bake your Cookies!
Aren't they pretty?
With left over icing, you need to thin the icing with water and place in squirt bottle.
Flood your cookies with the thinned icing. Use a toothpick to help spread the icing!