Saturday, July 31, 2010

~ Heat Wave ~

It's HOT on the bayou today! Temperatures for this weekend are expected to reach 104 degrees and everyone is struggling to keep cool. We spent very little time outside today, though Alexis was able to squeeze in some time on the swing set while Jimmy and I tended to Rabbit Stelly and Bunny Girl. With all their soft bunny fluffiness, the heat is especially on hard them.  They really enjoyed their block of ice!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ready to Read?

My precious crawfish pie read her first word today! She was working in her coloring/activity book when she came across a color by number page, and as we usually do I asked her to sound out each of the letters. Though she usually can make the correct sound for each letter, she has never before been able to put all the sounds together into actual words. Simple as it may be, her first word is the color RED. Words can not express how immensely proud I am of her, my baby is growing up so fast and so beautifully!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Library Day

We picked a great day to go to our local library! Today was part of the summer program for kids and it was so cute! They read a story to the kids which was extremely predictable, and they would ask the kids what was going to happen next. It was absolutely adorable to see how excited the kids were when they got it right! Then they had a Spanish teacher who taught the kids simple phrases and had the kids repeat the alphabet after her. Alexis apparently is fluent in Spanish (probably from watching Dora and Diego) and she spoke so clearly you could swear she was born across the border. The teacher was so excited with how well she pronounced the words, and I was so proud of my little girl! After the lessons, they served snacks and I quickly signed up for a library card and left our info with the librarian so we can be notified about any future lessons. The librarian mentioned a paint day. . . you know we will be there for that! On our way out of the library, there was a huge box of free books! A trip to library could not possibly be any better than the one we had today!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Happy Anniversary ! ! !

Today is the 8th anniversary of our wedding! Happy Anniversary to us!
I can't believe how fast the time goes by, seems like it was just yesterday that we were getting married. Tonight we stayed home, dinner and quiet family time. Hopefully Jimmy will be off this weekend so we can spend some much needed family time together, maybe have a nice fishing trip :-) 

Friday, July 16, 2010

Just Peachy

We tried a new dessert tonight. Its a crock pot recipe, so its super easy and delicious!

Makes 4-6 servings
Prep. Time: 2-3 minutes
Cooking Time: 4-5 hours
Ideal slow-cooker size: 3-qt.

4 cups sliced peaches, fresh or canned (if using canned peaches, reserve the juice)
⅔ cup rolled dry oats
⅓ cup all-purpose baking mix
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon, optional
½ cup water, or reserved peach juice

1. Spray inside of slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Places peaches in slow cooker.
3. In a bowl, mix together all dry ingredients. When blended, stir in water or juice until well mixed.
4. Spoon batter into cooker and stir into peaches, just until blended.
5. Cover and cook on Low 4-5 hours.
6. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt.