Saturday, March 26, 2011

She's 4!!!!

It was the perfect SNOWY spring day for a penguin princess birthday party. We had Campbell's little party today at the Oberweis store. They got to make their own ice cream sundaes, which was a big hit and they had a great time!

campbell in her annual birthday hat picture! I can't believe this is the 4th time I have taken this picture!

to bad about the black teeth!

The pinguin princess!

Spring Break

We had a wonderful Spring break this year, we threw together a last minute trip to the south. We started by heading down to Auburn, Alabama and stayed with some friends who run this beautiful bed and breakfast in Auburn. The house is called Fountainview mansion and it is SO beautiful. We had a wonderful relaxing time just enjoying the beauty of the house. Then we headed a little north to Lake Martin. We have wonderful friends, The Lee's, who so graciously let us stay at their beautiful lake house. We are so blessed with such wonderful and gracious friends, we had a wonderful time with my parents and Jason's parents!

It was a bit chilly but the kids were deternimed to swim!

just enjoying spring break!

sitting by the lake!

try, try and try again! No luck:(

bringing out the smores goodies!

Making her birthday cupcakes with grandma!

took many rides in the golf cart!

We were driving back home on Campbell's birthday so the poor girl spent 11 hours in the car, but she opened her presents before we hit the road!

Monday, March 14, 2011

St. Patty's Parade!

Well today is Campbell first day of spring break and Austin is home from school because of a Snow Day! That is just March in St. Louis! At least we can fondly remember 2 days ago when we were enjoying the nice warm weather having fun at the St. Patricks day parade in Cottleville.

Melanie and Jill enjoying the parade

The girls begging for more candy!!

dylan is loaded down with beads!!

Hitching a ride on the long walk back to the car!

Ending the day with some drinks by the lake!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What's for breakfast???

So.... I hate the morning dilemma of what is for breakfast. We need something fast but I want it to be good for them too. Austin lately has been into granola bars, but I did not just want to rip open a bar and hand it too him that seemed more like a snack than an actual breakfast. So I got on the computer and searched healthy breakfast bars. This is what I came up with.... Homemade granola bars! I needed to start with something I know they will like and then I can sneak some different (healthy) ingredients into them. This time I added almonds and of course chocolate chips (I know not healthy, but it was a selling point for the kids!)

Campbell and I got all our ingredients out!

mixed it all up!

The pan on the left was just almond/chocolate chip but with the second pan I added peanutbutter. The one with the peanutbutter turned out better, chewier.

The kids had them for breakfast this morning and it was fast and healthy!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Last Basketball game

Austin and Coach Jason had a great upward basketball season! On to the sport.... Campbell and soccer!

Cmapbell's photography skills

Campbell and Addy playing at the game

getting ready to start

it's hard to keep her off the court!