Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Justin made us some DELICIOUS pancakes for breakfast this morning! He said he happened upon the recipe on mine or my mom's computer and thought we needed to try them.

Yummy! They were super rich, so we couldn't eat too many. Good thing because it didn't make a ton of batter.

Here is the yummy cream cheese drizzle/syrup you put on top. They take a little bit of time to make, but they are worth it. Original recipe found here (with better pictures too!). Give it a try this weekend! You will not be disappointed :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Valentine's 2013

The Saturday before Valentine's Day the girls went to a Valentine's tea party at Pottery Barn Kids. I convinced Natalie to sign up her daughter Emery too.

First, they went around the table and had all the kids introduce themselves and their special friend (a doll, stuffed animal, or whatever they brought with them). Ali was pretty shy introducing herself, so Molly helped her. 

The best was when my niece Emery introduced herself as "Miss America"! Ha ha. It had everyone laughing. Her daddy calls her that so she figures everyone else can too!

After a Valentine story and cookies and juice, they got to do a little craft. Have you heard of Kiwi Crates? Well they had one of these crates for each kid and inside they had all the stuff to make a wand.

Showing off their pretty wands!

 Molly, Ali and cousin Emery. Or Miss America I mean!

They may have had more fun just playing with the furniture after ;)

We had a fun Valentine's day. We attempted heart shaped pancakes for breakfast (we used a cookie cutter but the batter seeped out. Oops!) We took out valentine's to our friends and the girls got a little lalaloopsy house for their mini lalaloopsy dolls that they were thrilled with!

Here the girls are making these cute valentine flowers with grandma! My mom makes them every year.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

more tantrums and funny comments

I thought Ali might be over her daily meltdowns and tantrums, but it seems like they are back these days. They deal with one of two things which are equally funny.

The first is trash. If she has a granola bar or any type of food with a wrapper or packaging, she thinks she needs to keep the trash. She handed me her trash in the car the other day and I threw it into the trash while I was filling the car up with gas at Costco. She starting freaking out and bawling and asking for her trash back. I told her I couldn't get it for her since it was in the big trash and I was NOT going to dig it out for her. It took me a good 10 minutes to get her to calm down so we could go into Costco. Yikes!

The second is flushing the toilet. She has been very concerned since potty training that she wants to flush the toilet. Yesterday she forgot to flush after she went and Molly walked in about 10 minutes later to use the bathroom. Molly comes out and Ali starts into meltdown mode saying, "Molly flushed my poo poo! I wanted to flush my poo poo!" Is that comical to anyone else?

Here are a few other gems from my girls.

Ali: Mom, we don't love you, but we love you now.

Grandma to the girls: Guess what? Your cousin Elise is starting potty training!
Ali: No! Elise can't be potty training! I'm potty training!

Molly a couple months ago in the car: I don't want to marry when I'm big.
Me: Why?
Molly: I don't want children.
Me: Why?
Molly: Because I want mommy and daddy.

Molly driving with us in the car last week: I see a cop car! Put your heads down!